Posts From February, 2014

What are the Different Types of Infertility?

by Dr. Deborah Smith Infertility refers to the incapacity to have children, regardless of participating in unprotected sexual activities or attempting artificial insemination. Infertility is primarily divided into two broad categories, depending on the nature of infertility. Primary Infertility – This occurs when a couple has no record of conception with them indulging in unprotected Read More …



Fertility Drugs Used to Treat Infertility

Treating infertility in women can be a complicated process.  A professional fertility specialist will carefully gather a patient’s medical history, evaluate prior fertility records and conduct a thorough physical examination.  Before artificial insemination or surgical procedures are recommended, fertility medications are administered to treat the problem. Some of the most common medications used to treat Read More …


Info on Fertility Drugs for Ovulation

by Dr. Deborah Smith Ovulation Induction Ovulation induction is where the ovaries are stimulated with fertility drugs  to produce more eggs and eventually ovulate more eggs. This treatment is usually used in women who either don’t ovulate or ovulate infrequently, have unexplained infertility, endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve, multiple miscarriages or other fertility disorders. Ovulation induction Read More …


Symptoms and Diagnosis of Infertility

by Dr. Deborah Smith In many cases, the signs of infertility in both men and women are not revealed until a couple attempts to conceive a baby. Initially, erections, intercourse, and ejaculations will happen without difficulty. To the naked eye, factors such as the quantity and quality of the semen may appear normal. Statistically the Read More …


An Overview of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

by Dr. Deborah Smith Assisted reproductive technology, or ART, is there to help men and women that have difficulty with fertility. There are several different procedures depending on the difficulty level and type of infertility. Intrauterine Insemination Intrauterine Insemination, or IUI, is where washed and concentrated sperm is placed directly into the uterus with a Read More …


What is the procedure for freezing eggs during Cryopreservation?

by Dr. Deborah Smith The process for freezing an oocyte (an egg) in a cryopreservation treatment cycle begins the same as the egg retrieval process used in an in vitro fertilization treatment. The ovaries are stimulated using a controlled overstimulation hormone treatment in order to produce multiple eggs per each menstrual cycle. This overproduction of Read More …


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