Unfortunately, miscarriage is a common problem. About half the women in the U.S. will have at least one miscarriage at some point during their reproductive lives. Learn about the causes of miscarriage.
D&C’s are a thing of the past! At IVF1, Dr. Morris uses a more accurate method to obtain pregnancy tissue to evaluate the cause of a miscarriage. This technique utilizes a hysteroscope to selectively remove only the fetal tissue which can then be sent for analysis.
The United States Department of Agricultural has stressed that pregnant women are at high risk for getting sick from Listeria and that listeriosis (Listeria infection) can cause miscarriage and other complications of pregnancy.
Many fertility medications are administered by subcutaneous injection. This article contains step by step instructions and pictures for giving yourself a subcutaneous injection.
Although less common, some fertility medications are best administered by intramuscular injection. This article contains step by step instructions and pictures for giving yourself an intramuscular injection.
Follistim is a popular medication used for fertility treatments including IVF. Instead of a syringe, Follistim is used with a pen injector which is easy to learn and use.
Progesterone, one of the reproductive hormones normally produced by the ovary after ovulation. It is needed to prepare the endometrium for implantation of an embryo and is used as part of an assisted reproductive technology (ART), ovulation induction or sometimes to induce a period in a woman who hasn’t ovulated.
Lovenox™ is a medication used to help reduce the chances for blood clots (a.k.a thrombosis) from forming. At IVF1, we use Lovenox™ to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) from occurring during or shortly after surgery. We also use Lovenox™ in women with recurrent miscarriage due to increased blood clotting.
Ovulation Predictor Kits
The trigger that causes ovulation to occur is the increased release of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland. There are different methods that couples can use to predict ovulation.