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Poor Ovarian Reserve and IVF Outcomes

In general, women with low ovarian reserve will have difficulty in achieving pregnancy. But what about in advanced reproductive technology (ART) such as IVF?

Ovarian Reserve

Let’s first discuss what the term ovarian reserve means. Ovarian reserve refers to quantity, or number, of eggs remaining that are available to achieve pregnancy. We are unable to measure this exactly,

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Your Estradiol Level Is…

During your stimulation cycle, you get a phone call alerting you that your estradiol level is at 250. But what does this mean exactly? Well let’s talk about it.

Where does estradiol come from?

In a normal ovulatory cycle, the hypothalamus in the brain produces a hormone called GnRH. An increase in GnRH causes the anterior pituitary,

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Focus on Your Fertility: Now and for the Future

Dr. Kaylen Silverberg details key thoughts on couple’s fertility plans, both current and for future planning in his latest article :

Singles can take a proactive stance to protect their future fertility by making healthy lifestyle choices
 Couples need to have a realistic timeline for their family planning based on age and any known factors that could impair their chances for conception
Preconceptual testing can provide helpful genetic information
When ready to conceive,

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The Menstrual Cycle

By Maggie Landwermeyer, MD
Hill Country OB/GYN Associates

It is pretty much universal…most women hate their period. We call it by many endearing nicknames: “Aunt Flo”, “The Monthly Curse,” – you get the idea. We all know it is a necessary evil for reproductive health. Let’s take a closer look at the menstrual cycle and learn about it.

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Progesterone Levels

Progesterone is an important hormone in a woman’s reproductive cycle. It is critical in maintaining the uterine lining so that an early pregnancy can grow normally. It is produced by the follicle (egg sac) that originally released the egg that fertilized and implanted in the uterus.
Before ovulation, progesterone is found in low levels in the blood.

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A Guide to Fertility Testing

When you have your first visit with your fertility specialist they will review your medical history along with your partner’s history for clues as to why things are not working.  For some folks, the reasons will be obvious, while other couples may not have a clear reason for infertility based on history alone.  Fertility testing can help identify potential problems and guide your fertility specialist in recommending the most appropriate and efficient treatments for success.

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A Weighty Issue

Among the things that a woman can do to optimize her chances of getting pregnant – either naturally or with help – is to maintain a healthy body weight.  Women who are either underweight or overweight have a lower fertility rate than normal weight women.

The United States is currently experiencing an obesity epidemic – over 60% of women are overweight and 33% are obese. 

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