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5 Tips for Managing Stress During IVF

It’s said the most stressful events in life are death and divorce. But whoever penned that saying clearly never went through IVF. It’s an emotional journey with potential highs and lows. Managing your stress gives you a better chance of success.

Feb 17th, 2020
6 Myths About Vaginal Care

Understanding the myths about vaginal care can help to improve health. Follow these dos and don’ts for a healthier vagina.

Sep 5th, 2019
How To Reduce Chances Of Infertility

Women who are planning to get pregnant now or in the future can reduce the chance of infertility by making some lifestyle changes. Here are some tips to help women achieve this goal.

Jul 5th, 2019
What IVF Feels Like | Changes In Your Body | What To Expect

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a form of assisted reproductive technology. It involves the process of extracting eggs, manually fertilizing them with sperm in vitro and transferring one or two healthy embryos to the uterus. IVF enables couples with fertil

Mar 29th, 2019
5 Ovulation Signs You Need to Know

Women who are trying to conceive need to know exact the exact point of ovulation. To make the most of the fertility window which is the [...]

Dec 18th, 2018
Will IVF Work If You Have Endometriosis?

Endometriosis results in the development of abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus and outside of it, usually in the abdomen, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and [...]

Nov 25th, 2018
Gestational Diabetes ׀ What You Need To Know

About 15% of women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, however, there is a higher rate in American Indian, African American, Asian, and Hispanic women. Women that [...]

Oct 25th, 2018
Varicoceles and Infertility

Similar to a varicose vein you may find in your leg, a varicocele occurs when veins in your scrotum, the skin that surrounds the testicles become [...]

Oct 4th, 2018
Coping with the Stress of Infertility

Many studies have examined the stress of infertility and fertility treatments. There is intense psychological stress that comes from wanting children but not being able to [...]

Sep 24th, 2018
Using Hormones to Detect Pregnancy

If you’ve ever walked down the pregnancy test aisle you were probably bombarded with bright boxes advertising the chance to know before you’ve even missed your [...]

Sep 17th, 2018
5 Fertility Factors You Can Control

While there is no way to completely ensure your fertility, there are a few factors that can help you reduce your risk of infertility. Fertility starts [...]

Aug 17th, 2018
Luteinizing Hormone

What is Luteinizing Hormone? Luteinizing hormone (LH) is produced in and released from the anterior pituitary gland. It plays a key role in ovulation in women [...]

Aug 10th, 2018
Red Noses and Big Bellies

How to handle this allergy season with pregnancy. Pregnancy is an exciting time full of changes, new experiences and lots of dos and don’ts. Now that [...]

Aug 3rd, 2018
Menorrhagia (abnormal uterine bleeding)

How long does a normal menstruation last in comparison to Menorrhagia? Blood loss that is greater than 80 ml (5.5 tablespoons) or lasting longer than seven [...]

Jul 27th, 2018
IVF for Older Women

What is in vitro fertilization?In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a treatment used to assist women who have fertility or conception issues. It is one of the [...]

Jul 13th, 2018
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Discover more information about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and how it affects the female reproductive organs.Defining Polycystic Ovary SyndromePolycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormone imbalance that [...]

Jul 6th, 2018
Artificial Insemination – Insurance Coverage

Single women or same-sex female couples often face insurance coverage issues when undergoing artificial insemination with donor sperm. The insurance challenge for same-sex and single women [...]

Jun 29th, 2018
Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing

Sperm DNA fragmentation testing is an opportunity to evaluate male fertility beyond semen analysis for those undergoing infertility treatments. Understanding the reason for sperm DNA fragmentation [...]

Jun 15th, 2018
Thrombophilias & Recurrent Miscarriage

Thrombophilias are a group of clotting disorders that predispose individuals to inappropriate blood clot formation. These disorders can lead to health problems and recurrent miscarriage. Thrombophilias [...]

Jun 1st, 2018
Parental Balanced Translocation & Miscarriage

Parental balanced translocation is a factor in some cases of recurrent miscarriage. Understanding parental balanced translocation Before discussing the connection between parental balanced translocation and miscarriage, [...]

