Author: Dr. Michael C. Allemand, M.D. Conceiving a pregnancy naturally requires several key steps in order to be successful: Ovulation-the release of an egg from the ovary The pickup of the egg from the pelvis by the fallopian tube The presence of sperm in the fallopian tube after intercourse correctly timed with ovulation Binding and fertilization […]

You’ve heard the term used here and there, but have you ever really stopped to see what it means or if it relates to you? In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be used in many cases which are listed below. In normal human reproduction, an egg is released from a woman’s ovary and united with a man’s […]

When it comes to fertility, every couple is different and must go on their very own unique journey to conceive. While some may be able to use a less invasive procedure such as intrauterine insemination to achieve pregnancy, others may require a more advanced procedure such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). For those who are […]

Scientists at the Imperial College London believe they may have found a safer and more effective way of stimulating ovulation in women who are undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Typically doctors use a hormone called hCG to help make women’s eggs mature. But just recently, scientists have found that another hormone, Kisspeptin, may be a more […]

Today there are millions of babies who have been born worldwide using this in vitro fertilization (IVF). Though more people, including celebrities, are starting to open up about their infertility struggles, many have little knowledge about IVF. The majority of people nowadays know it’s a form of assisted reproductive technology, but lack a true understanding […]

As you know, at ART Fertility of Alabama, we’ve recently added new technologies in our In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) lab, including Preimplantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis, G185 Incubator and the new Saturn 5 Laser. Improvements in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for fertility occur constantly. New technologies are finding ways to decrease the miscarriage rate and […]

By Debbie Merryman, MSc, ELD, Embryology Laboratory Director A version of this article originally appeared in the Birmingham Medical News Blog: http://bit.ly/1cXa9Sc Last week we began discussing how advancements in Assisted Reproductive Technology for fertility care are constantly progressing. This new equipment being developed will ultimately decrease the miscarriage rate and increase the chance to […]

By Debbie Merryman, MSc, ELD, Embryology Laboratory Director A version of this article originally appeared in the Birmingham Medical News Blog: http://bit.ly/1cXa9Sc Fortunately, improvements in Assisted Reproductive Technology for fertility care occur constantly. In this blog series we’d like to update our patients on these new advancements and what it means to them. These technologies […]

A group of researchers recently set out to study the affects of psychological distress on infertile couples undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). While it’s clear that couples are stressed while going through fertility treatments, there’s still much to learn about the cause-effect relationship. So the question is; does psychological distress have an affect on a […]

You’ve heard the term used here and there, but have you ever really stopped to see what it means or if it relates to you? In vitro fertilization (IVF) is used when a woman has blocked or absent fallopian tubes or when a man has a low sperm count. Normal human reproduction involves an egg […]