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Does Every Woman Undergoing an Infertility Evaluation Need a Laparoscopy?

In general, couples who have had trouble conceiving for 6-12 months should undergo a basic infertility evaluation. The tests include obtaining a semen analysis from the woman’s partner, undergoing an evaluation for ovarian function, having a pelvic sonogram, and undergoing a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). The final diagnostic test is a laparoscopy. However, this procedure is not always necessary.

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Donor Oocytes vs. Adoption: Is There Really a Difference?

One of the most difficult discussions that we have with patients concerns what they should do when conventional fertility treatments have failed or are not a good option. While some patients find themselves in this situation after trying to conceive unsuccessfully with ovulation induction or even in vitro fertilization, many more patients are actually presenting to our office at their first visit with a very poor prognosis for success before they even attempt fertility treatment.

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Lowering the Risk of Multiple Pregnancies

It is not unusual for a couple struggling to become pregnant to hope for twins as they proceed through fertility treatments. This is especially true if the couple has not had children. Sometimes they feel that they can have two babies at one time and not need to worry about trying to become pregnant again.

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At TFC, We Want to Get Personal

Last December, I met a couple who had just relocated to Austin from Boston, where they had undergone an in vitro fertilization cycle but did not conceive. Since Massachusetts is a state with mandated coverage for fertility treatment, the procedures had cost the couple very little of their own money. The male partner, being concerned with having to pay out of pocket in Texas since his new insurance provided no coverage,

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When is Enough Enough?

Many patients struggling to become pregnant wonder when it is time to quit. Just when is “enough enough”? It is important to realize that if the physicians at Texas Fertility Center can utilize all of the options available to us, probably 85-88% of patients will be able to have a baby. But that does not mean that there aren’t times during the treatment process when “enough is enough”.

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New Tests Improve Hope for Healthy Babies

Recently, I saw a new patient who wanted to be evaluated for difficulty in becoming pregnant. She told me that a close friend of hers had recently delivered a baby with a genetic disorder. The patient seeking our assistance was very worried about having a similar experience.

It turns out that the patient’s friends (both the man and the woman) were carriers of a recessive gene that combined during fertilization.

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