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Articles from February, 2021

What Is a Chemical Pregnancy?

A chemical pregnancy occurs at around week 4 to 5 of your menstrual cycle, when an egg is fertilized but never fully implants in the uterus. Though you will test positive when taking an at-home pregnancy test, chemical pregnancies can be confirmed through either blood tests where pregnancy hormones won’t be present, or through an…. read more

Understanding Cervical Stenosis

When a woman is diagnosed with cervical stenosis, it means that her cervical opening is narrower than it should be, or in severe cases, it is completely closed. Cervical stenosis is an uncommon but potential cause of female infertility, since it interferes with sperm getting to the egg, which can then further complicate fertility treatments…. read more

Risk Factors Associated With Miscarriage

A miscarriage is generally defined as a nonviable intrauterine pregnancy up to 20 weeks gestation. According to The Mayo Clinic, about 10-20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, but that percentage could be higher since many women miscarry before they even realize they are pregnant. Though it is becoming more and more common, it doesn’t…. read more

Fertility Tests For Women

If you are 35 or younger and have been trying to get pregnant for over 12 months or are older than 35 and have been trying for over 6 months, you may be considering having fertility testing done. Through specific testing of both you and your partner, the experts at NCCRM fertility center Durham can…. read more

What To Expect When Freezing Your Eggs

NCCRM offers egg freezing in Cary NC to women who are 38 years old or younger. Egg freezing is becoming more popular for women that are not ready to get pregnant right away, but want it to still be an option for them later on down the road. Unlike with embryo cryopreservation, egg freezing doesn’t…. read more

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