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Blocked Tubes: How to Avoid IVF and Surgery| Fertility Expert Dr. Randy Morris
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV Blocked Tubes If both of your fallopian tubes are blocked, then getting pregnant on your own is impossible. IVF is a highly successful treatment option for blocked tubes but it can be expensive if you don’t have insurance coverage and it doesn't correct the underlying problem. At IVF1, we can fix some types of blocked tubes WITHOUT the need for surgery. First, there are three types of blocked tubes. Distal blockage occurs at the end of the fallopian tube farthest away from the uterus. Distal blockage cannot be fixed without surgery. Some women have a blockage that is due to previous surgery on the fallopian tube. For example, a previous surgery to tie the tubes or for a tubal pregnancy. This type of blockage can also not be fixed without surgery. Finally, there is proximal obstruction. This is a blockage that occurs at the beginning of the tube, the part that is closest to the uterus. To fix a proximal blockage without surgery, we use x-ray. First, a standard HSG is performed, If the blockage is confirmed, then a second, smaller catheter is threaded through the first catheter and into the fallopian tube opening. The HSG dye can then be injected directly into the tube opening. Often, this is sufficient to remove a blockage. If that doesn't work, the final step is to thread a wire through the catheter to dislodge the blockage. That’s it! The whole process lasts just a few minutes, there are no incisions and you go home in 5-10 minutes. The discomfort level is minimal. This technique may not work for everybody but if you are looking to avoid IVF or surgery, it is worth a few minutes to give it a try. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Click here to become a patient today https://goo.gl/1fjjOf Or call: 630-357-6540
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Frozen Embryo Transfer or Fresh - Which is Better? | Infertility TV
 
