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Bust a Myth about PGD/PGS

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Weigh the risks and the benefits

Fertility Myths

I'm having in vitro fertilization (IVF) — why not just go ahead and have the embryos genetically screened to make sure there are no chromosomal abnormalities. It’s really no big deal.

Fertility Facts

The Perfect Sperm Donor?

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It all comes down to the sperm

a blog by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc.,

To start, there really is no “perfect” sperm donor, but they come pretty close! When we are recruiting prospective sperm donors we are looking for many physical and personal characteristics that will be appealing to our patients. These traits are variable. When we screen these prospective sperm donors’ specimens, we are strict, precise and hold high standards.

There Are Many Different Types of Miscarriage

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Different symptoms, different treatments

A miscarriage refers to the loss of a pregnancy and is estimated to occur in 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies. Most miscarriages occur during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, though they can occur later on in the pregnancy.

Understanding Different Stages of Miscarriage

How Do I Choose a Doctor for Surgical Treatment for Infertility?

If you need surgery to treat infertility, first and foremost make sure you're seeing a reproductive endocrinologist - fertility doctor - who is experienced in providing the treatment you need, explains Dr. Amos Madanes of Midwest Fertility Center.

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The ABCs of PGD, PGS and More

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Here's a primer ...

Are you new to an infertility diagnosis or just starting your research on in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Many clinics are offering an array of genetic testing options than can help you have a successful IVF that results in a healthy baby, but the alphabet soup of terms surrounding preimplantaton genetic diagnosis and other genetic testing on embryos can be confusing. PGD, PGS, CCS — what's the difference? Here's our best guide to genetic testing ...

How Can PGS Help Prevent Recurrent Miscarriage?

By examining the chromosomes in an embyro using preimplantation genetic screening and only implanting healthy, normal embryos, doctors can reduce the miscarriage rate, explains Dr. Jamie Grifo, Program Director of the NYU Fertility Center and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, NYU School of Medicine.

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What Test Can Determine if I Am Ovulating?

Dr. Isaac Kligman, a New York fertility doctor with the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility in New York City, discusses the various tests that are part of an infertility workup that help determine if a woman is ovulating.

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Defining FSH and Why You Test It

Answers to your questions about follicle stimulating hormone

FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. FSH causes follicles — the sacs in your ovaries that contain eggs — to grow. FSH is the primary hormone responsible for producing eggs.

In men, FSH is necessary for sperm production.

When Should You Have FSH Levels Checked?

You would have your FSH levels checked if your menstrual cycle has stopped or become irregular to see if you have entered menopause.

Considering IVF?

<b>Think about what you'll do with the extra frozen embryos.</b>

If you’re considering in vitro fertilization (IVF) - you may ask, “What will happen to our extra embryos?” In fact, your embryos (fertilized eggs) can be frozen and then transferred to your uterus, or to another woman’s, years later.

Embryo freezing, called embryo cryopreservation, has helped thousands of infertile couples have healthy babies since the mid-1980s. The process of unthawing frozen embryos and implanting them into a women’s uterus is called frozen embryo transfer (FET). Candidates for this process are:

    Questions to Ask Your Fertility Clinic about Gender Selection

    Ask questions about gender selection.

    If you are interested in gender selection, it's important to know that it may not be offered at your fertility clinic, or it may be offered only under certain circumstances.



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