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What is PGS testing and Should I Consider It?

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If you know you need in vitro fertilization (IVF), you might want to speak to your doctor about whether or not you should consider using PGS testing, which stands for Preimplantation Genetic Screening. PGS testing is a genetic study of the embryos produced during your IVF cycle which has a goal of helping you have […]

Does an Endometrial Biopsy Help Implantation?

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When an IVF cycle isn’t successful, it’s very common to review the treatment protocol, the patient’s history, and previous cycles to look for ways in which future cycles might be improved. When you’re undergoing infertility treatment, sometimes your response to the treatment itself can provide insight into the difficulty you are experiencing.

IVF Failure: Not Judging Yourself and Knowing Your Options

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Going through in vitro fertilization can be difficult. Especially when you have a cycle that didn’t work out the way you had hoped. Some will say they had a, “failed IVF cycle” or an “IVF failure” but when it comes to infertility, what often is this “failure”, it’s not yours and is not a reflection […]

Why It Is Helpful To Know What Your Implantation Window Is

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In the world of infertility, there are many acronyms. TTC for Trying to Conceive, OPK for Ovulation Prediction kit and BFN for Big Fat Negative when you get a negative pregnancy test. A common one that you’ll see on infertility or trying to conceive chat boards related to in vitro fertilization is “PUPO”. It stands […]

Frozen Embryo Transfer Implantation Timeline

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Whether you have frozen embryos from a past IVF cycle or you are doing what is referred to as a “freeze-all” cycle, patients often wonder what a frozen embryo transfer implantation timeline would be. There are many different aspects to putting together this timeline. Why would you do a frozen cycle over fresh? What are […]

Thin Endometrium: What You Can Do

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When thinking of the components needed to conceive a child, “the endometrium” is not one that immediately comes to mind, but it is one of the most important. In fact, without even realizing it, you are reminded of your endometrium every month when you get your period and when it comes to getting pregnant, whether […]

Can an IVF Calculator Predict Your Chances of Success?

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No one necessarily dreams of building their family through in vitro fertilization (IVF) but there are several reasons why IVF might be the right option for you. You may be aware of a known medical issue such as endometriosis that has blocked your fallopian tubes, you may be in a same sex male couple relationship […]

IVF Cycle Timeline: Your Team, Your Schedule and Your Options

IVF Cycle Timeline

Reasons to pursue IVF are many and varied. Perhaps you have been trying to conceive for some time, have tried several rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI), or have a medical condition that makes pregnancy impossible without IVF. Maybe you’re in a same-sex relationship and you want to do reciprocal IVF, you’re going to use a […]