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What are the Signs of Not Being Able to Have a Baby?

Are you dealing with infertility, or should you just keep on trying to conceive? If it seems like it’s taking too long to conceive naturally, you may wonder if there could be some sort of problem, preventing you from getting pregnant. Here we’ll discuss when to see a fertility specialist–and what treatments, like ovulation induction, could help you get pregnant.  How To Tell If You Might Need Fertility Treatment Here are some signs that you need a fertility expert to help you achieve conception. See the fertility specialist right away if: You’re 40 or over. You will probably need fertility treatments to achieve conception, since both egg quality and quantity decrease. You’re under…

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Can you have twins with IVF?

Yes, it is possible you could get pregnant with twins following in vitro fertilization (IVF). Anytime multiple embryos are transferred during an assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure, the chance for having multiple births exists. However, most pregnancies achieved by IVF or other ART are single pregnancies (about 70 percent). In addition, the transference of one embryo does not necessarily guarantee you can’t have twins since identical twins could occur with IVF. How Could You Have Twins with In Vitro Fertilization? Following ovulation induction with drugs meant to stimulate hormone production, eggs are removed from the ovaries and then fertilized with sperm in a laboratory dish. The embryos developing after being…

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Is IVF treatment painful?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) begins with ovulation induction for enhancing fertility. Fertility medications to promote normal ovulation are administered via injections in your lower abdomen. Any discomfort experienced by these injections is minimal and mostly depends on your tolerance of needles and injections. IVF medications may cause some side effects ranging from period-like cramping, nausea and bloating. Side effects are not painful and generally subside within a few days. In addition, women having intrauterine insemination (IUI) may also need ovulation induction drugs before undergoing this procedure. Is There Pain During Egg Retrieval? When eggs have developed in the ovaries, your fertility doctor will retrieve these eggs during a minimally invasive…

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How soon after IUI can you feel pregnancy symptoms?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a type of assisted reproductive technology women turn to when they cannot get pregnant due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), ovulation disorders, cervical/uterine abnormalities or endometriosis. Intrauterine insemination involves insertion of sperm directly into the uterus using a catheter-like device. If successful, the first sign of pregnancy could be as early as two or three weeks from the time of embryo implantation. How Early Can an IUI Pregnancy be Confirmed with a Blood Test? Your fertility doctor will want you to wait at least 14 to 20 days after an IUI before ordering a blood test. Some women may be experiencing physical signs of pregnancy at…