The procedure, known as womb scratching, or endometrial biopsy, feels much like a pap smear and costs approximately $200, hardly breaking the bank compared to other treatment-associated costs. When timed one month before an IVF cycle, a woman who receives womb scratching is twice as likely to become pregnant as a woman who does not undergo the 15-minute procedure.
A study presented at the 2012 American Heart Association annual meeting found a connection between multiple miscarriages and cardiovascular problems, particularly atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves frequent monitoring of hormone levels and follicle growth throughout the cycle. However, it is not as controlled as more advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF), therefore patients must be informed and responsible when pursuing IUI. They should understand the risks and know when it is appropriate to cancel an IUI cycle.
Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) refers to a condition whereby a woman loses her eggs before the age of 40. Dr. Helen Kim, a fertility doctor with University of Chicago explains what POF is and its causes.