Donor Eggs

Egg donation, also referred to as oocyte donation, makes pregnancy possible for women who might not otherwise be able to get pregnant using their own eggs. Who…

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Donor Insemination

Donor insemination is a simple procedure that uses a syringe to place semen into a woman’s vagina to assist her in getting pregnant. The semen is…

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Male Fertility Testing

  Male fertility testing is simple and routine. Male infertility is a factor in approximately 50% of all infertility cases, and male infertility alone accounts…

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Male Infertility

  Infertility affects approximately one out of every six couples. An infertility diagnosis is given to a couple who are unable to conceive over the course of…

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Female Fertility Testing

When a couple has been unsuccessful at achieving pregnancy after one year, both partners need to go through a comprehensive physical and medical assessment.  Tests for female…

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Female Infertility

Infertility is a condition that affects approximately one out of every six couples. An infertility diagnosis is given to a couple that has been unsuccessful in efforts…

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Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer: ZIFT

What is zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)? ZIFT is an assisted reproductive procedure similar to in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, the difference being that the fertilized…

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: PGD

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure used prior to implantation to help identify genetic defects within embryos created through in vitro fertilization to prevent certain…

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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: ICSI

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) involves the direct injection of sperm into eggs obtained from in vitro fertilization (IVF). How is ICSI performed? There are basically five simple…

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Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer: GIFT

What is gamete intrafallopian tube transfer (GIFT)? GIFT is an assisted reproductive procedure which involves removing a woman’s eggs, mixing them with sperm, and immediately placing…

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Selecting Your Assisted Reproductive Technology Program

Selecting your artificial reproductive technology (ART) program is an important step in addressing your infertility struggles. There are several important questions to ask regarding credibility, cost, convenience,…

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Intrauterine Insemination: IUI

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal of IUI is to increase the number…

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In Vitro Fertilization: IVF

In Vitro Fertilization is a one assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF. IVF is the process of fertilization by manually combining an egg…

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Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is a simple procedure that follows in vitro fertilization (IVF) and is often considered the simplest and final step of the in vitro fertilization process….

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Treating Infertility with Herbal Medications

Chinese herbs have been used for approximately 2500 years to treat a wide array of health problems. Herbal medicines may enhance fertility by supporting the natural functions…

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Infertility and Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry without drugs or surgery. It involves the art and science of adjusting…

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Infertility and Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the body which reside on channels or meridians; these are pathways in…

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What is Infertility?

Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that prevents the conception of children. It affects approximately 10-15% of couples throughout the United States. The diagnosis…

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Infertility Terms to Know

Adverse outcome: A pregnancy that does not result in a live birth, including miscarriage, induced terminations, and stillbirths. ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology): Any procedure where eggs are surgically…

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Working Through the Emotions of Infertility

  What impact does infertility have on emotional well-being? Infertility often creates one of the most distressing life crises for couples.  Struggles with conception can…

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Infertility Medications

Medications are a regular and normal part of infertility treatments and the in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. These medications are used to prepare the body for treatment…

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Fertility FAQ

When is a woman’s most fertile time? A woman’s most fertile time is during ovulation. Ovulation typically occurs within day 11 through day 21 of a…

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