Road to fertility

Your guide to trying to conceive, fertility treatments, genetic testing and your path to pregnancy

Embryo Testing: The Difference Between PGS and PGD

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Success rates for IVF have improved significantly with the advent of PGS (preimplantation genetic screening) of embryos. In order to provide genetic results of an embryo, a biopsy of a blastocyst embryo must be removed by a trained embryologist. Today, this procedure is frequently performed as part of in vitro fertilization. Depending on a patient’s […]

What PGS Testing Statistics Mean for Older Mothers

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Statistically, today there are more mothers in their late 30s and early 40s than there were decades ago. This is for a number of reasons – for instance, many women are choosing to focus on their careers before starting a family. However, higher pregnancy rates also have a connection to better assisted reproductive technology. For […]

How Much Does Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Cost?

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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), now referred to as preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic diseases (PGT-M), utilizes in vitro fertilization, embryo biopsy, and genetic testing to mitigate the risk to have a child with a genetic disease. As most couples know, undergoing fertility treatment is a significant investment – and with preimplantation genetic diagnosis cost is […]

5 Simple Tips for Getting Pregnant

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Sometimes, conception is frustrating. In schools, sex education makes many people think they will get pregnant at the drop of a hat; however, the reality is often quite different. For some women who are struggling to conceive, they may think to themselves, “please, please get me pregnant.” However, the best way to get pregnant is […]

IVF Success Stories: Alvena & Victoria’s Journeys

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Two Women’s Unique IVF Success Stories Alvena’s IVF Journey to a Second Child Fifteen agonizing months of trying to give our daughter a sibling, we were finally told that we only have a 3% chance of ever conceiving naturally. So either our daughter is a miracle child and we didn’t know it, or she had closed […]

Trying to Conceive Blog: Creating Online Support

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Whether you’re reading someone else’s trying to conceive blog or creating one of your own, reaching out to the online fertility community can be an opportunity to connect with others who may have been diagnosed with a similar condition as yours, to lend each other support, share resources, advice or simply vent as you go […]