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When is the Right Time for hCG? by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The time between the hCG and retrieval For an FSH injection cycle leading to insemination, it’s ok if the ovulation naturally occurs a little early (via a premature LH surg ... Read on »
The Natural LH Surge vs. the HCG Injection by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We are still working towards the timing of the hCG shot, but we first need a little more background. We need to go over difference between the natural LH surge and the hCG inj ... Read on »
A Little More About Normal Ovulation by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here is a question someone asked about the timing of hCG. It’s a good starting point for this blog. “I am 40 and just had a failed first IVF cycle that resulted in all im ... Read on »
This Time Even I Got a Little Mad by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It wasn’t supposed to end this way. We all knew going in that nothing was guarantied, but we felt good and optimistic about starting. Together, we believed that if we just ob ... Read on »
More Answers to Great Infertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here’s a little vignette first. I have a patient who was told after a hysterogram (HSG) and laparoscopy that her tubes were blocked. So she did an IVF cycle, didn’t get p ... Read on »
Dr. Licciardi’s “Infertility Blog” named as one of the top 50 Pregnancy Blogs by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The list can be found at http://onlineultrasoundschool.com/2009/top-50-pregnancy-blogs-required-reading/. Read on »
Back to Frequently Asked Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Before getting to FAQ’s here is a little vignette. Last week I saw a woman who has been trying for 3 years. 3 years ago she told her doctor she had an extremely heavy pe ... Read on »
Spotting and other Variations in Bleeding by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Spotting. Really frustrating. Where does it come from? We first look for an anatomical reason (a problem due to some sort of growth that we can see usually with the ultra ... Read on »
Table of Contents by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In February 2009, “The Infertility Blog” celebrated 3 years of production. I have been very pleased with the response. At least once per week someone tells me how valuable t ... Read on »
What Can Blastocyst Do For You? by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The advantage of a day 5 blastocyst transfer has to do with selection. These days most reputable programs are putting 2 embryos back in youngish women (I know what you’re thin ... Read on »
Meet the Blastocyst by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello everyone, this blog will describe the blastocyst. I will show you some pictures and tell you what is good and what is less good. Next time I will tell you a little about ... Read on »
Infertility FAQs by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello Everyone, catching up on the questions again. I know the topics are popular and I owe you one for next time. I changed the format a bit for this time. I have the an ... Read on »
Back to More Fertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There will be 1-2 more for the blastocyst, but I will answer a few questions first. Sorry, some of these questions were asked a while ago and my responses may be a littl ... Read on »
Just Before Blastocyst: The Morlula by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So what happens after day 3? Two days later we would like it to be a blastocyst. The day before it becomes a blastocyst, it should be a morula. A morula forms when the 8 cel ... Read on »
More About Embryos by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The questions: at the time of this writing there were 84 questions to answer. I will read through them and get to most, but probably not all. I am sure this is most difficult ... Read on »
The Road to Blastocyst: Eggs and Embryos by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This is the first installment of blastocyst blog; but it's a bit of a pre-requisite. To give you a feel of where we are going, I will start with pictures of eg ... Read on »
Stories of Persistence by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I know you are waiting for the blastocyst blog. I am just getting some photos together and will have it ready for next time. Like it or not, the holidays are here. Maybe ... Read on »
A Marathon of Infertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As this Sunday was the New York City Marathon, I figured I would have my own little marathon and answer all of the outstanding questions. Here it is. It took me a few days ... Read on »
Infertility Questions and Answers: Almost Caught Up by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Anonymous asked about really trying to nail down the best progesterone for her IVF attempts. She failed one fresh cycle and 2 frozen cycles. She tried the injections and crea ... Read on »
Answers to Infertility Questions by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Mas asked about Rogaine and low sperm motility. My urologists tell me Rogaine has no effect on sperm production or motility. However, just like everything else, maybe he is ... Read on »