Children Conceived Through IVF Don’t Show Any Increase Risk of Cancer

Children Conceived Through IVF Don't Show Any Increase Risk of Cancer

A recent large Dutch study confirmed what previous smaller studies had shown that children conceived through IVF don’t show any increase risk of cancer. This study followed nearly 50,000 children and young adults for an average of 21 years. 24,269 were conceived through IVF, 9,660 were conceived naturally or with fertility drugs in sub fertile women, […]

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Metformin May Increase Full-Term Delivery in Women With PCOS

A Woman With PCOS And Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 7-10% of women. The symptoms of PCOS usually present at puberty, but it may take many years before patients are correctly diagnosed. Diagnosing PCOS can be tricky because not all women will have the same symptoms. To be diagnosed with PCOS, a woman must have 2 of 3 possible findings: […]

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Nausea Elevates With Pregnancy

Pregnant Woman Experiencing Nausea

For some women, unfortunately, nausea elevates with pregnancy to the next level (figuratively and literally). Waking moments are riddled with waves of nausea and vomiting. It may be cyclic or occurring at particular times during the day or with particular triggers. The goal would be to reduce these environmental triggers (smells, visuals.. etc). If the […]

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Herbal Supplements May be Harmful During Pregnancy

Herbal Supplements May be Harmful During Pregnancy

A recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology looked at pregnancy outcomes in women who used herbal supplements during pregnancy. This review included 74 studies that covered 47 herbal products. The results found that herbal supplements may be harmful during pregnancy. Specifically, the use of herbal supplements was associated with an increased risk of pregnancy […]

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Taking a Probiotic May Help Embryo Implantation

Taking a Probiotic May Help Embryo Implantation

We are often asked if taking a probiotic may help embryo implantation? Recent studies have found that the gut microbiome may hold the key to treatment of some diseases and keeping other human diseases/conditions at bay. Our skin, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tracts are colonized with bacteria, virus and other organisms that seemingly go bump […]

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Nausea is a Clear Physical Sign That the Promise of Pregnancy

Nausea is a Clear Physical Sign That the Promise of Pregnancy

Nausea is pregnancy, for most. Initially, it is welcomed – nausea is a clear physical sign that the promise of pregnancy (and birth) is secured. But that validation turns quickly to a relentless truth for many. Although the symptoms resolve mid-pregnancy regardless of severity, it is only time that outlasts. And during this time, the […]

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ERA Helps Women With Repeated Implantation Failure

ERA Helps Women With Repeated Implantation Failure

Implantation of the embryo into the uterine endometrium is a highly precise, coordinated and orchestrated phenomenon. It is a symbiotic working between the embryo, as it is busily developing and its host for the next 9 months. Laying the foundation is critical to the success of the pregnancy. But what if the building permits were […]

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Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy

Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy is common and severe cases called hyperemesis gravidarum occur in 3% of pregnant women. What is a safe remedy for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy? An effective anti-nausea medication called Ondansetron, better known as Zofran, has been used for decades. Earlier studies suggested that taking Ondansetron during early pregnancy […]

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What is the Right Time for an Embryo Transfer?

What is the Right Time for an Embryo Transfer?

ERA testing—It is time to pay attention to the uterus When a patient or couple begins an IVF cycle, we are always hopeful that success will be achieved the very first cycle. Despite excellent pregnancy rates, some patients may require more than one cycle to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Most failed cycles occur because the […]

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Can Inflammation Cause Lack of Ovulation?

Can Inflammation Cause Lack of Ovulation?

Can inflammation cause lack of ovulation? Inflammation is bad. The effects of inflammation are worse and compounding. The associations have been correlated to cardiovascular disease. But also we must consider other organs and systems, perhaps even more delicate. Insulin resistance and inflammation are now correlates. We know that impaired glucose tolerance not only boosts a […]

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