Posts From June, 2014

The Basics of Egg Cryopreservation

Oocyte or egg cryopreservation is the process of extracting and freezing eggs until the time is ready for their use. During assisted reproductive technology procedures, the frozen eggs can be thawed out, fertilized in vitro and transferred to the recipient’s womb for pregnancy to ensue. Egg cryopreservation can benefit women with varied fertility concerns. Women Read More …


How Many Embryos to Transfer with Assisted Reproductive Technology?

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures may require the transfer of embryos to a woman’s uterus to start a pregnancy. Embryo transfer from the laboratory to a woman’s womb is an important step, and choosing the optimal number of embryos will help prevent medical complications. The transfer of many embryos can result in multiple pregnancies, which Read More …



How Weight Loss affects Fertility

Getting your body mass index (BMI) close to the normal range value will improve your chances of becoming pregnant. It will assure a healthy pregnancy as well. BMI is a calculation based on your weight and height. A normal BMI range is 19 to 25, a range of 25 to 30 is overweight, and obese Read More …



Endometriosis and Infertility

When a woman has her monthly cycle, her body sheds the endometrium or uterine lining, which results in what is known as a period. If the lining cells implant inside the abdomen on the uterus, tubes, ovaries or other abdominal organs a diagnosis of endometriosis is made.  This can cause adhesions, endometriosis nodules and pelvic/ Read More …


In vitro Fertilization: Now and Then

Louise Brown, the first “test tube baby,” was born in July 1978 at the Oldham General Hospital, Greater Manchester, UK. This marked the first successful human birth through in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is a part of assisted reproductive technology which enables the fertilization of an egg by sperm in a laboratory dish. The fertilized Read More …


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