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Frozen embryo transfer success has peaked in recent years. Does it now make sense to skip a fresh transfer completely? Hello this is Dr. Randy Morris. I am a Board Certified Fertility Expert and the Medical Director at the world renowned IVF1 fertility center in Naperville, Illinois. I'm here with the second of a few special editions of Infertility TV. Recently the international infertility conference known as ESHRE wrapped up in Helsinki Finland. ESHRE is the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Meetings such as this one allow physicians and scientists to present their latest research to their peers. These meetings can serve as an early indicator of which directions fertility treatment may go in the future, what new technologies may become valid treatments and which ones were not able to withstand the rigors of scientific scrutiny. In today’s special ESHRE Episode, we are going to talk about freezing embryos We have covered this topic on Infertility TV before. Click the link above to view our previous episode. The basic question is this - If you are doing IVF - Is it better to put the embryos into the uterus right away? Which is known as a “fresh” transfer OR is it better to freeze all the embryos and put them into the uterus at a later time? - which is known as a deferred or frozen transfer In the past, the answer was to do a fresh transfer since pregnancy rates on frozen transfers were usually a bit lower. However, over the years freezing technology has been improved. At ESHRE this summer Dr Karen Hunter Cohn presented a study in which she examined more than 16,000 IVF treatments performed at 12 fertility centers. After matching for different variables, their analysis showed that in certain groups - freezing all of the embryos and having a deferred transfer produced more pregnancies than a fresh transfer. Among the groups that showed improvement were Women over 35 years old -- 46% of these couples became pregnant using deferred transfer compared to 33% who became pregnant with a fresh transfer. There was also a benefit found in patients with elevated levels of the hormone progesterone - prior to egg retrieval - and this was evident whether they were younger or older. Because of this and other studies, fertility experts are now debating whether other patients may benefit from the “freeze all approach”. Come back next week for another ESHRE special episode. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Trying to conceive with Fibroids| TTC Tips to improve your fertility| Dr. Morris
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with TTC tips if you have fibroids. It is possible for women with fibroids to get pregnant. If you think or know you have fibroids, the most important factor for determining their impact on your fertility is where those fibroids are located. Some fibroids may not cause any problems with conception. Fibroids can cause infertility if they are either located inside the uterine cavity, are causing distortion of the uterine cavity or if they cause the fallopian tubes to become blocked. In any of these cases, surgery should be performed to remove the fibroids. Other treatments for fibroids are not recommended for women who want to attempt pregnancy. They are reserved for women who are done with child bearing. Fibroids that are located entirely inside the uterine cavity can be removed without incisions by using hysteroscopy. Essentially, a thin telescope is placed through the vagina into the uterus. Fibroids can be resected and removed through the scope without making any incisions. Recovery time is quick and pregnancy can be attempted right away. Fibroids that are partly or completely within the muscle of the uterus will require incisions in the abdomen to remove. Previously, many fibroids like this were removed using a telescope that went through an incision in the abdomen called a laparoscope. However, many experts now recommend avoiding this method due to a fear that unseen cancers could be spread when trying to remove the fibroid from the abdomen. Currently, the recommended method to remove fibroids is with a larger single incision. Recover times for this type of surgery are longer and pregnancy should not be attempted until the uterine muscle has had a chance to heal. This usually takes a 2-3 months. The great news is that removal of fibroids can be an excellent way to improve your chances for becoming pregnant. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Trying to Conceive - TTC - with Clomid | Infertility TV with Dr. Randy Morris MD
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV If you are trying to conceive, the fertility medication known as clomiphene citrate or Clomid may be an option for you. Clomid is used in two circumstances. First, Clomid is used for women who don’t ovulate to try to induce ovulation. But clomid is also used for women who already ovulate to try to further improve their chances for getting pregnant. The protocol for treating women with Clomid varies from doctor to doctor. I am going to tell you about the highly effective methods we use at IVF1. First, it is important to perform a baseline ultrasound of the ovaries and some baseline blood tests. Women who get their periods can do this on the 2nd or 3rd of menstrual bleeding. Women who don’t get periods can do the baseline at any time. As long as everything looks okay, a woman may then start to take the Clomid pills. The starting dose is usually 1 to 2 pills a day for five days. Women who don’t ovulate may use a higher dose up to 5 pills a day or use them for a longer period of time such as 7 or 10 days. After the last pill is taken, it is time to start monitoring for ovulation. With clomid, monitoring can be done by using a home ovulation predictor kit which allows a woman to test her urine every morning. A positive result means ovulation will follow in 12-24 hours. Another popular method for ovulation monitoring is to have it done at the doctor’s office. Eggs mature inside of a cyst known as a follicle. As the egg matures, the follicle grows larger. This can be seen and measured on ultrasound. The cells that make up the follicle produce estrogen that can also be measured using blood tests. After the last pill of clomid is taken, follicle ultrasounds and estrogen blood tests can be performed every few days. At times, the eggs will reach maturity without the body triggering ovulation. To get around this problem, doctors will instruct the patient to take an injection of a medication called hCG. Thirty six hours after the hCG is given ovulation will occur. About a week after ovulation was predicted, another blood test called progesterone can be drawn to confirm ovulation. A week after that a pregnancy test can be performed and then -- fingers crossed. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 7314 Infertility TV
Mini IVF| Fertility Expert Dr. Randy Morris answers - Is it right for you?
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV One of the reasons that IVF is so successful is that it is a selection progress. If you start out with a large number of eggs, you are more likely to find some that will produce healthy embryos. This is the reason why fertility experts use high doses of fertility medications when women do IVF. These medications are the best way to try to get a large number of eggs. But are there some women who might be better off using low doses of injections or even oral medications to stimulate their ovaries. Let’s take a look. First, ALL well done studies and the U.S. IVF database have shown that overall, pregnancy rates are significantly LOWER with mini-IVF than with standard IVF. This makes sense, fewer eggs means a lower chance for finding good eggs. There is NO evidence that egg quality is better with mini-stimulations. However, there are some women who do not respond well to fertility medications. Even with high doses of meds, they may still produce very few eggs. Since fertility injections are very expensive, this can make the treatment very costly. Using a medication like Clomid will typically get only a small number of eggs to develop but it is much less expensive and easier to take - it’s a pill - not a shot. The egg quality is no better buts its not any worse either. So… instead of trying to get a large number of eggs at one retrieval, you can try to get just one or two eggs - but repeat the process several times. So the main advantage of mini IVF is for women who would need a high dose of fertility meds. They can save a lot of money on expensive injections. The disadvantage is that they may need to have several egg retrieval procedures. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 2919 Infertility TV
Woman gets pregnant thanks to fertility breakthrough! Fox News
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert conducts research into new fertility therapies at IVF1 in the Naperville Fertility Center. Current studies are looking at overcoming recurrent IVF failure and recurrent miscarriage Fox News in Chicago covered the story of one patient's success in becoming pregnant using an experimental fertility treatment known as PRP or platelet rich plasma. If you are interested in enrolling in a fertility treatment research protocol, visit us at http://www.ivf1.com/ivf1-research-studies
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Trying to Conceive with PCOS: Fertility tips| BOARD CERTIFIED PCOS Expert | InfertilityTV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV Women with PCOS have more difficulty getting pregnant. The main reason is that they don’t ovulate. Getting women with PCOS to ovulate can be tricky. Luckily, there are a number of options A common reason why women with PCOS don’t ovulate is insulin resistance. Methods to reduce insulin resistance can often get ovulation to occur. Three ways to reduce insulin resistance are weight loss, exercise and medications. The most commonly used medication in PCOS patients to reduce insulin resistance is called metformin. Fertility medications are also used to induce ovulation. Most people are familiar with a fertility pill called Clomid. However, many women with PCOS do not respond to Clomid. A better choice is another pill called letrozole. Injections of fertility medications can also be used to get ovulation to occur but be careful, there is a much greater risk for multiple pregnancy with injections. Finally, surgery on the ovary can be used to induce ovulation. This surgery is performed through laparoscopy and uses a laser or electric current to vaporize the cells in the ovary that are responsible for some of the hormone abnormalities in PCOS. Each option has pros and cons. Here at IVF1, we will review the advantages and disadvantages of each option to help you decide which is best for you. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 1381 Infertility TV
Should you go straight to IVF? 5 sperm tests to help you decide |Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV Here is the dilemma. Most people know that the highest pregnancy rates are achieved with IVF. On the one hand, there are easier, more conservative treatments available which are less expensive. On the other hand, you don’t want to waste time with a treatment that is unlikely to work. How can you decide if going directly to IVF is right for you? Here are 5 findings on sperm tests to help you decide. Number 1. Too many weirdly shaped sperm. Sperm morphology looks at the shape and appearance of sperm. All men, even those with perfectly normal fertility, have some number of abnormal appearing sperm. What about guys who have all of their sperm look abnormal? Turns out these guys have a pretty difficult time producing pregnancies. Without the help of IVF, these couples could take a lot longer to conceive. They should go directly to IVF. Number 2. Azoospermia. If your partner has no sperm in the semen when he ejaculates, he might still have some sperm in his testicles that can be obtained with a biopsy or surgery. However, testicular sperm are not able to fertilize eggs on their own. During IVF, testicular sperm can be injected directly into an egg to get fertilization. Go directly to IVF. Number 3. Very low sperm counts. Even when your partner does have sperm, if the numbers of sperm are very low, the chances for success with conservative treatments like intercourse or intrauterine insemination are also very low. While there isn’t an absolute cutoff and there are rare cases when a guy with very low counts might still produce a pregnancy, the lower the number, the lower the chance for success without IVF. A good rule of thumb? If there are less than one million sperm, go directly to IVF Number 4. Not enough moving sperm. Bottom line here is this: some sperm swim and some sperm don’t. Having enough sperm that are able to swim fast and straight is hugely import for being able to conceive. A very low percentage of moving sperm makes it very difficult to get pregnant. Go directly to IVF. Number 5. Abnormal results on a Cap-Score test. Most sperm never develop the ability to fertilize eggs on their own. A man with normal fertility will usually have about one third of his sperm become capable of fertilizing. Some men might have a very low percentage of sperm that develop that ability. You cannot determine this with a standard semen analysis! A new test, known as a Cap-Score Sperm Function Test CAN tell you this. Normal results indicate couples that often get pregnant in 3-4 months. Abnormal results suggest that you should go straight to IVF. Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 1668 Infertility TV
Trying to conceive with endometriosis| Improve your fertility| Dr. Morris tips
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV Endometriosis is when the tissue which grows inside your uterus, starts to grow outside of the uterus in your abdomen. Endometriosis can cause pain and infertility or both. Diagnosing endometriosis can be tricky. Not all women with painful periods have endometriosis. Women with more severe forms of endometriosis will usually have endometriosis cysts in their ovaries that can been on ultrasound. Women with a less severe stage, however, cannot be diagnosed with ultrasound. For these women, surgery to look inside the abdomen is the only way to prove whether endometriosis is present or not. If you have endometriosis, it can be more difficult to conceive. The more severe the endometriosis, the more difficult it may be. There are several options for trying to conceive with endometriosis. Surgery to vaporize endometriosis is an effective option to improve fertility. Word of caution, not every woman will get pregnant simply by vaporizing her endometriosis. In fact, for women with mildest forms of endometriosis, you would have to do surgery on 11 women to get one extra pregnancy. Women with most severe forms of endometriosis, who have endometriosis cysts in their ovary, should not have surgery if their ovarian reserve is poor as it can further lower the number of viable eggs they have remaining. The use of fertility pills such as Clomid or injections such as Follistim with either intercourse or inseminations are commonly to used to treat infertility but their effectiveness in women with endometriosis remains questionable. Finally, IVF has become a go to option for women with endometriosis. Its effectiveness is well proven compared to other treatments but questions remain over whether pregnancy rates are as good as they are compared to couples with other types of fertility problems. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Endometriosis Infertility Surgery - Should you have it? Dr Morris answers
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV Endometriosis is a common problem which can cause both infertility and pain. Doctors grade endometriosis based on how much is present in your body. The grading goes from stage 1 or minimal to stage 4 or severe. If you have stage 3 or 4 then you have these cysts in your ovaries called endometriomas. If your doctor sees these cysts, should you have surgery to remove them? The answer is complex. On the one hand, some studies do show an improvement in your chance to get pregnant by having surgery. On the other hand, ANY surgery on the ovaries will cause the loss of some of your valuable reserve of remaining eggs. Women with decreased ovarian reserve have a lower chance for getting pregnant. Endometrioma cysts can be difficult to remove and it’s common to have some bleeding in the ovary which the doctor has to stop. To do that, he or she will often use electricity to cauterize the bleeding. Its very effective, BUT is more likely to cause the loss of eggs. So this question is probably best answered by having a consultation with your physician after close review of all of the variables in your case. Here are some general guidelines. Consider leaving those endometriomas alone if You are older You already have borderline or low ovarian reserve You have previously responded poorly to fertility medications You have large endometriomas or have them on both ovaries You have already had ovarian surgery in the past If you and your doctor have decided that surgery is best for you then make an agreement that less traumatic methods to stop bleeding like suturing or gels be tried before resorting to electro cautery If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Genetic Testing Before Pregnancy | Infertility TV
 
