Increasing Chances for a Successful Conception

There are 3 basic ways to get pregnant: IVF is short for “In Vitro Fertilization” where the sperm and egg are introduced in a petri dish to initiate fertilization. Once fertilized, the egg is implanted inside the woman’s uterus through a controlled medical procedure. IUI means “Intra-uterine Insemination” wherein sperm is implanted using a catheter […]

Preparing Yourself for an IUI Procedure

One’s knowledge of IUI can help increase the chances of success of the procedure. Research is part of the preparation. In this article, we aim to provide basic information on intrauterine insemination. Initially, of course, you may want to look around for a facility that provides IUI services. You will then have access to information […]

Egg Freezing Success Stories – Victory ART Laboratory

In 2005, a study was published, which compared and examined the success rates for frozen and unfrozen oocytes. Parameters under study included live birth rates, clinical pregnancy, and implantation rates. In vitro fertilization success rates with slow-frozen oocytes were found to be significantly lower when compared with in-vitro fertilization success rates for oocytes that had […]

Facts about Frozen-Thawed Embryo Transfer

The transfer of embryos to the uterus after having been previously cryopreserved and thawed is referred to as Frozen-Thawed Embryo Transfer. This important procedure is useful for the management of infertility, with generally positive outcomes comparable to fresh embryo transfers. Women who have a high risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), or those who require […]

How Anti-Müllerian Hormone Is Associated With IVF

Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone encoded by the AMH gene and produced by the granulosa cells in the ovaries during a woman’s reproductive years. AMH controls the formation of ovarian follicles by inhibiting recruitment of the follicles by follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). For women and couples dealing with infertility, high AMH levels should be encouraging. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Initial Signs of Pregnancy During The First Two Weeks After IVF

Most women who are in the first two weeks after IVF are probably nervous, anxious or worried about noticing symptoms of a positive pregnancy. Having already been through the stress of dealing with infertility, diagnostic tests, harvesting eggs and sperm, fertilization and implantation, the success from surpassing those challenges becomes meaningless if pregnancy does not […]

How Laughter Prevents Infertility

According to reproductive therapy specialists, as well as physicians of a wide variety of disciplines, infertility can be multifactorial. Although stress has not been proven to be a singular causative factor resulting in infertility, the treatment of stress has been correlated with increased pregnancy rates. Improving not just physical health through nutrition, exercise and rest, […]

What You Can Do to Improve Sperm Quality

In order for a couple to conceive, the male partner must have at least 40 million sperm per ejaculate. Thus, the sperm count plays a vital role in diagnosing male infertility. Statistics show that for more than 40% of couples struggling to have children, the reason was linked to male infertility, and not solely a […]