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How Common are False Positive Pregnancy Tests?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 11:09:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in False Positive Pregnancy Test, Fertility Journey

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If you have dreams of becoming a parent, fertility issues are among the most challenging issues you can face. Thankfully, modern science has advanced quite a bit in recent years, allowing for female infertility to be more accurately tested for and diagnosed than ever before. For couples and individuals alike, the sensitive nature of infertility is certainly an emotional time, and perhaps nothing is more frustrating than a false feeling of success. After months or even years of trying different therapies and medications, some aspiring parents are faced with the brief exhilaration of a positive pregnancy test, only to be dismayed to ultimately discover that their conception journey isn’t quite finished yet.

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Hysteroscopy for Infertility: Why, When, and How

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2019 11:05:42 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Infertility Treatment, Hysteroscopy

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If you are seeking out information about hysteroscopy, most likely you or someone you know has been told that they should have the procedure. A doctor usually discovers the need for this surgery when their patient has experienced the usual symptoms or if they have been having trouble getting pregnant.

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Female Infertility: Common Signs and Red Flags to Pay Attention To

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2019 12:43:04 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Signs of Infertility, Fertility Journey, Fertility Specialist

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When you were in school, you were likely taught about the birds and the bees. The facts as they were presented to you were that if a man and a woman engage in sexual intercourse, the woman would get pregnant.

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Negative Pregnancy Test: Why You Could Receive A False Positive

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2018 1:00:00 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility, False Positive Pregnancy Test

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If you are hoping to get pregnant, you most likely already have some pregnancy tests in the bathroom cabinet waiting for your tiniest inkling of hope to arise. Therefore, when you do suspect that you are pregnant, you probably do not wait for very long before you check. When the test gives you a negative result it is incredibly disappointing, especially if you felt sure that you were pregnant this time around. In fact, so much so that it has you wondering if the test could possibly be wrong.

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What are the Different Types of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2018 4:54:40 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Infertility Treatment, Fertility Journey

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Seeking infertility treatment means learning a whole new vocabulary. You might have heard the term assisted reproductive technology (ART) bandied about, and wondered if it applies to you. Knowing your ART options can help you better understand your own body and weigh various options that may help.

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What Medicines are used to Treat Infertility in Women?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2018 12:35:44 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Infertility Treatment, Fertility Journey, Houston IVF Specialists

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Infertility can feel deeply isolating. Yet at least 6% of women under 44 are unable to get pregnant after a year of trying. You are not alone. Knowing that you are infertile, however, gets you no closer to treating the issue. Infertility is a label, not a diagnosis. Its causes are as diverse as the women who experience this painful experience. The good news is that, with the right diagnosis, a wide range of infertility medications can help you get pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby.

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8 Frequently Asked Questions about IVF

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2018 11:09:57 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in IVF, Houston IVF Specialists, Infertility Treatment

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Few things are as startling or gut-wrenching for a couple as infertility. It can feel like the end of the world, as if your hopes of starting a family are completely dashed. But that isn’t always the case. Thanks to the miracle of modern medicine, fertility specialists are able to help many who wish to be parents finally bring their little bundles of joy into the world.

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How To Choose A Fertility Clinic Or Specialist

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2018 1:59:19 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility Specialist

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Though some people believe this to be true, a fertility specialist is not an ob-gyn. They need certain credentials to receive their title, which then allows them to diagnose and treat infertility. Ob-gyns can perform evaluations and provide basic treatment, but infertility experts are specially trained in extensive details that help to determine different causes of fertility.

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The Effects of Alcohol on Fertility

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2018 12:01:31 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility Journey

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Perhaps the only thing more frustrating than struggling to conceive, is learning there are things we are doing that could be impeding our chances of success. The truth is, no one ever wants to be told what to do. Unfortunately though, when it comes to alcohol and fertility, it’s better to stack the deck in your favor than to risk the gamble of not changing your ways.

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Can Taking Certain Medications Result in a False Positive Pregnancy Test?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2018 11:02:23 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Pregnancy, Signs of Infertility, Health

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Infertility is deeply frustrating, striking at the very core of who you are, what makes you human, and how you feel about your body. Many couples spend years taking pregnancy tests at the very first sign of a pregnancy or missed period. Some begin testing as soon as the woman ovulates. So the faint pink or blue line on a pregnancy test can spark jubilation, especially if you’ve previously seen dozens of negative tests. Yet false positives do happen. Medications can cause false positive pregnancy tests, turning your hope and jubilation into despondence and disappointment.

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