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What are the chances of getting pregnant with IVF?

In-vitro fertilization, which is also known as IVF, is a procedure offered to couples who aren’t able to conceive on their own or using less invasive techniques. Thanks to advances in technology, the chances of getting pregnant with IVF are quite high. However, your individual chances of conceiving with IVF depend on the specifics of your situation. What Is In-Vitro? In-vitro fertilization is a procedure in which the egg and sperm are joined outside of the body, allowed to mature for a while and then placed back in the uterus for implantation. IVF is often recommended when other options, such as ovulation induction and/or intrauterine insemination, have not worked. Some…

Best age to freeze eggs

What is the best age to freeze your eggs?

Egg freezing, which is also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a strategy some women use to preserve their fertility. You can freeze your eggs at any point during your childbearing years. However, some ages may be better than others when it comes to egg freezing. What Is Egg Freezing? Egg freezing is a procedure that involves stimulating the ovaries to produce multiple mature eggs. Once the eggs have matured, the doctor harvests them, freezes them and stores them until they are needed. About Age and Fertility A woman’s fertility is strongly linked to her age. The quality and quantity of eggs begin to decline when a woman is around the…

PCOS

How can I ovulate with PCOS?

If you suffer from the polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, you may not ovulate regularly. Without a healthy ovulation, you cannot get pregnant on your own. Fortunately, it is possible to ovulate even when you have PCOS  with the right treatment.  What Is PCOS? PCOS  is a common condition that affects as many as one in 10 women during their childbearing years. It occurs when the reproductive hormones are out of balance, which leads to problems with the menstrual cycle. PCOS may cause the egg not to develop properly, or it may not be released at all during the cycle. For many women, this condition makes it difficult to get pregnant. …

Egg Freezing

How successful is egg freezing?

What is Egg Freezing and Why Is It Done? Oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) involves the extraction of a woman’s viable eggs, freezing of those eggs and storing of eggs for the purpose of preserving them for future implantation. Before freezing eggs, your fertility specialist will evaluate your ovarian reserve to determine how many eggs are produced during your cycle. Assessments include pelvic ultrasounds and blood tests that also help decide how much fertility medication may be needed to boost egg production. Injectable hormone medications are given to stimulate the ovaries. Finally, fluid contained in ovarian follicles and oocytes are vaginally aspirated (removed). Egg maturity is microscopically assessed. Eggs that are…