IUI

Can IUI be used after tubal ligation?

A tubal ligation is a surgical procedure meant to permanently prevent pregnancy in women who do not want children. Also referred to as having your "tubes tied", tubal ligations involve a surgeon sealing or clamping shut the fallopian tubes so eggs cannot enter the uterus for the purpose of implantation. Since this surgery stops fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterine wall, intrauterine insemination would not work for women who have had a tubal ligation. Can In Vitro Fertilization Be Used After a Tubal Ligation? IVF therapy involves your doctor prescribing hormone-stimulating drugs to induce ovulation and then removing eggs from your ovaries. Eggs are placed in a lab dish…

Ovulation Induction

Ovulation Induction vs. IVF

If your fertility evaluation shows you are having problems conceiving due to abnormal hormone levels or other reproductive issues, your doctor may recommend ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) as ways of enhancing fertility. During a fertility evaluation, your doctor will ask about menstrual period irregularities, how long you have been trying to get pregnant and test your blood to determine if hormonal imbalances exist. A pelvic exam may be needed so your doctor can accurately diagnose the cause of infertility. What is Ovulation Induction? When egg development and ovulation is impeded by abnormal hormone levels, your doctor may suggest ovulation induction, or hormonal therapy, to…

IVF

IVF vs. Artificial Insemination: Which is the Best Fertility Treatment Option?

When you’re considering fertility treatments to get pregnant, you may wonder which makes the most sense for you: IVF vs. Artificial Insemination? IUI (intrauterine insemination) is a type of Artificial Insemination and a typical starting point for women seeking fertility treatment. It is a natural method that can save money if successful—so it’s a recommended beginning for many of our patients at New York Reproductive Wellness. What is IUI Artificial Insemination? IUI (intrauterine artificial insemination) is the most common type of artificial Insemination. It offers an economical, relatively uncomplicated, technique to get pregnant for women with unexplained infertility issues or other fertility problems. After ovulation induction and fertility evaluation, we use  your natural cycles (or…

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How IUI Works in for Conception with PCOS

  IUI (intrauterine insemination) is a natural and straightforward starting point to achieve fertility for women with PCOS. In some cases, we need to move on to IVF (in vitro fertilization) for successful conception. Starting with IUI makes sense, however, because it is a natural, fairly uncomplicated fertility option that can work and can also decrease the expense of your fertility treatments. We often recommend IUI fertility treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome, and for cases of idiopathic (unexplained) infertility, male infertility and more. The place to begin is with a thorough fertility evaluation at our NY clinic.  What is PCOS? The exact origin of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown but…

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How is Infertility Tested?

Female Infertility According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women trying to get pregnant for at least 12 months without success may be diagnosed with infertility problems by their physician. Fertility specialists also take other factors into consideration when making this diagnosis, such as prior miscarriages, number of previous pregnancies, menstrual period irregularities and whether the woman has a history of vaginal bleeding or pelvic infections. Initial screenings for infertility or conception problems also include physical exams, Pap tests, pelvic ultrasounds/exams and possibly blood tests to determine if hormone abnormalities exist. Blood tests taken between day 22 and day 23 of a woman’s menstrual cycle measures progesterone (a hormone primary…

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How Successful is Ovulation Induction?

Ovulation induction can be very successful for properly selected patients. In fact, ovulation induction can help a woman achieve normal rates of fertility. The key to success is choosing a NY fertility specialist and clinic. The best fertility clinics will first conduct a detailed exam and testing to ensure you are a good candidate for this particular type of fertility treatment. If this particular treatment is not ideal for you, we have other methods of enhancing fertility. The Crucial First Step to Fertility: Expert Fertility Evaluation Before recommending the best fertility treatment to help you add to your family, your fertility doctor should conduct a comprehensive fertility evaluation. Top fertility…

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How Successful is Natural Cycle IVF?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a common approach for individuals dealing with fertility issues. There are multiple forms of IVF, including conventional IVF and natural cycle IVF. Both involve the fertilization of an egg in the laboratory before insertion into the uterus. Understanding the success rate of natural cycle IVF can help you make the most informed choice the fertility treatment that maximizes the likelihood that you will get pregnant. What Is Natural Cycle IVF? Conventional IVF involves the administration of fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries to produce excess eggs. Multiple eggs are typically harvested, and the healthiest are chosen to undergo in vitro fertilization. Once fertilized, one…

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7 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

Trying to conceive is an exciting time for most couples, but it can also become frustrating quickly if you feel like you aren’t making any progress. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to boost your fertility and increase your chances of conception.  1. Reduce your intake of caffeine.  According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, increased intake of caffeine is associated with a decreased rate of conception. Reducing the amount of caffeine you consume may help you to get pregnant faster.  2. Get plenty of sleep.  Failing to get enough sleep may decrease your fertility. Make sure you get 7-8 hours of restful sleep each…

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Do Fertility Herbs Really Work?

Enhancing Fertility with Alternative Medicine–Do Fertility Herbs Really Work? No valid, conclusive research results exist that supports the efficacy of fertility herbs for enhancing fertility. Fertility herbs such as stinging nettle, red raspberry leaves, red clover blossoms and black cohosh are typically marketed as plant-based or "natural" ways to improve a woman’s ability to conceive. However, most fertility herbs are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may contain unknown ingredients producing unpleasant or toxic side effects. Also, women or men with fertility problems should have a comprehensive fertility evaluation to determine the cause of infertility instead of taking unsafe fertility herbs. What Fertility Herbs Actually Do…

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What are the Advantages of Minimal Stimulation IVF

If you’re looking for a more natural and less "medicated" form of in-vitro fertilization, consider minimal stimulation IVF at New York Reproductive Wellness in Jericho, NY.  What Can I Expect with Minimal Stimulation IVF? To increase ovulation, your fertility doctor will proscribe medication to assist your body in releasing more eggs. After allowing time for the eggs to ripen, you’ ll receive an hCG ((human chorionic gonadotropin) shot to further encourage more eggs to be released. Eggs are retrieved for fertilization and later the  embryos are transferred. Comparing Minimal Stimulation IVF  to Conventional IVF Mini IVF is: More affordable Shorter cycled and takes less time Less uncomfortable Less risky, because you won’t receive daily fertility shots, which…