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How to Determine Your Best Fertility Treatment Options

Choosing wisely among the available fertility treatment options requires that you have a trusted fertility specialist at your side to evaluate your physical condition and learn about your needs, goals and desires. There are some general guidelines about which type of fertility options are best for a given infertility situation, but you need a true expert to help you understand all aspects of each option. When you select an experienced NY fertility doctor, one who is devoted to your success, you can be certain you will choose the right treatment options that can help you add to your family. What is a Thorough Fertility Evaluation? Your ideal fertility specialist will perform a…

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The Advantages of Minimal Stimulation IVF

Finding the right reproductive option is very important. Not only does that improve the success rate, but it can also help with peace of mind and make patients feel more comfortable about embarking on the journey to be parents. For couples who can conceive naturally this is not an issue, but many couples need a little help. With minimal stimulation IVF, patients have the opportunity to use a method that can work for them, and that can bring them the results they are looking for in an easier procedure than they may have previously been offered. Select the Right Doctor for Your Minimal Stimulation IVF Procedure When it is time…

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Intrauterine Insemination Facts: What is ‘Sperm Washing?’

If you’ve researched intrauterine insemination (IUI), you’ve probably know the sperm sample is washed before being delivered to the uterus. You may wonder why this process is conducted. Is the sperm dirty? Does it need to be “clean” to fertilize an egg? While “sperm washing” may sound strange, it actually increases the chances of fertilization. By using a sample that contains only the strongest, healthiest sperm, you significantly increase your chances of conception. Here’s how it works. What is Sperm Washing? Sperm washing separates sperm cells from semen, removes dead or slow-moving sperm, white blood cells, mucous and prostaglandins that may impede fertilization or endanger the woman’s health. What are Prostaglandins? Prostaglandins are…

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Law Makes Fertility Treatment Options Available to Wounded Veterans

Veterans’ advocacy groups estimate that military service has left some 2,000 former service members unable to have children naturally. And while these vets are likely candidates for fertility treatment options like IVF, the cost may dissuade them from pursuing infertility treatment. That has changed now, thanks to a law passed by Congress last October. Veterans can pursue fertility treatment using their veterans’ medical benefits. “We all say when someone serves their country, we are there for them when they come home,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who has fought the ban since 2012. “Certainly allowing them to fulfill their dream of having a family ought to be part of what’s there…