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National Endometriosis Awareness Month: Does Endometriosis Affect Your Fertility?

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disorder that affects the tissues that line the uterus (the endometrium). When endometriosis occurs, the endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus. It can grow into the ovaries, bowel and tissues lining of the pelvis, which can cause severe pain and discomfort… Continue Reading

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Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus is a virus that can be spread by a certain breed of mosquitoes, called Aedes aegypti, found throughout North, Central, and South America. When a pregnant woman becomes infected with the virus, it can lead to the development of microcephaly in the unborn child. Microce… Continue Reading

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Fertility

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects more than three million women of reproductive age every year. PCOS is characterized by enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid-filled follicles or cysts in each ovary. Women with PCOS are more likely to hav… Continue Reading

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Factors That Affect Fertility

Most people know that our fertility decreases as we get older. But there are many other factors to consider, as well. If you’re planning for a family in the future, it’s important to understand your fertility, the factors that affect it, and what you can do to increase your chances of conceiving. Facto… Continue Reading

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Understanding Fertility Medication

If you have been struggling to conceive, fertility medications and treatments can increase your chances of conception. Fertility medications are typically the first treatment option for women with ovulation disorders. These medications can be administered orally or injected. Fertility medications aid in re… Continue Reading

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Are You a Candidate for IVF?

What is IVF? IVF (in vitro fertilization) is one of the most effective forms of assisted reproductive technology used to treat fertility or genetic problems and to assist with conception. IVF is performed when mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab, creating an embryo.… Continue Reading

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Is Egg Freezing for You?

What is egg freezing? Egg freezing, also referred to as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is an approach used to preserve a woman’s reproductive future. To freeze a female’s eggs, the unfertilized eggs are first collected from the ovaries, then frozen and reserved for later use. When a woman is ready to… Continue Reading

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Planning for Pregnancy: Preconception Tips

Planning for pregnancy means more than simply setting up your gift registry. The decision to have a child is life changing, and preconception planning is important to a successful pregnancy and delivery. See your doctor It’s important to make sure you discuss with your doctor your health history and… Continue Reading

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Tips to Boost Your Fertility

Conceiving is not always as easy as some expect it to be, but there are a few things you can do to start enhancing your fertility. Sometimes, simple lifestyle changes can boost your fertility enough to conceive. Below are some helpful tips. Maintain a healthy weight If you’re looking to conceive, it… Continue Reading

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When is PGT Right For You?

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a screening performed on each embryo to identify aneuploid embryos. Aneuploid embryos are embryos that do not have the correct number of chromosomes, whether it be too few or too many. An aneuploidy is the most common cause for a transferred embryo to be unsuccessful.… Continue Reading

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Center for Reproductive Medicine’s Team Voted 2015 Best Doctors for Women

We are proud to announce the Center for Reproductive Medicine’s very own Dr. Colleen Casey, Dr. Bruce Campbell, Dr. Lisa Erickson, Dr. Paul Kuneck, and Dr. Mark Damario have all been selected as Minnesota Monthly’s 2015 Best Doctors for Women. To be selected as one of Minnesota Monthly’s 2015 Best D… Continue Reading

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Fertility Testing: What You Need To Know

It’s estimated that more than five million people in the United States will experience infertility problems while trying to become pregnant. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after having intercourse without contraception for 12 months. Many factors can affect your ability to conceive a ba… Continue Reading

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