Tag: fertility

WHAT IS ELECTIVE SINGLE EMBRYO TRANSFER AND PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC TESTING?

Single Embryo Transfer and Preimplantation Genetic Testing There are several steps required for in vitro fertilization (IVF): Ovulation induction, egg retrieval, insemination and fertilization, and embryo transfer. In this blog we will take a detailed look at the embryo transfer stage. At this stage of the process a woman’s eggs have already been retrieved, inseminated, and grown to […]

THE FERTILITY DIET: EAT FOR FERTILITY

Despite our best efforts, there are few things you can actually control when trying to conceive a baby.  After all, you can do “everything right” such as time ovulation, find the perfect reproductive endocrinologist, research ancient baby making techniques, find the perfect fertility diet, do yoga for stress reduction, and still not achieve a pregnancy. It’s […]

NEW STUDY SHOWS NO SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTAL DIFFERENCE IN CHILDREN BORN USING FERTILITY TREATMENTS

Even though babies have been born through the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for over 35 years there has still been very limited information available to parents about the risk of developmental problems for children conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Obtaining these data has been a challenge for a number of reasons, the most significant […]

CDC Shares Q&A: Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy

How is Zika virus (Zika) transmitted? Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. We do not know how often Zika is transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or around time […]

WHAT IS AN ANTI-MULLERIAN HORMONE – AMH BLOOD TEST

What Is an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH Blood Test)? Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is a protein made by the cells that surround each egg AMH is produced the most during the small pre-antral stages AMH stops producing as follicles grow and nearly no AMH is produced once a follicle hits 8mm in size The more eggs a […]

BOOSTING YOUR FERTILITY: LIFESTYLE MODIFICATIONS

I love the internet!  You are probably reading this on the internet.  As I sat down to write, I Googled “how to improve fertility” and got almost 18 million results in less than 1 second—and that doesn’t include the actual medical literature that addresses the topic. Needless to say, this is a broad subject and […]

RESULTS OF “FAST TRACK” CLINICAL TRIAL YIELD MORE LIVE BIRTHS AND FASTER PREGNANCIES

Results of “fast track” clinical trial yield more live births and faster pregnancies. Researchers in New England published results of a major clinical trial which compared an accelerated treatment strategy for couples with unexplained infertility compared to a conventional approach using injectable gonadotropins. Results of the fast track and standard treatment trial (FASTT) indicate that […]