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Where Are IVF Injections Given?

IVF, or in-vitro fertilization, is a highly successful method to help couples who struggle with infertility to get pregnant. Although in vitro-fertilization can be an intense and sometimes challenging process, it can be an excellent alternative when ovulation stimulation and intrauterine insemination (IUI) are unsuccessful. Here’s what you should know about IVF injections and what to expect as you go through treatment. Fertility Medications Require Injection Unfortunately, many fertility medications must be injected into the skin or muscle and cannot be taken in pill form. For women who have a fear of needles, this can a significant challenge to overcome. Even most women who do not have a needle phobia…

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Do You Have Periods if You’re Infertile?

The short answer to this question is yes. You can certainly struggle with infertility and still have a period every month. Most fertility problems arise from an ovulation disorder that could influence your period. But your struggles with conception could be caused by other factors. Reasons for Infertility  There are a variety of reasons you may not be able to get pregnant but still, have a period.  For example, a chronic health condition like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure or rheumatoid arthritis may make it difficult to become pregnant.  Other reasons you might have difficulty getting pregnant, but still have a period include: Endometriosis, Being significantly overweight or underweight, Blocked fallopian…

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What Is the Main Cause of PCOS?

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a condition where hormonal imbalances cause women to suffer from a variety of health issues and side effects. Women with PCOS may experience unwanted hair growth, irregular periods, weight gain, acne, thinning hair, painful ovarian cysts, and infertility. Explore the causes of PCOS and what treatments may be available. High Insulin Levels Insulin is an important hormone in the body that regulates blood sugar levels. When you eat, your blood sugar raises, which triggers your pancreas to produce insulin to keep blood sugar levels steady. PCOS can be caused by insulin resistance, where the body’s cells do not respond appropriately to insulin. This means…

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Ovulation Symptoms: 7 Signs of Ovulation

If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s important to know the signs of ovulation. That way, you can time intercourse to increase your chances of conception. What is ovulation? Ovulation is the process of an ovary releasing an egg. After release, the egg travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus. If the egg is fertilized by a sperm during the journey to the uterus, pregnancy may occur. Ovulation typically occurs during a 24-hour time frame, but a sperm has six days to reach the egg for fertilization. Women who have 28-day menstrual cycles will ovulation around day 14.  However, that doesn’t mean ovulation will always occur on that day.…