When should you do the ERA test?

When you’ve been trying to get pregnant for some time and are considering invitro fertilization (IVF), you want everything to go right. Unfortunately, IVF does not work every time and your doctor many not always be able to determine the reason why your IVF failed. As part of the IVF failure workup, many doctors use the endometrial receptivity array (ERA), to evaluate issues with the receptivity of the uterus that… Read More

What are the indications for PGD?

Genetic testing with IVF is becoming more common as the techniques become safer with improving technology and more people understand the benefits of having the good quality embryos implanted. However, pre-implantation genetic testing is not for everyone. So, what are the indications for PGD and should you get it? If your doctor mentions PGT instead of PGD, don’t get all confused by the terminology. Back in 2018, the major reproductive… Read More

How does PGS improve IVF success rates?

A genetic test, known as pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), is widely used to get better results in IVF. A large majority of IVF failures are blamed on poor embryo quality and fertility experts recommend PGS to be able to select the best embryo that is most likely to result in a positive pregnancy. So how does PGS improve IVF success rates? Using PGS, the embryos can be checked for abnormal… Read More

What’s the cost of IVF in Mexico? Debunking false claims

13 of every 100 couples in the US have fertility problems and around 2 percent of the children are born with the help of ART every year, according to the US CDC. It is an expensive treatment. Many patients travel overseas in pursuit of low-cost IVF and if you can just go across the border, it is that much more convenient. The cost of IVF in Mexico is almost a… Read More

Second IVF Baby: what are your chances?

If you’ve conceived once via IVF, you’re likely to be able to do that again. After an initial success, the chances of having a second child with assisted reproductive technology (ART) are quite good, according to a study published today in reproductive medicine journal, Human Reproduction. This is the first major study to investigate the chances of having a second IVF baby. Analysing data from IVF clinics in Australia and… Read More