Category Archives: Medical

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.

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

IVF and Injections, Your Questions Answered

Egg donor taking Lupron injections

All patients are given a treatment plan, recommended by their doctors, that they should follow. In their plan, they will find the medication to take, the dosage, and when they need to go back to the clinic for vaginal ultrasounds during the ovarian stimulation.

ASRM guidance for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and IVF patients

Recommendations During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Download the document here Key Recommendations This ASRM guidance is in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. Our goal is to provide practices with recommendations that guard the health and safety of our patients and staff, and recognize our social responsibility, as an organization […]

What are the differences between euploid, aneuploid and mosaic embryos

What are the differences between euploid, aneuploid and mosaic embryos?

Infertility patients and their doctors are always looking for ways to achieve successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Many physicians recommend preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to test a patient’s embryos, especially if the embryology laboratory has created multiple ones. PGS is one of the most effective ways to find the best embryos for transfer. PGS, […]

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