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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 […]

What to Expect After Egg Retrieval

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If you’re considering in vitro fertilization or egg freezing you may wonder what to expect after egg retrieval. Perhaps there’s a medical reason your doctor is suggesting fertility preservation, IVF or even embryo cryopreservation. Having your eggs retrieved may feel overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to anticipate, how you’ll feel physically or what […]

Genetic Testing After Miscarriage: Providing Insight and Hope

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Experiencing one miscarriage can cause a range of emotions. A miscarriage can take a physical toll on the body in addition to the emotional experience. Then to endure more than one pregnancy loss can create additional concern and frustration. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), if you’ve had more than two pregnancy […]

What is Preimplantation Genetic Screening? What are the Benefits?

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If you are undergoing fertility treatment and have heard of Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), you may be wondering what it is and if it’s something that might be beneficial for you. If you’re doing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that does not include Preimplantation Genetic Screening, embryos are chosen primarily on their visual quality (morphology). This […]

What is the ERA Test Success Rate and Can it Help Me Conceive?

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If you’re a patient who has undergone several rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) without any success, it can be incredibly frustrating. You may have even utilized genetic testing called Pre-implantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy known as PGS on your embryos. PGS identifies the number of chromosomes in embryos, so that your doctor can select […]

What to Know About Endometrial Receptivity Analysis

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Endometrial Receptivity Analysis (ERA), is a genetic test that takes a small sample of a woman’s endometrial lining to determine which day would be the best day to transfer the embryo during an IVF cycle. Performing an Endometrial Receptivity Analysis can be incredibly helpful as the window of endometrial receptivity can be one of the causes […]

Trilaminar Endometrium and Window of Implantation

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When you hear a term like, “Trilaminar Endometrium”, you may wonder what it is and how it factors into your efforts to conceive. As it turns out, how thick (or thin) your endometrium lining is an important factor for the implantation of your embryo, especially when you’re going through the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. […]

IVF Calendar: Planning Your Chances of Conceiving

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When you’re pursuing in vitro fertilization (IVF), a clinic will often provide you with an IVF calendar to help give you an overview of your upcoming cycle. It can be incredibly helpful to see exactly what medications you will be taking and when, what appointments you’ll need to make time for and how long the […]

How to get IVF Covered by Insurance with Current Insurance Plans

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When you are given any kind of diagnosis that impacts your fertility or if your doctor is recommending in vitro fertilization to have a child, it can feel overwhelming or stressful. If you’re concerned about affording treatment or wondering how to get IVF covered by insurance, it can add to that stress, which isn’t helpful. […]

IVF Timeline: A Step by Step Process

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In 1978, since in vitro fertilization was first introduced, it has helped conceive approximately 8 million babies throughout the world. While many people might not  anticipate needing reproductive technology to help build their families, there are no doubt countless individuals who are grateful for IVF. If you’ve been trying to conceive for some time or know […]