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Couples who plan their pregnancies have a unique advantage over “surprise” pregnancies: They can take steps to try to minimize health risks for their baby. One way to do this is through genetic testing. Genes are small packets of information in our DNA that are passed on, or inherited, from each parent. These information packets provide instructions for the body to grow, function, and repair itself. Sometimes, genes will have errors which can cause severe disease or abnormalities in a child. These errors are known as gene mutations. Parents who have a gene mutation but who do not have a disease are called carriers. If both parents are carriers of a gene mutation for the same disease, there is a 1 in 4 chance that the child will develop the disease. A common example of this is the disease cystic fibrosis. About 1 in 30 healthy people carry a mutation in their cystic fibrosis gene. If a child inherits the mutation from each parent, then the child will have the cystic fibrosis. Fortunately, technology has given us a way to prevent these diseases. It's a two step process. Step 1 is testing the parent’s blood to see if they are carriers of disease causing mutations. Most people carry between 10 and 20 mutations. There are several companies that offer testing for genetic diseases. These tests usually cover 100 to 150 genetic diseases. There is no test that can find all possible genetic diseases. Step 2. If both parents are found to be carriers of a mutation for the same disease, they can attempt pregnancy using IVF. With IVF, embryos can be tested for these mutations and those embryos which are abnormal can be avoided. Parental carrier screening is easy - it only requires a blood test and it's usually covered by insurance. If not, the cost is only twenty dollars. To learn more, subscribe to Infertility TV now or visit our website at IVF1. If you are a current patient, let a nurse know that you would like to have genetic carrier testing. www.ivf1.com
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Ovidrel
 
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Be sure you have all the following items before you begin: - 1 Ovidrel PreFilled Syringe - Alcohol swabs - Sterile gauze - Safety container Wash your hands with soap and water. Note: Allow the Ovidrel PreFilled Syringe to adjust to room temperature if refridgerated.
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IUI or IVF? What is the best fertility treatment for you? | Infertility TV
 
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Patients often confuse two different treatments: intrauterine insemination also known as IUI and in vitro fertilization or IVF. IUI is the placement of sperm directly into the uterus. This increases the number of sperm that reaches the egg in the fallopian tubes and can therefore increase the chance for pregnancy. Fertilization occurs INSIDE the body. With IVF, eggs are matured with fertility medications and then removed from the ovary. The eggs are then fertilized in a laboratory by injecting them with sperm. With IVF, fertilization takes place OUTSIDE of the body. The fertilized eggs are allowed to develop outside of the body for several days before they are then placed into the woman’s uterus. IUI is an easy to perform, inexpensive fertility treatment. It works best when the male partner has normal sperm or mildly reduced sperm quality. IVF is more invasive and more expensive compared to other fertility treatments. However, it can help improve the chances for pregnancy with almost all causes of infertility - even when the male partner has very poor sperm quality. IVF is generally a more successful treatment than IUI for any infertility problem. Read more about today's topic http://www.ivf1.com/ivf http://www.ivf1.com/iui-intrauterine-insemination/ Do you have a topic that you would like to see covered in a future episode of Infertility TV? Post it below!
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Fertility Diet| Does it matter what you eat? Watch this video to find out
 
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Fertility diet from Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV If you do a search on Google or YouTube on “Diet and Fertility” you will get thousands of results with all sorts of recommendations about what you “must eat” to speed the time to pregnancy. Funny thing is, everybody is recommending that you eat something different. This is a very popular topic. Who wouldn’t rather eat organically grown avocados than take injections of fertility medications or do IVF? While it is impossible for us to go through and debunk every dietary fad, here are a few common sense tips for you: Ignore the anecdotes. They usually go like this: I tried to get pregnant for several years but as soon as I started eating ground up maple tree roots I got pregnant immediately. All you can determine from this is that maple tree roots didn’t prevent her from getting pregnant Avoid extremes. Incorporating an avocado into your diet here and there is probably fine. Eating only avocados is dangerous and will not improve your fertility Dont be afraid to ask for evidence. If someone says drinking castor oil will improve your fertility, ask them where the study was published. Infertility is not that large a field, there are only a few medical journals that are respected because they only allow good quality evidence to be published. I’ll put a list of journals in the comments" ***List of high quality fertility journals***************************** Fertility and Sterility Human Reproduction Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics Reproductive Biomedicine Online ******************************************************************** Weight is more important than diet. If you are overweight, you will have reduced fertility. A diet which is successful at helping you achieve weight loss will help. Whether it is a low fat or low carb diet does not matter. What to avoid - Alcohol and caffeine have been shown to reduce fertility - avoid or minimize your use of these Remember, people all over the world have babies and diets differ dramatically in different cultures. Use common sense and stick with a healthy well balanced diet If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Fertility treatment with Clomid - clomifene | Infertility TV
 
