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Starting FSH

Jul 26, 2009 @ 01:42 PM – by SEO Admin
Last night was my first FSH injection. I had decided that I was going to inject the Lupron last since Ive done it before and the Menopur first since the nurse told me it may sting. I got out everything I would need and my kitchen table was covered in syringes, needles, vials, and instruction sheets. Just by looking at the table, the injections seemed overwhelming. I was also very nervous about making a mistake. I mixed the 2 vials of Menopur and injected them. It did sting a little, but not near as much as I thought it would. Next I primed then injected the Gonal-f. The needle is so small and the medication didnt sting at all. Then the Lupron and I was done! Im sure Ill get more confident in a few days as I get used to the new routine.

One Step Closer

Jul 24, 2009 @ 03:59 PM – by SEO Admin
I have completed my first 9 days of Lupron injections and can happily say that I have had no real side effects other than a few small bruises on my stomach. So far, it has been much easier than I ever would have thought. My baseline sonogram is scheduled for today, which means that Ill start FSH tomorrow. Im nervous about going from 1 injection to 3 injections per day, but its only for a short time and were one step closer.

My First Injection

Jul 15, 2009 @ 10:05 PM – by SEO Admin
I gave myself my first injection this evening. It is far from what you would typically think of as "getting a shot". I was a little nervous about it, so even though I had injection teaching at the clinic, I watched the injection teaching video on the CAR website. It helped remind me of all the steps and was a great visual aid. As far as the injection itself, it was amazingly simple. I didn't feel the needle or the medication at all! After I finished, I did get a slight sensation somewhere between an itch and a burn. It wasn't as painful as it was irritating, mainly because I wanted to scratch it and know I can't. I may get tired of being a pincushion, but for now, I am very optimistic about the rest of the Lupron injections.

Calendar Time

Jul 13, 2009 @ 05:57 PM – by SEO Admin
We have finally managed to complete all of our pre-cycle requirements. I had my mock transfer and Phase II visit today. The mock transfer itself was somewhat uncomfortable. There was a mild scraping sensation in my uterus that paled in comparison to the pressure of my full bladder. The doctor said that mock transfer feels very similar to the real deal. I think it will help me relax when it comes time for the real transfer since I will already know what to expect. After the mock transfer, I received my calendar and got an injection teaching class. I start Lupron on Wednesday. During injection teaching, I had a brief moment where I wondered what Im getting myself into. I tend to be a little needle phobic. The nurse was very reassuring and gave me confidence in myself. Well see what Wednesday has to offer.

The IVF Decision

Jul 9, 2009 @ 02:01 PM – by SEO Admin
After much consideration, my husband and I have finally decided to pursue IVF. We have been married for over 8 years with no luck on our own. We came to CAR for treatment and went through several IUI cycles that were unsuccessful. We considered the options and decided our best chance was IVF. I am equally excited and apprehensive about the process. We are trying to complete our pre-cycle requirements, which has been especially difficult with my husbands work schedule. The process seems daunting, but we are taking things one step at a time. I continually remind myself that this is just another way to achieve our dream of starting a family.

Surgery

May 15, 2009 @ 10:44 AM – by SEO Admin
Center for Assisted Reproduction has an onsite accredited ambulatory surgery center (ASC) at the Bedford location. All outpatient surgeries may be done at the ASC. Surgery may be used to repair uterine abnormalities, to remove endometriosis, polyps, or fibroids, for tubal reversals, etc.
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Infertility Treatment

May 15, 2009 @ 10:42 AM – by SEO Admin

Patients have many questions when determining if infertility treatment is right for them. Following are some common Q & As:
When should I seek fertility treatment?
Infertility is when a couple is unable to achieve pregnancy after 1 year of unprotected intercourse (6 months if the woman is age 35 or over) or the unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. If you meet the above description or already know of a condition that will prevent you from conceiving, it may be time to seek treatment from a specialist.
Do I need a referral to receive treatment?
You do not need a referral unless it is required by your insurance in order to see a specialist. Otherwise, you may simply complete our online patient paperwork and fax or email it to us or call us 866-570-BABY. We will schedule your initial consultation.
Will I be required to have lengthy, expensive treatment by going to a fertility center?
Treatment varies with each patient (depending on the cause of i

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Tubal Reversal

May 15, 2009 @ 10:40 AM – by SEO Admin
Tubal reversal is an excellent option for patients who have had a ligation, but wish to conceive again. Patients choose to have a tubal reversal for many reasons including second marriage, remorse after ligation procedure, change in family planning, and unexpected loss of a child. This is a relatively simple and successful outpatient procedure for women who have no other underlying fertility problems.
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In Vitro Fertilization

May 15, 2009 @ 10:37 AM – by SEO Admin
A great fertility treatment option available for patients who experience both male and female factor infertility is In Vitro fertilization (IVF). This procedure may be used if the woman has tubal blockage or if the man has low semen count [IVF may be used with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)].
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Center for Assisted Reproduction, Your Comprehensive Fertility Care Center Blog

May 5, 2009 @ 11:32 AM – by SEO Admin
Welcome to the Center for Assisted Reproduction Blog! We are interested in your feedback. If you have gone through In Vitro Fertilization or are currently going through treatment, we appreciate your input.
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