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    Important Advice for New Couples Facing Infertility

    Sep 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Treatment, Fertility Journey, Fertility Myths

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    If you struggle with infertility, you’re not alone. Twelve percent of women, and 1 in 8 couples, struggle to get or stay pregnant. Infertility has been a source of pain and struggle for as long as there have been humans.

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    How to Plan for the Cost of Surrogacy

    Jan 13, 2017 11:13:29 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Treatment, Surrogacy

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    So you’ve been facing infertility issues for an extended period of time. You’ve tried alternative methods of getting pregnant, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and artificial insemination (AI). Yet, nothing seems to be working, and you’re anxious to bring a new baby into your family.

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    Endometriosis and Infertility: What You Need to Know

    Jan 10, 2017 2:01:39 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Infertility, Treatment, Endometriosis

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    Whenever infertility stands in the way of your family’s future, the impact inevitably runs deep and can lead to frustration, sorrow and even anger. When you and your loved ones are anxious to bring a new baby into the world, few things are worse than feeling like you may never see your bundle of joy gazing into your eyes.

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    Fertility Benefits For Same Sex Couples

    Dec 15, 2016 11:37:26 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Treatment, LGBT Pregnancy

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    Artificial insemination does not come cheap, and depending on your health insurance provider, you may be offered some help if it proves to be your only option for starting a family. More specifically, If your doctor has diagnosed you as infertile, some plans might actually help cover part of your fertility treatment.

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    What You Need to Know About Infertility Treatments After Cancer

    Dec 12, 2016 12:41:42 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Infertility, Treatment, Health

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    Cancer treatments can take an immense toll on your body in many different ways. It is a tremendous feat to come out of such a consuming battle unscathed. No doubt, there are parts of the body that are left as a result without the ability to function quite the way they used to.

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    Fertility Treatments for PCOS: What You Need to Know

    Nov 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Treatment, Fertility Tracking Apps, Reproductive Specialist

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    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive health conditions, afflicting between 8-10% of women of childbearing age. Despite its name, PCOS is not caused by ovarian cysts, but instead by a hormonal imbalance. This imbalance of estrogen and progesterone can cause an overproduction in androgenic hormones -- so-called male hormones like testosterone. This changes the functioning of the ovaries and diminishes fertility.

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    IVF Side Effects: What to Expect During Treatment

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

    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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    Signs of Infertility in Women: How to Recognize It's Time for Help

    Sep 20, 2016 10:07:47 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Infertility, Treatment, Reproductive Specialist

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    Struggling to get pregnant can be a frustrating experience, and the questions that can go through your mind can be unnerving. You may have questions like, “is it him?”, “is it me?” and ultimately, “could I be infertile?” It goes without saying that the first commonly accepted sign of infertility in a woman, is the inability to get pregnant after having regular, unprotected sex for at least six months to one year, depending on her age. However, apart from the inability to achieve pregnancy, there are additional signs of infertility in women. Below is a list of the common signs, and if you notice two or more of them, it may be time to seek the help of a fertility specialist.

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    Fresh Vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer for IVF: Which is Better?

    Sep 16, 2016 10:03:19 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Treatment, Health, Houston IVF Specialists

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    If you are considering undergoing IVF treatments, it is possible you have been hearing some conflicting rumors about which process you should use and what’s most successful. For decades, since experts began working with assisted reproductive technology, fresh embryo transfers appeared to consistently have a higher success rate than frozen ones (FETS).

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