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At IVF1, we are often asked, who should take the fertility treatment Clomid . For women who do not ovulate on their own, Clomid typically can produce ovulation in 60-70% of women who take it . A common starting dose of Clomid is one tablet daily or 50 mg for five days, but may need to be increased depending on results. This is commonly known as ovulation induction. Clomid is also used for women who already ovulate to further improve their chances at becoming pregnant by getting more eggs released at once. This is referred to as superovulation. Not every woman who takes Clomid will become pregnant. In younger women, we typically see 10-15% of those treated become pregnant each month. For older women, it is less. Additional fertility treatments, such as IUI (intrauterine insemination) can be combined with Clomid to further increase the pregnancy rate. It’s important to know that women who conceive with Clomid have a higher chance for a multiple pregnancy. Additional articles related to this topic: http://www.ivf1.com/clomid-clomiphene-serophene/ http://www.ivf1.com/iui-intrauterine-insemination/
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Trying to conceive: Does cough syrup increase your fertility? Dr. Morris answers
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV In order to get pregnant naturally, sperm must swim from the vagina, through the uterus and up into the fallopian tubes. The opening to the uterus is called the cervix and it is filled with sticky mucus. After intercourse, most sperm are killed in the vagina. The ones that survive will often get stuck in the mucus. This brings up two very important questions. Question #1 - Is some infertility caused by cervical mucus preventing sperm from getting into the uterus? The answer is…. Possibly. Why the uncertain answer? Many years ago, fertility doctors used to do a test called a post coital test. Basically, couples would have intercourse and then go into the doctor’s office. The doctor would extract a little bit of the cervical mucous and look at it under the microscope. Sometimes the doctor would see lots of sperm swimming easily around. Sometimes they saw very few or none. They thought they were measuring how likely sperm were to get through the cervix. It wasn't until years later that physician scientists actually tested the theory and found that the results of that test didn’t help predict whether a couple would get pregnant or not. Bottom line is we don't have an accurate way to detect or measure cervical factor infertility There has also been an old theory that using a non-prescription medicine called guaifenesin found in cough medicine would thin the cervical mucous and make it easier to get pregnant. Unfortunately, after many years, there are no good quality studies to show a benefit to this. In fact, there are many studies which failed to show it works to help with a cough! If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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TTC? Fertility problems? You could improve your odds by 35% with this blood test
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV There are many reasons why couples may have difficulty getting pregnant. Couples with infertility should see a fertility specialist and complete a variety of tests on both partners. However, what do you do when all of the tests are normal? Recent studies suggest that one cause for infertility might be inflammation in your body. Inflammation is a process by which the body's white blood cells, and the substances they produce, protect us from infection and damaged cells. In some cases, however, the body can get confused and produce inflammation when it is not supposed to. A common example of this is arthritis, which is inflammation of the joints. If someone has arthritis, they know it because their joints hurt. Sometimes, however, people don’t know they have inflammation going on. Fortunately, a simple blood test called highly sensitive C-reactive protein or hsCRP is a sensitive marker for low grade chronic inflammation. Recently, researchers were studying over 1200 women who had 1 or 2 previous miscarriages and were given low dose aspirin or placebo before they conceived. The study failed to find a benefit from giving low dose aspirin. However, they went back and they looked at the hsCRP levels in those women. What they found was very interesting. Low dose aspirin did not help women with low hsCRP levels. But, if a woman’s hsCRP level was higher, than low dose aspirin resulted in more women getting pregnant and more women having a live birth. Women with the highest hsCRP levels got the most boost from low dose aspirin. 30-35% more live births occurred. Checking for inflammation with a hsCRP level should definitely be a test you want to get if you are having trouble getting pregnant If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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IVF under Illinois insurance law
 
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IVF is a required benefit under Illinois insurance law. Learn about how the law works what is covered and what isn't.
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Dr. Morris discusses IVF & the risk for having a twin pregnancy | Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris|The BOARD CERTIFIED Fertility Expert Discusses| Does IVF increase or decrease your chance for having twins? Ask anybody about what can happen during infertility treatments and you will commonly get this answer - Twins! It’s true. Any fertility treatment that uses fertility medications will increase the risk for twins. IVF, however, is one of the safer treatment options because you can control the risk for twins. For example, if you only put one embryo into the uterus - the chance for a twin pregnancy is very low - less than 1%. Some couples may choose to put two or more embryos into the uterus. This may increase their chances for getting pregnant but will increase the chance for twins. At IVF1, we encourage patients to test their embryos for abnormalities and then transfer a single normal, healthy embryo. This way, pregnancies rates are still high but the risk for twins is low. Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 7434 Infertility TV
Dr. Morris discusses the IVF Journey Over Age 40 | Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris|The BOARD CERTIFIED Fertility Expert|Weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV: The IVF Journey over age 40 Women over age 40 have an especially difficult journey to have a baby. Time causes a decrease in the number of eggs remaining in the ovaries and in their quality. As a result, IVF pregnancy rates are much lower in women over 40. While there are no foolproof methods to increase the chances for IVF success after 40, here are some tips: First, try to obtain a larger number of eggs - either through a more aggressive stimulation of the ovaries or through several “mild” stimulations Second, test all your embryos for chromosome abnormalities - if you can find a normal embryo to place into your uterus, your chances will be just as good as a younger woman. Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Dr. Morris discusses IVF in women with PCOS | Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris|The BOARD CERTIFIED Fertility Expert|Weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV: IVF in women with PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is a common cause for infertility by interfering with ovulation. First line fertility treatments for PCOS utilize medications to induce ovulation. If these fail, however, IVF can also be attempted. There are a few important things to know about performing IVF in women with PCOS. Women with PCOS can have very sensitive ovaries. The dose of fertility medication may need to be lowered. The AMH blood test and ultrasound of the ovaries can help with medication dose adjustments. Even with adjustments, women with PCOS may still produce a large number of eggs. Consider freezing of eggs or embryos to avoid hyperstimulation syndrome - OHSS - and to improve the chances for pregnancy. For additional information about PCOS, visit our website and look at these pages http://www.ivf1.com/pcos/ http://www.ivf1.com/insulin-resistance/ Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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IVF - In vitro fertilization - Can lifestyle choices influence your success?
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV IVF helps more couples to get pregnant than any other treatment. Unfortunately, however, there are still many attempts that do not result in pregnancy. Many of the factors that predict IVF success cannot be changed. So patients and physicians alike look for any factors that can be modified to improve success. There are some lifestyle changes that you can make that can improve the success of your IVF cycle. First, are you overweight or are you too thin? Multiple studies have shown that extremes of weight - either too high or too low - will result in lower IVF pregnancy rates. There is good scientific evidence, for example, that an abnormal weight will adversely affect egg quality, uterine environment and hormone levels While weight loss or weight gain may improve IVF success, there is little good evidence that what you eat specifically affects your chances for success. Avocado diets, grapefruit diets and the like don’t seem to help at all and may not be healthy for you. Do you drink alcohol? Even a little bit might affect your IVF success. A study from the University of California found that women OR men that drank alcohol BEFORE starting their IVF treatment, were at risk for getting less eggs, a lower chance for pregnancy and a higher risk for miscarriage. Another more recent study from Harvard University also found lower pregnancy rates even when couples drank only a few times a week. As you might have guessed by now, cigarette smoking also has an adverse effect on IVF success. One study found that a woman who smokes during IVF treatment will have to do twice as many IVF cycles to get the same number of pregnancies as a woman who does not smoke. For a woman in her twenties or thirties, cigarette smoking had the same impact as adding ten years to her age. Following these common sense recommendations can maximize your chances for having a baby through IVF. Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Bedrest - Does it help fertility? An ESHRE 2016 Special Episode | Infertility TV
 
