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The IVF Fertility Blog

Know Your Meds: The Importance of Being Prepared

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

At New Hope Fertility Center, a common concern that is brought up from outside monitor patients is the availability of medications.   Please take a look at our recommendations on how to make to make sure you are able to get your medications on time and without any issues. 

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Topics: Medication, New Hope Fertility, Fertility Treatment, Fertility Medication

Are Egg Donors Always Compensated?

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

Choosing to help a couple achieve their dreams of growing their family is admirable.  Many women are interested in how they can help by becoming egg donors but are unsure about the process.  Compensation and the process for harvesting eggs are common concerns.  The guidelines below can help you decide if becoming an egg donor is right for you.

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Topics: Egg Donation, Egg Donor, TTC, Fertility Medication, Trying to Conceive, Successful Cycle, Compensation, Egg Harvesting

What Are The Side Effects of Fertility Medications?

Posted by NHFC

Before beginning any fertility treatment, it is important to understand the potential side effects.  Side effects during fertility care are common, but are often minor.   Knowing what to expect can help avoid stress and anxiety about how you are feeling during treatment.

Taking medication to regulate or stimulate ovulation is common while undergoing fertility treatment.  Reported side effects from regularly prescribed fertility medication include:

Clomid – Clomid is used to stimulate ovulation. As a result multiple eggs may mature.  If natural conception is attempted or an insemination is performed, multiple eggs may  fertilize producing twins, triplets or high-order multiples.  Additionally, patients have reported mood swings and headaches.

Lupron – Lupron may be used during cycles where in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is done.  Lupron suppresses the body’s natural hormones temporarily putting a woman into a menopause-like state.  Some of the side effects include those commonly experienced by menopausal women:

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Topics: IVF Medication, Medication, Mini-IVF, Fertility Medication

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