Infertility Treatment Archives - WINFertility

Breaking Up with Your Gynecologist

Why It’s Time to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist If you’re like most women in their fertile years, your gynecologist is your go-to doctor.  For many women, the gynecologist is the only doctor they see regularly.  This is the physician who checks your reproductive system,...
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Open Enrollment: 15 Questions You Must Ask About Fertility Benefits

It’s Open Enrollment time again—the one time each year when people can review their health insurance benefits and make important changes, depending on their personal health needs. Well, that’s what we are supposed to do. Instead, many ignore Open Enrollment, assuming their...
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Weight Loss and Infertility Treatment

Can It Improve Outcomes? Everyone knows that maintaining a healthy weight is good for your body and your overall health.  But #DYK that being overweight or obese can not only affect your fertility, but also fertility treatment?  Can weight loss help you get pregnant?   Overweight...
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Congenital Abnormalities of the Uterus – Do They Affect Fertility?

A congenital abnormality of the uterus is a malformation that is present from the time a baby is born. About 3 in 100 women have a congenital malformation of the uterus, also called the womb. Most of them don’t cause any symptoms, and some don’t cause any problems. You may not...
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When Clomid Fails

Next Steps to Have a Baby Clomid, also known as Serophene or clomiphene citrate (the generic name) is the most commonly prescribed fertility medication. Clomid is often used to help women ovulate who are not ovulating naturally or ovulate irregularly and want to get pregnan...
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When to See a Fertility Specialist? 5 Important Factors to Help You Decide

When women are trying to conceive, often the first medical professional they consult is their gynecologist. For many women, the gynecologist may even be the only physician they have seen on a regular basis. How do you know when it’s time to consult a fertility specialist? A...
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Understanding Embryo Grading: Why It’s Important for Successful IVF

Many factors affect the success of an IVF cycle, but embryo quality may be the most important.  The majority of all miscarriages, about 60 percent, are caused by abnormalities in the embryo.  If you’re having IVF treatment, transferring the best quality embryos increases your...
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Thyroid and Infertility

Could Your Thyroid Be the Problem? If you’re trying to conceive and having trouble, you’re not alone! In a recent survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 10.9 percent of women 15 to 44 years old reported having fertility problems or were unable to...
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Board Certified or Fellowship Trained Fertility Specialist : What’s the Difference?

If you’re under 35 and have been trying to conceive for a year without success, or you’re 35 or older and have been trying for six months, it’s time to think seriously about getting fertility treatment. If you are 40 and have been trying for three months, or you or your partner...
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Advantages of Frozen Embryo Transfers Increasing: Fresh vs. Frozen IVF Cycles

IVF is a fertility treatment in which eggs are fertilized by sperm in the lab. The fertilized eggs grow in special incubators to the point where they have enough cells to be transferred to the potential mother’s uterus. In the initial IVF cycle after the woman’s ovaries have been...
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