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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

Understanding Irregular Periods

There is a wide range of what is considered to be “normal” when referring to a woman’s period or menstrual cycle. Since most women know what their typical cycle is like, the term “irregular” may refer to a change in what’s normal for them. Having irregular periods can be a signal that something in your…. read more

Signs And Causes Of Irregular Ovulation

When a woman ovulates each month, a mature egg is released from her ovary then moves down the fallopian tube. If sperm is present, the egg is then fertilized by the sperm, an embryo is created, and a baby is made. On average, a woman with regular cycles tends to ovulate sometime between day 11…. read more

Preparing For Your First Appointment At NCCRM Fertility Center Cary

If you are over the age of 35 and haven’t been able to conceive after 6 months of trying, or are under 35 and haven’t been able to conceive after 12 months of trying, it is recommended that you see a fertility specialist. Once you have reached out to NCCRM fertility center Cary and made…. read more

Tips To Improve Your Odds of Conceiving

Once you’ve made the decision that you’re ready to have a baby, it is natural to want it to happen as soon as possible. But it is important to remember that getting pregnant takes time, and can take several months to a year for some women. According to ASRM, a healthy 30-year-old woman has about…. read more

Understanding Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained infertility is a very common diagnosis, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating if you are the patient receiving it. Idiopathic means “of unknown cause”, but when a doctor talks about idiopathic male infertility, for example, they have already determined the man is infertile because his semen analysis results were not normal. Unlike…. read more

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