Category Archives: Infertility

How Many Eggs Should I Implant?

Single vs. Multiple Embryo Transfer

A question that The Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE Fertility) gets asked quite often is how many embryos should their patients transfer. Once the in vitro fertilization process has produced successful embryos, it’s not uncommon for couples to want to transfer more than one at a time with the hope of increasing their odds of […]

ART, ICSI, PGS, oh my!…IVF’s TLAs and more

I am yours to keep

Since 2009, twenty-five professionals, from all parts of the world and representing their expertise in a variety of sub-specialties, were organized into five working groups. Out of this came a consensus-based and evidence-driven set of 283 terminologies used in infertility and fertility care that was generated to harmonize communication among health professionals and scientists as well as the lay public, patients, and policymakers.

Choosing an Egg Donor

Think about what you want from your donor in terms of intelligence and personality

Are you looking for a perfect egg donor? Neelam Chhagani from New Delhi’s IVF Conceptions breaks down what the top 8 criteria her clients request when choosing an egg donor

Endometriosis and Infertility

Endometriosis and Infertility

If you have endometriosis, it may be more difficult for you to become pregnant. Up to 30% to 50% of women with endometriosis may experience infertility. Endometriosis can influence fertility in several ways: distorted anatomy of the pelvis, adhesions, scarred fallopian tubes, inflammation of the pelvic structures, altered immune system functioning, changes in the hormonal […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a Common Cause of Infertility and Weight Gain

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs

How Quickly Does Ovarian Reserve Diminish?

Low ovarian reserve?

“Ovarian Reserve” is a term referred by many infertility specialists to describe the size, quality and developmental potential of the eggs remaining in the ovary.

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