The Scoop on IVF Complication Rates

Every year, tens of thousands of couples in the United States conceive a child with the help of fertility treatments. In fact, since the first “test tube baby” was born in 1978, more than five million children have been born worldwide with the help...

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Thyroid Disease and Infertility

If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder you are not alone. Approximately 20 million people in the U.S. are affected by thyroid disease. According to the American Thyroid Association, more women than men suffer from too much or too little thyroid hormone. In...

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Endometriosis 101

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disease involving growth of tissue outside the endometrial (uterine) cavity. It commonly involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel, and even the bladder. Rarely, endometrial tissue spreads beyond the pelvic region. In endometriosis, the displaced tissue continues to act...

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Stress with Fertility

No one ever grows up expecting to have infertility, yet it is extremely common—affecting one in eight couples in the United States. Being diagnosed with infertility can be emotionally devastating, raising fears of invasive and expensive procedures that may or may not work and...

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THE FUTURE IS NOW

It’s been 36 years since scientists successfully combined fresh egg and sperm in a petri dish to produce the first “test tube baby” born from in vitro fertilization (IVF). Although the technique seemed futuristic at the time, IVF has become a popular choice for...

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

But how do you know if egg freezing is right for you? There are several tests which can predict whether a woman has a faster biological clock, such as the anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) test. This simple blood test helps to estimate what is called...

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