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This means holding your hand through appointments in the office – and extending that relationship beyond those doors as your trusted source for fertility information online. Our blog space was designed to provide medical advice, answers, opinions, and guidance to commonly asked patient questions. The articles are written by our physicians and staff so you know you are reading information you can trust. Occasionally, we include guest blogs on topics we think will be of interest to you.
Our blog entries have been indexed into the category topics below to help you find what you’re looking for faster. Each topic category will open up with a variety of related articles written to help you on your journey to parenthood.
One common question the andrology laboratory receives is what type of vial of donor sperm should I order? In a previous post, one of our Embryologists, Callie, explained the difference between vial types and what type should be ordered for IVF and IUI procedures. This...read more
The number of primary eggs are reserved in the outside layer of the ovaries. These primary eggs develop and grow through a nuclear maturation (meiotic divisions) and cytoplasmic process (forming cell organelles) to become matured eggs in different stages of follicles....read more
First, consents need to be signed. You will be given PGT consents by Carolina Conceptions along with your other IVF consent forms to be signed with a notary or in the office. If you are interested in reading the PGT consent it is listed on the website. You will also...read more
Going through IVF can be an overwhelming experience for many of our patients, there is an enormous amount of information that is given all at once. At the onset of the FET, many questions arise like what I can expect, how long it takes, does the doctor do the transfer...read more
At Carolina Conceptions, the transfer of a specimen from one clinic to another is the top priority of the staff handling it. We want to assure our patients that their embryos, eggs, and sperm will reach their intended destination, whether they are coming into our...read more
At Carolina Conceptions, we assess embryo development on Days 1, 3, 5, and 6 post-retrieval. On these days you will receive a call from one of our embryologists, updating you on the status of your embryos. On the day of your egg retrieval (Day 0), we assess the...read more
You’ve just received some of the most upsetting news a woman can receive. Your AMH is low. Now what? AMH is Antimullerian hormone. AMH is a blood test that can tell us about your egg count. A low AMH tells us that your overall egg count or ‘ovarian reserve’ is low,...read more
To improve the success of IVF many IVF clinics around the world are offering clinical adjuncts or “add-ons” to infertile couples hoping to improve their chances of a successful pregnancy. These supplements are thought to improve egg number and/or egg quality in a...read more
Choosing to pursue fertility treatments is a big decision. To help, here are 8 important questions to ask before choosing a fertility specialist.read more
The season can’t be canceled but things might be a bit easier if you follow some of these strategies for coping with infertility during the holidays.read more