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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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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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 Should You Expect With ICSI, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection?

If your Colorado fertility specialist has recommended ICSI, you may be wondering what is involved with the process of IVF with ICSI. First of all, what is ICSI? ICSI stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. The sperm are literally injected into the egg, with the goal of fertilizat
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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 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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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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IVF Treatment Success and the Possibility of Multiple Fetus Pregnancy

For patients who undergo an in vitro fertilization cycle there is an increased chance of having twins or a multiple pregnancy with treatment. For those who undergo an IVF treatment cycle there is an approximately 30-75% chance of achieving pregnancy with an approximately 35% chance of
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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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