Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Testing at a Fertility Clinic

Fertility specialists performing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are able to use an advanced screening and diagnostic testing to assess if an embryo carries certain genetic abnormalities before pregnancy begins.  This procedure is known as preimplantation diagnosis or PGD. Preimplantatio
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Overview of Diminished Ovarian Reserve from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Women with a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) have one or more ovaries that do not contain as many oocytes as expected for the woman’s age.  The term ovarian reserve refers to the overall quality and number of remaining eggs.  There are several tests that can be utilized to test ovari
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Endometriosis and Infertility – info from a Denver Fertility Clinic

The inner lining of the uterus is known as the endometrium. During a woman’s menstrual period, this lining is shed through the vagina, in what is commonly known as a period.  Endometriosis occurs when there are fragments of the endometrium that are produced in various other places bes
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Cryopreservation/Vitrification – Freezing Technique for Sperm, Eggs and Embryos

The process of cryopreservation or Vitrification is a freezing procedure used for sperm, eggs and embryos at fertility clinics in Colorado.  The technique involves freezing and preserving the eggs and embryos so that fewer fertility drug stimulations and oocyte retrievals are needed t
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When Should A Couple Seek Fertility Help at a Denver Fertility Clinic?

Infertility is medically defined as the inability to conceive a child after unprotected intercourse (i.e. no contraception) for one year.  Infertility affects over 5 million couples in the United States.  According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, nearly 9 percent of
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What Infertility Conditions Can Be Treated With Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a reproductive surgery that provides successful results for women who have trouble getting pregnant due to a variety of problems.  Laparoscopy is generally performed on an outpatient basis using a laparoscope that is inserted into the naval and through other small incis
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Assisted Hatching Procedure – What Is It?

Assisted hatching, known as AH, is a procedure that is performed on a cellular embryo prior to its transfer or prior to pre-implantation genetic testing.  AH usually is not performed on blastocyst embryos. The procedure of assisted hatching is sometimes needed when the outer layer of
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Part VI: What Is PGD Testing and How Is It Beneficial?

In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, Rocky Mountain Fertility Center is publishing a 7 Part Series on Infertility (one each day). For Part VI, we provide an Overview of PGD Testing: What Is PGD Testing and How Is It Beneficial? PGD stands for pre-implantation genetic
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Part III: What Treatments are Available for Infertility – Intrauterine Insemination

This is Part III on the Rocky Mountain Fertility Center series on Infertility. The first focused on Medical Management options, and the second focused on Reproductive Surgery options. Here is an overview of Intrauterine Insemination. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure used
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Part II: What Treatments are Available for Infertility? Reproductive Surgery

This is Part II in Rocky Mountain Fertility Center’s Infertility Treatment Series. The first can be seen HERE and discusses Medication options for infertility. This one focuses on Reproductive Surgery. Some cases of infertility require surgery to correct anatomical problems caus
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