Understanding the Benefits of PGS and PGD for IVF Treatments

When you begin in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, your fertility doctors may want to perform a variety of test to help detect any fertility issues and determine your current health. Two of the tests that your doctors may recommend include PGS and PGD. PGS and PGD are genetic tests that help uncover potential issues with […]

Should You Take a Home Pregnancy Test After an IVF Treatment?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has helped many women conceive. It is often an effective method for dealing with a variety of fertility issues, whether you use donor eggs or your own. However, once the IVF treatment is completed, most women want to know immediately whether or not they are pregnant. Unfortunately, you cannot get instant […]

What Should You Do While Waiting for a Blood Pregnancy Test after IVF?

Waiting to take a blood pregnancy test after an IVF treatment can be a stressful time. Most women want to know exactly when they can take the test. If you take an over-the-counter pregnancy test too early, it is less likely to detect the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormones that help determine whether you are […]

Common Instructions for Patients After an Embryo Transfer Is Completed

During the early days of in vitro fertilization, women were often required to remain on bed rest at a fertility clinic for up to seven days after an embryo transfer. Doctors believed that women needed to remain stationary to prevent the embryo from falling out. Another common procedure involved placing women in a position where […]