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    Does Letrozole Increase the Risk of Birth Defects? | InVia

    Letrozole (marketed as Femara in the U.S.) is a drug that is approved for the treatment of breast cancer after surgery. It is also used (“off label”) for ovulation induction. I have discussed its ... read more

    Does the IVF Process Hurt?

    As a nurse doing consultations before IVF treatment, I'm often asked, "Does it hurt?" The IVF process can be intimidating, and many patients naturally have a fear of the unknown. To help ease this ... read more

    AMH level and menopause. Does AMH level predict age at menopause?

    Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) level is now routinely used to evaluate ovarian reserve. AMH levels decrease with age and are a more consistent predictor of “ovarian age” than antral follicle count on ... read more

    Preimplantation Genetic Screening: How Age Affects Number of Eggs

    For more than a decade, we have been screening embryos for chromosomal number abnormalities (aneuploidy) at InVia Fertility Specialists. The technical term used for this process is preimplantation ... read more

    Will I Have Trouble Getting Pregnant with a Low AMH Level?

    One of the commonest questions I get is from women with low AMH (anti mullerian hormone) levels who are having trouble getting pregnant. These women are often frantic and worried that they will never ... read more

    White Blood Cells in Semen - When Are They a Problem?

    One of the first steps in fertility testing for any male infertility issues is a semen analysis. A semen analysis gives a good representation of the male’s quantity and quality of sperm, as shown in ... read more

    A Positive Pregnancy Test After IVF | What’s Next?

    You've been waiting for this for so long and at last your pregnancy test after IVF is positive. Now what happens? Well, in spite of the fact that you might want to shout the good news from a rooftop, ... read more

    Frozen embryo transfer: natural vs. artificial cycle

    It is now more than 30 years since the first live birth after transfer of a frozen (cryopreserved) embryo (Zeilmaker et al., 1984). The ability to successfully freeze embryos had a profound impact on ... read more

    3 Key Steps for Handling the Stress of Infertility

    Feeling stress is part of our biological survival mechanism as human beings. It is a signal that danger is impending and action must be taken to seek safety. While it is a simple matter to obey ... read more

    The Egg Donor Screening Process

    One of the questions I get asked the most is about our donor screening. How thoroughly do we screen our donors? What does the screening entail? read more

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