InVia Fertility Specialists

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  • 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 variation b/t 28-31 days ... married recently and trying for 6 months. My husband’s sperm is very good, he is 45. What are our chances for conceiving naturally? About to see rep. endocrin...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 23 hours ago

InVia Fertility Specialists

Category: Content
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Generated 23 hours ago

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  • Using Androgel or DHEA for infertility

    If you are having trouble getting pregnant and are a poor ovarian responder, you may have heard that ovarian response can be increased with testosterone during IVF. The possibility of using testosterone supplements such as Androgel or DHEA for infertility raises many questions, including:

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Endometriosis and IVF or Laparoscopy? 4 Steps for Choosing

    Patients with endometriosis who are infertile are often very confused. They don't know which doctor they should go to? Gynecologist? Infertility specialist? What treatment they should take? The first point of consultation is usually their gynecologist - and most gynecologists usually advise doing a laparoscopy. This is usually a knee-jerk reflex - for many reasons. The importance of m...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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  • What is a Good First hCG Level after Embryo Transfer?

    You've seen a fertility specialist, started IVF, and gotten through the first embryo transfer. You've spent a long time waiting for good news. And finally you get it! The results of your pregnancy test, which measures hCG level, are positive. Congratulations! Almost before you can celebrate, however, you start wondering, “Is my hCG level good?” Is the pregnancy going to progress norm...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • What Are Follicles? Not Eggs!

    We often talk about follicles (affectionately called "follies) during the IVF process. But IVF patients often don’t understand the difference between follicles and eggs. If eggs aren't follicles, what are follicles, anyway?

  • Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?

    Endometriosis is a condition where the uterine lining (endometrium) is found outside the uterus. It is a common, chronic disease that typically presents with pelvic pain, infertility or an ovarian cyst. Classical studies suggested that 25% to 50% of infertile women have endometriosis and that 30% to 50% of women with endometriosis are infertile. Infertile women are 6 to 8 times more l...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Top 10 Questions About Endometriosis

    Endometriosis affects one in ten women in the United States, and can cause fertility problems. At InVia Fertility, we have treated many women who have this condition over the years. Here are the top ten most common questions we've received about it:

  • Why Does a Thin Endometrium Lower Embryo Implantation?

    For successful implantation to occur, an embryo needs a “receptive” uterine lining (endometrium). A thin endometrium can result in lower implantation of the embryo. In previous blogs, Katie Koss and Janet Chiarmonte have discussed the various pathologies that can prevent implantation and the three common techniques used to evaluate the uterine cavity. In this blog, the thickness of the...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 4 weeks ago

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  • 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 when we check the eggs for fertilization. Hopefully this never happens to you.  But  there are times when we have to make that unfortunate call to patients waiting to hear about fertilizat...

  • 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 used parameter for assessing the endometrium is to measure its thickness (endometrial thickness, EMT). During the stimulation phase of IVF, EMT usually increases in response to estrogen rele...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Top 5 Things You Should Know about Egg Quality and IVF

    When undergoing an IVF cycle you have a lot on your mind. If you are like most people, egg quality is typically not first on the list. However, egg quality is one of the single most important aspects of a successful IVF cycle. With high egg quality, IVF is more likely to succeed. Good quality embryos come from good quality eggs.

  • What Can Be Done When Sperm Motility is Zero?

    The treatment of male factor infertility was revolutionized in 1992 when Palermo and co-workers introduced intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). With ICSI, embryologists use a micromanipulator to inject sperm directly into the egg (that has been retrieved as part of an IVF cycle). It was now possible for men with severe male factor infertility to father a child. ICSI can be used eve...

  • Implantation Failure in IVF - Why Does It Happen?

    “My doctor said that my embryos looked picture-perfect, yet they failed to implant – why did this happen?”  This is the question in the minds of women who undergo IVF failure, and this becomes a particularly nagging doubt when they face multiple IVF failures. Many women naturally think that their uterus is defective or their body is not good enough to accept the embryo-- that their ut...

  • Trouble getting pregnant with low AMH level?

    One of the commonest questions I get is from women with low AMH (anti mullerian hormone) levels who are having trouble getting pregnant. These women are often frantic and worried that they will never be able to get pregnant. They often feel that having a low AMH level is the end of the world and it makes pregnancy impossible. Not necessarily true! Read on.

  • Testing for Pregnancy After IVF Embryo Transfer

    While all IVF patients understand that not every IVF cycle results in success, in their heart of hearts, every patient wants to get pregnant every cycle. After months or years of having trouble getting pregnant, the two weeks after the embryo transfer can seem like an eternity and can be very nerve-wracking.   Am I pregnant or not? Have the embryos implanted or not? The suspense can...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Top 5 things you should know about egg quality and IVF

    When undergoing an IVF cycle you have a lot on your mind. If you are like most people, egg quality is typically not first on the list. However, egg quality is one of the single most important aspects of a successful IVF cycle. With high egg quality IVF is more likely to succeed. Good quality embryos come from good quality eggs.

InVia Fertility Specialists

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Does Pre-Treatment Weight Loss Improve Fertility 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 in normal weight women.  At InVia Fertility Specialists, we often encourage our patients who are overweight for their height to lose weight prior to proceeding with fertility treatment. T...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • Fertility Injections and IUI: RIP?

      Fertility drugs have been routinely used for ovulation induction for many years now.  Many women do not ovulate or ovulate infrequently.  In these women, fertility drugs are used to make them ovulate regularly.  Another group of patients from whom fertility drugs are used are those with unexplained infertility, mild male factor or endometriosis.  In these patients, fertility drugs a...

InVia Fertility Specialists

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • Seven Ways Obesity Affects IVF Success

    There is an obesity epidemic in America today. More than four in ten women of reproductive age are overweight or obese. Obesity increases the risk of a number of health conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol problems, heart disease, breathing problems, joint problems, and cancer, and of dying early.  (I have discussed the definition and grading of obesity in previous po...

InVia Fertility Specialists

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Do Fertility Drugs Cause Cancer?

      Fertility drugs are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles.  Their use is associated with multiple ovulations and often with high estrogen levels.  It would therefore be reasonable to ask, “Do fertility drugs cause cancer?”  This is an important issue as there are approximately one million IVF cycles reported per year worldwide. In addition, there are an unknow...

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