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

Does Gluten cause infertility?

Gluten intolerance may be responsible for fertility problems in both men and women, research has indicated. So, if you are struggling to conceive and have been given the rather frustrating diagnosis of unexplained infertility, you might want to check if the problem is caused by the Gluten in your diet. How does Gluten cause infertility? Will eliminating it from your diet help you get pregnant? Gluten—a protein commonly found in… Read More

Diagnosis & Treatment of Unexplained Infertility

The diagnosis of unexplained infertility is rather frustrating and unfortunately, it is quite common. Around 20 percent of infertile couples are told that there is no specific reason for their conception problems. So when you don’t know what’s wrong, how do you fix it? Not all hope is lost because even if your infertility cannot be explained, it can be treated. Is your infertility really unexplained? Typically, when you’ve been… Read More

Embryo Adoption

Embryo adoption is the process of transferring the embryos left after one couple’s in vitro fertilization, to another person or couple. These embryos are usually donated after the couple, for whom they were initially created, has conceived and carried a pregnancy to term. The decision to donate or destroy the embryos remains with the same couple. Every day thousands of people who undergo in-vitro fertilization, end up with extra embryos… Read More

Should you get IVF or Surgery for Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease in which the endometrium—the tissue that normally lines the insides of your uterine cavity—starts to grow outside your uterus, causing adhesions and pain in your lower abdominal cavity. In many women it is the cause of infertility, and patients wonder if they should opt for IVF or surgery for endometriosis. There is no straightforward approach or standardized protocol that can be applied in all patients… Read More

What are the best methods for Endometriosis Diagnosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects approximately 200 million females around the world. The condition usually presents as varying degrees pelvic pain and extreme discomfort for women; often the diagnosis is late and treatment is consequently delayed. If you know the different methods of endometriosis diagnosis, you may be able to identify and deal with the problem at the earliest. What happens in endometriosis? Endometrial tissue, which normally lines… Read More