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Egg Donation

Pros and Cons of Egg Donation

Many women dream not only of having a child, but also of carrying and delivering that child. Egg donation allows you to achieve that dream. Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Egg Donation

Many women dream not only of having a child, but also of carrying and delivering that child. Egg donation allows you to achieve that dream. Continue Reading

Recipients: How to Prepare for Egg Donation

Following your doctor?s instructions ? including getting enough rest and eating properly ? are essential to the success of the procedure. TContinue Reading

Recipients: How to Prepare for Egg Donation

Following your doctor?s instructions ? including getting enough rest and eating properly ? are essential to the success of the procedure. TContinue Reading

All About Egg Donation

Egg donation is the process by which a woman (an egg donor) donates her ova, or eggs, to another individual or couple for the purpose of conceiving a child, as part of IVF (in-vitro fertilization). Continue Reading

All About Egg Donation

Egg donation is the process by which a woman (an egg donor) donates her ova, or eggs, to another individual or couple for the purpose of conceiving a child, as part of IVF (in-vitro fertilization). Continue Reading

Health Insurance and Egg Donation

For many people, the only available options may be to pay cash for the procedure or to purchase a special temporary insurance policy designed specifically to cover egg donation.Continue Reading

Health Insurance and Egg Donation

For many people, the only available options may be to pay cash for the procedure or to purchase a special temporary insurance policy designed specifically to cover egg donation.Continue Reading

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Egg Freezing

The Different Methods of Egg Freezing

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a technique that involves extracting the eggs, freezing and storing them.Continue Reading

The Different Methods of Egg Freezing

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a technique that involves extracting the eggs, freezing and storing them.Continue Reading

All About Egg Freezing

Since 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) no longer considers egg freezing to be an experimental procedure, but there are still a number of important caveats to consider.Continue Reading

All About Egg Freezing

Since 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) no longer considers egg freezing to be an experimental procedure, but there are still a number of important caveats to consider.Continue Reading

Preserving Fertility with Cancer

With recent advances in oncology and the treatment of cancer, options are increasing to maintain the reproductive process for both men and women. Continue Reading

Preserving Fertility with Cancer

With recent advances in oncology and the treatment of cancer, options are increasing to maintain the reproductive process for both men and women. Continue Reading

Frozen Eggs: What's the Controversy?

A current trend is for all IVF patients to use frozen eggs versus live eggs. There is a debate about this controversial issue. Continue Reading

Frozen Eggs: What's the Controversy?

A current trend is for all IVF patients to use frozen eggs versus live eggs. There is a debate about this controversial issue. Continue Reading

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Fertility Basics

Health Insurance Coverage

A handful of states have enacted laws requiring that infertility insurance coverage be either offered or provided. Most states however have no such laws.Continue Reading

Health Insurance Coverage

A handful of states have enacted laws requiring that infertility insurance coverage be either offered or provided. Most states however have no such laws.Continue Reading

Assisted Reproductive Technology

Generally, ART procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman's ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman's body or donating them to another woman.Continue Reading

Assisted Reproductive Technology

Generally, ART procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman's ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman's body or donating them to another woman.Continue Reading

Infertility Causes

Conceiving and bringing a baby to term is a complicated process, and many things have to happen in concert.Continue Reading

Infertility Causes

Conceiving and bringing a baby to term is a complicated process, and many things have to happen in concert.Continue Reading

What is an Infertility Specialist?

Upon achieving a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology, a specialist seeks Board certification, a multi-step process. To become Board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology, the physician must first obtain Board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Continue Reading

What is an Infertility Specialist?

Upon achieving a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology, a specialist seeks Board certification, a multi-step process. To become Board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology, the physician must first obtain Board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Continue Reading

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In Vitro Fertilization

Success Rates of IVF

Fertility clinics in the U.S. have an obligation to report outcomes, and that is public information. So you can actually go online and look up the success rates of any clinics you may be interested in, as well as other clinics in your area.Continue Reading

Success Rates of IVF

Fertility clinics in the U.S. have an obligation to report outcomes, and that is public information. So you can actually go online and look up the success rates of any clinics you may be interested in, as well as other clinics in your area.Continue Reading

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In IVF, eggs are removed from the woman's ovaries and mixed with the man's sperm in a dish in a laboratory. Continue Reading

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In IVF, eggs are removed from the woman's ovaries and mixed with the man's sperm in a dish in a laboratory. Continue Reading

Mini IVF

Minimal stimulation IVF (sometimes called mini IVF or micro IVF) is a form of in vitro fertilization that involves less aggressive ovarian stimulation than traditional IVF.Continue Reading

