Primary Ovarian Failure: What It Is and How To Deal With It

For younger women who are dealing with infertility, menopause is not an issue. Thus, they often wonder what else could be causing the problem. Since the ovaries must be functioning correctly in order for a woman to get pregnant, loss of ovarian function before the age of 40 years is known as premature ovarian failure. In other literature, it may be discussed as premature ovarian insufficiency or hypergonadotropic hypogonadism. Women of all ages know that pregnancy success rates decline as they get older; this decline in fertility continues until their mid-forties and fifties, when menopause occurs. At this time, your Continue reading →

Role of Luteal Phase Support in IUI

For the majority of couples dealing with infertility, there is an identified cause for the problem. For about 15 percent of infertile couples, however, the cause of infertility has yet to be explained. These women are often thought of has having unexplained infertility. For these patients, endometrial receptivity for implantation is impaired. Since the hormone progesterone is stimulated by luteinizing hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, it is a key factor for the endometrium to undergo changes that allow implantation. Progesterone also sustains the survival of the embryo by shifting the immune system Continue reading →

Issues related with multiple births

Multiple pregnancies are those in which more than one fetus develops during gestation. Twin pregnancies comprise the most common cases, although multiple pregnancies on the whole are on the rise, including triplets and quadruplets. This increase is due to the advancement and growing popularity of assisted reproductive therapy. As infertility treatments become more advanced and more widely available, the numbers of multiple births increase accordingly. In-vitro fertilization is a reproductive technique where the egg and sperm are fertilized under a controlled laboratory setting and allowed to develop into embryos, which are then reinserted into the uterus. Usually two or three Continue reading →