Category: IVF Knowledge

Should You Have Sex During IVF? How to Have Sex Right After IVF Transfer?

For obvious reasons, couples rarely want to discuss sex during IVF. Yet, online, it’s completely common for women (and men) to post messages asking about it. Fertility clinics provide tons of guidance on this subject as well. In this guide, we’ll talk about whether or not sex during IVF is …

Should You Exercise During IVF? Helpful FAQ

Many people ask about exercise during IVF (in vitro fertilization). Women who use IVF as a fertility treatment tend to be extra cautious – and for good reason. Everyone, including fertility doctors, women, and their partners, wants to be sure the treatments are effective and comfortable. Is exercise during IVF …

IVF Weight Gain: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms and Weight Loss

IVF Weight Gain: Facts vs Fiction Does IVF itself cause weight gain, and if so, does everyone experience it? One of the most commonly lamented side effects of in vitro fertilization and its associated medications is weight gain. Some amount of IVF weight gain is common; many women experience it. …

Donor Egg IVF: Procedure, Success Rates, Cost, and Application

For couples dealing with infertility, an absence of available eggs or eggs that are not healthy enough to lead to conception, can be a main cause for their inability to conceive. Donor egg in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a wonderful option for these women. IVF with Donor Eggs The dramatic …

What Is Mini IVF? Process,Costs,Success Rates,Pros and Cons

Mini IVF means Minimal Stimulation In Vitro Fertilization. Mini IVF involves the same process of fertilization outside of the womb, and transfer of an embryo or blastocyst back into the uterus. However, there’s less medication involved and less “stimulation” of the ovaries. In a nutshell, that’s how the treatment is …

Why Does IVF Fail? Causes of IVF Failure and Complications

Failed IVF cycles are devastating for many couples and women. Why does IVF fail, and why is IVF failure so devastating? As the below article points out, IVF can fail due to a number of reasons, including failed implantation, lack of viable eggs or sperm, no fertilization, and complications with …

Is IVF Painful? In Vitro Fertilization Procedures and Facts

If you’re never undergone an IVF treatment before, it’s okay to ask. Is IVF painful and what are the steps involved that might make it painful? When the movies and televisions shows portray IVF, they usually involve a woman bracing for pain as her husband sticks a needle in her …

Is Gestational Surrogacy Right For You? Using Surrogacy with IVF

What is Gestational Surrogacy? When a woman becomes pregnant for someone else, using their sperm and eggs, she is considered a gestational surrogate. The process is technically called gestational surrogacy. Almost all gestational surrogacy occurs as part of an infertility treatment process. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate carries the baby …

Embryo transfer process, risks, and considerations after embryo transfer

What is an embryo transfer? During in vitro fertilization, fertility specialists combine eggs and sperm together outside of the woman’s body after egg retrieval. Once fertilization takes place, the embryos mature and divide for a brief period of time (usually 2 to 3 days). After that point in time, fertility …

Understand egg retrieval process, preparation, and recovery

Generally speaking, the egg retrieval step in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process sets the stage for everything that comes after it. Successful retrieval of viable eggs should never be taken for granted. The egg retrieval process is special and complex, and must be done correctly in order for IVF …

PGD vs PGS testing with IVF: benefits, risks, procedures and costs

When couples and women turn to in vitro fertilization (IVF) to treat infertility, they do so with the hope of conceiving a healthy, happy baby. After going through all of the treatment and expense of IVF, many couples want to minimize the risk of miscarriages, and passing genetic disorders to …

Use ICSI with IVF Treatment – Benefits, Process, Success Rates and Cost

What is ICSI? ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is a simple process on the surface. Embryologists performing ICSI use a small, glass tool called a pipette to inject a single sperm into a single egg. Fertility doctors recommend and use IVF with ICSI when the risk of IVF failure is high …

16 Top Encouraging and Supportive IVF Blogs and Forums

Top IVF Blogs for Support and Inspiration Most women and men who begin an IVF journey hope it’ll end one way: with a baby. For some, the journey takes many years. For others, one round of IVF does it. Through the journey, regardless of how long it is, many people …

IVF Pregnancy: 9 Very Important Things To Expect

The early stages of an IVF pregnancy are exciting, full of anticipation, and sometimes nerve-wrecking. Couples who become pregnant through IVF often wonder how to talk to their family and friends about it. IVF pregnancy gives couples a lot to look forward to – a new baby in the family …

IVF Procedures: How Does IVF Work?

First of all, let’s watch a 3D animation video of how IVF works.This IVF Video is excellent for describing each and every process of In Vitro Fertilization. Naturally, if you’re considering IVF, you’ve probably had several questions go through your mind. If you wonder about IVF procedures then continue reading. …