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What is PGD (Pre Implantation Genetic Diagnosis) or Preimplantation Genetic Testing?

PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis), is a process that allows genetic testing of an embryo prior to implantation and before pregnancy occurs. The procedure coincides with In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and uses only embryos analyzed as being free of a specific genetic disorder to be transferred for pregnancy. PGD is broadly used to refer to any testing…

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Infertility Facts to Prove You Are Not Alone

Struggling with infertility is usually a surprise for women and couples. Emotions can range from sadness to anger, confusion, frustration and hopelessness. Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine (VCRM) team works with women and couples going through these obstacles on an ongoing basis. We do our best to provide comfort, compassion, understanding and HOPE. It’s important…

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Improve your Fertility with a proper Diet

According to the National Survey of Family Growth, Infertility affects over 7.3 million individuals or 1 in 8 couples in the United States. While there are numerous conditions that may cause or contribute to a diagnosis of infertility, a poor diet is a growing and significant factor that couples can address. Factors like age and…

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An Overview on Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing has become quite popular over the past few years. Women find it appealing to be able to preserve their fertility for medical, lifestyle or career reasons. A variety of companies including Apple and Facebook even assist their employees with the financial costs of Egg Freezing. According to WebMD, there have now been more…

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Should I do genetic testing?

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to conceive a child. Genetic testing can be a sensitive issue for some. It is important to talk openly with your doctor about any possible genetic risks and then consider your options. Factors For Genetic Testing Consideration A thorough health history can help decide if…

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Fertility Drugs and Medications to Treat Female Infertility

Fertility drugs are the primary treatment for women with ovulation issues. We know that the whole process can be very confusing with all the treatment options available. This is especially true for someone who is just beginning her fertility journey. To help you familiarize with various fertility medication options currently available in the marketplace, Virginia…

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Surrogacy & Same Sex Couples

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing that same-sex couples have equal marriage rights. All state laws banning same-sex marriage were overruled by the Court’s decision. Same-sex spouses now have the same rights and benefits as legally married, opposite-sex couples, including…

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Trying to Conceive (TTC) in your 30’s

A growing percentage of women are trying-to-conceive later in life. In the 1970’s, the average age on a new mother was around 24 or 25 and now the average age for getting pregnant is about 30. Women are trying-to-conceive later in life because of a variety of factors like being career oriented, extending their education…

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