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Does bedrest after IUI (intrauterine insemination) increase the chance for pregnancy? The true answer might surprise you. Hello this is Dr. Randy Morris. I am a Board Certified Fertility Expert and the Medical Director at the world renowned IVF1 fertility center in Naperville, Illinois. I'm here with the first of a few special editions of infertility TV. Recently, the international infertility conference known as ESHRE wrapped up in Helsinki Finland. ESHRE is the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Meetings such as this one allow physicians and scientists to present their latest research to their peers. These meetings can serve as an early indicator of which directions fertility treatment may go in the future, what new technologies may become valid treatments and which ones were not able to withstand the rigors of scientific scrutiny. In the next few episodes of InfertilityTV, we will look at a few of the more interesting areas of research that were presented at ESHRE this year Today we are going to talk about BEDREST Researchers from the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam conducted the largest ever study to answer this question: Does bedrest after an intrauterine insemination or IUI improve your chances for getting pregnant? A few small studies done in the past suggested that resting for 10 to 15 minutes after an IUI increased success rates. To test this out, the researchers randomly assigned 479 women receiving IUI to either 15 minutes of bed rest, or to get up and move around immediately afterward. The majority of the participants underwent several rounds of treatment, with a collective total of about 2,000 IUI cycles. What do you think they found? There was no difference in a woman’s chances for becoming pregnant whether she rested afterward or not. Post a comment below if you guessed the results correctly. Studies like this are an important part of the scientific process. We, as physician scientists need to constantly challenge ourselves and our preconceived ideas so that we can continue to come closer to scientific and medical truths Come back next week for another ESHRE special episode. If you liked this video remember to like this video and share it on your favorite social media. Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in comments You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 1464 Infertility TV
Gonal F RFF 75 UI Vial
 
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Be sure you have all the following items before you begin: - Gonal-f Multi-Dose 75 IU powder vial - Pink mixing needle (18 G 1.5 inch) - Grey injection needle (27 G .5 inch) - Prefilled syringe labeled Sterile Water for Injection, USP - Gonal-f custom dosing syringe graduated in IU - Alcohol swabs - Sterile gauze - Safety container
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Crinone 8%
 
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Crinone is a commonly used treatment for infertility patients. Crinone is often used in IUI and IVF cycles. Crinone contains progesterone which is administered intravaginally. This video contains instructions for the proper use of Crinone. Note: For use at altitudes over 2500 feet, see http://youtu.be/CpsTStEYVsg 1) Getting Ready Wash your hands thoroughly. Remove the applicator from the sealed wrapper. DO NOT remove the twist off tab at this time. Hold the applicator by the thick end. Shake down several times like a thermometer to ensure the contents are at the thin end. Hold the applicator by the flat section at the thick end. Twist off and throw away the tab at the other end. 2. Insertion of the Crinone applicator The applicator should be inserted into the vagina while you are in the sitting position or when lying on your back with your knees bent. Gently insert the thin end well into the vagina. Squeeze the thick end of the applicator to deposit the gel. 3. Disposal Remove the applicator and throw it away in a waste container
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How to read a semen analysis | Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV If you have infertility and you see your doctor... one of the first tests that he or she is likely to recommend is a semen analysis. The semen analysis is designed to make sure that a male has sperm and to try to predict what the likelihood is of sperm reaching the Fallopian tubes where fertilization happens. There are several components to a semen analysis. Reading a semen analysis report can be confusing. Today on infertility TV we will explain a semen analysis report. Volume This tells you how much seminal fluid comes out in the ejaculate. By itself this is not a very helpful number for predicting fertility. The main reason why men may have a low semen volume is that they spilled some when trying to collect the specimen. Higher volumes are not associated with a better chance for getting pregnant. Concentration This is the most important number in the semen analysis. It tells you how many sperm there are. Men with very low sperm numbers definitely have more difficulty in achieving a pregnancy a normal sperm concentration is 20 million per milliliter however men with lower numbers may still be able to achieve a pregnancy or even have normal fertility. Higher numbers do not mean a better chance for getting pregnant. Motility Motility is a measurement of the movement of sperm. sperm have tails which whip back and forth very quickly to propel the sperm forward in the female reproductive tract. Some sperm may not move at all. Some sperm may move slowly or ineffectively. The net result is that less sperm will reach the fallopian tube and therefore the chance for fertilizing an egg is lower. The most important motility number is called Progressive motility. This is the percentage of sperm that have fast forward movement. These sperm are the ones most likely to reach the fallopian tube. Morphology This is a an estimate of the percentage of sperm with a normal appearance under the microscope. This is perhaps one of the most confusing parts of the semen analysis. This is due in part to the fact that there are different criteria for assessing morphology with different estimates for what is considered normal. These days most fertility specialist will use a criteria called strict morphology also known as the Kruger morphology after the physician who came up with it. All men even those with normal fertility will have some percentage of sperm with an abnormal appearance under the microscope. However men that have a very high percentage of abnormal appearing sperm have more difficulty producing pregnancies and their partners. It is not known precisely why their pregnancy rates are lower. There are two ways in which physicians might use these measurements. In some cases, the doctor may look at a specific number like motility and if it is abnormal, make certain recommendations for further testing or treatment. In other cases, doctors may calculate the total number of normal moving sperm by multiplying the volume times the concentration times the percent motility times the percent normal morphology. Ad if that falls below a certain number then those men are determined to be either fertile or some fertile. Keep in mind that there is a tremendous amount of variability in these numbers. Any abnormal result on a semen analysis should be repeated to see if it is persistent or not. Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 1140 Infertility TV
Novarel
 
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Be sure you have all the following items before you begin: - One vial of Novarel HCG 10,000 IU - One vial of sterile diluent. - One syringe with two needles, one for reconstitution and another for administration - Alcohol swabs - Sterile gauze - Safety container
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Important New Sperm Test for Male Fertility  | InfertilityTV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV Here’s the problem with the semen analysis - it does not tell you about the function of sperm. What we have needed for a long time is a sperm test that tells you the ability of sperm to fertilize an egg. Well, now we have one - it is called the Cap-Score Sperm Function Test. Here are the basics. During sex, a man ejaculates and releases sperm into the vagina. At that moment, those sperm are not yet able to fertilize an egg. In order to develop that ability, the sperm needs to undergo several changes. This is known as capacitation. Capacitation results in the ability of various molecules in the head of the sperm to move around. By looking at the pattern of one of those molecules, Gm1, we can now determine whether a sperm has undergone capacitation or not. With this test, we can now determine what percentage of the sperm has undergone capacitation. This is known as the Cap-Score. Most men with normal fertility have high Cap-Scores. Most guys with fertility problems have low Cap-Scores. More importantly, the results of a semen analysis won’t predict your Cap-Score. You can have large numbers of sperm that are great swimmers and a normal shape but be unable to fertilize eggs! So this is an important new test for men to have when they get their semen analysis. The Cap-Score Sperm Function Test is not available everywhere yet but you can, of course, get it at IVF1 If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 758 Infertility TV
Letrozole - Femara - for fertility treatment of women with PCOS who dont ovulate | Infertility TV
 
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Letrozole - Femara for treatment of PCOS There are two categories of fertility drugs - pills and injections. The most commonly used pill is called clomid. However, not all women will ovulate on clomid. Women who don’t ovulate as a result of PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome are often resistant to clomid and fail to ovulate. Recently, a well done study compared clomid to another oral medication - Letrozole (also known as Femara). The study showed conclusively that for women with PCOS, letrozole was associated with a greater chance for ovulation and pregnancy. Importantly, there was no increase in the chance for birth defects. As a result of this study and others, fertility experts now view letrozole as the first line fertility treatment for women who don’t ovulate due to PCOS To learn more, subscribe to Infertility TV now or visit our website at IVF1 http://www.ivf1.com/letrozole-femara-infertility/ Register online now to become a patient at IVF1 https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient
Views: 11721 Infertility TV
Celiac disease and Infertility - Is there a link? Dr. Morris on Infertility TV
 
