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Seeing an Infertility Specialist does not Automatically mean IVF

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2017 1:11:19 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
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If you are under the age of 35 and you and your partner have been trying to to conceive naturally for over a year with no success, your OBGYN will most likely advise you to see a fertility specialist. Same for women who are 40 years plus, only they should consider consultation after 3 to 6 months of trying to conceive.

Many people automatically think that infertility specialists will opt to treat you with in vitro fertilization, but there are other options available to you depending on the state of your health and what you may require. In vitro fertilization is an excellent option and has proven to be very successful for many couples, but you and your partner may not need such treatment.

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5 Things To Help Prepare Your Body For IVF

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2017 2:01:14 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
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Preparing for something as life changing as fertility treatment can be approached in many different ways. When it comes to your body, so many things are important. Your physical, mental, and emotional health all comes into play. It is easy to cast your emotions aside and give more importance to the state of your physical being when considering things such as this, but you shouldn’t. Your entire body plays a role in the success of IVF.

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What To Do If Your First IVF Cycle Is Unsuccessful

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2017 12:39:53 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
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It is undoubtedly a huge disappointment when an IVF cycle fails. You have just spent a great deal of time, money, and energy on this whole process and your doctor has been incredibly optimistic that the results would be promising. In vitro fertilization is currently the most effective treatment option out there for infertility and, though there have been many improvements in the technology being used, there are times when it is not successful.

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Getting Pregnant Naturally After Using IVF for Baby #1

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2017 2:04:10 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in IVF, Pregnancy

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A common question amongst parents who have used IVF to get pregnant for their first baby is, “is it possible to get pregnant naturally after IVF?” The most basic answer to this inquiry is, yes, it is possible. However, there are no guarantees that a natural pregnancy will be achieved the second time around.

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IVF Side Effects: What to Expect During Treatment

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Treatment, IVF

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Nearly four decades ago, when the first baby conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) was born, the infertility community hailed the development as a miracle. Skeptics called the child a “test tube baby,” or sounded alarm bells that IVF would eventually remove the need to reproduce in the traditional way. Forty years later, IVF is safer, more effective, and more affordable than it has ever been -- and couples still haven't given up on making babies the old-fashioned way.

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Is There a Link Between IVF and Cancer?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 1:13:15 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Research, IVF

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TV host Giuliana Rancic has long been open about her struggles with infertility. In 2011, she announced that she would be fighting an even more difficult battle -- this time with breast cancer.

Rancic's own doctor even refused to continue her fertility treatments, citing concerns that high doses of hormones involved in the treatments could speed the growth of her cancer.

The news re-triggered a longstanding debate within the reproductive health community:

Does in vitro fertilization (IVF) increase the risk of ovarian, breast, and other reproductive cancers?
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