May 25th, 2018
Ovarian Response & IVF Success

Ovarian response is vital to IVF success. Too much or too little response can lead to disappointment or even health risks. To improve the rate of [...]

May 18th, 2018
Role of Progesterone in Infertility Treatments

Progesterone plays an important role in infertility treatment. The hormone is vital to becoming pregnant and maintaining pregnancy. What is progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone manufactured [...]

May 11th, 2018
Paying for Infertility Care

Paying for infertility care that is not a covered service is a challenge many couples face. Although there have been many advancements in infertility treatment, the [...]

Apr 20th, 2018
Uterine Anatomic Abnormalities & Miscarriage

Uterine anatomic abnormalities, also known as uterine malformations, can interfere with the ability to carry a pregnancy to term and lead to recurrent miscarriage. Uterine anatomical [...]

Apr 16th, 2018
Sperm DNA Fragmentation & Miscarriage

In couples who experience recurrent miscarriage, sperm DNA fragmentation testing can identify genetic abnormalities that may contribute to the problem. While semen analysis measures the amount, [...]

Feb 23rd, 2018
Zika and Trying to Conceive

In recent years, the spread of Zika virus and the threat of Zika exposure has become a concern for couples planning conception. The virus can be [...]

Feb 16th, 2018
Embryonic Mosaicism and IVF Embryo Screening

Embryonic mosaicism may be detected through IVF embryo screening, also known as preimplantation genetic screening or PGS. Before proceeding with IVF embryo screening, it is important [...]

Feb 9th, 2018
Embryo Transfer – Fresh vs Frozen

Couples who turn to embryo transfer in their quest for parenthood should understand the differences between fresh and frozen embryo transfer. Fresh Embryo Transfer Fresh embryo [...]

Feb 2nd, 2018
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery for Infertility

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for infertility makes it possible to correct specific issues that may be impacting fertility through a minimally invasive procedure. Reproductive surgeries performed using [...]

Dec 4th, 2017
Insurance Coverage for Infertility Care

It is no secret that infertility treatment can be costly (an average of $12,400 per IVF cycle), yet only 15 states mandate insurance coverage for infertility [...]

Nov 6th, 2017
Treatment Options for Male Factor Infertility

Treatment options for male factor infertility are determined by the problem in the male reproductive system that leads to infertility. Once the precise cause is identified, [...]

Oct 2nd, 2017
Causes of Tubal Factor Infertility

Tubal factor infertility is blockage or damage that prevents the egg from traveling through the fallopian tube to reach the uterus. There are many causes of [...]

Aug 21st, 2017
Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing and Fertility

Sperm DNA fragmentation testing may be recommended in certain cases where fertility is compromised. The test is used to evaluate the quality of sperm DNA. Embryos that develop from sperm that carries damaged (fragmented) DNA are less likely to survive.

Jul 24th, 2017
Double versus Single IUI

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is usually performed once in a monthly cycle, but are there any advantages to double versus single IUI?

Jul 17th, 2017
Medical Therapy for Endometriosis

There are many medical therapy options used to manage endometriosis. Therapy choice may depend on the extent or severity of the [...]

Jul 3rd, 2017
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding can occur at any age but is most common in young girls beginning menstruation or women mid-40s and up in perimenopause.

Jun 29th, 2017
Preconception Genetic Carrier Testing

Preconception genetic carrier screening can determine your risk of passing a genetic disorder to your children. What is a Carrier? Many genetic disorders recessive traits, meaning [...]

Jun 16th, 2017
Risk of Pregnancy Advanced Age

There are risks associated with advanced maternal age, defined by age 40 and older Many women are delaying childbearing until their 30s and 40s, but there [...]

Jun 7th, 2017
Uterine Septum

Uterine septum is an anomaly of the female reproductive system that is associated with infertility and miscarriage Uterine septum is a defect that occurs during development [...]

Jun 2nd, 2017
Tubal Ligation Reversal

If your life circumstances change after tubal ligation, or having your tubes tied, tubal ligation reversal may enable you to get pregnant. Tubal Ligation Reversal Process [...]

May 28th, 2017