Archive for the ‘IUI, Intrauterine Insemination’ Category

More Than IVF

by | February 15th, 2018

Find more than IVF at Texas Fertility Center While IVF often comes to mind first, not every fertility patient will require this advanced reproductive technology. In fact, only 30% of patients at our Austin fertility center require IVF, also known as in vitro fertilization. As an Ovation Fertility™ partner, our reproductive endocrinologists will start with  

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What San Antonio Should Know about Fertility Specialist Dr. Summer James

by | May 14th, 2013

Q: You were once chief resident, and likely had your pick of sub-specialties. Why did you choose reproductive endocrinology? A: We perform rotations as interns, so I spent time with reproductive endocrinologists during my residency. I saw my first ultrasounds during that time, and experienced moments when couples saw or heard the baby’s heartbeat. That  

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Why TFC? Embryology and Andrology

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | May 15th, 2012

When a patient of mine recently moved to California, she asked me to refer her to a specialist who could continue her care. Drs. Vaughn, Hansard, Burger, and I have each noticed that when we provide our patients with a couple of names, they frequently ask us why we chose those particular specialists over many  

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Our Latest Study is Published in Fertility and Sterility!

by | February 24th, 2012

We are so excited to share the publication of our latest research study in Fertility and Sterility! It is the largest prospective study in the world comparing Crinone vaginal gel to IM progesterone for IVF. The study, which evaluated 511 patients going through IVF in 2009, demonstrated statistical superiority of Crinone compared to IM progesterone  

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Giving It Your Best Shot

by | September 22nd, 2011

You’re ready to devote your time, emotional reserves, and discretionary income to getting pregnant. Up until now, your physical discomfort has been at the hands of skilled and ultra-competent healthcare professionals. You’ve endured blood draws, vaginal ultrasounds, and possibly even laparoscopic day surgeries. But that was different. Now it’s you or a significant other who  

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Guys and Sperm

Thomas Vaughn, M.D.

by | September 15th, 2011

40% of Infertility is Caused by the Male Partner When evaluating couples who are having difficulty conceiving, it is not uncommon to find that the male partner may have an abnormal semen analysis. In fact, 40% of the causes of infertility are due to the male. It is very important to take a medical history from  

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Alternative Parenting

by | July 19th, 2011

We are so fortunate in these modern times with the medical advances that have been made to make parenting possible for so many people who otherwise may never have had the chance. Alternative parenting includes single women, gay and lesbian couples, older women needing donor eggs as well as women with partners with severe male  

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Famous and Infertile: Celebrities Who Have Dealt with Infertility

Natalie Burger, M.D.

by | July 7th, 2011

Up until recently, infertility was an intensely private matter. Women would go to great lengths to hide their challenges…which unfortunately led many to believe that infertility was a rare phenomenon. A refreshing thing has happened in the last 5 to 10 years. We have become more open about the issue of infertility – and many  

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Causes of Infertility: Ovulatory Disorders

by | June 17th, 2011

Approximately 15 % of infertility is secondary to ovulatory dysfunction. It is very important to figure out what the dysfunction is, as different causes have different treatments. First and foremost comes obtaining adequate information from a patient’s history. If a woman is having irregular periods or lack of periods or bleeding all the time, she  

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Does Every Woman Undergoing an Infertility Evaluation Need a Laparoscopy?

Thomas Vaughn, M.D.

by | April 21st, 2011

In general, couples who have had trouble conceiving for 6-12 months should undergo a basic infertility evaluation. The tests include obtaining a semen analysis from the woman’s partner, undergoing an evaluation for ovarian function, having a pelvic sonogram, and undergoing a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). The final diagnostic test is a laparoscopy. However, this procedure is not  

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