The Basics of Infertility Testing from a Top Fertility Clinic

An Infertility Evaluation An Infertility evaluation is performed when a couple has been trying to conceive for 1 year and have been unsuccessful despite having regular intercourse (or after 6 months if the female partner is over 35). An infertility evaluation will include an detailed
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Understanding Ovulation and Conception – Info from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Understanding Ovulation and Conception What is ovulation and conception? Ovulation is a major factor of conception. Without it, a woman can’t conceive. So what, exactly, is it? Menstruation and Ovulation Every month a woman menstruates. This is what happens if a woman doesn̵
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IVF is the Most Common Assisted Reproductive Technology

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most commonly known assisted reproductive technology, or ART. IVF is a procedure where the egg and sperm are combined together outside of the female’s body, and then placed in the woman’s uterus or fallopian tube. It’s a relatively expensive a
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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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The Slight Risks of In Vitro Fertilization

There are a number of potential complications arising from having an in vitro fertilization, and they are very similar to the risks associated with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ISCI). Each of these treatment options can potentially increase the risk of a patient contracting ovari
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What are the options for couples who have failed In Vitro Fertilization?

For couples who have had one or more failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, there are a number of available options for increasing the chances of a successful cycle to result in a pregnancy. Often, the cause for a cycle failure is a complication with the implantation of the embry
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What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)?

PGD, or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, is a branch of technology used in the scanning of embryo’s prior to their use in IVF. It serves to assist in the detection of genetic disease in an embryo. Using it early in the IVF cycle can prevent the risk of having a child with certain d
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Could Assisted Hatching Help You Get Pregnant?

Could the technique known as Assisted Hatching help you to conceive? Assisted hatching is sometimes used in women undergoing IVF who have failed to conceive after multiple IVF attempts.  Assisted hatching is typically done if a day 2 or 3 embryos transfer is performed.  Women who have
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How are Eggs Retrieved at a Denver Fertility Clinic?

Once a patient has decided to do IVF the infertility doctor will develop a treatment plan.  This plan often uses a combination of oral contraceptives, and fertility hormones to stimulate the ovary to make multiple eggs. Once stimulation is started the fertility patient will present to
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The Basics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Causes and Treatment of PCOS PCOS affects an estimated 5 million women in the United States alone and is one of the main causes for female infertility, as well as sub-fertility. If you have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive and were diagnosed with PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndro
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