Category: Trying To Conceive

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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Is It Unexplained Infertility or is it Celiac Disease?

You've gone through a full infertility work up, done all the tests and still no conclusive reason for your inability to conceive can be found. Unexplained Infertility is a diagnosis that up to 25% of couples attempting to have a baby will receive. In around four to eight percent of these cases, the underlying cause of infertility will be discovered to...

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Understanding Male Infertility

Infertility affects 15% of all couples (an estimated 9 million) in their reproductive years. As a result, one in eight couples will struggle with infertility regardless of whether the diagnosis is primary or secondary. Despite 40% of infertility causes attributed to the male and 30% due to both the male and female, most men are reluctant to appreciate the high prevalence of their contribution....

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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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