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Early pregnancy ultrasound -- Normal pregnancy

Early pregnancy monitoring is a topic that has generated a lot of questions from readers of this blog. Early pregnancies are usually monitored with a combination of serial blood tests and ... read more

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

Why Failed IVF Occurs Even With “Normal” Embryos

So, you've been through an IVF cycle. Your doctors have retrieved a good number of eggs with a good number reaching the blastocyst stage. Having counseled about the advantages of SMART IVF, you ... 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

Hormonal treatment of male factor infertility

Approximately one in every seven couples in the United States has problems conceiving. Male infertility accounts for half of these cases. Even with these statistics infertility evaluations have ... read more

Approaching Your Mental Health After a Miscarriage

Pregnancy loss is mentally and physically traumatizing, especially for patients who have a history of infertility. The stressors of miscarriage can have both short- and long-term effects. Short-term ... read more

Is it safe to use anti-depressants in pregnancy?

At InVia Fertility Specialists, a small but significant percentage (? 5%) of our patients are taking antidepressants. The commonest medications being used are the selective serotonin reuptake ... 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

What to Do if You Don’t Qualify to Be an Egg Donor

It’s a scary, unexpected thing, when as an egg donor you have your hormones drawn and an ultrasound performed, and then are told you don’t qualify medically for an egg donor program. In addition to ... read more

Male age and donor egg pregnancy rates

“I’m using an egg donor to have a good, high quality egg, should I be concerned about my partner’s age?” Is there a connection between male age and donor egg pregnancy rates? read more

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