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After over a year of actively coordinating my cycle, I began to wonder if I could actually get pregnant. I was twenty five, so technically, I should be very fertile. My doctor assured me that the problem was with my husband, and that we should conceive with donor with no problem.
That first month with the donor, I took an ovulation predictor test. It wasn't like it is now, head to the pharmacy, buy an ovulation test, use it, one step, and know if you're ovulating.…Continue
Will you get pregnant with your first IVF? Other fertility factors
Is it time to try IVF? Should I work to reach my ideal weight before starting IVF? What are my chances of pregnancy with my husband’s sperm? Should we use a sperm or egg donor? Should I stop smoking before starting IVF?
These are the types of difficult questions you might be asking yourself and your doctor about whether to try IVF. New IVF Prediction Tests have been…Continue
So last I left you, we ere looking at the short profiles, trying to figure out which donors might have a Jewish background, as that was an important component of the donor profile for us. Also high up there: healthy, with a healthy family history, intelligence, and honesty.
Back then, donors filled out a twenty five page medical, social, personality, work and psychiatric history for themselves and all of their immediate family members -- grandparents, parents,…Continue
Commonly considered by many as a miracle, pregnancy and childbirth require many pieces of a puzzle to all fit together perfectly. The way the human body functions to create and bring life into the world is awe-inspiring and remarkable. One part of this conception puzzle is ovulation, the release of a mature ovum…Continue
Will you get pregnant with your first IVF? – Your Ovaries
Have you been trying to get pregnant with timed intercourse or inseminations without success? Are you thinking about trying in vitro fertilization (IVF) for the first time?
Before you invest a lot of time and energy in IVF, is there any way to know whether IVF is likely to be a good treatment choice for you? Doctors have long been using their intuition and experience to guide…Continue
So a couple of days later I picked up the "short profiles" from the RE's office. There wasn't much information to go on -- height, weight, skin color, eye color, ethnicity. Because we are Jewish, we wanted a Jewish donor. (Interestingly, Rabbis recommend that Jewish couples choose non-Jewish donors, to ensure that they will never marry half siblings, based on the thought that Jews only marry Jews. In fact, at least fifty per cent of Jews marry outside the religion, and we wanted…Continue
Will You Get Pregnant With Your First IVF?
If you are currently in treatment for infertility, you may find yourself at a crossroads, wondering what is the best next step toward building your family. Perhaps your partner has an extremely low sperm count, and you’ve been advised that…Continue
By Lindsey Elling
For many women attempting to get pregnant, the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome, better known as PCOS, is devastating. PCOS is the most common type of infertility issue in women,…Continue