Learn How to Use a Fertility Calculator
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by LA IVF
5d ago
Fertility and conception rely on timing. For those females with regular or “normal” menstrual cycles, ovulation typically occurs mid-cycle. For example, if there are 30 days between periods,  you may estimate ovulation at 16 days after the start of your period. A 28 day cycle may indicate ovulation occurs at 14 days, and so on. You may time intercourse accordingly a few days before and the day of estimated ovulation. Some couples rely on fertility calculators to do the job for them. These handy tools indicate the most fertile period of your cycle and thus the optimum time for intercourse ..read more
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How Tubal Reversal Works: Candidates & Options
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by LA IVF
1w ago
A tube reversal is the procedure that reverses tubal ligation. A tubal ligation, also known as having your tubes “tied”, provides a permanent form of birth control for females. Sometimes those who’ve had a tubal ligation decide, for myriad reasons, do, in fact, wish to conceive at a later date. When this occurs, many females seek out the tubal reversal procedure for that purpose. It’s important to note that tubal reversal may not be an option for all females who need it. There are several factors which rule out patients from this procedure. And not all tubal reversals are successful, meaning y ..read more
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What You Can Learn About Infertility with Genetic Screening
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by LA IVF
2w ago
Today doctors routinely suggest genetic screening to couples as part of their pre-pregnancy counseling. These tests screen both partners for more than 100 diseases and conditions. The conditions may impact your fertility, cause potential loss of future pregnancy by increasing your risk for miscarriage, or pose a threat of birth defects in your future child. With all that genetic screening uncovers it may not surprise you that doctors find this type of genetic testing useful in predicting infertility. For those who’ve struggled to conceive and suspect infertility, genetic screening may help you ..read more
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Egg Freezing 101: What Couples Should Know
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by LA IVF
3w ago
An increase in maternal age, not finding the right partner yet, health concerns and a whole lot of other personal reasons lead couples and individuals to egg freezing. Freezing your eggs is an opportunity afforded to females by modern technology and means that biological clock may not tick quite as loudly as before. However, there are many things individuals and couples should know about egg freezing. What Exactly is Egg Freezing? The process of egg freezing begins by harvesting female eggs for IVF at a later date. There are four basic steps involved with freezing your eggs. They are:   ..read more
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How to Know It’s Time to Seek Professional Fertility Guidance
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by LA IVF
1M ago
When you’re trying to conceive and it just isn’t happening you may question your fertility. And as you consider the future fate of your ability to conceive you may wonder if it’s time you and your partner seek professional fertility guidance. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, experts recommend an infertility evaluation if, after one year (six months for females over 35) of unprotected sexual intercourse, you haven’t conceived.   Do You Need Fertility Evaluation? Both you and your partner should seek fertility guidance because the source of your inabilit ..read more
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5 Common Infertility Testing Questions, Answered
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by LA IVF
1M ago
For most couples it takes up to a year of unprotected intercourse to conceive. If you and your partner have had no success and each month brings disappointment, you may wonder if you’re infertile. Often couples experience no symptoms of infertility other than an inability to conceive after many months of trying.   Your Infertility Testing Questions Answered If you’ve had no success conceiving in a 12 consecutive month period of trying (six months for women over the age of 35)  it may be time you check with your doctor. You and your partner need answer and the only way to find them is ..read more
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Endometriosis: Signs & Fertility Implications
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by LA IVF
2M ago
People generally recognize endometriosis as a painful and somewhat debilitating condition. Endometriosis often causes heavy bleeding and intense cramping in females of childbearing age. There are also other symptoms but it may surprise you that around 25% of those females who suffer the condition are asymptomatic, meaning they have no identifiable symptoms. Most couples receive a diagnosis of endometriosis after consulting their physician regarding their inability to conceive. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 30%-50% of females diagnosed with endometriosis experience ..read more
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Acupuncture & Fertility: 5 Things to Know
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by LA IVF
2M ago
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine needles into the body at certain points. There are certain points located along the meridians, or energy channels, which when manipulated may correct imbalances within the body. Acupuncture is a key component in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and restores homeostasis, or optimal function, to the body. The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine involves a holistic understanding of the body. The practitioner attributes diseases to imbalances within. The acupuncturist evaluates the individual and customizes an acupuncture plan tha ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Nutritional Supplements for Improved Fertility
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by LA IVF
2M ago
Fertility is a much more complex process than many people realize. In fact, unless you’re struggling with infertility, you probably wouldn’t give it a second thought. But for roughly one in five couples in the US, the act of conceiving a child is anything but easy. Basic biology teaches us that healthy sperm must meet healthy egg for fertilization. Any number of issues may prevent conception such as blocked fallopian tubes, ovarian insufficiency, low sperm count or a hormone disorder to name just a few. Each couple who struggles with their fertility has a unique diagnosis and treating infertil ..read more
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4 Tips for Choosing the Right IVF Clinic
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by LA IVF
2M ago
Choosing the right IVF clinic involves doing some homework. It certainly isn’t a choice you make without some research. Dealing with infertility is a multifaceted undertaking. There are so many factors you and your partner must consider. And while your physical health is a major part of your journey through infertility, you should consider your emotional well-being too. Your journey through fertility treatment is somewhat like a roller coaster ride with countless ups and downs. And, it’s not only you, or you and a partner on this topsy-turvy ride. Your path to parenthood includes the support o ..read more
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