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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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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Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

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 […]

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Candidate Embryos

embryo transfer

Equal amounts of research and consternation center on the proper cultivation, collection and treatment of oocytes during the IVF cycle. Only mature oocytes are a candidate for fertilization.  Moreover, only a minor percentage of fertilized eggs will be candidate embryos for transfer. And now of these candidate embryos, a fraction of them harbor normal genetics […]

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Intercourse At The Time of Embryo Implantation

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Sexual intercourse at the time of embryo implantation may lower the chance of becoming pregnant according to a study published in Fertility and Sterility (Fertil Steril 2014;102:178-82).  A large prospective study from the University of North Carolina included a total of 564 women undergoing 1,332 complete cycles found that having intercourse from 5 days after […]

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Building Healthy Families One Baby At A Time

Infertility is a life crisis and a devastating disease affecting one in 8 couples trying to conceive. One of the most successful therapies for infertility is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) but many IVF cycles result in disappointment as embryos fail to implant. This is most often explained by having an incorrect number of chromosomes called […]

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Recurrent Implantation Failure: Why Me?

Implantation of the embryos depends upon on a well-developing embryo and a synchronous healthy endometrium. It seems deceptively simple. However, for such success to manifest, a highly-organized and amazingly intricate web of molecular interactions must first occur. When pregnancy does not occur, our inclination is to look for both an answer and for a correction. […]

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Chronic Endometritis

Chronic endometritis is chronic inflammation (“itis”) of the endometrium (the uterine lining).  Chronic inflammation may hinder normal implantation of an embryo and its subsequent development. A patient with good embryo morphologic quality with either a negative pregnancy or with an early miscarriage may be evaluated for chronic endometritis before proceeding with further treatment. Evaluation of chronic […]

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What Makes a Good Endometrium and How is it Monitored?

Historically, we have been limited the means of assay endometrial receptivity.  It is a dynamic organ that needs to be evaluated  as such.  Embryo implantation occurs when the endometrial receptivity is precisely well orchestrated.  When the window of receptivity does not meet optimal implantation timing of the embryo, pregnancy will not occur. Endometrial biopsies where […]

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