The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Procedure

by Deborah Smith Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is procedure used to treat sperm-related infertility problems. This process is performed by a single sperm being harvested, and inserting it into a fully developed egg. This developed egg is then
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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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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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The Basics of Ovulation Induction Therapy

Medical therapy used to help produce the development of eggs is known as ovulation induction.  A large number of women undergo ovulation induction therapy every year with great success, as the medical therapy triggers the development of more than one viable egg during the cycle. The t
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How is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Performed?

PGD, or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, is used to check an embryo prior to use within a Denver IVF cycle for any potential genetic defects present. There are three separate stages of embryo progression in which the testing is done, each with a unique purpose for testing at that s
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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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Can Endometriosis Play a Role in Infertility?

Endometriosis is a common condition that affects millions of American women every year. If you have been diagnosed with this disease and want to become pregnant, it is important for you to know it may cause difficulty for you to achieve pregnancy. Unfortunately—yes, it can affec
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How does my ovarian reserve affect fertility?

To understand how the ovarian reserve affects a woman’s fertility, you must first understand what the reserve is. The ovarian reserve is the entire collection of eggs that her body can provide as potential embryos for fertilization. These eggs are resting in a premature state, and dep
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