PGT-A, formerly known as PGS, allows us to test the chromosomes of embryos before they are transferred into the uterus. Why is this important? Because at least half, if not more, of the embryos produced in any IVF cycle have a chromosomal abnormality. PGT-A technology insures only chromosomally normal embryos will be transferred. Without the…

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 As the name implies, ’unexplained’ infertility means according to everything we’ve checked, we haven’t been able to pinpoint the reason you have not been able to get pregnant. Whether you’ve never been pregnant (primary unexplained), or if you’ve achieved a pregnancy before but are having difficulty now (secondary unexplained), this is a frustrating and upsetting…

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Although endometriosis can’t “definitively” be diagnosed unless it’s visualized during laparoscopic surgery (and then confirmed on the pathology report), this doesn’t mean that all patients suggestive of endometriosis: eg. pelvic pain; painful periods; or pain with intercourse require surgery. A large proportion of patients can be confidently diagnosed with endometriosis based on their symptoms and even…

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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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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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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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So you’ve made the decision to undergo fertility treatment. It can be a costly decision, not just financially, but emotionally and physically as well. With treatments come medications, and as with all medications, fertility medications can cause unpleasant side effects. Moodiness, hot flashes, breast tenderness, bloating, headaches and nausea are some of the common side…

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