IVF 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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Hope for Infertile Women After IVF Failure

Second Chance IVF In many cases, IVF is the best fertility treatment to help infertile couples have a baby. But it doesn’t work every time. The live birth IVF success rate for women under 35 is 40 percent on average—which means 60 percent will not succeed in getting pregnant and...
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Ectopic Pregnancy – Are You at Risk?

Have you ever heard of ectopic pregnancy? In a normal pregnancy, the egg is fertilized by the sperm in a fallopian tube. The fertilized egg then travels through the fallopian tubes to the uterus, over the course of three or four days. The fertilized egg implants in the uterus and...
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Fertility Treatment Costs – 4 Tips to Save on Your Income Taxes

Did you know that the costs of your fertility treatments may help you reduce your income tax payments? There is an IRS rule that allows medical expenses that exceed 10 percent of your adjusted gross income to be itemized and deducted from your annual tax bill. Fertility...
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Does Tubal Reversal Surgery Work? 3 Myths and Facts

About 10 million women in the United States have “had their tubes tied,” a form of female sterilization called tubal ligation.  The fallopian tubes can be tied together in surgery, cauterized, closed with rings or clips, or be blocked with Essure, a microinsert which causes scar...
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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) What Are the Risks?

Although many people believe infertility is a “woman’s problem,” 30 percent of infertility is related to male factor problems. If your partner has been diagnosed with male factor infertility, your fertility specialist may recommend intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as part...
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Your Weight and IVF Success Rates

How Does Your Weight Affect IVF? The health benefits of maintaining a normal weight have long been understood in the medical community. People who are overweight have a higher incidence of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer, and have a greater risk of...
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How Age Affects IVF Treatment and Success

What’s Age Got to Do With It? How Age Affects IVF Treatment and Success It seems like every day, celebrities over age 40 are featured in magazines, entertainment TV shows and gossip websites with “baby bumps,” glowing and babbling about how excited they are to be pregnant. Some...
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5 Ways to Increase IVF Success For Women

No Myths, Just Facts! Whether you’re getting ready to start your first IVF treatment cycle or you’ve been through IVF before, you probably have heard a lot of crazy advice on how to make sure your cycle is successful. Does anything really make a difference? Are there actions you...
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