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Timeline graphic that outlines the process of the endometrial receptivity assay ERA.

Should you consider the ERA test prior to your embryo transfer?

October 26, 2021

The egg retrieval is done, the embryos have been created and are frozen.  A patient may now ask, “Should we postpone an embryo transfer to do an ERA?”  To best answer that question one must understand the processes related to this test and weigh the benefits.  The Endometrial Receptivity Assay (ERA) test involves three weeks…

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Can Low-Dose Aspirin Affect Pregnancy Outcomes?

June 15, 2021

According to the results of a recent study, (LDA) or low-dose aspirin therapy before conception may enhance pregnancy outcomes for women who have experienced miscarriage. Reproduction can be a clumsy process, with the chance of conception thought to be about 25% per menstrual cycle.  Nearly 30% of clinically recognized pregnancies end in loss.  Additionally, the…

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Myth: Miscarriages arising from chromosomally abnormal (aneuploid) embryos occur only in older women

May 19, 2020

Although increased age is a risk factor for embryo aneuploidy (abnormality) and miscarriages, younger women (<35) are at substantial risk for producing aneuploid embryos particularly when they have a history of recurrent miscarriages.  It may be that in these women the uterine lining is too selective.  In other words, the uterine lining is inappropriately allowing…

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