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  • Beta hCG Levels During Pregnancy

    Upon conception, a woman's body starts to produce a "pregnancy hormone" called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, commonly referred to as hCG. hCG production begins approximately 8-10 days after conception when the embryo starts to implant itself into the uterine lining (implantation). It is this hormone that is measured by Home Pregnancy Tests (HPTs), and if present, return a positive result. An hCG Beta Blood test is much more sensitive than an HPT, and can detect pregnancy as early as 10 days after fertilization.

  • Good News for Infertile Couples Seeking Fertility Treatments - New Breakthrough for IVF Success Rate

    If you are one of the thousands of infertile couples, searching for a solution, there is good news! A new breakthrough in IVF procedures can dramatically improve the IVF success rate of having a baby through artificial reproduction.

  • Tips for Conceiving in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

    Only you and your partner know when the best time is to start a family but you need to remember that your chances of getting pregnant naturally drop significantly as you get older. You are more likely to get pregnant in your 20s than you are in your 40s, but there are certain things you can do to increase your fertility rate at any age. Dr. James W. Douglas of the IVF Plano, Texas clinic shares some of the pros and cons of trying to conceive at various ages with us below. Educating yourself on the different factors that can affect your ability to conceive can help you make the right lifestyle choices and help you get pregnant at a time that is most appropriate for you.

  • New LocateADoc Advisory Board Member: Joseph S. Sanfilippo, M.D.

    Joseph S. Sanfilippo, M.D., Infertility Doctor at Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Sanfilippo graduated with a medical degree at Chicago Medical School. He has served as the President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Dr. Sanfilippo also oversees an ongoing post-graduate training program in cooperation with the ASRM and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. This allows provision of the latest surgical techniques in the specialty of Advance Minimally Invasive Surgery.

  • 5 Myths Fertility Doctors Hear

    Infertility Pregnancy - LocateADoc.comGetting pregnant is an inexact science. Some might even say the documentation available about fertility is complete and utter mysticism. When something as important as getting pregnant is on the table, there are bound to be people calling mythology and opinion as tried and tested facts. It is an unfortunate circumstance, as is the fact that around 15% of couples have problems with infertility.

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  • Chrissy Teigen IVF - LocateADoc.com

    Chrissy Teigen is bold, brash, beautiful, and ballsy. She is married to the very hunky John Legend, and the cute twosome are expecting their first baby this year. For years the couple, who have been together for ten years, have tried to get pregnant with no luck. However, the good fortune fairy sprinkled baby dust upon them last fall when Chrissy finally became pregnant. In addition, they found out that they were expecting a little girl.

  • Mother and baby - ECohen - LocateADoc.com

    When a couple or individual arrives at the option of In vitro fertilization or fertilization (IVF), they’ve usually exhausted all the other options for fertility treatment. They’ve tried surgery, fertility drugs and artificial insemination. Although the patient has been through a lot, there is still reason for optimism with the IVF treatment.