What Happens After The Egg Retrieval?
Moving toward an IVF cycle can be both a nervous and exciting time. There are multiple ultrasounds and recurrent blood work. It is not uncommon to feel like a pin cushion – and partially expected. Frequent ultrasounds document the progress of growing follicles. Images that were difficult to assess by patients, become quite pronounced as […]
Exercising the “Art” in A.R.T.
There is a certain “art” in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Part of which is the successful culturing of embryos. Providing the best environment for embryos to thrive is one part of the infertility puzzle that can be very complex. Based on many years of research, embryologists study the biology of embryos to determine their specific needs […]
Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), also known as mullerian inhibiting substance, is a regulatory protein found in the ovary. It is synthesized in the granulosa cells of antral follicles (see drawing below). AMH is thought to play a role in coordinating follicular development within the ovary; there is a “give and take” between follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) […]
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. […]