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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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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Part VII: An Overview of Oocyte (Egg) Donation

In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, Rocky Mountain Fertility Center is publishing a 7 Part Series on Infertility (one each day). For Part VII, we provide an Overview of Oocyte Donation (Egg Donation) Oocyte donation, or egg donation, is an excellent treatment for in
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Part V: IVF Overview and Success Rates from a Denver Fertility Clinic

In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, Rocky Mountain Fertility Center is publishing a 7 Part Series on Infertility (one each day). For Part V, we provide an Overview of In Vitro Fertilization In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most highly successful options fo
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An Overview of Recurrent Miscarriage from a Denver fertility clinic

Recurrent miscarriage is defined as the loss of at least two pregnancies before 28 weeks. Within the United States, approximately 1/4 of all pregnancies are lost during this timeframe. Data reveals that less than 10% of women experience two or more miscarriages, and less than 1% of wo
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Uterine Polyps & Fibroids info from an Infertility Doctor

Uterine polyps and fibroids are female conditions that cause problems with fertility in women.  The majority of fibroids are located within the uterine cavity, affecting an estimated 10-30% of women.  Depending on location, fibroids can cause symptoms such as spotting and pain in the
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Failure to Conceive – What Does it Mean?

Repeated attempts at conceiving are frustrating for any couple trying to get pregnant. Failure brings up a variety of self-doubt, insecurities, and fear in men and women. But what does the failure to conceive really mean? Couples often underestimate the time it takes to get pregnant.
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Dr. Deborah Smith Named Top Fertility Doctor in Colorado by HealthTap

Recently, HealthTap allowed members to vote on the top fertility doctors in the country. By a very wide margin, Dr. Deborah Smith of Rocky Mountain Fertility Center won the Top Reproductive Endocrinologist in Colorado. For years, HealthTap has been a leading provider of health informa
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When to Consider In Vitro Fertilization at a Colorado Fertility Clinic

In vitro fertilization was introduced in the United States in 1981. Since then it has been responsible for the births of thousands of healthy babies. In vitro fertilization (IVF) occurs when eggs and sperm are combined in a laboratory setting. The embryos then form and are placed in t
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – Overview of Symptoms and Causes

In the United States alone, there are as many as five million women impacted by polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS.  This number means that approximately 1 in 15 women of childbearing age have PCOS. PCOS is a health issue that shifts a woman’s hormone levels out of balance, and i
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