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    Increased egg abnormalities in obese women

    I have previously written about the impact of obesity on IVF pregnancy rates. In fact, IVF pregnancy rates are 68% lower in morbidly obese patients. Several studies have shown that obesity is ... read more

    Fertility and the Link to the Food We Eat

    In dealing with fertility, the food we eat is considered extremely important to physical, mental and emotional health in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). A change in diet is often prescribed ... read more

    "The dangers of 'personhood' bills" by Dr Howard Jones

    Dr Howard Jones is one of the pioneers of IVF. He and his wife the late Dr Georgeanna Jones started the first IVF clinic in the US in 1981 in Norfolk, Virginia. Last year he celebrated his 100th ... read more

    The Case for Elective Single Embryo Transfer

    I have been a big proponent of single-embryo transfer for many years. Despite this, less than 10% of patients at InVia Fertility Specialists will choose to have an elective single-embryo transfer ... read more

    The clock is ticking! Or is it?

    We have all heard that phrase “what are you waiting for? The clock is ticking!” in regards to our fertility. While most of us are “waiting to be a bit more educated, wiser, more stable, financially ... read more

    The poor responder in IVF: is the prognosis always poor?

    Poor responders are patients with a low number of eggs retrieved. These poor responders have reduced pregnancy rates compared with normal responders. The question that one often faces is, what next? ... read more

    What will happen to me on the day of my Intrauterine Insemination?

    So you have met with your doctor and the recommended next step is either fertility pills (Clomid, Serophene, Letrazole, Tamoxifen) or injectables (Follistim, Gonal-F, Bravelle, Menopur) with IUI. ... read more

    Celebrating ICSI's twentieth anniversary and the birth of more than 2.5 million children

    For the past twenty years the ability to inject a single sperm into an egg (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI) has revolutionized the treatment of male factor infertility. ICSI has resulted ... read more

    Make it stop! How to handle morning sickness and other early pregnancy symptoms

    Morning sickness (or “all-day” sickness for some of us) is nobody’s friend. Neither is fatigue or heartburn. It can be hard to think lovely thoughts about how grateful you are to be pregnant when all ... read more

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