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    IVF pregnancy calculator – When is my baby due?

    The moment you find out you are pregnant, the next question is – when is my baby due? This is true, whether you get pregnant in your bedroom, or after doing IVF! read more

    Ten Quick Tips About Endometrial Thickness

    Good eggs and a healthy embryo aren't enough to assure pregnancy during IVF. A receptive uterine lining (endometrium) is also critical for successful implantation after embryo transfer. A commonly ... read more

    What We Know About COVID-19 Infection and Pregnancy

    The COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus 2) pandemic has created a major public health crisis worldwide. At InVia Fertility Specialists, we have been counselling our patients about the possible risks of ... read more

    Newer Indications for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    In vitro fertilization (IVF) is now a fairly commonly used procedure and has resulted in the birth of tens of thousands of babies every year. According to the latest statistics available (2015, ... read more

    What Dietary Supplements Can Help Fertility?

    Recent studies have suggested a relationship between the diet of both partners and fertility, including the impact of obesity. Dietary supplements for fertility are one of a number of things that ... read more

    Nadine’s InVia Story – Reassurance, Support, and a Baby Boy!

    Even before Nadine started trying for a baby, she had an intuition that things might not go smoothly. But she and her husband Steve spent more than two years attempting to conceive before they ... read more

    Endometrial Polyps and IVF: What You Need to Know

    Endometrial polyps are growths that are attached to the inner wall of the uterus that extend into the uterine cavity. They are usually benign (not cancerous) and are a common finding in women of ... read more

    Can I Use My AMH Levels as a “Fertility Test” If I DON'T Want to Get Pregnant?

    Ovarian reserve is a term that is used to determine the capacity of the ovary to provide egg cells that are capable of fertilization resulting in a healthy and successful pregnancy. Cycle day-3 ... read more

    Single Embryo Transfer: Healthy Babies One At A Time

    It is an established fact that risks associated with giving birth to babies conceived through IVF, are increased for both mothers and infants. Most of that increase in risk is related to the higher ... read more

    Top 10 Facts about Miscarriage

    A lot of information is available about miscarriage. But not all of it is true. Here are 10 facts about miscarriage to help you ensure that you're getting accurate information: read more

    Top 5 Questions About Recurrent Pregnancy Loss / Multiple Miscarriages

    When a diagnosis of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is reached after multiple miscarriages, there are many things to consider, including the causes, tests, and common treatments of RPL. read more

    Research supports use of metformin with PCOS and IVF

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has become more widely known in recent years as a fairly common hormonal disorder and as a leading cause of infertility. Many doctors prescribe metformin – a drug ... read more

    Bleeding During IVF - What's Normal and What Isn't?

    One of the most difficult things IVF patients have to deal with is the fact that there are no external symptoms or signs of what's happening inside their bodies. Are the follicles growing well? Is ... read more

    Top 5 Things You’ll Learn in Our Infertility 101 Webinar

    InVia Fertility Specialists recently hosted a webinar, "Infertility 101", where our three board-certified reproductive endocrinologists spoke on the definition, prevalence, causes, investigations and ... read more

    Hysterosalpingography: What It Is, How It Works

    A hysterosalpingogram (hystero = uterus; salpingo = fallopian tubes; gram = X-ray) or HSG is a simple procedure where X-rays are used to evaluate the uterus and the fallopian tubes. A HSG is a ... read more

    Testing for Pregnancy After IVF Embryo Transfer

    While all IVF patients understand that not every IVF cycle results in success, in their heart of hearts, every patient wants to get pregnant every cycle. After months or years of having trouble ... read more

    Top 10 facts about the Causes of Premature Ovarian Failure

    Premature ovarian failure (POF) or premature menopause is diagnosed when a woman stops getting her periods due to cessation of ovarian function before the age of 40 years. The diagnosis is made based ... read more

    How to Support Someone Struggling with Infertility

    One in six couples struggles with infertility, so that means someone, somewhere in your life is trying to cope with the stress and heartbreak brought on by not being able to build a family. Offering ... read more

    What is the Best Drug for PCOS Patients?

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS often have irregular or absent periods and therefore ovulate infrequently or do not ovulate. read more

    A Message from ASRM on Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Presented by The American Society for Reproductive Medicine and developed by The Mental Health Professional Group. read more

    Do endometrioma cause a decrease in AMH levels?

    Endometriosis (the presence of the uterine lining outside the uterine cavity) is a common cause of infertility and affects 0.8 – 2% of women of reproductive age. When endometriosis involves the ... read more

    Endometriosis and IVF or Laparoscopy? 4 Steps for Choosing

    Patients with endometriosis who are infertile are often very confused. They don't know which doctor they should go to? Gynecologist? Infertility specialist? What treatment they should take? The first ... read more

    Should Endometriosis Treatment Come Before IVF?

    Since many patients who have endometriosis are also infertile, they are not too sure about what they should do. Should the endometriosis be treated first or should the infertility be attended to ... read more

    Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?

    Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining (endometrium) is found outside the uterus. It is a common, chronic disease that typically presents with pelvic pain, infertility or an ovarian ... read more

    Does Endometrial Scratching Help with Implantation?

    Most IVF cycles fail after embryo transfer when the embryo fails to implant. The three factors that can cause implantation failure are: Problems with the embryo (e.g. embryo abnormalities, ... read more

    Acupuncture for Fertility: What You Should Know

    Acupuncture is a centuries old traditional Chinese medical practice that involves placing thin needles in specific points throughout the body. Studies have shown acupuncture is successful in treating ... read more

    How to Get the Most from Your Initial Fertility Consultation

    Want to get pregnant? Maybe you have been trying on your own for a year (six months if you are more than 35 years old) and nothing has happened. You may have been keeping track of ovulation with an ... read more

    When and Why We Use Metformin to Help Manage Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    What is polycystic ovary syndrome? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility. Briefly, its diagnosis is based on presence of two of the following three criteria: read more

    Christy and Ryan's InVia Fertility Journey: 18 Years, 4 Children!

    Christy and Ryan H. first became patients of Dr. Karande’s back in 2001. All four of their children have been born with help from him and InVia Fertility Specialists! Here, Christy explains the ... read more

    Marijuana Is Legal in Illinois – What Next for Egg Donors?

    Unless you live under a rock, you know that as of January 1, 2020, marijuana is legal in the state of Illinois for recreational use.  Does this change the drug screening policy of our egg donors and ... read more

    Does the shape of the sperm (morphology) matter?

    For many decades, we focused mainly on sperm count and motility when doing a semen analysis. For the past 25 years or so, especially with the advent of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility ... read more

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