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Two-Week Wait (Luteal Phase)

What is the Two Week Wait (2WW)? Following infertility treatment, there’s the inevitable two-week wait before taking a pregnancy test. If the treatment was successful, your body will already be going through changes, some noticeable, others imperceptible. What’s happening inside the uterus is impossible to literally feel, but can set off all sorts of palpable symptoms, both emotional and physical.


What Are the Benefits of Time Lapse Technology Used with IVF?

Time lapse imaging, a non-invasive technology, provides one more piece of information that helps judge an embryo's viability and helps choose the best embryo to transfer in a fresh IVF cycle, explains Dr. Thomas Poole, embryologist and director of the assisted reproductive technology laboratory at Fertility Center of San Antonio.

Regional Microsites: 

Egg Donor IVF: A Different Perspective

a blog by Dr. Michael DiMattina, Dominion Fertility, April 29, 2015
What should you do when your infertility treatment should work but does not?

Here is a story of a patient of mine who had three healthy children and then suffered secondary infertility. She went to another local infertility clinic and failed five IVF procedures using her eggs and two egg donor IVF treatments. That made no sense to me.

What is the Eeva (TM) Test used with IVF?

The EevaTM Test is a non-invasive test that follows embryos on their path from time of development to time of transfer. It helps clinicians choose the best embryo for transfer in an IVF cycle. Dr. Sonya Kashyap, a fertility doctor at Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver, BC, explains.


Jumping In

A blog by Dr. Daniel Kort, Damien Fertility Partners, April 15, 2015
In this blog post, Dr. Kort's recent decision to dive headfirst into the cold Pacific ocean provides a good analogy for the decision on how to approach fertility treatment.

Advancing the Fertility Treatment Plan: Moving On to the Next Step

A blog by Dr. Daniel Kort, Damien Fertility Partners, April 9, 2015

Much of what I do on a daily basis is planning the next step in treatment for a fertility patient. While some patients know from the start what they want to do and when they want to do it, many eventually come to a crossroads in their care. The first line of treatment has not gotten results and and they are ready to take the next step. When, what, and how to proceed become the most important questions that we need to answer together.

Embryo Transfer

A blog by Dr. Daniel Kort, Damien Fertility Partners, March 18, 2015

I got a call from one of my favorite patients last week. She had recently undergone in vitro fertilization (IVF) and we had transferred 2 beautiful 5 day old embryos. She had been reading online and was concerned about our transfer technique. Why didn’t we use ultrasound? Where did we place the embryos within the uterus? Did we use the best technique and why?

IVF Success Rates in 2013

According to the newly released report by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), over 63,000 Babies were born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles performed in 2013.

Highlights from the report, which annually compiles data from its member clinics, include:

Safe and Successful IVF Treatment in Greece

A Blog by Chrysa Karakosta, Newlife IVF, Thessaloniki, Greece, February 24, 2015
Successful and safe IVF treatment in Greece is due to the facilities, laws, regulatory body overseeing IVF, and ISO certification.


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