May 1, 2017
The One That Remains
It’s the embryo in the room, the one we rarely talk about. It’s been almost four years since I did my last and final embryo transfer, resulting in our second (and final) beautiful boy. I was 36 the first time I did IVF, and a few weeks shy of 41 when I gave birth to baby number two. My husband and I...
May 1, 2017
7 surprising signs of infertility you should know about
Whether you want to have kids or not, knowing the signs of infertility is important because they can often indicate a larger problem. Some of the biggest signs include unusually painful or irregular periods. Sprouting facial hair may also be a cause for concern.Your feelings about having k...
May 1, 2017
The Genetic Connection with Egg Donation: Does It Matter?
Will I love the child if I know it doesn’t share my genes? Newborn baby feet parents holding in hands. Love simbol as heart sign.This is the question that every woman considering egg donation asks herself, and many do not take this step because they cannot find the answer. This situation can ca...
May 1, 2017
What happens if my oocytes don't fertilize?
Most oocytes will fertilize when they are placed in a culture dish with several thousand normal sperm. This process is called “in vitro fertilization” or “IVF.” When there are not enough normal functioning sperm for IVF, fertilization will usually occur after a single live sperm is injected into eac...
May 1, 2017
How can I handle a multiple pregnancy?
If more than one embryo is implanted in your uterus, IVF can result in a multiple pregnancy — which poses health risks for you and your babies. In some cases, fetal (embryo) reduction can be used to help a woman deliver fewer babies with lower health risks. Pursuing fetal (embryo) reduction, however...
May 1, 2017
Why Fertility Declines?
Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. While we are born with over a million eggs, by puberty just 300,000 are left. From this huge number of eggs, only 300 will ever become mature and be released in the process known as ovulation.In women, fertility declines more quickly with age. Th...
May 1, 2017
Is infertility a medical problem related to the woman only?
-Infertility is a medical condition that is found in both men and women, and men and women are affected almost equally.-With men, declining sperm counts, testicular abnormalities, and decreased reach of climax are common causes of infertility. With women, the most common causes are tubal blockage, e...