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    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

    Optimizing Implantation: How Can We Treat a Thin Endometrium?

    In a previous blog post, I discussed how a thin uterine lining may reduce IVF success rates. In this post, we will discuss management of a thin uterine lining in the context of artificial cycles ... read more

    Fifth vs Sixth Day Blastocyst Grading

    During in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order for implantation and pregnancy to occur, the embryos must reach a stage of development known as ‘blastocyst’. Reaching the blastocyst stage is an integral ... read more

    Can I Avoid Having Progesterone Injections During IVF?

    Progesterone is an essential hormone needed to support pregnancy. It is produced naturally during both the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. In a normal menstrual cycle, once ovulation occurs, the ... read more

    Letrozole or Clomid - Which Drug is Best for PCOS Patients?

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6 – 8% of women and is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS often have absent or irregular menses. They therefore either do not ovulate or ovulate ... read more

    Does Obesity Affect Live Birth Rates with IVF?

    Approximately 64% of American women are overweight or obese. The highest rate of obesity is in women 20 – 29 years old. Obesity is associated with an increase in heart disease, high blood pressure ... read more

    No Fertilization? Why Eggs Don’t Fertilize, and What We Can Do

    One of the hardest parts of being an embryologist is having to tell a patient that, after all their hard work getting their eggs ready for retrieval, there is nothing good to report the next morning ... 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

    Getting Pregnant After 40: Chances and Options

    My previous blog addressed the chances of getting pregnant after 43 and the options for those in this age group who wish to have children. read more

    Antioxidants and Male Fertility

    I have previously written a blog on how to improve your chances of success with fertility treatment. Improving your lifestyle is a big step in the right direction. Weight loss, regular exercise, ... read more

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