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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

    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

    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

    Should We Only Transfer Frozen Embryos?

    The technologies for successfully freezing embryos have now been available for more than twenty-five years. With improved freezing techniques, the success rates with frozen embryo transfer (FET) are ... read more

    Can You Lower My FSH Level?

    One of our routine tests is to evaluate egg quality is a day-3 follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level. A high FSH level indicates diminished quality of a woman's eggs (ovarian reserve). Patients ... read more

    Eggs: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

    The importance of egg quality in women trying to conceive can not be stressed enough. Women are born with a certain, and finite, number of eggs. Even though there may be more eggs present in the ... read more

    Sperm morphology and IUI pregnancy rates

    I often get questions from patients with low sperm morphology (shape) during semen analysis. A typical question is “My sperm morphology is only 3% normal forms; what can I do?” or “What is the best ... read more

    Ten Quick Tips About Endometrial Thickness

    Good eggs and a healthy embryo aren't enough to assure pregnancy during IVF. A receptive uterine lining (endometrium) is also critical for successful implantation after embryo transfer. A commonly ... read more

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