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Ovulation Induction: How Long Will It Be Before I Ovulate?

Lots of issues can contribute to a couple’s inability to conceive, including items that affect both the male and the female partner. Problems with ovulation are among the most common causes of infertility, and fortunately, they can also be treated relatively simply – and successfully – with a treatment called ovulation induction. The key to improving your chances for conceiving is to first determine the underlying cause of infertility so treatment can be optimized for your specific needs. Enhancing Fertility Before any fertility treatment begins, every patient undergoes a thorough fertility evaluation, including a physical exam and testing to help determine the underlying cause of infertility. Fertility evaluations can also…

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Can polycystic ovary syndrome develop later in life?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder involving excess androgens (testosterone and other male hormones) in the body. Signs of PCOS include absent or irregular menstrual periods, infertility, hirsutism (abnormal growth of body and facial hair), persistent acne and male pattern baldness. Ultrasound examinations of women with PCOS often find small cysts surrounding the ovaries as well. Although it is rare that women develop PCOS later in life, it is possible that women may not know they have polycystic ovary syndrome for years because the disorder mimics symptoms of other hormonal disorders. In many cases, reproductive-age women undergoing a comprehensive fertility evaluation will discover they have PCOS for the…

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How Can I Get Pregnant With Twins?

Couples are waiting longer than ever before to have children. However, this can present challenges when couples desire more than one child and the window for biologically optimal childbearing is waning. Getting pregnant with multiples can be a solution to growing a family with less time available. Although IVF, or in vitro fertilization, doesn’t guarantee multiples, there’s evidence that indicates multiple births are more likely with IVF. Ovulation induction and IUI, or intrauterine insemination, are other potential solutions for couples wishing to conceive multiples.  IVF and Multiples  In vitro fertilization is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that improves a couple’s chances of conception. By placing an already fertilized embryo within…

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What are the chances of IVF working?

When you are trying to get pregnant, it seems like time stands still. Impatience is a natural response, and many couples find themselves feeling frustrated quickly. For most couples, pregnancy will occur naturally within a few months of trying. However, in other cases, getting pregnant can be more difficult. If you are unable to get pregnant on your own and less invasive methods like IUI are not effective, your doctor may recommend in-vitro fertilization or IVF.  What Is IVF? IVF works by joining the sperm and the egg outside the body to form an embryo, allowing it to develop for a few days and then transferring it back to the uterus…

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How Long Does It Take to Ovulate After an HCG Injection?

HCG injections are a widely used for enhancing fertility. HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a naturally occurring hormone that supports the development of an egg while inside the ovary and triggers the release of the egg when it is ready. Women also produce HCG when they are pregnant and it is the hormone that pregnancy tests check for.  When a woman struggles to become pregnant on her own, HCG injections can help stimulate ovulation. This is a process known as ovulation induction.  What Is Ovulation Induction?  Ovulation induction with HCG can help a woman to ovulate more than once during a single menstrual cycle by stimulating the growth and…

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How Do You Know If You Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

The common hormonal disorder polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects many women of reproductive age. It occurs when the woman’s adrenal glands or ovaries produce more-than-normal male hormones and can lead to a small cyst forming in the ovary, disrupting hormonal balance. Women with PCOS have a hormonal balance and problems with their metabolism. Of women of childbearing years, one in every 10 women are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome. Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Symptoms of PCOS include: Excessive body or facial hair Irregular menstrual periods (they occur infrequently or last a long time) Absent or infrequent adolescent menstruation Male-pattern baldness Unexplained weight gain or obesity Acne Pregnancy-related issues like…

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Best Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

If you’d like to add to your family but have not been able to get pregnant, it may be time to consider infertility treatment. Medical treatments such as ovulation Induction can help increase the likelihood of conception. IVF (in-vitro fertilization) is one of the most popular fertility treatment options, with an excellent track record of helping women get pregnant. Many patients begin with IUI (intrauterine insemination), however, since this method can be quicker and less expensive. The decision as to which fertility treatment path is right for you is a very individualized one. Before beginning your fertility treatment journey, choose a noted fertility expert in NY to carefully guide your treatment, based on your…

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IUI Versus IVF: Fertility Treatment Pros and Cons

As a woman dealing with fertility problems, it’s good to have a variety of advanced medical options to help you get pregnant. However, there is a downside to having many options: the confusion and stress that comes from trying to choose the right path for you. That’s why it’s crucial to have an expert fertility doctor at your side to guide you to your best solution to treat infertility. IVF or IUI can both work with minor male factor infertility and/or female infertility due to unknown causes. Both can work with donated sperm and/or eggs, and for LGBTQ couples. Here’s how IUI and IVF work, how they differ, and when each is best. Understanding IUI Infertility Treatment Often the first-line treatment for…

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What Does It Mean to be an Induced Ovulator?

Many women have difficulty conceiving a child because they have anovulation. Simply put, they don’t ovulate, or if they do, their menstrual cycles are extremely irregular.  Anovulation occurs for many reasons, but polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common reason why women don’t produce and release an oocyte every month. In these cases, fertility doctors use ovulation induction to prompt a woman’s ovaries to grow and release a mature egg. The treatment protocol is successful in promoting a woman’s body to release an egg in 75 percent of cases. By enhancing fertility in this way, there’s a better overall chance of a sperm fertilizing an egg, resulting in pregnancy. However, be aware that…

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Foods to Avoid to Lessen Symptoms of PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that can make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Exercise and diet are vital to lessening the symptoms of PCOS and preventing obesity.  Women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin, a hormone that helps turn the sugar you eat into energy. PCOS also causes women to be insulin resistant, meaning your body doesn’t use the insulin it creates. The result are symptoms like: Body hair growth, Acne, Polycystic ovaries, Infertility, Irregular menstruation, Increased hunger, High cholesterol, Weight gain. Link Between Food and Insulin Since polycystic ovary syndrome is linked to insulin resistance, look for foods that do not cause a big spike…

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