Donor Insemination

Donor Insemination

Donor Insemination (DI) is performed by placing sperm form either an anonymous or designated (Identity Known) donor into the cervical opening (Intracervical Insemination, ICI) or into the uterus (Intra-Uterine Insemination, IUI) to help a woman become pregnant. Fertility centers most commonly use IUI instead of ICI with the monthly chance of pregnancy ranging between 8% […]

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What About the Soil? Then Endometrium: An Unsung Hero

Much of our efforts in assisted reproductive technologies, namely IVF and IUI, is focused on cultivation of mature oocytes and generation of quality embryos.  However, without a rich environment, these embryos cannot exist. This soil is the endometrium, the lining of the uterus that is prepared monthly and then quickly shed like an afterthought, if […]

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When to Seek Help for Infertility

Most couples desiring a pregnancy expect success immediately. However, the natural chance of becoming pregnant any given month is only 20%. Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after one year of trying. This definition may be valid for healthy women under age 35 who have regular menstrual cycles but women 35 years […]

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Converting Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)/Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Cycles to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

For many couples, the inability to conceive is caused by abnormal or absent ovulation. Normal ovulation involves the natural recruitment of an egg that has been hibernating in the ovary since before birth. Ovulatory dysfunction is often corrected with hormonal medication which stimulates the ovary to ovulate. The hormone used is follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) […]

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