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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 […]

IVF Support: Financial, Emotional and Medical

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If you’ve received an infertility diagnosis and you and your partner or going through or about to undergo in vitro fertilization, it can be stressful. Fertility concerns can impact many aspects of your life: your finances if you lack insurance coverage to afford treatment, emotional when you want nothing more than to be a parent […]

What to Expect Day 1 to Day 3 After Embryo Transfer

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After embryo transfer, you’ll have to wait around 2 weeks before your pregnancy test. This might not seem like a long time, but if you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, 2 weeks can feel like 2 years. After all, until this point in vitro fertilization has been a very hands-on process, with regular check-ups, […]

What are the Symptoms of Successful Implantation?

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When you’re undergoing fertility treatment, you often have a heightened awareness of your body. After embryo transfer, you’ll be looking for all possible signs of good news – however, the symptoms of successful implantation can be quite subtle. After all, implantation happens quite close to when you would usually get your period, so it is […]

Decisions You’ll Need to Make About Your Blastocyst Embryo

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The transfer of a blastocyst embryo is an important stage in the in vitro fertilization process (IVF). Prior to the transfer, there is a lot that needs to happen.  During an IVF cycle, a fertility specialist will combine the sperm and egg in a culture dish at a laboratory. If the fertilization is successful, an […]

Should I Use an At-Home or POC Pregnancy Test?

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Every pregnancy test works by measuring the levels of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. The body produces this hormone after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of your uterus. Generally, this happens about 6 days after fertilization, which will cause your hCG levels to climb rapidly. If you are pregnant, your […]

What is PGD Testing and How Does it Work?

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If there is a genetic condition present in your family, you may want to explore options to reduce the risk of passing the condition on to your baby. Therefore, your fertility doctor may bring up the option of PGD testing. However, many medical processes can leave people feeling uncertain and anxious. Below, we break down […]

Blastocyst: IVF Terminology Explained in Simple Terms

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The process of in vitro fertilization is filled with technical terms that can leave many prospective parents feeling perplexed. One of the most intimidating is ‘blastocyst’, IVF jargon that can make the best of us feel totally confused. After all, what does blasting anything have to do with having a baby?! However, the ‘blast’ part […]