How Do You Know if IVF is Right For You?
What is your chance of becoming pregnant naturally? When pregnancy is desired success is expected the first cycle trying. This can happen but for most people the chance of becoming each month of trying is only 20% per menstrual cycle attempt. This is the rate of natural fecundity. Infertility is defined as the inability to […]
If you are interested in having a baby but have had your tubes tied in the past, you can still get pregnant either by undergoing IVF treatment (which bypasses the blocked fallopian tubes) or by surgically reconnecting the fallopian tubes. This surgery for tubal ligation reversal is also known as reanastomoses. The goal is to […]
What Happens During Embryo Transfer?
An embryo transfer is the last part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. At Fertility Centers of New England, all embryos are grown for 5 days to the Blastocyst stage prior to transfer into the uterus. Many patients ask what happens during embryo transfer? What Happens During Embryo Transfer? Early in the morning, on […]
Am I Ovulating?
“Am I ovulating?” This question comes up a lot with patients. Ovulation is the process whereby an egg is released by the ovary. Ovulation usually occurs cyclically giving rise to a regular (every 25-35 day) menstrual cycle should pregnancy not occur. Anovulation is the inability to ovulate. Anovulation is thought to be responsible for about […]
Increasing numbers of individuals in the LGBTQ community are planning on building a family. A recent survey conducted by the Family Equality Council reported that 48% of LGBTQ millennials are actively planning to grow their families which is close to the 55% of non-LGBTQ millennials who are considering starting a family. The Fertility Centers of […]
Many men suffering infertility with their partners often experience performance anxiety or Erectile Dysfunction (ED). This is especially apparent when some men are asked to produce a semen sample for an IUI or IVF cycle. Prior frozen samples can be used but some men have difficulty producing a sample regardless of the circumstances. Viagra or […]
In the United States, approximately 1.5% of all births involve the use of assisted reproductive technologies or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Couples going through IVF understandably have questions about the short-term and long-term impact of IVF. We know that couples with infertility have a slightly increased risk of obstetrical complications, specifically decreased birth weight and […]
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 […]
Earlier this year, a mother in Tennessee gave birth to a healthy baby born from an embryo frozen 24 years ago. This remarkable case appears to represent the longest time frame for a frozen embryo to result in a successful live birth. The baby girl, Emma, was conceived through a process called embryo adoption. The couple […]
Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy is a frightening experience and in the past was assumed to represent a threatened miscarriage. However bleeding in early pregnancy is quite common affecting up to 20% of pregnancies, yet the majority of these women, over 80%, go on to have a successful delivery. There are many causes of vaginal […]