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Donor Eggs

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 are candidates to use donor…

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Donor Insemination

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 normally obtained from someone other…

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Male Fertility Testing

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 for approximately one-third of all…

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Male Infertility

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 one year. When the problem…

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Female Fertility Testing

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 infertility and a semen analysis…

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Female Infertility

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 to conceive over the course…

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Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer: ZIFT

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 embryo is transferred into the fallopian…

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: PGD

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: PGD

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), also called Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT), is a procedure used prior to implantation to help identify genetic defects within embryos created through in vitro fertilization to prevent certain diseases…

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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: ICSI

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 steps to ICSI which include…

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Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer: GIFT

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 them into a fallopian tube. One…

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Intrauterine Insemination: IUI

Intrauterine Insemination: IUI

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. This fertility treatment does not involve the manipulation of a woman’s eggs, and therefore is not…

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In Vitro Fertilization: IVF

In Vitro Fertilization: IVF

  In Vitro Fertilization is commonly referred to as IVF. IVF is the process of fertilization by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish. When the IVF procedure is…

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Embryo Transfer

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. The objective of embryo transfer is…

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Treating Infertility with Herbal Medications

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 of the ovulation and fertility process….

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Infertility and Chiropractic Care

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 misaligned joints of the body,…

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Infertility and Acupuncture

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 both the exterior and interior…

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What is Infertility?

What is Infertility?

  Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that prevents the conception of children. It affects approximately 6.1 million individuals throughout the United States. The diagnosis of infertility is usually given to…

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Infertility Terms to Know

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 removed from a woman’s…

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Infertility Medications

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 and to increase the…

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Fertility FAQ

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 woman’s cycle. Counting from…

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