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    Does the shape of the sperm (morphology) matter?

    For many decades, we focused mainly on sperm count and motility when doing a semen analysis. For the past 25 years or so, especially with the advent of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility ... read more

    A Guide to Fertility Treatment Abbreviations and Acronyms

    So you are reading your instructions or your prescription bottles and there are all these letters and symbols. What do they mean and why are they used? read more

    What Dietary Supplements Can Help Fertility?

    Recent studies have suggested a relationship between the diet of both partners and fertility, including the impact of obesity. Dietary supplements for fertility are one of a number of things that ... read more

    What to Expect at a Male Fertility Examination

    The male partner can sometimes be overlooked when couples try to conceive. Approximately 15% of couples pursuing a pregnancy experience infertility. Within these couples, a “male factor” is the sole ... read more

    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

    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

    Why I Chose to Donate My Eggs: An Anonymous Egg Donor Explains

    This post is from an anonymous egg donor who responded to a comment on the blog. I liked it so much that I am posting it as a separate post. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank her ... read more

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