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Articles from March, 2021

5 Items To Buy Before You Start Trying

Any woman who has tried to conceive in the past knows that it isn’t as easy as simply getting off of birth control. Though that is the first step when trying to get pregnant, there are a few other important items that you should get your hands on to make the process easier and less…. read more

Understanding IVF

IVF stands for in vitro fertilization, which works by using a combination of medicines and surgical procedures to help sperm fertilize an egg. Simply put, your doctor will retrieve several mature eggs directly from your ovaries and mix them with your partner’s sperm to fertilize the eggs, creating embryos. Your IVF Cary specialist will then…. read more

Is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) For Me?

Intrauterine insemination, commonly referred to as IUI, is a type of artificial insemination used to treat many types of infertility in women. Done around the time of a woman’s ovulation or in conjunction with fertility drugs, IUI is the simplest treatment offered to maximize the likelihood of conception for women who are struggling to conceive.…. read more

Understanding PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is an endocrine disorder that commonly causes infertility in women because the hormones that affect the reproductive system are abnormal, leading to irregular or absent ovulation. According to the CDC, PCOS affects 6% to 12% of women in the United States who are of reproductive age, which is as many…. read more

Weight and Fertility

When it comes to fertility in women, weight plays a huge role in being able to conceive. In fact, according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), twelve percent of all infertility cases are a result of a woman either weighing too little or too much. If a woman has too much body fat,…. read more

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