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    Center of Reproductive Medicine

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    Know the Facts: Important Reproductive Medicine Statistics in Texas

    March 7, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Houston Fertility Clinic, Fertility Journey, Infertility Treatment

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    Infertility can be agonizing. You want to spend your time shopping for maternity clothes, comparing doctors or midwives, and setting up your nursery. Instead you find yourself spending more time, month after month, hoping against the odds that you’ll see that second line on your pregnancy test.

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    Are You Having Trouble Getting Pregnant? You have Options

    February 28, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Fertility Specialist, Houston Fertility Clinic, Fertility Journey

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    Waiting for that second line to appear on a pregnancy test can feel like the longest three minutes of your life. If you wait month after month with no results, it’s easy to feel demoralized. One of the most persistent and harmful myths about fertility issues is that fertility is a matter of luck. If you’re unlucky enough to have trouble getting pregnant, then it’s untreatable without costly procedures that are unlikely to work anyway.

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    Understanding What Might Be Causing Your Infertility

    February 22, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Fertility Specialist, Infertility Treatment, Signs of Infertility

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    It’s a scene that plays out in thousands of homes every month -- a ritual, of sorts: the home pregnancy test. For couples with infertility, the absence of two lines can come to feel like a sign of personal failure. Month after month, frustration can turn to exhaustion, depression, and deep sadness. Infertility can be deeply isolating, but you are not alone.

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    Is it Him? What You Need to Know About Male Infertility

    February 19, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Male Fertility Testing, Signs of Infertility, Male Infertility

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    Trying to get pregnant is an exercise in deep and intense emotions. In the first few months, you may feel excited and overwhelmed. Perhaps you even begin shopping for the nursery or stocking up on baby clothes. After all, the baby will be here soon, right? Yet for many couples, this excitement eventually gives way to frustration, and even demoralization. About 15% of couples struggle with infertility, even after a year or longer of trying to get pregnant. Advice about infertility often focuses on the woman. But in at least 20-30% of cases, the issue is solely with the man. And in 20-30% more, there’s an issue with both the man and the woman.

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    At What Age is It Too Difficult to Conceive?

    February 14, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Fertility Specialist, Signs of Infertility, Age and Infertility

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    Infertility can be deeply isolating, but it’s actually very common. Sixteen percent of couples are unable to get pregnant after a year of trying. Eight percent are still struggling after two years. One of the most frustrating aspects of trying to get pregnant is the age factor. Remember learning to ride a bike or read?

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    How Long Does it Take Sperm to Fertilize an Egg after IUI?

    February 5, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in IUI, Fertility Journey, False Positive Pregnancy Test

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    People considering fertility treatments often focus on in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF can be highly successful for the right person, but it’s also expensive. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) offers a success rate of 10-20% per cycle. This makes it a highly effective treatment, and one that is much more affordable than IVF. For couples with unexplained infertility and some other fertility issues, it’s a great option. Moreover, because it’s more affordable, most families can pursue several cycles of IUI, increasing the odds of a successful pregnancy without breaking the budget.

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    How Common are False Positive Pregnancy Tests?

    January 28, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Fertility Journey, False Positive Pregnancy Test

    9 Comments

    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.

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    Hysteroscopy for Infertility: Why, When, and How

    January 25, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Hysteroscopy, Infertility Treatment

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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

    January 14, 2019 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Fertility Specialist, Fertility Journey, Signs of Infertility

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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

    December 11, 2018 / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Health, Fertility, False Positive Pregnancy Test

    6 Comments

    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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