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Dr. Randy Morris | The BOARD CERTIFIED Fertility Expert Discusses Celiac Disease and Infertility - Is there a link? Celiac Disease affects 1% of average Americans. That means at least 3 million people in the U.S. are living with celiac disease—97% of them are undiagnosed. Women are several times more likely to be diagnosed with Celiac Disease compared to men. If you have a relative with Celiac than the chances you have it are even higher. Today on Infertility TV we ask the question - Is there a link between Celiac Disease and infertility or miscarriage? Several studies have shown a higher incidence of Celiac Disease in women with infertility compared to those without. Others have shown a higher than expected incidence of Celiac in women with recurrent miscarriage. If you have Celiac Disease, will going on a gluten free diet improve your fertility? Recently, the Celiac Disease Foundation launched the iCureCeliac national patient registry. 12% of the women in the registry reported infertility before their diagnosis but only 3% still had fertility problems after diagnosis. 19% reported having miscarriages before diagnosis but only 2% had miscarriages after diagnosis. It doesn’t end there. Other studies have found that women with Celiac were more likely to have underweight babies and preterm labor and both problems could be improved by going on a Gluten Free diet. So should you go on a Gluten Free diet if you have infertility? No! Should you get tested to see if you have Celiac disease? Probably a good idea. If you have already been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, please add your data to the iCureCeliac registry to help researchers better understand and ultimately cure celiac disease. Visit www.Celiac.org/icureceliac Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 733 Infertility TV
First Time IVF Success - Three keys to maximizing your IVF chances
 
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First Time IVF success - Three keys to maximizing your IVF chances Several studies have indicated that during IVF, even when a male has a normal semen analysis, fertilization can fail from 5 to 15 percent of the time. If there is an abnormal semen analysis, the failure rate is even higher. This problem can be easily bypassed by injecting sperm directly into the egg. This is known as ICSI. Some embryos do not have the capacity to develop normally. The longer an embryo is observed, the greater the chance that the IVF team will be able to identify these non-viable embryos and select only the best embryos for transfer to the uterus. Observation for 5 to 6 days to find embryos which have reached the critical blastocyst stage is optimal. Even embryos which look perfect under the microscope can have abnormalities which prevent pregnancy. Screening the embryos for chromosome abnormalities, referred to as PGS or PGD can identify those embryos most likely to implant and develop in the uterus. New episodes of InfertilityTV are released every Thursday afternoon. To learn more, subscribe to Infertility TV now or visit our website at IVF1 http://www.ivf1.com/lab-embryo-culture/ http://www.ivf1.com/comprehensive-chromosomal-screening/ http://www.ivf1.com/lab-icsi/
Views: 27764 Infertility TV
Trying to conceive and IVF Failure: Did uterine inflammation cause your failure?
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV In a previous episode of Infertility TV, I discussed checking for inflammation in the body with a blood test. If you haven’t seen that episode, put it on your playlist to watch next. In this episode, I am going to discuss inflammation in the uterus. Inflammation is a process by which the body's white blood cells and the substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Inflammation in the uterus is called chronic endometritis. Most of the time, IVF implantation failure is caused by abnormal embryos. If you haven’t done preimplantation genetic screening on your embryos, then that is the first step. But if you have already done that and you still didn’t get pregnant, it’s time to look for chronic endometritis. Most women with chronic endometritis don’t have any symptoms. Diagnosing it can be a bit tricky. Here is what we do at IVF1 First, we look inside the uterus using hysteroscopy. We are looking for certain patterns that are common with chronic endometritis. Here is a patient in which we saw something called micro-polyps - a strong indicator for inflammation. You have to use hysteroscopy with magnification find these. Other methods for studying the uterus such as an HSG or saline ultrasound will not be able to see these abnormalities. Next we use the hysteroscope to take some biopsies of the uterine lining. We can look at these pieces of tissue under the microscope for plasma cells. Plasma cells confirm that you have inflammation in the uterus. Finally, we will also do testing on the uterine tissue specimens to look for bacteria that might be causing the inflammation. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 1003 Infertility TV
In Vitro Maturation - CBS Early show
 
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Dr. Randy S. Morris produced the first pregnancy in the United States using the technology known as In Vitro Maturation or IVM. This is his interview on the CBS Early show.
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Progesterone
 
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Be sure you have all the following items before you begin: - One multiple dose vial of Progesterone in Oil for Injection 10ml/10cc - One syringe - One long needle for administration - Alcohol swabs - Sterile gauze - Safety container Check that the Progesterone in Oil is clear. Do not use if the solution is cloudy or contains particles. Wash your hands with soap and water and make sure you are working on a clean flat surface.
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IVF Procedure   A Step By Step Guide | Infertility TV
 
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IVF Procedure A Step By Step Guide is a clear, simple explanation by Dr Randy Morris IVF starts with injections of fertility medications to stimulate the development of multiple eggs. These fertility drugs are self administered over the course of 10 to 12 days. Additional injections are used to prevent premature ovulation. During this time, the response of the ovaries is monitored with blood tests and transvaginal ultrasounds. Once the monitoring indicates the eggs are mature, a procedure to remove the eggs from the ovaries is performed. This is called an egg retrieval. The egg retrieval is performed under anesthesia. At this time, the male partner is collecting a semen specimen. In the laboratory, the eggs are identified under a microscope and sperm is added to them usually by injecting a sperm directly into the egg. This is called ICSI. The fertilized eggs are allowed to develop in special incubators for 5 to 6 days. At this point, embryos can either be transferred into the uterus or undergo further testing to identify abnormalities. If a transfer occurs, the patient will also take progesterone supplements to ensure a good uterine lining. The final step? A pregnancy test one week later. To learn more, subscribe to Infertility TV now or visit our website at IVF1 http://www.ivf1.com/ivf http://www.ivf1.com/ivf-real-answers http://www.ivf1.com/egg-retrieval http://www.ivf1.com/embryo-transfer
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PCOS: Can You Still Have it Even if You're Not Overweight? - PCOS -InfertilityTV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV PCOS is the acronym for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This is a terrible name which doesn’t really describe what this problem is. First, a syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms that commonly occur together in a medical condition. Not all people with a syndrome will present the same way. Some people may have symptoms A,B and C. Others may have symptoms D, E, and F and other may have symptoms A and F. Women with PCOS will typically have some evidence that they don’t ovulate. In some cases, they may not have any periods. Others may have periods infrequently or that are irregular. Women with PCOS will also commonly have some evidence for high levels of a group of hormones called androgens. Some women may have blood tests which showed high levels of androgens. Others may have symptoms such as acne, unwanted hair growth or unwanted hair loss. And yes, many women with PCOS are overweight but some may be normal weight or even very thin. It is not necessary to be overweight to make a diagnosis of PCOS. It is important, however, to rule out other types of ovulation problems. Remember these two lines: Not all women who are overweight have PCOS Not all women with PCOS are overweight If you are concerned that you may have PCOS, schedule a consultation with us or your local reproductive endocrinologist If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: http://www.ivf1.com/new-patient-registration/ Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 1564 Infertility TV
Fertility Calculator Apps: Do They Work? Dr Morris answers on Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV Hello this is Dr. Randy Morris. I am a Board Certified Fertility Expert and the Medical Director at the world renowned IVF1 fertility center in Naperville, Illinois. And this is Infertility TV There are many apps and websites that have calculators that supposedly help women to conceive. But do they help? A new study suggests that most fertility calculators are inaccurate and may actually hurt your chances for getting pregnant. The concept behind online fertility calculators is simple. A woman typically needs to know the date of her last menstrual period, and the average length of her cycles. The calculator then tells her which days she'll have the best chance of conceiving. Researchers from Cornell Medical College studied twenty websites and thirty-three apps that were the top results in an online search. The researchers put the same information into each fertility calculator: the same date for the last menstrual period, and an average menstrual cycle length of 28 days. We know that given those numbers that ovulation is likely to be on day fourteen. Peak fertility would be on days twelve through fourteen. The next best days would be day ten and eleven. What the researchers found is shocking! Only one website and three apps correctly predicted the peak time for fertility. Several did not even predict the day of ovulation correctly. Our advice, do not rely on online fertility calculators to help you achieve pregnancy. They might actually have the opposite effect. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You don't want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
Views: 292 Infertility TV
IVF Injections - Learn the best protocol to maximize IVF success
 
