The Clomiphene Citrate Challege Test or CCCT is a test done on a fertility patient to see how their ovaries respond to stimulation. By testing Estradiol and FSH levels it will give information about how the ovaries are responding and help determine if a fertility patient has diminished ovarian reserve, or a decrease in the overall pool of eggs and a reason for infertility.
Here is how the CCCT is done:
I was notified of a Bridge To Baby member that had a question about thin uterine lining and it's effects on infertility and pregnancy. I happy to provide some information about how a thin uterine lining as well too thick of a lining, can cause issues with a woman trying to conceive.
The endometrium, or uterine lining, responds to the hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are produced by the ovary or taken exogenously, orally, vaginally or by skin…Continue
I recently attended the annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference in San Diego, California.
ASRM's Mission: ASRM is multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the art, science, and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy…
Since the first in vitro fertilization baby was born, over 30 years ago, there have been very significant advances in the field of reproductive technology. Improved drugs, stimulation protocols, culture media to name a few. However, pregnancy rates, although much higher are still not optimum.
Several factors are responsible for this. The most significant is the egg and embryo quality. However, attention has recently focused on the receptivity of the uterus and its impact on…Continue