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Male Genes Involved in Recurrent Miscarriage

The chromosome study and paternal age are also factors to take into consideration when these types of problems occur. Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), or recurrent miscarriage, is three or more consecutive pregnancy losses before week 20 of gestation, with a

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Is it okay to be sexually active while undergoing assisted reproduction treatment?

Being sexually active while undergoing ART decreases sperm DNA fragmentation and improves Mother-to-Embryo immune tolerance. Generally speaking, specialists in reproductive medicine have customarily recommended that patients beginning a cycle of assisted human reproduction refrain from sexual activity while in treatment;

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The importance of Vitamin D in Reproduction Treatment

Recent studies indicate that women with high levels of Vitamin D will have greater chances of having children. Optimal nutritional status in women during the preconception phase and adequate intake of all essential nutrients are both very important when it

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6 FAQs while waiting for your Beta-hCG result

Although we can’t speed up the clock, it is in our power to resolve any doubts you have during this period of time. Waiting for your Beta-hCG result is the last step in Assisted Reproduction Treatment. It is a period of

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Melatonin and Sperm Quality

Recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of melatonin on the reproductive organs when assisted reproduction techniques are used. Melatonin is a natural compound produced by a small structure in the brain – the pineal gland, also known as the epiphysis

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What tests are ordered in a Basic Fertility Study?

The purpose of these tests is to diagnose the most common fertility problems. In a Basic Fertility Study we need to know if ovulation is occurring, if the fallopian tubes are permeable and if there are an acceptable number of

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What causes poor ovarian response and how is it treated?

Poor response to ovarian stimulation is one of the major challenges assisted reproduction specialists must deal with. There are no established criteria for defining a poor response. In fact, it was not until 2010 that the European Society of Human

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How to overcome anxiety during fertility treatment

The day arrived when you felt fully prepared, or as prepared as one can be, to have children. But then the months, even the years, started to go by, with doctor’s consultations, disappointments, and now you are on this roller

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When and why to undergo an endometrial biopsy

As specialists in assisted reproduction we are continuously researching new techniques to improve treatment success rates. Today we are going to talk about the benefits of an endometrial biopsy. What is the endometrium? Simply speaking, the endometrium is the active

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Increasing pregnancy rates per transfer: the Time Lapse technique

This new visualisation system is key to the monitoring of embryo development. As biologists we are faced with a dilemma when it comes to evaluating the development of embryos obtained through assisted reproduction treatment. Viewing them through a microscope –

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