In vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments can be a scary and daunting process.
My goal is to break down complex topics into simple, digestible, and easy-to-understand information.
Here is a collection of articles that can help you navigate the process and be informed as you go.
What You Should Know Before Starting Fertility Treatment
- When Should You See A Reproductive Endocrinologist? [A Helpful Guide]
- The Biological Clock In Women (The Truth You Need To Know)
- Top 5 Ways To Boost Your Fertility Naturally (Realistic Expectations)
Deciding On Fertility Treatments
- IUI Vs IVF Explained Simply (How To Know Which Is Best For You)
- Antral Follicle Counts and Ovarian Reserve Testing: What Does It Mean?
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and Timed Intercourse Explained
- The IUI Procedure: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide
- How To Take Letrozole For Fertility Treatment (Explained Simply)
Egg Freezing (AKA Oocyte Cryopreservation)
In Vitro Fertilization- Everything You Need To Know
- The IVF Timeline: How Long Does An IVF Cycle Take?
- Is IVF Painful? (The Honest Truth Of What You Can Expect)
- The Baseline Ultrasound In IVF: What Is It & Why Do You Need It
- What Is A Good Number of Follicles For IVF?
- Estradiol Levels In IVF: What Is A Good Level?
The IVF Medications You Will Use
- IVF Medication Side Effects: 9 Symptoms You Might Get In Cycle
- Menopur In IVF: What Is It & How To Use It For Fertility
- Lupron In IVF: What Is It & Why Do We Use It For Fertility
Preparing For The Egg Retrieval
- The Trigger Shot: 15 Questions You Need To Know
- The Egg Retrieval Day: What To Expect & How To Prepare For It
Expectations Following The Retrieval
- Do All Follicles Have Eggs? Why You Got Fewer Eggs Than Expected
- Immature Eggs In IVF: What Are They & What Do They Mean?
- Ovulating Before The Retrieval: Prevention, Causes, and Treatment Options
The Two Methods of Fertilization
- How Many Fertilized Eggs Make It to Day 5?
- Embryo Development: [Honest Statistics You Need To Know]
- Freeze All In IVF: What Is It & Why You May Need To Do It
Biopsy & Genetic Testing Of Embryos
- The Embryo Biopsy: Benefits, Risks, & When To Consider It
- PGT Test Results: Everything You Need To Know (In Simple Terms)
Preparing For The Embryo Transfer
- Hysteroscopy for IVF: When Should You Do it?
- The Mock Embryo Transfer: When and Why Is It Used?
- How Many Embryos Should You Transfer (Age-Specific Recommendations)
- Progesterone Shots: What’s It For (& 5 Tips You Need To Know)
The Different Types of Embryo Transfers
- The Fresh Embryo Transfer (Timeline, Tips, & Success Rates)
- The Frozen Embryo Transfer Timeline Explained (Step By Step)
- The 3 Disadvantages of Frozen Embryo Transfers
What To Expect On The Day Of The Transfer
After The Transfer
- How Many Weeks Are You After A Frozen Embryo Transfer?
- Bed Rest After The Embryo Transfer: How To Improve Implantation
- Pregnancy Testing After An IVF Transfer: When To Check & Why
What To Expect If Your Transfer Fails
- The Period After A Failed Transfer: (What You Should Expect)
- When Should You Stop Estrogen And Progesterone After IVF
- How Soon Can You Do IVF After A D&C?
Early Pregnancy Complications
- Bleeding In IVF Pregnancies: Why It Happens & What You Need To Do
- Miscarriage Symptoms After IVF (How To Know If It’s Happening)
- Blighted Ovum After IVF: 13 Questions You Want Answers To
- Ectopic Pregnancy After IVF: Symptoms, Concerns, & Safety