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    Actually, Oral Contraceptives DO Lower Women's AMH Levels

    An anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) level is a test now routinely used to evaluate ovarian reserve. AMH levels were believed to NOT vary during the menstrual cycle and can be drawn any time. In a recent ... read more

    How Accurate Is a Home Pregnancy Test with IVF?

    10 days!? 12 days!? I have to wait how long to find out if I’m pregnant or not!? While patients engaged in IVF are scheduled as early as possible for their serum (blood) hCG level (pregnancy test), ... read more

    Eggs: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

    The importance of egg quality in women trying to conceive can not be stressed enough. Women are born with a certain, and finite, number of eggs. Even though there may be more eggs present in the ... read more

    Embryo Fragmentation: What Does It Mean?

    Embryo fragmentation is a fairly common occurance. It happens when there is an uneven division of the cells of the embryo. It's as if you were breaking apart a piece of crusty bread. When you try to ... read more

    Abnormal Ultrasound in Early Pregnancy

    In a previous blog we discussed the expected ultrasound findings in a normal intrauterine pregnancy. Variations from the expected pattern of development are worrisome or, if major, definitive for ... read more

    Tips to Help You Stay Sane While Waiting for Pregnancy Test Results

    The time between your insemination or embryo transfer and the pregnancy test result can be stressful. Here are some tips that may help you get through this potentially challenging period. read more

    Top 10 Facts about Cycle Day-3 Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Level

    1) It is generally accepted that as a woman ages, her ability to reproduce will diminish and she will begin having trouble getting pregnant. read more

    10 Facts About Metformin and PCOS

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively common hormonal disorder that is one of the leading causes of infertility. Some women who have PCOS develop insulin resistance. This occurs when the ... read more

    Varicocele surgery: does it work?

    Varicocele is the presence of abnormally dilated veins in the scrotum. Its association with infertility, treatment and indications for varicocele surgery has been discussed in previous blogs. This ... read more

    Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: What if All the Tests Are Normal?

    In approximately half the couples with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) the tests will all come back normal. These include tests for checking the uterine cavity (hysterosalpingogram, sonohysterogram, ... read more

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