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Pregnancy success rates vary greatly and are influenced by many factors.

Pregnancy Articles

Approximately 25% percent of women experience some sort of bleeding during their first trimester. There are several potential causes for bleeding during pregnancy, and many doctors believe some bleeding is normal. If you experience bleeding during pregnancy, it is best to inform your doctor right away to rule out major complications.

Pregnancy tests are designed to detect the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). HCG is often called the “pregnancy hormone” because it is produced during pregnancy and is made by cells that form the placenta. Blood tests to detect the hormone are conducted by a doctor, while urine tests can be performed at home with a home pregnancy test (HPT).

Getting the good news that you are pregnant following fertility treatment is amazing and triumphant. But don’t be surprised if emotions other than happiness and relief are aroused with the news. There may be a great deal of fear and anxiety, especially about pregnancy loss. Pregnancy symptoms can vary.

Pregnancy Videos

Reducing Multiples While Keeping High Success Rates

Dr. Eric Surrey, a fertility doctor at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine explains how we can reduce multiple pregnancies by better evaluating an embryo. Adding chromosomal analysis, or comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) increases the chance of a single embryo transfer being successful.

Multiple Pregnancy Rate Down

Dr. William Ziegler, the medical director of the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey explains why the rate of multiple pregnancies decreased with fertility treatments. In IVF, we now do a single embryo transfer and use less medication so therefore it decreases the multiple pregnancies risk.

Video: What is Recurrent Pregnancy Loss?

Seattle fertility doctor Lora Shahine, M.D. of Pacific NW Fertility and IVF Specialists talks about recurrent pregnancy loss and miscarriage.