Sperm freezing – Cost, Benefits, & Risks

Sperm freezing procedure

Fertility preservation is not just for women. Men also lose sperm count and mobility with age, and sperm freezing is your fertility insurance for the future. Also known as cryopreservation of semen or sperm banking, it is a rather simple procedure that takes little time. Similar to egg freezing, it involves storing the male sperm for fertility treatments in the future. According to research by Niels Jorgenson from the University… Read More

IVF for LGBTQ couples

Reproductive options for gay single men

IVF for LGBTQ couples is not allowed by all countries but some places are liberal and they allow same-sex partners and transgender people to have children and build a family. Depending upon your unique circumstances and preferences, there are various options for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer couples to pursue a pregnancy and have a baby. If you’re interested in IVF for LGBTQ couples for yourself or someone you… Read More

Hysteroscopy before IVF: Is it required?

Hysteroscopy before IVF

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the doctor to check the insides of your uterus by inserting a thin, lighted tube. In some situations, it is the best way to examine your uterus but is it necessary in every case to do a hysteroscopy before IVF? Many clinics routinely practice hysteroscopy routinely before IVF to ensure that the uterine cavity is normal and ready to receive embryos. However,… Read More

What causes Early Miscarriages at 6-8 weeks?

Miscarriages are common and often, unpreventable. Loss of pregnancy before 12 weeks is an early miscarriage and it happens in around 10% of all pregnancies. If you’ve experienced multiple miscarriages soon after conceiving without any logical explanation, it must be very frustrating. So, what causes early miscarriages at 6-8 weeks? Normally, the early miscarriages are blamed on chromosomal abnormalities that result in the arrest of embryo growth and while that… Read More

Can Day 7 Blastocysts result in Healthy Pregnancy?

Are day 7 embryos viable

The quality of an embryo is an important factor in determining the success of IVF, possibility of a healthy pregnancy, and eventually a live birth. Once the male and female gametes are combined to make an embryo, they are typically allowed to grow for 5 days before transfer. These Day-5 embryos are called blastocysts and are considered the best for transfer, while the remaining embryos that do not reach blastocyst… Read More