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Articles from January, 2020

Pros and Cons of IVF

With In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, medications are used to help stimulate the development and release of a woman’s eggs. The eggs and sperm are collected and placed together to fertilize in a laboratory dish. Once fertilized, the embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus. Here are some of the pros and cons of IVF:…. read more

What to Expect During a Hysteroscopic Surgery

A hysteroscopy is a surgical procedure in which a small-diameter device is inserted into the uterus by a doctor. The device has a small camera and a light to allow the inside of the uterus to be seen. This procedure may be recommended to aid in the removal of fibroids and polyps, to discover any…. read more

Progesterone and Pregnancy

Progesterone, also known as “the pregnancy hormone,” is a female hormone found naturally in the woman’s body. It plays an essential role before and during pregnancy. It is often prescribed as a hormone supplementation during Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures like IVF due to the fact that the medications women may use during these procedures can…. read more

Potential Risk Factors That Play a Role in Women’s Fertility

When it comes to your fertility, there are many risk factors that play a role in your ability to ovulate, conceive, or carry a pregnancy to term. Knowing the potential risk factors in your life, which can range from lifestyle choices to environmental causes, and addressing them early on may help your chances of attaining…. read more

Luteal Phase Defect Explained

If you are having trouble getting pregnant or have had miscarriages, a condition known as the luteal phase defect may be playing a role. The luteal phase begins during the second half of the menstrual cycle, normally lasting around 12-14 days after ovulation. During this time, the lining of the uterus thickens to prepare for…. read more

What is Secondary Infertility?

Secondary infertility is defined by the World Health Organization as, “when a woman is unable to bear a child, either due to the inability to become pregnant or the inability to carry a pregnancy to a live birth following either a previous pregnancy or previous ability to carry a pregnancy to a live birth.” Potential…. read more

Tips for Traveling with Fertility Medications

When vacation time finally rolls around, you may feel apprehensive about traveling with your fertility medications. However, it isn’t as challenging as you may think, and it surely does not have to be stressful or complicated. Here’s what you need to do to be prepared: Check Your Schedule Depending on your fertility treatment or procedures…. read more

Causes of Multiple Miscarriage

Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined by the loss of two or more clinical pregnancies. A clinical pregnancy is documented by ultrasound or pathologic diagnosis, contrary to sporadic losses, which occur before 10 weeks. Of all pregnancies, 15-20% end in miscarriage, 75% being in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Multiple miscarriage occurs in 15-20% of…. read more

How Diabetes Affects Male Fertility & How IVF Can Help

There are some conditions related to male infertility that are more likely with diabetes, particularly diabetes that has not been well-controlled or that has been present for many years. Some of the issues that can cause infertility in men include the following: Erectile dysfunction Delayed ejaculation Retrograde ejaculation Reduced sperm quality Hypogonadism (low testosterone) Erectile…. read more

Types of Pelvic Floor Repair

Pelvic floor repair is the most common surgery for prolapse. Anterior repair refers to the correction of the front wall of the vagina, while posterior repair refers to the correction of the back wall of the vagina. If the uterus is prolapsing, it may be removed through hysterectomy. If you have already received a hysterectomy,…. read more

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