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Preimplantation Genetic Screening and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: What is it?

For some patients, the need to transfer genetically normal embryos is paramount. To help achieve this, preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), also known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), is an option to test embryos prior to transfer.

Who needs PGS/PGD?

PGS/PGD is not necessary or even recommended for all couples. However, in some cases,

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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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Male Smokers and Fertility

What We Know about Smoking and a Woman’s Fertility

It is well accepted that smoking is detrimental to ovarian function and female fertility. Smoking has been shown to be toxic to ovarian follicles and eggs, demonstrating a direct correlation between smoking and decline in fertility.

Excessive smoking is linked to the premature onset of diminished ovarian reserve (loss of eggs from the ovary) which leads to a decline in fertility.

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What Does His Age Have To Do With Things?

 It is well known that a woman’s age has a large impact on her fertility.  However, what impact does a man’s age have on his partner’s fertility and pregnancy?  Recent research tells us that the father’s age impacts these issues, though the overall effect is quite modest compared to the effect to that of the mother.  

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