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IVF Injections - Learn the best protocol to maximize IVF success There are many different medication protocols for IVF. Today we are going to discuss the highly successful protocol developed at IVF1. The first medication used contains the hormone FSH. FSH is needed to initiate the maturation of the eggs in the ovaries. We commonly use a product called Follistim. After several days of FSH, a second type of medication is added to prevent premature ovulation. These are called GnRH antagonists. The common brands are Ganirelix and Cetrotide. Once the follicles have grown larger upon ultrasound examination, the dose of FSH is reduced and a third medication is added called hCG. This part is an important change because as the follicles grow larger, they lose the ability to respond to FSH so the medication must be adjusted to maintain follicle growth. Once the eggs are are ready for removal, usually after 11 to 12 days of medication, the final step is the trigger injections. The type of trigger medications used will differ depending on whether the patient is going to transfer the embryos right away or freeze them for later use. To learn more, subscribe to Infertility TV now or visit our website at IVF1
Views: 1037 Infertility TV
WGN News -  Ovarian Reserve Testing
 
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Dr. Randy Morris, Medical Director of IVF1, discusses testing women's ovarian reserve as an infertility test or for predicting the age of menopause. This interview aired on WGN News in Chicago.
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Pregnancy Rate: What Does it Mean? Dr. Randy Morris answers | Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV You have all been there before. You are at the office of your infertility specialist. The doctor goes over possible options for treatment and you ask -- What is the pregnancy rate? The doctor throws out some number and you smile secure in the knowledge that you know what your chances are for getting pregnant if you do this treatment. Only, maybe not. If you have ever watched a commercial for an investment company, they will always have a disclaimer that states “Past performance does not guarantee future gains” In other words, just because that stock made 30% profit in the past, does not mean that you will make the same profit. The same can be said for pregnancy rates. If a doctor used treatment X 1000 times and 500 of those attempts resulted in pregnancy, then he would state he has a 50% pregnancy rate. However, many many variables can affect that rate. For example, younger women generally have a higher pregnancy rate than older women. Make sure your doctor gives you a pregnancy rate based on your age. Numerous other variables, such as results of hormone testing, whether you have a blocked tube or your partner has lower sperm counts may all impact your chances for success. As a fertility expert, I would like to give you a pregnancy rate based on as many variables as possible. This becomes increasingly difficult however, because the more specific you get the fewer people there are in that group and the less accurate your pregnancy rate becomes. So if there is one patient who did treatment X who was 37 years old, had one blocked tube and an abnormal AMH level and husband has 1 million sperm and she got pregnant - this does not mean you have a 100% pregnancy rate. Never take pregnancy rates literally and be sure to understand that your particular rate may not be an accurate prediction of your chances for pregnancy. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Hysterosalpingogram / HSG
 
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A hysterosalpingogram is an x-ray study of the uterus and fallopian tubes. This HSG shows a normal uterine cavity and patency of both fallopian tubes. Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Alcohol and Fertility| Does Baby YES mean Martini NO? Dr Morris on InfertilityTV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV Its girls night out. You and your friends find yourself at the local club. The waiter asks what you want to drink. You haven’t told your friends but you and your husband have been trying to have a baby for over a year. Should you order that Cosmopolitan? Or stick with a seltzer water with lime? The answer to this one is easy. Avoid the alcohol. Although they differ on the exact amounts, most studies have found that alcohol use by women will increase the chances for infertility. If you are planning to do a fertility treatment like IVF, should you stop drinking beforehand? The answer again is yes - and optimally for a month or longer before starting. A study performed at the University of California found that alcohol use even a month before IVF was found to lessen the number of eggs obtained, lower the pregnancy rate and increase the risk of miscarriage. So don’t risk it. Skip the alcohol and improve your chances. Cheers If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video. and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Blocked fallopian tube
 
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This HSG shows a blockage in the right fallopian tube
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IVF1 - Naperville Fertility Center - Chicago IVF - Naperville IVF
 
