IUI blood test

IUI blood test Before the IUI treatment begins, you will be asked to take a set of tests that include blood tests to ensure that our fertility specialists are ready with all the information they will need during the course of the treatment. Both you and your partner will be asked to take a test to ensure that you are…

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IVF blood test

IVF blood test You will be asked to take various blood tests through the IVF treatment. At the start, you will be subjected to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV tests. This is done to ensure that you are not accidentally passing infections to any children you bear with IVF. Any incompatibilities between the couple’s blood types, diseases and genetic…

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Pre-IVF blood test

Pre-IVF blood test On the second or the third day of the female’s menstrual cycle, pre-IVF blood tests will be done. This is an initial hormone testing to determine their levels in the blood. Post embryo transfer blood test The last set of blood tests will be done to weeks after the embryo transfer stage. During the two weeks wait,…

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IUI and progesterone

IUI and progesterone Progesterone is a hormone that is produced naturally by the ovaries to ensure that the uterus is prepared for the embryo’s implantation. The hormone helps the endometrial lining of the uterus to be receptive to the embryos. The progesterone supplements are given after the IUI procedure to increase the probability of fertilization and implantation. These supplements will…

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Negative HPT & IUI

Negative HPT & IUI You might find it hard to wait till you can have the results of your IUI. In these cases, you may try to get a home pregnancy test. While home pregnancy tests are very accurate, it might give you a false negative result if you try it before the two weeks wait. The false-negative can be…

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Negative HPT & IVF

Negative HPT & IVF It is common to have both false negative and false positive on a home pregnancy test after the embryo transfer in IVF. If you take the tests too soon, the hCG levels may not be traceable and can result in a false negative. Women with irregular menstrual cycles can also experience this. False positives, while less…

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IVF & Progesterone

IVF & Progesterone Progesterone is a hormone that is naturally produced by the ovaries and works to support pregnancy. In cases where fresh eggs were extracted from the woman, the production of multiple eggs at once and the loss of egg follicles that trigger the release of progesterone can drastically reduce the progesterone produced by the body. So, when the…

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Implantation signs after IVF

Implantation signs after IVF The two-week delay in confirming the success of your IVF treatment can be excruciating. Successful implantation can only be confirmed after your blood is tested for hCG. If it’s presence is detected in the blood, you would be declared pregnant. Meanwhile, all you can do is wait and lookout for these signs of implantation. But be…

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Implantation signs after IUI

Implantation signs after IUI Looking for signs of implantation after IUI can be confusing. Especially as upcoming periods or the effects of the procedure can mimic the signs of a positive pregnancy. The most common signs of positive implantation are spotting and cramping. The only way to confirm positive implantation is by taking a pregnancy test at fourteen days after…

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Signs of successful IVF

Signs of successful IVF For a woman with regular menstruation, the absence of periods can be one of the earliest signs of a successful IVF. The other signs to look out for are soreness and changes of the breast, cramping, spotting and nausea. While these signs can by the medications used in the IVF treatment.

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Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in IVF

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in IVF During the IVF treatment, your body will be subject to a plethora of drugs, medications and hormones. If using fresh eggs hormone medications will be given to the woman to stimulate the production of eggs in her ovaries. While most women do not have adverse reactions, some may experience ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome…

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