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:
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I had the pleasure of doing a video interview with Dr. Abbasi of Columbia Fertility Associates a couple weeks ago. As an Expert Bridger on Bridge To Baby she has been providing great content in her blog. She expressed interest in discussing DOR in more detail so a video interview seemed appropriate.
She feels that many women come into her clinic at an older age and are surprised that their chances of having…Continue
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
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Are you or someone you know trying to have A Family of their Own? Family Forward Surrogacy and Bridge To Baby are proud to be participating at the upcoming Family of My Own Fertility & Adoption Conference on Saturday, May 12 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, VA.
Join us from 8:00am – 2:30pm for…
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Originally described in the medical literature as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, it is now commonly referred to as Polycystic ovarian syndrome or disease. (PCOS, PCOD).
What is PCOS?
It is a condition caused by an excess of androgen secretion in the female. It is a common condition affecting between 4-18% of reproductive age women. It has a genetic component, because several studies have shown a familial occurrence, a greater incidence in monozygotic twins,…Continue
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There is a nebulous place to be. It's newly pregnant. For anyone who has been through an infertility journey, this is a really scary place. On the one hand, it's the place you've wanted to be all along. On the other hand, it's fairly unreal and full of uncertainty.
Being newly pregnant is a difficult path to navigate: your friends that you've met while on your journey through infertility may have mixed feelings about your status. You are no longer officially "one…Continue