Is ICSI Safe?

Is ICSI Safe?

Women having IVF are at increased risk for obstetrical and neonatal complications. When deciding between ICSI and conventional IVF, we are often asked is ICSI safe? Most agree that increased complications are not due to the procedures themselves but rather due to inherit risk factors in women and couples having IVF that are different than […]

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Unclear Association Between Low Birth Weight and IVF

Infertility management and success has blossomed since the late 1970s. Technologic advances have spurned increased success and availability. In recent years, the concern for safety to both the child and mother during the IVF process and pregnancy has come to the forefront. In particular, the acknowledgement that adult disease may be rooted in gestational exposure […]

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Thyroid Hormone: Optimizing the Engine for Pregnancy and Beyond

Previous blogs have detailed mechanisms of thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland and its essential function in allowing us to function both in pregnancy and beyond.  The American Thyroid Association (ATA) task force has outlined recommendations for assessing and monitoring levels.  Salient recommendations are listed below: Oral thyroid hormone is indicated for women who demonstrate overt […]

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