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Insights on improving your chances of a successful surrogacy journey.

The Risk of Twins with Double vs Single Embryo Transfers

Transferring two embryos does not drastically increase the likelihood of a pregnancy, but it does drastically increase the likelihood of a twins pregnancy. If you want to avoid the risks and expense of a twins pregnancy, then you should transfer one embryo at at time.

Should I have PGS testing on my embryos?

I don’t agree that every couple should have PGS before transferring embryos, but this often depends on the clinic and the lab performing the PGS. For some couples PGS is absolutely necessary, especially couples that have a history of failed pregnancies or miscarriages.

How surrogacy works… The Limits of a Woman’s Fertility

Reproductive sciences have allowed millions the opportunity to start a family, but it doesn’t always work as hoped. It should be noted that fertility science is not the rosy-eyed answer to all our fertility based problems. As with all science, it has its limitations. It may be difficult to believe that infertility is on the…
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How to know when your surrogate is ready?

For most surrogate mothers, the most critical factor in determining receptivity of the uterus is the thickness of the endometrium. This is the nutrient-rich layer that appears in the uterus wall during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Endometrial thickness should be greater than 8 mm and less than 15 mm. Doctors will disagree on the “perfect”…
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Fresh or Frozen Eggs for IVF: Which is Better?

Fresh eggs are more likely to produce healthy pregnancies. Frozen eggs may seem like a bargain, but they can be much more expensive when considering Cost per Live Birth.

Improving Sperm Quality

How to Improve Your Sperm Quality Fertility problems are often blamed on the woman, but for half of infertile couples the problem is actually poor sperm quality. Here are some simple steps on how you can improve the quality of your sperm, and the likelihood of a successful IVF cycle. For older men, the problem…
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