Becky's Blog

The Best Way To Wean Yourself Off IVF Meds

The IVF worked – you’re pregnant! So when to stop your meds? First off, don’t stop. Wean. Tapering your IVF drugs, at the right time and in the right way, is critical. Here’s how the weaning process works.

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Celebrities and Donor Eggs: 4 Inspiring Success Stories

Celebrities and donor eggs. The internet is full of speculation and comment about celebrities and egg donation treatment. We all know the stats: women have a low chance of a successful pregnancy, using their own eggs, from their mid-40s. (Actually, 43 onwards is pushing it.)

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High BMI? What IVF Patients Need to Know

Is your BMI too high for IVF treatment? Many clinics will treat patients with a BMI of up to 35. But are your chances of success really reduced if you’re overweight? Let’s look at the research.

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The Short Protocol: 5 Reasons To Have It

IVF patients want to know they’re on the right protocol. Which is best – the short protocol or the long one? The answer depends on each individual patient, so ignore most of what you read online. Other protocols exist, including minimal stimulation, the flare protocol

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PICSI or MACS – Which Is Better?

PICSI and MACS are two techniques used by fertility clinics to obtain the best quality sperm. Most patients won’t need either. But for couples where sperm quality is a concern, PICSI, MACS, or both, could give ICSI a run for its money and improve IVF

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