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    Birth Control Pills in the IVF Process | InVia Fertility

    You may be surprised to find out that in many cases, the first step in the IVF process is to take birth control pills. Though this seems to be counter-productive to your goal of getting pregnant, ... 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

    Getting Pregnant at 44: What Are the Chances and Options?

    A reader recently posted this question on a previous blog: I am 44 years old healthy non-smoker yoga practitioner, AMH 1.45 and FSH 9, high prolactin (25) but all else normal/good. Cycle regular with ... read more

    Does Pre-Treatment Weight Loss Improve Outcomes for PCOS Patients?

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)is the most common cause of infertility in women. PCOS is often associated with obesity. Obesity, however, is NOT a diagnostic criteria for PCOS, as it can also occur ... 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

    PCOS and IVF Success Rates

    Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is a highly sensitive marker of ovarian reserve. It is released by the cells surrounding follicles in the ovary. AMH levels decrease with age and may be the most ... read more

    Do I Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

    PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. It is a common condition related to an imbalance of hormones. It affects as many as 1 out of 15 women, and is a leading cause of infertility as well as ... read more

    Flu Shots and IVF: What You Need to Know

    I am frequently asked by patients whether to get vaccinated for the flu. The answer is an unequivocal yes! Whether a woman is trying to conceive, just found out she is pregnant, or is well into her ... read more

    5 Frequently Asked Questions About Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI)

    Can’t I just take the meds and have intercourse instead of inseminations? Doing an insemination around the time you are ovulating will increase your chance of achieving a pregnancy. During ... read more

    Marijuana and Fertility: What Are the Effects?

    As with smoking cigarettes, there's a connection between marijuana and fertility, and it's not a good one. Use of marijuana has a negative impact on trying to conceive, for both male and female ... read more

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