Blog Archive

IVF Protocols Sep 29th, 2017

Different IVF protocols for different womenMany women going through IVF find comfort and community support in online forums. But when the talk turns to who is taking what medication when, you might wonder why your IVF regimen is so different from others. Some IVF protocols work better than others for...

Limitations of PGS Sep 29th, 2017

What you need to know about the limitations of PGSPreimplantation genetic screening, or PGS, sounds like a dream come true for many people who hope to have an easy pregnancy and healthy child. While this advanced science does improve the chances of both, there are important limitations of PGS that...

Advanced Semen Analysis Sep 29th, 2017

Beyond the basics: Advanced semen analysisWhen your male partner is diagnosed with male factor infertility you’ll likely want to learn as much about it as you can. For most couples, standard semen analysis can quickly pinpoint whether enough sperm are present and whether they can move and are shaped normally.But for...

Zika Virus and Pregnancy Sep 29th, 2017

Have a safe summer: Learn about Zika virus and pregnancySummer is here and so are the pesky mosquitoes. For women who are trying to conceive, they’re more than just a nuisance. In some areas, mosquitos may carry a virus that can cause a devastating disease in a developing fetus. If...

IVF Discounts for Teachers Sep 29th, 2017

Teachers: Take advantage of IVF discounts this summerOne of the wonderful things about being a teacher is taking the summer off to take care of your personal priorities. For some teachers that means lounging by the pool, taking a trip or finally getting around to repainting the house. For those...

Infertility Awareness Sep 29th, 2017

Infertility Awareness Tips for Getting Pregnant in Spring, Summer, Fall and WinterQuick: What’s prime time to conceive? During Infertility Awareness Week, always held in the springtime, we want to remind you to embrace your fertility and get to know the facts about the reproductive seasons of life.You begin having periods...

IVF for Veterans Sep 29th, 2017

VA Now Offering IVF for Veterans Wounded in ServiceAmerica’s veterans sacrifice so much to protect and defend our freedom and some pay a very high price. For veterans who suffer combat-related trauma to a reproductive organ – or any other injury that affects fertility – the inability to have a...

Mini IVF Sep 29th, 2017

With Mini IVF, Less Is MoreToo many women have invested thousands of dollars in a single cycle of in vitro fertilization only to end up with too few eggs and another negative pregnancy test. But did you know that there’s an approach called mini IVF that may work better for...

Obesity and Infertility Sep 29th, 2017

Our fertility clinic highlights the link between obesity and infertilityWhen you are trying to get pregnant and can’t conceive you may feel frustrated and discouraged. Identifying any hindrances to conception can help you and your partner move towards a successful outcome. When you visit our fertility clinic we will perform...

Ovarian Reserve Testing Sep 29th, 2017

When Is the Right Time for Ovarian Reserve Testing?When people talk about the “biological clock” they’re talking about ovarian reserve and the unfortunate fact that women’s egg quantity and quality declines with age. Ovarian reserve testing at our DFW IVFMD fertility centers can tell you how fast your own clock is ticking...

The Mini IVF Cycle: When Less is More Sep 29th, 2017

One of the main goals of IVF is to obtain as many mature eggs as safely as possible in order to maximize the chance of having a normal embryo for transfer. Unfortunately, as the quantity and quality of eggs produced in each cycle decline with the passage of time, the...

Egg Freezing: Taming the Ticker of Your Biological Clock Sep 29th, 2017

Thanks to exciting advances in reproductive technologies, women are beginning to have some control over their biological clocks with fertility preservation through egg freezing.More Women are Taking Charge of Their Biological ClocksAlthough egg freezing has been around for years, only recently has the technology become more practical as a tool for...

Cancer: Not An End to Fertility Sep 29th, 2017

Whenever a person is diagnosed with cancer it is a traumatic experience. It can be even more distressing if the person is of reproductive age and has not completed their childbearing. Many of the treatments for cancer (i.e. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation) can be detrimental to a patient’s reproduction. There are...

The Mini IVF Cycle: Worth A Try Sep 29th, 2017

It’s been a year since the mini IVF program was first offered at IVFMD and looking back at the data, we have reasons to be positive! We found that about 85% of patients who went through the mini IVF cycle were able to receive at least one embryo created from their own...

Optimizing Your Chance of Pregnancy Sep 29th, 2017

Once you have decided to pursue pregnancy a good start is to do a self assessment to see if you need to medical assistance right away. Early testing can help find obvious causes of infertility so that appropriate treatment can be recommended to help you reach your goal quickly.There are, however, certain...

Zika Virus Sep 29th, 2017

The latest on the Zika virus: Our Irving and Arlington fertility center team reassures patientsAt IVFMD we understand that you are focused on achieving a healthy pregnancy and building your family. For almost 20 years we have served as a trusted partner as our patients travel the sometimes difficult road...

Infertility Awareness Quiz from IVFMD Sep 29th, 2017

Our fertility center team is devoted to raising infertility awarenessApproximately 1 in 8 couples in this country experience fertility issues that make getting pregnant difficult. Our fertility center offers advanced treatment combined with compassionate care. The team at IVFMD will walk with you every step of the way from the initial consultation,...

BRCA Carriers Sep 29th, 2017

Ask our fertility center about proactive treatment for women with the BRCA geneMany individuals and couples visit us because they need help getting pregnant. In our fertility center we also assist men and women who want to protect the health and wellbeing of their children. We work with intended parents who wish...

PGS for Aneuploidy Sep 29th, 2017

Our fertility center expert explains PGS for aneuploidyWhen patients visit IVFMD we understand that they are driven by a desire to build or expand their families. The team at our fertility center works with our physician to help couples and individuals achieve healthy pregnancies. One option our fertility specialist may suggest is...

Freeze All IVF Sep 29th, 2017

The latest in fertility news: Why you should choose freeze all IVF cyclesOver the decades, assisted reproductive technology has continued to change and evolve, especially in the area of in vitro fertilization (IVF). At IVFMD we provide our patients with the highest level of care and the very latest advances to maximize the chance...

New World Health Semen Analysis Parameters Sep 29th, 2017

  In 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its reference values for the Semen Analysis.[1] This update was long overdue as the last version was published in 1999.There is a significant difference on how the old and new reference ranges were derived. In the past, semen data from random populations...

On Weight and Fertility Sep 29th, 2017

Have you ever wondered about the effect of weight on your fertility? Maintaining a reasonable weight has an important impact on your chances to conceive and deliver a healthy baby. In medicine we commonly use Body Mass Index (BMI) to measure a person’s body fat composition based on weight and...

One vs Two IUI's Sep 29th, 2017

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a low-cost treatment available to sub-fertile couples. The procedure is typically used in combination with ovulation induction medications such as Clomid, Femara or injectables, but can also be used with spontaneous or natural ovulatory cycles. IUI can be performed with a partner sperm (fresh or frozen)...