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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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What Causes a False Positive Pregnancy Test?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2018 10:49:48 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Pregnancy, Health

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You tried and tried, and finally achieved what you’ve been working towards and hoping for. A positive pregnancy test. You go to the doctor overjoyed, but cautious. You want to be sure this is really happening. Just one little problem. You’re not actually pregnant. What really happened was you had a false positive pregnancy test.

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Can A Special Diet or Supplement Get You Pregnant?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2017 12:46:57 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Fertility, Health, Pregnancy

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Realizing that you have something getting in the way of your fertility is one of the most frustrating things that a person can face. People spend a lot of time and effort making sure that they do not get pregnant in their early years, that not being able to get pregnant when you actually want to just seems unfair.

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Exercise During Pregnancy: Get Moving Baby!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2017 12:22:53 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Pregnancy

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When pregnant, it can be very tempting to spend your extra time relaxing and giving your feet a rest. However, exercising is a much better solution to your aches and pains. It will give you the energy you require and help build to up your strength and stamina where you need it the most.

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Pregnancy Over 40: Will You Need The Help Of A Fertility Clinic?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 2:07:26 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Pregnancy, Health

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It is becoming more common for women to wait to conceive until the age of 40. Women all over the world have gradually become more confident about embracing their freedom during youth, focusing on career goals as they become more clear, and choosing to have children once they really are sure that the time is right. While it hasn’t become what you might consider the “norm”, there are many who have done it this way.

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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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The Important Topics to Cover With Your Partner Before Getting Pregnant

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2017 11:20:17 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Family, Pregnancy

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So, you and your partner are thinking about having a child. That is fantastic! It is wonderful that you are in a relationship that you wish to expand into a family. Everyone knows it is not easy to find a person whose dreams and ideals fit nicely with your own. Sometimes it takes a long time to even broach that type of conversation with one’s significant other. In fact, you may not have covered all of the really important stuff, even when you have talked about it.

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