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Fertility Cycle Monitoring: Day 3 and Day 21 Tests

May 11th, 2022 | Information Resource
Fertility Cycle Monitoring

If you have been preparing for infertility treatment, it is important to understand how cycle monitoring works, specifically for Day 3 and Day 21. This allows your fertility specialist to track hormone levels, the size of the follicles, and the lining of the uterus in terms of its thickness. We will look at the steps […]

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Foods to Increase Sperm Count and Motility

Apr 7th, 2022 | Information Resource
Foods to Increase Sperm Count and Motility
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With nearly 40% of infertility issues directly related to male factors, it is crucial to consider a fertility diet for men as well as for women. For the male, low sperm count, abnormal sperm appearance, and poor sperm movement can be affected by several factors, including food. In addition to regular exercise and avoiding tobacco […]

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When to Seek Infertility Counselling

Mar 17th, 2022 | Information Resource
Infertility Counselling

Both men and women facing infertility may benefit from infertility counselling in Kitchener-Waterloo. Infertility counselling is an integral part of infertility treatment as the process can impact one’s physical, mental, and emotional health, not to mention the family’s financial state. Through individual and couples therapy, an infertility counsellor can help navigate through the mixed emotions that […]

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Varicoceles and Male Infertility: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Feb 16th, 2022 | Information Resource
Varicoceles and male Infertility

One of the complexities of male infertility relates to the presence of a condition known as varicoceles. So, what are varicoceles? We’ll answer that and explain how this condition may affect conception. Largely undetected, varicoceles have been noted in 15% of all males. However, 40% of those men classified as subfertile have been diagnosed with […]

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Failed IVF: Steps to Take in Your Next Attempt

Feb 2nd, 2022 | Information Resource
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In-vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a blessing, but for some, it can be a never-ending struggle to have a successful pregnancy. If you’ve had a failed IVF, what do you do next? Whether your health practitioner discovers why the IVF failed, or it is a case of unknowns, today’s methods of improving egg quality or […]

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IVF Embryo Grading Guide

Jan 19th, 2022 | Information Resource
IVF Embryo Grading Guide

For those undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy in Ontario, an embryo grading chart explains the grades of the available embryos. The quality of the embryos is a major factor in the success of IVF treatment. As 60% of miscarriages are caused by embryo irregularities, using the highest quality embryos can lead to a healthy and […]

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What Is Ovarian Stimulation in IVF?

Dec 20th, 2021 | Information Resource
Ovarian Stimulation in IVF

There are many aspects of in vitro fertilization (IVF) that help to garner positive results, or in other words, a successful pregnancy. One of these aspects is the ovarian stimulation process, which attempts to induce ovulation before other methods are used. The goal of ovarian stimulation is to increase the chance of a woman becoming […]

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Low Ovarian Reserve: DOR Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Dec 3rd, 2021 | Information Resource
Low Ovarian Reserve causes and treatment

When trying to conceive, there are many obstacles couples may face. A low ovarian reserve can cause a delay in getting pregnant or may even make it impossible to have a full-term pregnancy. The cliché “my biological clock is ticking” refers to the ovarian reserve, basically the number and quality of reproductive eggs available.While this […]

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How Uterine Fibroids Affect Fertility in Women

Nov 23rd, 2021 | Information Resource
Uterine Fibroids and Fertility

Uterine fibroids are a common condition that many women face at least once in their life. These tumours can cause severe pain and bleeding in most cases, but the affect on a woman’s fertility can be devastating for some. While the presence of uterine fibroids doesn’t necessarily cause infertility, as some women with uterine fibroids […]

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How Age Impacts Female Fertility and the Likelihood of Getting Pregnant

Sep 23rd, 2021 | Information Resource
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These days, it’s not uncommon for a lot of women to hold off on starting a family until they have their finances, careers, or family situations in order. It can take a long time to get all of your ducks in a row and get in the right headspace to even think about starting a […]

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