By: Kristen Jones | Accredited Embryologist
By: Ashley Wong, MS, Clinical Embryologist | IVF Laboratory Supervisor & Lead Embryologist
An intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) occurs when a fertilized egg implants and starts to develop within the uterus, where it is supposed to be. The uterus is the only place where a pregnancy can develop and progress to full term.An ultrasound finding of an intrauterine pregnancy means that the pregnancy...
Normozoospermia is the presence of normal sperm in semen upon semen analysis. For a semen sample to be labeled as normozoospermic, there has to be an adequate concentration of sperm that is normal in appearance and function.During the evaluation of a couple for infertility, if sperm testing of the...
Days post-5-day transfer (DP5DT) refers to the number of days that have passed since an embryo that developed for 5 days in a lab was transferred to a uterus during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure.In this case, a 5-day embryo called a blastocyst is transferred (as opposed to a different...
While it is possible to detect a pregnancy as soon as eight days after ovulation or fertilization, testing is most effective after day 14.
During IVF it is normal to see a continual drop in numbers in embryo development, which, hopefully, leads to the few best embryos that will give you your baby.
It is not unusual for a patient at her last obstetrics ultrasound visit to ask me when she can come back for another baby.My answer is to make this pregnancy and this baby your priority for at least one year. Once you are done breastfeeding (if that is part of the plan) and have completely weaned...
Experiencing infertility or loss is hard enough without the reminders and triggers that seem to exist everywhere.If Facebook is pretty sure that you want to see endless parenting-related ads and it's not what you want, you can adjust your ad settings. This isn't a perfect solution &mdash...
Exercising before your in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment can help to improve your chance of conception. During your treatment though, there may be times you need to modify your physical activity to give yourself the best chance of success. For some women, this will mean doing less, but for...
Decreasing the emotional burden of infertility is what really matters.
By: Dr. Alice Domar | Psychologist
A progressive drop in numbers is normal.
By: Kristen Jones | Accredited Embryologist
How to start processing grief after experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.
By: Katy Huie Harrison, PhD | Founder
Getting pregnant doesn't erase the trauma of infertility.
By: Erin Bulcao | Blogger & Advocate
What research says about stress causing infertility.
By: Dr. Angela Lawson | Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry
Dr. Rebecca Matthews has a PhD in embryo implantation and currently works as an embryologist. Rebecca is passionate about her work and about educating and empowering people to take control of their own healthcare decisions. With this in mind, she has written an IVF guidebook to help patients understand the processes and options involved in fertility treatments. Her book, IVF: A Patient's Guide, can be found on Amazon.
Dr. Mark Trolice is double board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) as well as OB/GYN. He maintains annual recertification in these specialties and has been awarded the prestigious American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually for many years now. He is the director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Orlando, FL, as well as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Florida in Gainesville and the University of Central Florida in Orlando where he is involved in the teaching of OB/GYN residents and medical students. He is also the Lead Surgeon and Egg Donor Bank Medical Director for Cryos International. He is the voice behind The Fertility Health Podcast and the author of The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility.
Dr. Kitic is an Exercise Physiologist with a Ph.D. in Exercise Immunology and over 20 years of research experience in understanding how exercise affects the body. She is also a Senior University Lecturer in Exercise Prescription. Dr. Kitic runs The IVF Project, a world-first online exercise prescription service for women and men undergoing fertility treatments. Having experienced infertility and multiple cycles of IVF, Dr. Kitic wanted everyone to have access to evidence-based clinical exercise prescription to improve their chance of conception.