Chances for successful pregnancy after 40 years old More and more people choose to build their family later in life, including trying to conceive over age 40. However, the chances of a successful pregnancy decrease with age, and become much slimmer after age 40. In...
PNWF Center for Collaborative Reproduction
The PNWF Center for Collaborative Reproduction helps patients build families in a number of different ways. We work with egg donation, sperm donation, and gestational surrogacy to provide a range of family building options in line with your individual goals and needs....
What Are the Different Types of PGT Testing?
Three kinds of embryo genetic tests and what they screen for PGT testing refers to preimplantation genetic testing. This refers to a group of screening tests used to help identify and reduce the risk of genetic abnormalities in embryos during the in vitro...
How Does Fertility Testing for Women Work?
Fertility testing for women is an important tool for diagnosing and treating infertility. In this article we will refer to women’s fertility testing, but all of these procedures apply to any individual with a uterus and/or ovaries. Read on for information on what...
What Is Shared IVF?
A guide to shared IVF/co-IVF/reciprocal IVF/shared maternity “Shared IVF” (also called reciprocal IVF, co-IVF, or shared maternity) is a meaningful way for two people born with ovaries and uteruses to participate together in biological family building. How Does...
Post-Embryo Transfer Tips
So you’ve had your embryo transfer, and you’re looking for post-embryo transfer tips to improve chances of a successful implantation. First of all, congratulations! The embryo transfer is a huge milestone in your fertility journey, and you can be proud of yourself for making it this far. It’s important to remember there is no magic secret that guarantees success. And despite what the internet may tell you, there also isn’t a laundry list of things to avoid at all costs! Here are some simple tips we’ve learned over our decades of experience transferring embryos to help you focus on this exciting time and maximize your success.
Pre-Embryo Transfer Tips
Many intended parents ask for pre-embryo transfer tips to maximize chances for success. We have found that the best things patients can do before their embryo transfer are to follow directions and feel confident and comfortable with the process. That’s it! There is no secret formula to guaranteeing success. Here are three general tips we have learned in our decades of experience that can maximize your success and as you prepare for this exciting culmination of your fertility journey.
Egg Retrieval Tips for Recovery
So you’ve just had your egg retrieval (congratulations!), and you’re ready for egg retrieval tips for afterward. You’ve just accomplished a major fertility milestone, and now it’s time to rest, relax, and think about next steps. Here are some tips for your egg retrieval, including when to call your clinic.
How to Prepare for Your Egg Retrieval
The egg retrieval is a major milestone in your IVF or egg freezing journey, and we have some tips on how to prepare for egg retrieval. It’s normal to feel excited, nervous, apprehensive, or a mix of emotions before your egg retrieval. You’ve worked hard and gone through so many preparations and medications to get to this point. We invite you to reflect and feel proud of making it this far! Here are some tips for preparing for your egg retrieval.
What Are the Signs of Successful Implantation?
What to look for after your embryo transfer, and when to call your doctor Many of our patients ask what signs of successful implantation they should look for after their embryo transfer. We completely understand why - the embryo transfer is a huge, emotional...