Tag: progesterone

Male and female fertility

Couples having trouble conceiving

Infertility in the couple is diagnosed after a year trying to conceive without success. It can be male or female infertility, or a combination of both.

Read more »

Donor-egg IVF cost in Russia

Costs of egg donation in Russia

Russian regulations governing assisted reproduction are among the most permissive of all European countries. Besides, egg donation prices are cost-affordable, which makes Russia a popular destination for fertility tourism.

Read more »

Implanon failure

Reassuring message

Implanon consists of a small plastic rod which is inserted under the skin. Despite its high contraceptive effectiveness, 600 cases of unwanted pregnancy have occurred because it was not correctly inserted.

Read more »


Estrogen patches

Evopad is a transdermal patch, used to prepare the endometrium before the embryo transfer.

Read more »

Preparing for ovarian stimulation

Transvaginal ultrasound

The moment a woman decides to undergo an assisted reproduction treatment, a hormonal treatment that will stimualte the production of eggs and prepare the endometrium, should be started.

Read more »

Infertility and cholesterol

Scavenger class B type 1

A recently published study states that there’s a relationship between infertility and cholesterol. There’s a gene that regulates cholesterol and produces female progesterone.

Read more »

7 weeks pregnant

Fetal development

It’s the third week of the second month of pregnancy. The embryo grows rapidly, even though you may still need to wait some weeks to notice some of its movements.

Read more »

Three weeks pregnant

Pregnancy symptoms

During the third week of pregnancy a process called gastrulation begins; at the same time, hCG hormones, estrogens and progesterone are released.

Read more »

Preparation of the endometrium

Early pregnancy stage

The endometrium has to be prepared prior to the implementation of an assisted reproduction treatment. Therapeutical drugs are used to increase the thickness of the endometrium so as to facilitate embryo implantation.

Read more »