Reproductive Endocrinologist lab

The Role of the Reproductive Endocrinologist

  Battling infertility sometimes involves a plethora of medical professionals, and the reproductive endocrinologist (RE) is usually at the center of this ensemble of individuals who are trying to make conception happen. The reproductive endocrinologist is an OB/GYN physician who…

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Egg Retrieval

About the Egg Retrieval Procedure

  Dealing with infertility is stressful in general, but those who are using IVF in an attempt to conceive can often feel extra stress at certain points. Egg retrieval, which is important to the final outcome, is often one of…

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Can Infertility Be medically Cured

Can Infertility Be Cured?

  The word "cured" is an interesting one. According to most dictionaries, "cure" means to relieve a person (or animal) from the symptoms of a disease or illness. Some diseases and disorders can be cured. Others cannot, but treatment can…

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literary Support for Infertility

Support for Infertility

  There are some trials in life that we prefer to suffer alone, but infertility doesn’t need to be one of them. An estimated one of every eight women in the United States has difficulty conceiving and is considered infertile,…

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Study Shows Black Women Stay Quiet about Infertility

  While black women are twice as likely as white women to suffer from infertility, studies show, they only seek help for it about half as much. Furthermore, a recent report by the University of Michigan suggests, black women are…

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in-vitro fertilization

What is In-vitro Fertilization?

  Any medical procedure can be daunting and confusing, and sometimes medical professionals have difficulty explaining procedures in layman's terms. As a result, patients walk away not exactly sure what they're facing. For example, we've all likely heard of in-vitro…

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Minneapolis Couple Starts Infertility Program

Minneapolis Couple Creates Infertility Program

  It's almost like you're living a lie, says Elyse Ash. You're told when you're a teenager that if you have sex you should use protection, because you can "easily" get pregnant. And then you get to the age when…

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First IVF Baby celebrates landmark

The World’s First IVF Baby

It’s hard to believe, especially for those who were around when it happened, but the world’s first IVF baby – Britain’s Louise Brown – just turned 41 years-old! Though most back in 1978 loved to refer to Brown simply as…

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Male Fertility

Stress During Early Pregnancy May Impact Male Fertility

  A recent study conducted by the University of Western Australia suggests that men are more likely to struggle with male fertility if their mothers were subject to stressful life during pregnancy. In this study, which compiled data on reproductive…

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Effect on IVF

Study Offers Info on Acupuncture’s Effect on IVF

  Anyone who has gone through IVF treatments will agree that they aren’t easy. The emotional and physical experiences attached to this form of infertility treatment can be grueling and difficult to handle, and then there’s the cost. It’s no…

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