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Fresh Embryo Transfer vs Frozen Embryo Transfer Q&A

Ever wonder about the differences between a fresh embryo transfer and a frozen embryo transfer in an IVF cycle? This month, Jim Meriano, our Chief Embryologist and Director of TRIO’s lab answers your scientific questions; and Dr. Robert Casper, our Scientific Director and a fertility specialist, answers your medical questions. Ask an Embryologist Jim Meriano, B.Sc.,…

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Q&A

The Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program (RPL) at TRIO is a comprehensive program that focuses on all aspects  of recurrent pregnancy loss, sometimes called recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Sony Sierra, MD, FRCSC, REI and a specialist in treating recurrent pregnancy loss, answers your questions:     1. What is recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and how do I know when…

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Egg Freezing Q&A

By: Dr. Kaajal Abrol, MD, FRCSC, REI

TRIO fertility specialist Dr. Kaajal Abrol was recently interviewed by Flare Magazine for an article about thirtysomething celebs freezing their eggs. We decided to expand this discussion and asked Dr. Abrol to answer a few more of the most frequently asked questions about egg freezing. Here’s what she said… 1. Why do most people want…

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Simple Breathing Exercises to Cope with Infertility Anxiety

By: Amira Posner, MSW, RSW

In Buddhist philosophy, the main reason why humans suffer is because of our attachments and cravings. If we desire things we do not possess, then we suffer. But, if we are able to let those desires go the suffering will end. Many people dealing with infertility wish letting go was easy. The struggle of infertility is…

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How Much Vitamin D Do You Need In Pregnancy?

By: Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald, ND

Conceive Health

Vitamin D is a hot topic these days, and recent studies on vitamin D status in pregnant women and infants are worrisome. In a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, it was found that 87 percent of newborns and 67 percent of mothers were significantly Vitamin D deficient. The same…

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Interpreting Fertility Success Rates

By: Dr. Dan Nayot, MD, MS.c, FRCSC, REI

Success rates matter. Both patients and fertility clinics have the same final goal in mind of having a healthy child – but how to interpret them can be confusing. Allow me to expand…   First, let’s define both terms: “Success” – This may be different for each patient. Is just being able to stimulate well…

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