In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most popular, and most effective, procedures for couples that are struggling in their journey to expand or start their families.
If you have already determined with your physician that IVF is right for you, preparation is essential to maximize your chances of success.
Here’s a list of things you should consider to make the most of your treatment and maximize your chance of having a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Did you know that during the week of April 21-27 we celebrate National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)?
RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association has branded this year’s theme as #InfertilityUncovered. The week is designed to bring millions of Americans together to remove the obstacles to building a family. We want you to participate with us! That’s why we have put together a list of 9 different ways you can get involved this week.
Have you been thinking about getting pregnant for a while now and finally you feel you are ready to adventure into the motherhood journey? Well, we have put together a list of questions you should ask yourself before taking action:
How Old Are You?
Healthy women under 30 years of age don’t need to worry about infertility unless they have been trying for over a year.
But women over the age of 30 should talk to their doctor because a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant decrease after women turn 30.
A Man’s Guide to Supporting His Partner Through Infertility
Useful Tips for Men to Support Your Partner During Infertility
The fertility journey is stressful for everyone involved which can cause tension in your relationship. However, it doesn’t have to. You can practice the following tips to bridge the communication gap and bring you closer.
Be There Physically and Emotionally
Come to doctor’s appointments. Make time to go to doctor’s offices. It’s one way to show your support and shows that you are invested.
Compounding is the pharmaceutical practice of creating personalized medicine.
It can provide solutions to those with allergies to ingredients found in common medications, treatment to those who need a different dose than common shelf medication, or access to those that need a hard to find drug.
Simply put, by creating medicine that’s customized for you, compounding closes the gap between what you need and what big commercial pharmacies can provide.
The Role of Compounding In Hormone Therapy (HT)
Compounding medication is an option for those that are going through hormone therapy (HT).
Do’s and Dont’s for fertility foods
Read below for the Do’s and Don’ts of a well-balanced diet that lays the foundation for healthy pregnancy according to “The Fertility Diet” – a Harvard study on fertility food.
Whether you’re taking your first steps to try to conceive or have been trying for years, you may need to re-evaluate your diet in order to ensure that you are taking advantage of every opportunity to increase your chances for fertility.
Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that lines inside of the uterus — the endometrium — grows outside of your womb and on other areas in your body where it doesn’t belong.
Endometriosis is often found in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue outside of your uterus. However, sometimes we can also find in the vagina, cervix, vulva, bowel, bladder, or rectum. Rarely, endometriosis appears in other parts of the body,
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Are you considering In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for the first time? Given the high cost of IVF, you’re probably wondering what the chances of having a successful IVF pregnancy are.
Thanks to advances in technology, IVF has become generally successful. If we include women of all ages, the odds of a live birth are between 34 and 42 percent throughout three cycles.
IVF Success Rates
IVF success rates are reported according to a woman’s age since as a woman gets older,
Factors to Consider for IVF
IVF success factors to consider
IVF can be a complex process, here are some lifestyle factors to consider when deciding to go though in vitro fertilization:
There is an undeniable correlation between age and IVF success rates. According to the CDC statistic center for In Vitro Fertilization, patients age 35 have an embryo live delivery success rate of 27%, needing at least 5 embryos to have an 80% chance of success.