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Weight and its Association with IVF Outcome

by Dr. Susan Sarajari In a recent study led by researchers from the University of Michigan, data from 150,000 IVF cycles done at 361 different clinics was analyzed. Heavier women were noted to have an increased rate of cycle cancellation, decreased pregnancy rate and an increased risk of…

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Developments in Embryo Culture Systems

by Dr. Susan Daniel In the IVF laboratory, embryos are grown in culture medium in plastic dishes. The embryos are moved to fresh medium or to different types media from time-to-time, but the system is static. It is a quite different from the dynamic environment an embryo would encounter in the…

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Predicting a Woman’s Fertility

by Dr. Susan Sarajari Predicting how long a woman will remain fertile is becoming more accurate according to researchers from the Universities of St. Andrews in Scotland, who measured Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels of 3,200 healthy women and girls to determine what the average AHM level might…

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Stress and Infertility: A myth?

by Dr. Susan Sarajari For a very long time infertility has often been blamed on stress and a woman trying to conceive was often told to “just relax” and she will spontaneously conceive or her fertility treatments might work better if stress is reduced. Interestingly, a recently published review in …

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IVF Failure and Immune Response

One of the biggest challenges in IVF has been identifying the cause of failed IVF cycles. According to a study by researchers from the Center for Human Reproduction in New York, some failed IVF cycles could be a result of the mother’s immune response to an embryo, similar to an organ rejection that c…

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IVF & Egg Donor Baby Guarantee Programs

At Washington Fertility Center we are pleased to announce the return of our IVF and Egg Donor Baby Guarantee Programs with updated pricing. The Baby Guarantee Program was designed to make costly fertility treatments more accessible with clear and affordable pricing   Learn more about our latest f…

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