ART Fertility Program of Alabama offers a number of IVF services, one of which is Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH). Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH) is a form of micromanipulation. LAH focuses on the embryo rather than the egg. During development, embryos are surrounded by a protective coating called the zona pellucida. It protects the embryo until […]

Many couples going through fertility treatments feel as if they are on this journey all alone. In reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth with one in eight couples having trouble achieving pregnancy. If you have been through fertility treatments, you know there are bumps in the road and feelings of discouragement and even […]

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 […]

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The other week we discussed some common causes of male infertility, but this week we’d like to provide you with some simple diet and lifestyle changes that can help improve male fertility. There’s good evidence that diet and lifestyle changes can have a major impact on a man’s fertility. Most everyone now knows that eating […]

Fertility treatment can be a long uphill road. Things may not always go your way. For some couples, receiving bad news from their physician may seem to be the rule rather than the exception. Couples that typically utilize embryo donation have significant infertility issues such as both male and female infertility, or have a family […]

Egg donor benefits

Some women say that donating eggs to help a couple have a baby is one of the most gratifying feelings. Women that have been through chemotherapy, had their ovaries removed, suffer from premature ovarian failure, or whatever their reason for infertility, may have no other chance of having a baby without these women who chose […]