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Why Regular Ovulation Is Not Indicative of Fertility

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2016 12:24:37 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Fertility Tracking Apps, Fertility Calendar, Fertility Clinic

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When a mature egg gets released from the ovary and is pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilized, this is called ovulation. What usually happens during ovulation is that one of the eggs in your ovaries will mature each month. A common misconception is that if you're ovulating, you are fertile, and therefore have the ability to achieve pregnancy.

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The Complete IVF Process: A Beginner’s Guide of What You Need To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Treatment, Reproductive Specialist, Houston IVF Specialists

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If you have found yourself in the position of needing assistance conceiving a child, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is most certainly something worth considering. IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. If you connect yourself with a superb fertility clinic your chances of getting pregnant are fairly high. With the most up to date science on your side, you have almost as high of a probability getting pregnant using IVF as those do with healthy functioning reproductive systems.

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Will I Have IVF Success with Donor Eggs?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2016 10:41:08 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Reproductive Specialist, Houston IVF Specialists, Egg Donor

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An IVF procedure with the help of donor eggs is an effective option for individuals who have struggled with getting pregnant on their own as the result of infertility or in the case of a same sex couple in which neither partner produces eggs. Many couples in positions similar to yours have gotten pregnant this way.

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11 Reasons to Pursue IVF Genetic Testing

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2016 10:31:54 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Houston IVF Specialists

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If you are considering IVF or have already had unsuccessful IVF cycles, you may want to consider preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). This is a procedure used to screen the embryos before they are implanted in the uterus for any possible genetic diseases or disorders that could be passed onto the child.

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How to Know When to Switch Fertility Doctors

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Fertility Clinic, Reproductive Specialist

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Having a child is a deep desire for many couples, yet more than 12 percent of couples struggles with infertility according to The National Infertility Association. If you're like many couples dealing with this struggle, at some point, you and your partner may have considered visiting a fertility doctor. It's no secret that not all doctors are perfect matches with all patients.

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Yoga for Fertility: The Science Behind How It May Help

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2016 12:33:59 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Infertility, Health

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Infertility is a complex and extremely frustrating position to be in. There are those that have visited multiple physicians and received some explanation as to why they are having such difficulty, and some who still have little to no clue as to why they are not having success getting pregnant.

In some cases, the male could have a low sperm count or the female may have blockage in her fallopian tubes. In less defined cases, it is possible that a big part of your issue involves stress.

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The Legal Considerations of Using a Third Party Sperm or Egg Donor

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Sperm Donor, Egg Donor

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Depending on the condition of your health or sexual orientation, involving a donor in the process of conceiving a child may be the only option you have in order to make a family. Fortunately, there are many generous individuals who volunteer each day to help people in your situation. Working with a donor, however, can open you up to the possibility of encountering some complications.

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IVF vs IUI: Choosing The Right Procedure For Your Body

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Reproductive Specialist, Houston IVF Specialists, IUI

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IVF and IUI are the two most most commonly used methods of assisted reproduction so it stands to reason that IVF vs IUI is a standard question that couples ask when pursuing fertility treatments. There are factors to weigh on both sides and there is a significant cost difference but there are some situations where only one method will work. Here are some of the considerations your doctor will likely walk you through.

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How to Choose a Surrogate to Carry Your Child

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Surrogacy

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One of the many options available to couples that are trying to achieve pregnancy here at the Center of Reproductive Medicine, is having a baby by way of the services of a surrogate. If you're considering surrogacy, one question you may be asking yourself is how to choose a surrogate to carry your child. In an effort to assist you in making your decision, we thought it might be helpful to give you a quick guide of things to consider.

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IVF Gender Selection: What The Experts Are Saying

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2016 9:45:36 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Reproductive Specialist, Houston IVF Specialists, Gender Selection

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There are a boundless number of old wive’s tricks to try for one gender or the other -- from position, to timing, to even what you eat -- people have been trying to take matters into their own hands since just about forever. But with modern advancements in reproductive medicine, the possibility of being able to select the gender of your child is now a reality.

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