Blog Archive

Does Endometriosis Impact Fertility? Aug 25th, 2021

Each part of your body has a specific function and highly specialized cells that enable them to perform that function. So, what happens if cells from one location go rogue and invade another body part?  That’s exactly what happened if you have endometriosis. Your uterine lining cells left your womb...

Should I Take the COVID-19 Vaccine When I’m Trying to Conceive? Aug 11th, 2021

There have been a lot of questions about the COVID vaccine (and more than a bit of misinformation). One question some people have asked is whether the COVID-19 is safe for pregnant people. By extension, some also wonder if it's safe for would-be parents who are trying to conceive. Does...

What Is Low Ovarian Reserve? Aug 1st, 2021

You’ve heard about low sperm count — but low egg count? If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, diminished ovarian capacity or low egg count is a real possibility. That doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have children, but it does mean it may take a little extra effort and some luck. ...

Benefits of PGS/PGD Genetic Testing Jul 20th, 2021

Navigating the world of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve spent years trying to become pregnant. Fortunately, our expert team of fertility specialists can guide you through the process and recommend your best options for success. As a top fertility center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,...

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: You're Not Alone Jun 16th, 2021

Miscarriages — loss of a pregnancy before the 20-week mark — occur for a variety of reasons and often before the mother even knows she’s pregnant. Up to 75% of all pregnancies end before they’ve been clinically recognized by a pregnancy test.  During this early stage of development, the embryo...

5 Telltale Signs of Endometriosis May 23rd, 2021

Although tissues in your body can become damaged or diseased, they typically stay put. With endometriosis, the tissue wanders beyond its uterine boundaries and attaches itself to other organs.  Globally, about 10% percent of women suffer from endometriosis. Although it can happen to any woman at any stage from their...

How Ovulation Induction Works Apr 15th, 2021

If you have been trying to get pregnant but haven’t yet, there are many potential causes. One of the most common culprits is a problem with ovulation. Irregular or absent ovulation can occur for many reasons, including: Stress and anxiety Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Thyroid disorders Eating disorders Low progesterone...

I Regret Having My Tubes Tied Mar 15th, 2021

For women who know they don’t want children or are sure they’re done having children, tubal ligation — getting your tubes tied — is a safe and reliable method of birth control. Unlike other forms of contraception, tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that blocks eggs from traveling through the...

Consider Your Treatment Options for Endometriosis Feb 10th, 2021

Admittedly, there’s a measure of relief that comes from finally hearing a definitive diagnosis to validate your painful menstrual cycles, bowel movements, and sexual intercourse. But once you learn you have endometriosis, your thoughts, and ours, turn immediately to your treatment options.  Our team of experienced gynecologists and fertility specialists...

What's Involved in a Semen Analysis? Jan 29th, 2021

When conception isn’t coming easily, and you decide it’s time to seek medical expertise, your partner will likely undergo plenty of tests and interviews. The female reproductive system is vastly complex, and there are multiple factors that may affect fertility. That’s why many people mistakenly believe that infertility is typically...

Questions to Ask Before Vasectomy Reversal Dec 15th, 2020

You thought you were done, but circumstances changed. Whether you’ve decided you want to be a dad after all, or you’ve decided you want to be a dad again, the first thing you need to do is get your vasectomy reversed. But you’ll need to be prepared. The reversal procedure...

Special Testing for the Male Partner Nov 9th, 2020

When fertility becomes an issue, most people tend to think it’s the woman, but the odds are about 50-50 for both sexes. Another misconception is that if the issue is male infertility, it must be a low sperm count. And while that’s certainly a factor, there are multiple other possible...

Low Egg Reserve — Points to Consider Oct 2nd, 2020

Trying to get pregnant can be overwhelming. There are so many factors at play, it’s a miracle any babies are conceived at all!  If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, it’s important to see our fertility specialists at IVFMD in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, right away. We can do tests...

Is Tubal Reversal an Option for Me? Sep 1st, 2020

When you think that your family is complete, tubal ligation is one of the most effective birth control measures available. This minimally invasive procedure closes your Fallopian tubes, so you don’t need to use other contraception to prevent pregnancy.  Still, if there’s one constant in life, it’s change. Regardless of...

Strategies to Optimize Your IVF Success Aug 18th, 2020

The numbers surrounding fertility issues in the United States are high — 12-13 couples out of 100 experience problems getting pregnant. To address the issue, many couples turn to assisted reproductive technology, including in vitro fertilization, which now accounts for 1.7% of births in the US.  Our team’s goal here...

Egg Freezing: What You Need to Know Jul 14th, 2020

Thanks to an advancement in technology 12 years ago, freezing your eggs for future use is a perfectly viable and effective solution that garners the same success rates as fresh eggs. This means women have more options than ever when it comes to creating the families of their dreams. At...

There's Hope After a Biochemical Pregnancy Jan 16th, 2020

There's Hope After a Biochemical Pregnancy   Waiting for a positive pregnancy test after a fertility treatment cycle is a tense time. If you have been trying to conceive for some time, you know the anxiety that results from the waiting game and the strong desire to finally hear those...

10 Ways to Optimize Your Natural Fertility Oct 1st, 2019

10 Ways to Optimize Your Natural Fertility When you're trying to conceive, it's empowering to know that there are certain factors in your control. Things like understanding your fertile window and making healthy lifestyle choices can improve your odds of becoming pregnant.  Here are ten ways both you and your partner...

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...

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...

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)...

Zika Virus Sep 29th, 2017

The latest on the Zika virus: Our Irving and Arlington fertility center team reassures patients At 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...

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...