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Infertility TV is your weekly source for answers to questions about infertility. A new infertility video is released every Thursday afternoon. Infertility TV is hosted by Dr. Randy Morris, Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Medical Director of IVF1 and the Naperville Fertility Center. Chances are if you found our channel, it means you and your partner having difficulty conceiving. Don’t despair, these days one out of every six couples experience infertility. There are millions of infertility resources on the internet but it’s difficult to sort out the good information and find a trusted source of reliable information on this very important topic. Thus, Infertility TV was born. Infertility TV is a joint venture between IVF1 and Naperville Fertility Center, located in Illinois, which is one of the most advanced infertility treatment centers in the country. In this video series, we will explain and simplify a range of topics topics including -- Causes of infertility such as ovulation problems, fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes and endometriosis -- Infertility treatments including IUI (intrauterine insemination), IVF (in vitro fertilization), PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis or preimplantation genetic screening), and egg donation -- Fertility medications Clomid (clomiphene citrate), Femara (letrozole), and injectable fertility medications like Follistim and Gonal F -- Recurrent miscarriage -- Debunking myths about what causes infertility and dubious treatments promoted on the internet Get your journey started by subscribing to Infertility TV now. Do you have an infertility topic that you would like to see covered in a future episode? Leave a comment and let us know. Yes! Dr. Morris is an active practicing physician who does accept new infertility and IVF patients. Consults can be performed in person at the Naperville Fertility Center or by phone or video consult. Call 630-357-6540 to schedule an appointment or register as a patient at https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Other sources of great infertility information IVF1 Website http://www.ivf1.com Naperville Fertility Center Website http://www.npvfertilitycenter.com IVF1 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IVF1/228325425760 IVF1 Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107407031918222394063/+Ivf1Naperville/posts
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Dr. Morris reveals important questions to ask before you do IVF| Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED Fertility Expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV-Questions 2 ask b4 doing IVF What should I ask about my fertility doctor? Not all fertility doctors are equal. Make sure your doctor is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. What should I ask about my IVF lab? Not all IVF labs are equal either. Ask and make sure that your lab uses state of the art Lifeaire air filtration. Does it matter how crowded the IVF lab is? Verify that only one patient’s embryos are put into an incubator at a time. Why? Opening and closing the incubator multiple times for other patients will hurt YOUR embryo development. Do I need to worry about the IVF incubators? Modern table top incubators the size of a shoebox are superior to the older “big box” floor models. Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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DHEA Supplements for Fertility or IVF- Does it work? Dr Morris on Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris MD-The BOARD CERTIFIED fertility expert with weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV ... DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone is a hormone that is secreted from the adrenal glands. For many years, supplement companies have been pushing the use of synthetic DHEA supplements usually made from yams to "reverse" aging, boost immunity, cognitive function, and muscle strength. It has recently gained popularity as a treatment to improve ovarian responsiveness to fertility medications in poor responders. Selling DHEA is now a 300 million dollar a year industry DHEA was actually banned by the US FDA in 1996 but supplement companies got around this by selling it as a supplement rather than a medication. Supplements do not have to prove that they work or that they are free of complications. Studies showing its effectiveness for fertility have been criticized by the scientific community for their improper design and low quality of evidence. In fact, the only high quality studies of DHEA for fertility have completely failed to find any benefit. Side effects of DHEA in women include acne, unwanted hair growth and deepening of the voice. So should you use DHEA if you have infertility? Until well designed studies show a benefit - the answer is no If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Timing Intercourse to maximize fertility | Infertility TV
 
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Couples should learn the best time to have intercourse to maximize their fertility. First it’s important to understand that sperm can live for several days inside a woman’s reproductive tract. Eggs, however, survive for only one day once released from the ovary. Couples can achieve pregnancy even if they have intercourse several days before ovulation. The highest chance is over a 3 day window ending with the day of ovulation. Intercourse a day or more after ovulation has a poor chance for resulting in a pregnancy. To determine the time of ovulation, you can use a home ovulation predictor test. If a woman has regular menstrual cycles, these tests aren't necessary. Remember, to maximize fertility it’s the timing of intercourse rather than frequency that is most important. To learn more, subscribe to Infertility TV now or visit our website at ivf1.com Additional resources: http://www.ivf1.com/timing-pregnancy/ http://www.ivf1.com/ovulation-predictor/
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Dr. Morris answers|Should you be doing a frozen embryo transfer?|Infertility TV
 
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Dr Randy Morris|The BOARD CERTIFIED Fertility Expert|Weekly TTC tips on InfertilityTV: IVF Embryo Transfer-Fresh or Frozen? There are two options for transferring embryos during IVF. During a FRESH TRANSFER, the embryos are placed in the uterus within 5 days of the egg retrieval without being frozen. The embryo transfer can be deferred until a later time, however, by freezing the embryos. (FROZEN TRANSFER) There are several advantages to a deferred transfer. Most importantly, studies now show that the chance that the embryos will implant into the uterine lining is improved by waiting until a later time. Second, deferred transfer helps avoid a serious complication of IVF treatment called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Third, deferring transfer allows genetic testing of the embryos to be performed with improves the chance for pregnancy and reduces the risk for miscarriage. Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Mitochondrial DNA testing in IVF: Is it the Next Great Advance? | Infertility TV
 
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We are always looking for ways to improve the success of IVF. Dr. Morris discusses what might be the next leap forward Hello this is Dr. Randy Morris. I am a Board Certified Fertility Expert and the Medical Director at the world renowned IVF1 fertility center in Naperville, Illinois. I'm here with the second of three special editions of Infertility TV. Recently the international infertility conference known as ESHRE wrapped up in Helsinki Finland. ESHRE is the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Meetings such as this one allow physicians and scientists to present their latest research to their peers. These meetings can serve as an early indicator of which directions fertility treatment may go in the future, what new technologies may become valid treatments and which ones were not able to withstand the rigors of scientific scrutiny. In today’s special ESHRE Episode, we are going to talk about selecting IVF embryos using mitochondrial DNA Here’s the question - What would IVF experts like me - wish we were able to do? The answer - Be able to accurately identify which embryos would produce a baby and which ones wouldn’t Turns out that is pretty hard to do. But we are getting better. In the beginning, we looked at embryos under the microscope. A decade later, we started looking for embryos with chromosome abnormalities. Initially, we could only look at five chromosomes. Now we can look at all 23 pairs of chromosomes. However, many embryos which look great under the microscope and have the normal number of chromosomes still don’t produce a viable pregnancy. So the worldwide search is on for other methods to find healthy embryos. Okay. So it turns out that every cell has thousands of these little oval shaped structures called mitochondria. Mitochondria produce the energy needed for a cell to function. Mitochondria have their own DNA and can duplicate themselves anytime. If a cell needs more energy, the mitochondria can increase their numbers to produce more energy. Some scientists have theorized that poor quality embryos need a large amount of energy as they try to make themselves better and thus would have higher amounts of mitochondrial DNA. In fact, it was found that embryos from older women and embryos with chromosome abnormalities both had high levels of mitochondrial DNA. At ESHRE, Dr Epida Fragouli presented the results of a study she and her colleagues completed. They transferred a single embryo into the uterus of 111 women. Each embryo looked normal under the microscope and had the correct number of chromosomes. 70% of these women became pregnant. Every one of these embryos was then found to have low levels of mitochondrial DNA. The remaining 33 patients did not get pregnant. One quarter of those embryos had high levels of mitochondrial DNA. So bottom line is this: If an embryo has low levels of mitochondrial DNA it might produce a pregnancy or might not. But if it has high levels of mitochondrial DNA, it is very very unlikely that it will produce a pregnancy. Mitochondrial DNA assessment might be the 3rd method we use to screen out bad embryos and improve the chances that the ones we put into the uterus will produce a viable pregnancy. We hope you liked these ESHRE special episodes of Infertility TV. Come back next week as we return to our regular Infertility TV format. If you liked this video remember to like “THIS” video and share it in your support groups and on your favorite social media channels Do you have a topic or question you would like answered on Infertility TV? Let us know in the comments. You dont want to miss any episodes so subscribe to Infertility TV now and visit our website at ivf1.com Increase your "Infertelligence" TM Subscribe to Infertility TV now!!! A new episode of Infertility TV is broadcast weekly every Thursday afternoon or visit our website at IVF1.com ******************************************* Do you want to become a patient at IVF1? ******************************************* Register online here: https://patient.ivf1.com/PatientPortal/NewPatient Or call: 630-357-6540
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Crinone 8% High Altitude
 
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Wash your hands thoroughly. Remove the applicator from the sealed wrapper. DO NOT remove the twist off tab at this time.
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