Acupuncture, Stress and IVF

Can acupuncture and IVF go hand in hand? Sandy Goodman MD of Reproductive Medicine Group, Florida and Kym Caporale, L.Ac discuss stress reduction, acupuncture and IVF in this short, interactive video, sponsored by Attain Fertility Centers.

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Are You at Risk for Hyperstimulation Syndrome?

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome or OHSS is a common complication in vitro fertilization (IVF). In its mild form consisting of bloating and mild abdominal distension, OHSS can be identified up to 33% of IVF patients. Fortunately, the severe form of OHSS, which requires alteration of lifestyle and medical intervention, affects less than 5% of IVF patients.

OHSS, at its root, is a...

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How Can Acupuncture Help Fertility?

Approximately 1 in 6 couples have trouble conceiving. A combination of factors can contribute: delayed motherhood, toxins in the environment, and stressful lifestyles that affect the balance of hormones. Some studies show that acupuncture can help fertility by reducing the effects of stress and balancing the hormones. It may increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, increase the uterine lining, prevent...

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Inside the ART Laboratory: Reducing Multiple Pregnancy

It has long been recognized that the success of assisted reproductive technology (ART: this term is used to include in vitro fertilization (IVF) and related techniques), depends on the quality of the ART laboratory. The modern ART laboratory is a place of precision and meticulous attention to detail. The ART laboratory is the location where eggs are cultured, embryos grown,...

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Out of the Dish

Talking to Children About Their IVF Origins In The Beginning

It's been nearly a quarter of a century since Louise Brown of Great Britain provoked global controversy simply by being born. Louise was a typically adorable, photogenic infant whose conception in a Petri dish made her the cover story of 1978, "The World's First Test Tube Baby."

How times have...

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Transitioning from IVF to a Donor Egg Cycle

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Making the Decision. The decision to move on from In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to a donor egg IVF cycle is a very personal one. You may see your funds running out, with no clear...

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What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization (IVF), is a form of assisted reproductive technology. In IVF, sperm are combined with an egg or eggs in a Petri dish in an attempt to achieve fertilization. The embryos which result from this process are then either transferred into the uterus in the hopes of beginning a pregnancy or, cryopreserved (frozen) for future use.

Dr. Amy...

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What is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, is a twenty year old procedure originally designed to combat severe male factor infertility. Performed as part of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) protocol, this fertility technique differs from traditional IVF in one unique way.

Dr. Lynn Davis from Seattle Reproductive Medicine discusses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

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