Advantages of Cryopreservation

Cryopreservation is a fertility therapy that involves the extraction, freezing, and storage of a woman’s oocytes for future use. The oocytes can be thawed when the patient is ready to use them, at which point they can be fertilized through in-vitro fertilization and transferred back into the uterus as embryos or blastocysts. From this point […]

Embryo Banking: How to Use Your Own Eggs for IVF

Historically, women who were both older and infertile, as well as those who were diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) who wished to have a baby had limited options. The most realistic was to undergo in-vitro fertilization using oocytes that were harvested from a donor. Those who did not want to use donated eggs often […]

Pelvic Ultrasonography: Its Role in IVF

For patients dealing with infertility, there are several diagnostic procedures available. Many of these procedures may be invasive, time-consuming, or expensive. Fortunately, there are a few procedures that have none of these traits. Pelvic ultrasound, sometimes referred to as transvaginal ultrasound, is one of them, and in the Philippines, causes of infertility can be established […]

What To Expect From a Trial Transfer

Assisted reproductive therapies have been established as mainstay treatment for fertility caused by many clinical conditions. However, the rate of implantation of a transferred embryo during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytosplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is low. Since embryo transfer is crucial for implantation, the technique used in this procedure is vital for IVF success. Studies […]

What is Antral Follicle Count

When a baby girl is born, she has all the eggs she will ever have produced for the rest of her life. At the onset of puberty, the young woman starts losing those eggs with every menstrual cycle until menopause. With each passing cycle, fewer eggs are left in her ovarian reserve, or remaining egg […]

Do's and Don't after IUI

Intrauterine insemination is a common procedure assistive reproductive therapy that is used to facilitate conception in couples having difficulty getting pregnant. By far, this is the artificial insemination method used most often, as compared to intracervical insemination, intratubal insemination, and intrafollicular insemination. By passing a catheter through the cervix, sperm are introduced into the uterus. […]