Understanding Fertility – Info from a Top Fertility Clinic

To understand fertility, one must understand the female menstrual cycle. What is the menstrual cycle? Basically, it is the body’s monthly preparation for getting pregnant. The Menstrual Cycle Typically for most women between the 11th and 21st day  (day 1 is the first day of bleeding)
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Causes of Male Infertility – Info from a Denver Fertility Center

Causes of Male Infertility Approximately 20 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In about half of these couples, male infertility plays a rol
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How to Tell If You Have an Infertility Problem

Couples should be concerned that they have an infertility problem if they have tried to conceive for 6 months unsuccessfully.  At the six month mark women over 35 should see a specialist immediately and those under 35 should get an Ovulation predictor kit and start paying attention to
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The Basics of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss from a Colorado Fertility Clinic

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Spontaneous miscarriages are not rare. Rather, they are quite common. Out of every 100 fertilized eggs, only 20 to 25 pregnancies actually come to term. When a woman finds out that she’ll become a mom, it is usually the best moment of her life. Then the first
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Treatment for Diminished Ovarian Reserve

For those women who have been diagnosed as having a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), conception may be rather difficult without the help of a fertility specialist. Diminished ovarian reserve is defined as a large reduction in the ability of the ovary to produce good quality eggs. Rea
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Endometriosis FAQs: What You Should Know

If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis and want to get pregnant, you might appreciate answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about this disease that affects between 5-6 million women in the U.S. annually. Endometriosis may have many symptoms and is one of the m
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Egg Freezing: How it Works – Info from a Fertility Clinic

Egg Freezing: How it Works Egg freezing may be an option if you want to have a baby in the future, but would prefer to postpone it for a few years.  Women who wish to postpone childbearing due to cancer therapy, advancing age with no male partner or those who wish to postpone having a
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What is Assisted Hatching and when is it needed?

Assisted hatching is a technique used primarily to assist those couples who have had one or more failed IVF cycles in the past. Often, these failed cycles have occurred as a result of the embryo failing to implant within the uterus. For women who have a poor prognosis for their next I
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What role does FSH play in fertility?

FSH, or Follicle Stimulating Hormone, is produced within the pituitary gland of the body and plays a large role in the fertility of an individual. FSH has different effects in the two sexes and is a key hormone in the production of reproductive material. Measuring the amounts of FSH i
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What infertility conditions can be treated by Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that has two separate functions, diagnosis and treat disease. A diagnostic laparoscopy is used to determine the severity of a number of conditions within the body and to figure out why a person is experiencing symptoms. It is performed by inserting
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