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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 […]

IVF Implantation Timeline: Timing, Tests and Technology

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If you have to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF), you want nothing more than for it to be successful. There are so many moving parts, medications, hopes, concerns, and even fears. There’s a saying, “take it one step at a time” and in this article, we hope to take you through the IVF implantation timeline […]

Assessing Embryo Quality: The Features of a Viable Day 2 Embryo

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an emotionally demanding process for many couples. With so many hopes and dreams, uncertain circumstances, and lots of scientific terminology to understand, many people feel a bit lost. Educating yourself about the process is a good way to make sure you enter into your fertility treatment feeling empowered. In this […]

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 […]

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 […]