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How long can I safely put off having a baby? Tracking your personal biological clock!

Many young women have many career opportunities today, and they need to balance the conflicting demands of pursuing professional success or taking time off from work to have a baby. Because they are perfectionists, they want to do their best in both their personal and......

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Why embryo pooling is the best option for older women?

Many women are now postponing childbearing, as a result of which they will often seek consultation after 35. While it's true that IVF technology is very helpful, it is also equally true that as women get older, their ovarian reserve drops, and since this decline in eg......

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Why you should always have a Plan B before starting an IVF cycle?

It's important to be hopeful and optimistic when starting an IVF treatment, but it's equally important to be realistic, and the fact that an IVF cycle doesn't have a 100% pregnancy rate means you need to be prepared for failure. The truth is that while we can control......

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Has your doctor advised you to use donor eggs because you have a poor ovarian reserve?

We see many older infertile patients who are upset because their doctor has told them that their chances of getting pregnant with their own eggs are poor because they have a low AMH level and a poor antral follicle count and that because their ovarian reserve is poor,......

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Did your IVF cycle fail because you have a poor ovarian reserve?

We see many older infertile patients who have failed an IVF cycle and were told by their doctor that the reason for the failure was their poor ovarian reserve, as reflected by their low AMH level and poor antral follicle count. These doctors tell them that their chanc......

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The Shocking Truth About Your AMH Levels - Don't Believe Everything Your Doctor Tells You!

Many patients come to me asking for a second opinion because they have been told by their doctor that they have poor ovarian reserve because their AMH level is poor. This has become a common test, which is being overused, misused, and abused because it’s a simple bloo......

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Doctor-Patient Communication in IVF: Why It Matters and How to Make it Work?

Many doctors seem to take a perverse pride in putting patients in their place. This is why they will do their best to confuse the patient, either by using a lot of medical jargon, or by refusing to answer the patient’s legitimate questions, by making fun of their Dr.......

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Avoid Being a Victim of IVF Doctor Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself?

I get very upset when I see patients who have been cheated by IVF doctors. It’s not just that I am angry with the doctor who has taken advantage of the patient’s ignorance and gullibility to earn more money – after all, this is perfectly reasonable and logical from h......

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Career First, Baby Later: How to Overcome Delayed Pregnancy and Start Your Family

We are seeing many patients of advanced age who have chosen to put off childbearing because they wanted to pursue a career. They are worried about the fact that they don’t have much time left to have a baby, especially when they realize that their ovarian reserve is p......

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How to Choose the Right IVF Doctor and Clinic: Key Factors to Consider for a Successful IVF Journey

In a perfect world, an infertile couple could walk into any IVF clinic, and be very confident that the IVF clinic was well equipped, the embryologists were experienced, and the doctor was an expert at providing high-quality medical care. Unfortunately, this is not tr......

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