Can You Get Pregnant With One Follicle? | by Dr Firuza Parikh

Can you get pregnant with one follicle

Ovarian follicles are small sacs filled with fluid & and developing eggs that are found inside a woman’s ovaries. They secrete hormones that influence various stages of the menstrual cycle. At the time of puberty, women have approximately 200,000 to 300,000 eggs, each with the potential to ovulate.There is one egg or oocyte per follicle. In a normal menstrual cycle, one follicle will grow…

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Does Female Masturbation Cause Female Infertility?

Does Female Masturbation Cause Female Infertility?

The discussion around infertility is not easy. Many factors may cause infertility. These may vary from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) to Endometriosis to pelvic infections. One question that people still ask regarding masturbation is, “Does masturbation cause infertility in women?” Let’s discuss this here.  Myths Surrounding Masturbation And Female Infertility There are some myths surrounding female masturbation. Some of the…

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18 Best Foods To Increase Sperm Count and Motility

foods to increase sperm count and motility

Nutrition plays an important role in fertility enhancement. Reproductive health has mostly always been discussed regarding women, but men’s fertility plays as much of a role. Here you can learn more about how nutrition and the foods we eat can affect male fertility and increase sperm count. What is Sperm? Sperm is a male reproductive cell that fertilises the female…

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Does Excessive Masturbation Cause Azoospermia?


Many questions and myths surround the topic of masturbation and whether it affects the body. Most of them are not true, misconceptions are plenty, and facts are a few. This article will clear many doubts. There is no scientific study conducted or medical proof that excessive masturbation has any link to Azoospermia or infertility in men in general. Some doctors…

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hCG Levels After IVF Embryo Transfer | by Dr Firuza Parikh

what is a normal hcg level after IVF?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a chemical produced by trophoblast (placental) tissue, which is present in early embryos and eventually becomes part of the placenta. hCG has many roles in pregnancy including – stimulating the ovaries to produce progesterone, triggers the body to create more estrogen, helps to thicken the lining of the uterus and tells your body to stop…

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Teratozoospermia: Types, Diagnosis & Treatment

teratozoospermia types

Teratozoospermia (also called Teratospermia) is the production of morphologically abnormal sperm, which are often functionally deficient. According to WHO 2010, criteria when more than 96% of the sperms produced have morphological defects of the head, midpiece, or tail, then it is considered a case of teratozoospermia. If at least 4% of the sperm are morphologically normal, then the male is…

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IVF Success Rate By Age | What Impacts Your IVF Success?

IVF success rate above 45 and under 35

Significant innovations and advances in Assisted Reproductive have been made with the intention of improving success rates which range from 10% to 70% depending on the indications for IVF. Worldwide, more than 9 million babies have been born with the aid of IVF, and other advanced fertility treatments and success rates continue to improve. This blog will delve into the…

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What are the signs of unhealthy sperm?

top 5 signs of unhealthy sperms

A semen analysis will let us know about the health of the sperm. The volume, count, motility, and morphology are a few important factors that are evaluated. Sperm health can be affected by different problems, thereby affecting men’s fertility potential. Some of the signs that may indicate unhealthy sperm include decreased sperm motility, the sperm count and abnormal morphology. Read more…

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What is embryo grading? Day 3, Day 5, Success Rates

Understanding Embryo Grading

Embryo grading helps fertility specialists to evaluate the quality of embryos so that the best embryo(s) is/are transferred. They rely on this tool for desirable outcomes. Embryos are checked and ranked based on visual criteria with the help of a high-powered microscope. Through microscopic examination, embryos are categorized as ‘good’, ‘average’ or ‘poor’ quality based on certain criteria such as…

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Adenomyosis vs. Uterine Fibroids: What’s the Difference?

adenomyosis vs uterine

Adenomyosis is the presence of endometrial glands within the musculature of the uterus. Adenomyotic areas are not enclosed by a fibrous capsule. Adenomyosis may be diffuse or may be localised. Adenomyosis is frequently found together with other uterine issues like endometriosis. Read on to know more about Adenomyosis vs. Uterine Fibroids. Table of Content Adenomyosis vs. Uterine Fibroids: Are they…

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