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Your guide in understanding IVF from start to finish

How Machine Learning Can Help Optimize Egg Retrieval

How Machine Learning Can Help Optimize Egg Retrieval

Deciding when to administer the trigger shot is one of the most important decisions a clinician makes during an IVF cycle, and machine learning (more broadly referred to as artificial intelligence, or AI) can help make that decision.

June 2022

A Guide for Friends & Family of Loved Ones Experiencing Infertility

A Guide for Friends & Family of Loved Ones Experiencing Infertility

When a loved one is experiencing infertility, the support of their friends and family can make a big difference. Here are five suggestions for helping them feel cared for and supported as they navigate infertility, especially if they decide to pursue IVF.

June 2022

What Is Ovarian Stimulation?

What Is Ovarian Stimulation?

When it comes to fertility treatments, ovarian stimulation is commonly included as part of the process. But what does ovarian stimulation entail, and why is it helpful when trying to conceive?

April 2022

What’s a Trigger Shot and How Does It Work?

What’s a Trigger Shot and How Does It Work?

You’re looking at your IVF protocol and you spot this term: trigger shot. What is it, when does it happen, and what are the side effects?

April 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

Everything You Need to Know About Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

When deciding which embryo to implant, Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT-A, PGT-M, PGT-SR) can be used to screen embryos for chromosomal abnormalities or genetic disorders.

April 2022

IVF 101: Your Guide to the IVF Process

IVF 101: Your Guide to the IVF Process

If you've been trying to conceive for a certain period of time and have not been successful, IVF may be recommended by your Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility specialist). In this blog, we'll share what IVF is, what it involves, and the process step-by-step.

April 2022