Mini IVF

Minimal stimulation IVF (sometimes called mini IVF or micro IVF) is a form of in vitro fertilization that involves less aggressive ovarian stimulation than traditional IVF.Continue Reading

4 Reasons IVF May Have Failed

here are several reasons an in vitro fertilization (IVF) process can fail, and these are the most common.Continue Reading

4 Reasons IVF May Have Failed

here are several reasons an in vitro fertilization (IVF) process can fail, and these are the most common.Continue Reading

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Infertility Treatments

Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)

Doctors can extract sperm from the male reproductive track through a variety of different methods, with the choice dependent on a number of factors, including your preference, your surgeons skill and the cause behind the lack of sperm in the semen. Continue Reading

Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)

Doctors can extract sperm from the male reproductive track through a variety of different methods, with the choice dependent on a number of factors, including your preference, your surgeons skill and the cause behind the lack of sperm in the semen. Continue Reading

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT)

The ZIFT procedure includes ovarian stimulation and monitoring, egg retrieval and sperm collection, IVF, and then implantation via laparoscopy. Total time for the procedure is four to eight weeks.Continue Reading

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT)

The ZIFT procedure includes ovarian stimulation and monitoring, egg retrieval and sperm collection, IVF, and then implantation via laparoscopy. Total time for the procedure is four to eight weeks.Continue Reading

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure used with in vitro fertilization (IVF) in which a single sperm is injected directly into a mature egg. Continue Reading

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure used with in vitro fertilization (IVF) in which a single sperm is injected directly into a mature egg. Continue Reading

Intrauterine Insemination

Compared to other infertility treatments, intrauterine insemination (IUI), also known as artificial insemination, is a relatively simple and affordable procedure.Continue Reading

Intrauterine Insemination

Compared to other infertility treatments, intrauterine insemination (IUI), also known as artificial insemination, is a relatively simple and affordable procedure.Continue Reading

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Lab Techniques

All About Assisted Hatching

Sometimes, embryos have a difficult time hatching out of their protective layer. In this case, your doctor artificially weakens the zona pellicuda by creating a tiny opening.Continue Reading

All About Assisted Hatching

Sometimes, embryos have a difficult time hatching out of their protective layer. In this case, your doctor artificially weakens the zona pellicuda by creating a tiny opening.Continue Reading

All About Embryo Freezing

In vitro fertilization (IVF) often results in extra embryos, or fertilized eggs, that your doctor does not transfer to you in your first IVF attempt. Continue Reading

All About Embryo Freezing

In vitro fertilization (IVF) often results in extra embryos, or fertilized eggs, that your doctor does not transfer to you in your first IVF attempt. Continue Reading

Single Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer completes the vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. The number of embryos your doctor transfers depends on various factors including medical conditions, your age and guidelines provided by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).Continue Reading

Single Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer completes the vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. The number of embryos your doctor transfers depends on various factors including medical conditions, your age and guidelines provided by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).Continue Reading

Embryo Freezing vs. Egg Freezing

Embryo freezing and egg freezing are assisted reproductive technologies that allow you to preserve your fertility by storing embryos or eggs for later use. Both frozen embryos and frozen eggs have helped couples conceive healthy babies, and both follow more or less basic steps. Continue Reading

Embryo Freezing vs. Egg Freezing

Embryo freezing and egg freezing are assisted reproductive technologies that allow you to preserve your fertility by storing embryos or eggs for later use. Both frozen embryos and frozen eggs have helped couples conceive healthy babies, and both follow more or less basic steps. Continue Reading

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Paths to Parenthood

Surrogacy

Surrogacy is one form of third party reproduction involving a woman carrying and giving birth to another woman or couple?s baby. Continue Reading

Surrogacy

Surrogacy is one form of third party reproduction involving a woman carrying and giving birth to another woman or couple?s baby. Continue Reading

All About Vasectomy Reversal

A vasectomy, though thought to be a permanent form of birth control, can be reversed. Unexpected events in men?s lives can lead them to change their mind.Continue Reading

All About Vasectomy Reversal

A vasectomy, though thought to be a permanent form of birth control, can be reversed. Unexpected events in men?s lives can lead them to change their mind.Continue Reading

Sperm Donation

Donated sperm is most commonly used in artificial insemination and may also be used in a variety of other Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures. Continue Reading

Sperm Donation

Donated sperm is most commonly used in artificial insemination and may also be used in a variety of other Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures. Continue Reading

All About Tubal Reversal

As much as twenty-five percent of women who have undergone tubal ligation choose to have it reversed it at some point in their lives.Continue Reading

All About Tubal Reversal

As much as twenty-five percent of women who have undergone tubal ligation choose to have it reversed it at some point in their lives.Continue Reading

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