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Bloating During IVF Stimulation – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
Feeling stuffed and bloated during your in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle? Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an excessive response to taking the medicine used to make eggs grow during an IVF cycle.   What is Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)? Women with OHSS have a large number of growing follicles in their ovaries in conjunction with high estradiol levels. This leads to fluid leaking into the belly, which can cause bloating, nausea, and swelling of the abdomen. One out of three women has symptoms of mild OHSS during controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF. OHSS can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe.   Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome symptoms Women with
Does Taking Folic Acid Help with Fertility? Yes!
If you’re trying to conceive, either on your own or through fertility treatment, there is no doubt that taking vitamin B9 (folic acid) is a great place to start. But why? RMA’s Dr. Jackie Gutmann tells you everything you need to know about this super-vitamin.   What are the Benefits of Taking Folic Acid Before or During Pregnancy? Folic acid is a B-vitamin. Our bodies use folic acid to make new cells that comprise our skin, hair, and nails. This cell-supporting vitamin is important for babies as they grow, too. Just like adults, folic acid aids in the development of a baby’s nervous system
Do High FSH Levels have you Frustrated?
When I speak to women who have been told that they have high FSH levels, their outrage is palpable. So many women with elevated FSH levels are frustrated to the point of fury. They feel sucker-punched by Mother Nature after learning about this indicator of reduced fertility—something that they may never have heard about before entering a doctor’s office. They don’t understand the meaning of having high FSH levels, and many are quickly forced to confront the hard reality that a genetically linked child may not be in the cards for them. It can be incredibly difficult to hear the news
Male Fertility Testing: The Semen Analysis
A semen analysis is a male fertility test that tells your doctor (usually a fertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist) the number of sperm in your semen, whether they are normal, and how well they move. There are many reasons why couples have trouble achieving pregnancy. A semen analysis is one of the tests your doctor will use to evaluate the male partner during a consultation at a fertility clinic. Although not a comprehensive measure of fertility, the semen analysis, if abnormal, may suggest that the probability of achieving fertility is statistically low. Among the numbers on the test, the sperm concentration and

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