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Huntington Reproductive Center - Blogs

The HRC Fertility Blog is a resource for patients and those seeking infertility related issues and articles. Check back often or subscribe to this blog as it is changed weekly by the HRC staff.

How Much Sperm Is Enough?

So often in life we are told that more is better. Sometimes there is a sufficient number or size, but because of the ?bigger is better? philosophy we overlook this. read more

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The Egg Donor Connection

In order to set the stage for Part l of this story, I want to share a a bit of my personal background in order to describe my role working with both my donors and our intended parents. read more

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This Month in Celebrity Fertility

It's been a busy fertile month in Celebrityland. Here are some of the highlights! First, it was rumored that Jennifer Aniston was pregnant with Gerard Butler's baby. Then, she had a secret affair with Brad Pitt resulting in a...

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Fertility Success through Visualization

In my last blog post, I talked about how to try to control the elephant inside to make real and lasting changes that you desire. It takes an understanding of how our mind works and then taming the beast to be the CEO of your...

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Mini IVF - A Simpler In Vitro Fertilization

Mini-IVF and natural cycle IVF are potential alternatives for women who do poorly with conventional stimulation protocols and might otherwise be directed to egg donation. The value of using stimulated cycles for IVF is...

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TV Takes on Male Factor Infertility

a blog by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc., January 10, 2010 - I am a big fan of the show How I Met Your Mother and watched the most recent episode on Monday night. ...

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Egg Donor Fees: Demystified

by Melodie Shank, Consultant, Fertility SOURCE Companies, January 11, 2011 - Infertility treatment possesses its own vernacular, and the same is true of third-party reproduction. After what is typically an emotionally challenging...

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Getting Pregnant: When Should You Have Sex?

When you are trying to conceive, there are certain times in your menstrual cycle when you are more fertile than others. Fertile days occur around the time of ovulation, when your ovaries release a mature egg for fertilization....

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Infertility Causes: Hypospadia Can Cause Male Factor Infertility

Hypospadia is a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra, which is normally found on the tip of the penis, is located instead on its underside. This is important when trying to conceive, since the urethra carries semen...

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Drugs May Level Fertility Playing Field for the Obese

Heavy women often have a harder time getting pregnant than their slimmer peers, but new findings suggest weight may cease to matter when women take fertility drugs. In a report in the journal Fertility and Sterility, scientists...

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Just Because One IVF Cycle Fails, It Doesn't Mean the Next One Will

Celine Dion is here to tell you that just because one IVF cycle fails, it doesn't mean the next one will. read more

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Lisa Ling's Response to Miscarriage Not Uncommon

Lisa Ling returned to "The View" today to talk about miscarriage. The journalist and former View co-host suffered a miscarriage when she was seven weeks pregnant. The self-described "ambitious" and "competent" woman said she,...

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Fertility Drug Side Effects Range from Mild to Serious

Fertility meds may have side effects ranging from mild discomfort to more serious conditions that could lead to hospitalization. Although many patients express concern about an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer with...

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Where Can I Go to Finance Fertility Treatment?

Special fertility financing plans may be available through your fertility clinic or from an independent organization that structures financial products for the infertility market. There are often specific eligibility...

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Sperm Donors Wanted...

Most people have seen ads for sperm donors at some point: in a newspaper, online, billboards, or subway ads. Did you ever wonder exactly what happens when someone is interested or how accurate the promise of compensation is for...

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The Gift of 10 Terrific Coping Strategies for Infertility

a blog by Traci Shahan, RN, WHNP-BC, Doctor of Nursing, Albrecht Women's Care: A Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility It seems like a split second ago, my husband and I were traversing the slippery slope of...

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Environmental Risks to Female Fertility

There has been much in the male infertility news lately about environmental risks and the role they play. The world around us also plays a significant role in female fertility, and a number of environmental risk factors are...

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Fertility Treatments and the Holidays

by Kristen Magnacca, December 6, 2010 - Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. Wayne Dyer So the holiday season is upon us and perhaps we feel as though we?re channeling Santa by making a list and...

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Male Infertility: What Is Azoospermia?

Azoospermia is one condition that can cause male infertility. With azoospermia, a man produces no sperm, or very little sperm in his ejaculate, giving him a zero sperm count. Azoospermia can result from a problem with sperm...

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Is Surrogacy the Journey Meant for You?

by Nicole and Josh, Intended Parents; and submitted by Christine Rush, Case Manager, Northern California?, The Surrogacy SOURCE, December 4, 2010 - Any woman who has dreamed of having a child dreams of what it will be like to be...

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