Understanding carrier screening: Essential insights for family building

Carrier screening

Carrier screening is a test to see if someone is carrying gene mutations for certain genetic disorders. It’s a proactive step that many people consider when planning to start a family. 

But navigating the information about carrier screening can sometimes feel overwhelming. Keep reading our article to get the lowdown on carrier screening and see if it’s right for you.

Can IVF help PCOS? Exploring IVF as a Treatment Avenue for PCOS

Can IVF help PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal imbalance affecting countless women globally, and it’s a leading cause of infertility. Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) including in vitro fertilization (IVF) are a helpful avenue for women with this condition to conceive. This article delves into IVF for women with PCOS, and how this technology extends a … Read more

The IVF process: A step-by-step guide

IVF process step-by-step guide

Whether you’re considering starting your first IVF cycle or exploring other options to grow your family, the world of reproductive medicine might appear complex and overwhelming.
In this article, we break down the stages and timeline of IVF, so you have a clear understanding of what to anticipate if you choose this treatment on your journey to parenthood.

Are IVF costs eligible for tax deductions?

IVF costs eligible for tax deductions

Anyone who has had in vitro fertilization knows the exorbitant expenses that come along with it — often going well beyond the estimates set at the start. While online sources typically cite around $15,000 per cycle, when factoring in IVF medications, additional procedures like ICSI or PGT-A, and fresh embryo transfer, expenses can easily exceed $20,000.

Silvia’s pregnancy loss

So much of your first pregnancy is about learning as you go. Yes, you’ve done your research and read a lot about pregnancy, and have friends and family who were or currently are pregnant. You’ve looked at their big bellies and wondered how it feels. And you’ve gotten a lot of advice. But no one … Read more

10 Reasons IVF can fail and What to Do Next

Why IVF fail

Why IVF fail: Although in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can help many people who weren’t able to conceive naturally have a child, there’s unfortunately no 100% guarantee of success. If the conditions for a healthy pregnancy aren’t quite right, the cycle can be canceled, either before or after egg retrieval. After undergoing weeks of hormonal treatments and … Read more


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