Mastering the Art of IVF Self-Injection

Yes, You Can: Mastering the Art of Self-Injection For some women, the idea of the daily injections associated with IVF is not just unpleasant but downright frightening. While you can have your partner or a friend give you the injections, many women do it themselves for reasons of convenience, control or necessity. Even if you […]

IVF Holiday Survival Tips

Tips for Surviving the Holidays While Going Through IVF The holiday season can be a very difficult time when you are struggling with infertility. All around you are celebrations focused on families and, in particular, children. You may feel left out or as though you are missing out because you don’t have children with whom […]

Embryo Selection and Transfer-What You Must Know!

The time between egg retrieval and embryo transfer can be nerve-wracking. You worry about how many eggs you’ll get, how many eggs will fertilize and how well the embryos will grow. At this point, however, it is up to the skill of the embryologists, the quality of the IVF lab and fate. You will need […]

The IVF Two Week Wait: How To Get Through The Process

You’ve been poked and prodded on a daily basis. You’ve injected yourself with powerful hormones and felt your ovaries enlarge well beyond their normal size. You have spent more time at the physician’s office than home. You’ve fretted over hormone levels, follicle counts and fertilization rates. You’ve had eggs removed from your ovaries under anesthesia, […]

Egg Retrieval: What to Expect

When you’re gearing up for your first IVF cycle, there’s so much that is unfamiliar and intimidating. In particular, many women have questions about the egg retrieval process. Will it hurt? How long will it take? How will I feel afterwards? Knowing what to expect can help you feel less anxious, so let’s take a […]

IVF Jargon Demystified

As if infertility and the IVF process aren’t overwhelming enough, once you start down the road of infertility treatment, you run into a whole slew of abbreviations and unfamiliar terminology. Sure, you know that IVF stands for in vitro fertilization, but what exactly does that mean? And how about ICSI, FSH, CCCT, E2, P4, HCG […]

How To Support Your Partner During The IVF Process

Infertility is one of the greatest stressors a couple may endure. While treatment provides hope, it also adds to the burden by creating additional emotional, physical and financial demands. IVF, an increasingly common treatment option, offers the greatest chance of conception in many situations but its complexity adds exponentially to an already painful time. Lets […]

How to Finance In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments can be costly. The cost per treatment cycle varies due to a wide range of factors. Not only do different clinics in different regions of the country vary in their pricing – your individual needs will also affect the cost of the treatment. Prices can range from $8000 to upwards […]

What is Artificial Insemination?

Simply put, artificial insemination is the process of placing sperm into a woman’s reproductive tract.  Of course, the actual processes used to do this are very complex and can differ markedly from one to another. The most common forms of artificial insemination are Intrauterine (IUI) and Intracervical (ICI) Inseminations. The indications for each vary as […]

What Are The Causes of Infertility?

A large number of couples have difficulty conceiving. It is estimated at least one in six couples experience trouble while trying to get pregnant, causing emotional heartbreak. If you are 34 years old or younger and have been trying to conceive for over 12 months without success, seeking help is advised. This recommendation is made […]

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