Egg Freezing for Fertility Preservation: Contemporary Women with Contemporary Choices

Egg Freezing for Fertility Preservation: Contemporary Women with Contemporary Choices

Having a baby is life goal shared by many women.  In fact, for most the question is not whether they will have a child, but when they will have a child.  Fortunately, this goal is achieved naturally for most women, but for others, personal circumstances, career choices or medical conditions can become limitations to becoming […]

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Free Anti-Mullerian Hormone Test

Free Anti-Mullerian Hormone Test

What’s Your Number? For most women, age best predicts the chance of conception each month.  However, despite having regular menstrual cycles and normal periods, many women will lose their fertility sooner than expected.  There are several tests which help predict whether a woman may have a faster biological clock, such as Anti-Mullerian Hormone Test (AMH).  […]

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IVF Success Rates Increase in 2012

IVF Success Rates Increase in 2012

Since Louise Brown’s birth as the first in-vitro fertilization (IVF) baby in 1978, the number of IVF pregnancies and IVF success rates have steadily increased throughout the years.  Recently, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) and its 379 member clinics reported that IVF processes have helped conceive over 61,000 babies in the United States […]

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Single Embryo Transfer Success Rates Continue to Improve

Single Embryo Transfer Success Rates Continue to Improve

At the Houston Fertility Institute, our goal is to help patients take home a healthy baby. Advancements in assisted reproductive technology have helped make this possible. Today, we can achieve better pregnancy rates by transferring fewer embryos. As a result, single embryo transfer success rates continue to improve. For good candidates, single embryo transfer reduces […]

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HFI Participates in Clinical Trials for New IVF Treatment

HFI Participates in Clinical Trials for New IVF Treatment

Introduction Houston Fertility Institute (HFI) is proud to announce its participation in a clinical trial for a new investigational in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. This trial, the Thrive-IVF Research Study, is for patients who have previously not been successful with IVF. HFI is one of 20 participating sites chosen from around the country. What is […]

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What to Expect After Tubal Ligation Surgery

What to Expect After Tubal Ligation Surgery

As a fertility specialist, one of the most common questions comes from my patients who have undergone a tubal ligation or occlusion surgery.  Many patients would like to know what to expect after tubal ligation surgery. This month, I will briefly discuss available fertility options as well as pros and cons of each treatment modalities. […]

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