Is IVF Painful?

IS IVF PAINFUL? - SAN ANTONIO, TX In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is one of the most popular and well-known fertility treatments in the United States. During the treatment process, women take fertility medications to encourage the development of more eggs, the eggs are extracted, and then healthy embryos that have formed can be transferred to the uterus. Many women wonder if any stages of the IVF process are painful. At Fertility Center of San Antonio, we find that some women experience cramps and abdominal pressure during the various phases of IVF. For more details on IVF and discomfort, read

The Ultrasound Schedule after IVF

ULTRASOUND SCHEDULE AFTER IVF - SAN ANTONIO, TX At Fertility Center of San Antonio, we understand how emotionally taxing the in vitro fertilization, or IVF, process can be for our patients. Every stage of IVF can bring a mixture of anticipation, anxiety, hope, and fear. This is particularly true of the first ultrasound after patients have received a positive pregnancy test during IVF treatment. This all-important ultrasound will confirm whether the pregnancy is proceeding normally. Days can feel like months as patients wait for the period to pass between scheduling that first ultrasound and the date that ultrasound actually occurs. Our

IVF Medications: What to Expect

IVF MEDICATIONS - SAN ANTONIO Millions of Americans struggle with infertility, struggling to become pregnant and enjoy the families they’ve always wanted. Fortunately, recent advancements in ART, or Assisted Reproductive Technology, offer hope for couples that have been unable to conceive. By far, the most popular of these is IVF, or in vitro fertilization, an exact, sophisticated multi-step process that can help remedy a variety of fertility issues. Over the past few decades, over five million babies have been born as a result of this treatment. IVF involves stimulating egg production, harvesting eggs, combining them with sperm in a lab

Attention Women 35 and Older: IVF and Age

IVF AND AGE - SAN ANTONIO - FERTILITY TREATMENT At The Fertility Center of San Antonio, we are pleased to have achieved some of the highest in vitro fertilization, or IVF, success rates in the entire country. Unlike some fertility clinics with high success rates, we have achieved these rates while working with patients of all types, including those with complex fertility issues and women who are aged 35 and older. This latter category of patient can be particularly challenging to work with because even women without fertility issues begin to see their chances of becoming pregnant dwindle after they reach

IVF and Underweight Patients: Why Your Weight Is a Factor

IVF AND UNDERWEIGHT PATIENTS - SAN ANTONIO Becoming pregnant depends on a complex set of factors, especially if you suffer from male or female infertility. If you’ve been struggling to conceive, our fertility specialists may suggest IVF (in vitro fertilization), a treatment that involves harvesting eggs and sperm, combining them in our lab, and implanting them directly into the woman’s uterus. This advanced technique has helped millions of people achieve their family goals. IVF is a lengthy, nuanced process that can be emotionally, physically, and financially taxing, so we work to help our patients optimize their chances for success. In

Understanding and Reducing Your IVF Risks

IVF RISKS - SAN ANTONIO, TX If you have been unable to conceive naturally or by using other fertility treatments, IVF, or in vitro fertilization, may be able to help you achieve your family goals. This procedure can assist couples with various types of male and female fertility issues. Millions of babies have been born as a result of this sophisticated assisted reproductive technology (ART). However, IVF is a complicated and lengthy procedure, so it can involve certain side effects or complications. Our team of fertility specialists works to help our patients remain aware of potential IVF risks. To learn

Should You Exercise during IVF Treatment?

SAN ANTONIO IVF AND EXERCISE - FERTILITY TREATMENT As someone who is considering IVF, you probably have a number of questions in your mind right now. Some are likely “big picture” questions about the procedure, your health, and the health of your future child. Others might have to do with more practical, everyday concerns, such as the lifestyle changes and other compromises you will have to make during your treatment. Some patients feel nervous about approaching us with questions about these “smaller” matters, feeling that they are trivial in light of the more important issue of bringing a beautiful

Maintaining a Nutritious Diet during IVF Treatment

SAN ANTONIO - IVF AND DIET For couples who have faced the hardship of infertility, IVF treatment assists throughout the reproductive process in order to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. Patients who have gotten to the point of IVF treatment are understandably hopeful for the success of treatment and are eager to learn if there is anything that can be done to increase the chances of a successful treatment. While there is no conclusive evidence of specific measures that can be taken to improve the outcome of in vitro fertilization, studies do suggest that women who are in

IVF and the Egg Transfer Stage

SAN ANTONIO IVF AND THE EGG TRANSFER STAGE At the Fertility Center of San Antonio, we take pride in offering couples more than just the best fertility care in the nation. As one of the first centers in the United States to offer office-based in vitro fertilization, or IVF, we have unique insights into the procedure and fertility in general that we are able to pass on to our patients, providing them with an education that other fertility centers cannot match. At every stage of the IVF procedure, our couples understand what to expect, what is happening biologically, and what

IVF and the Egg Retrieval Stage: What to Expect

SAN ANTONIO IVF EGG RETRIEVAL STAGE The Fertility Center of San Antonio has built its reputation as one of the most esteemed fertility centers in the United States for many reasons, not least of which is our impressive success rates in helping couples achieve successful pregnancies through in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Another reason for our renown is that we are wholly dedicated to the education of our patients so that they can make the most informed and confident decisions possible regarding their treatment. We explain every stage of the IVF procedure to prospective patients in plain detail so that

IVF and the Ovulation Induction Stage: Maximize Conception Opportunities

SAN ANTONIO IVF OVULATION INDUCTION Ovulation induction is one of the early steps in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. Ovulation induction is done to encourage the ovaries to release multiple eggs during a single cycle. IVF, an effective fertility treatment for people who are having difficulty conceiving a child, typically includes the following stages: Ovulation induction Egg retrieval Insemination and fertilization Embryo culture Embryo transfer The Fertility Center of San Antonio, pioneers in the reproductive field, employs IVF ovulation induction to maximize their patients’ chances of conception. Close, collaborative work by the center’s staff and laboratory has allowed the

What to Expect in the Weeks before IVF

SAN ANTONIO IVF INSTRUCTIONS At Fertility Center of San Antonio, IVF instructions are explained in detail to patients before they commit to undergoing the procedure. Our fertility clinic is proud to feature fertility success rates that rank among the highest in the nation, and part of the reason for this is our complete dedication to educating our patients at every stage of their treatment. Our compassionate doctors and staff combine unrivaled experience in fertility care with state-of-the-art technology and the most advanced techniques to ensure the best results possible for hopeful parents-to-be. The ability of individual patients to follow our pre-treatment

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