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Surrogacy in Islam – When Is Surrogacy & IVF Halal?

Jul 5, 2024

Surrogacy in Islam is a sensitive and controversial issue that goes back to the origins of the moral and ethical values and principles of Muslims. On the one hand, the involvement of a third party in the sacrament of childbirth is a violation of natural processes and can be considered haram. On the contrary, surrogacy

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IVF Weight Gain – Does IVF Cause Weight Gain, & How to Normalize Your BMI?

May 30, 2024

IVF weight gain is an increase in body weight during ovarian stimulation or after egg retrieval. It occurs due to hormonal imbalance, stress, or an unhealthy lifestyle and may be a sign of pathologies. Many women who undergo IVF are acutely concerned about potential weight gain and wonder how to avoid it. Today, we will

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Paris Hilton IVF, Surrogate Pregnancies, and Children – Star Family

Apr 1, 2024

Since 2020, fans have been admiring Paris Hilton’s love story. After many failed relationships and engagements, the world star finally found her soulmate in successful businessman Carter Reum. The couple married in November 2021 and held a lavish ceremony in a private Los Angeles estate. Two years later, Hilton and Reum stunned fans with their

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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) - Symptoms, Causes, Prevention

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) – Symptoms, Causes, Prevention 

Mar 21, 2024

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a woman’s body’s reaction to an excess of hormones that stimulate the development of eggs. This pathological condition occurs when the injected and natural FSH and LH hormones are too high in total. It leads to the formation of an excessive number of follicles and causes ovarian swelling and aches.

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Mini IVF – Cost, Success Rates, Mini vs IVF Protocol Comparison

Mar 10, 2024

Mini IVF is in vitro fertilization with a reduced protocol. We also call it ‘gentle’, ‘mild’, ‘micro’, or low-stimulation IVF because it involves using small doses of medications to grow and retrieve eggs. Consequently, it decreases hormonal side effects and minimizes the risk of hyperstimulation.  Unlike the conventional program, mild IVF is primarily based on

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IVF Diet - Tips, Recipes, and Meal Plan to Increase Fertility

IVF Diet – Tips, Recipes, and Meal Plan to Increase Fertility

Feb 15, 2024

An IVF diet is a food program that provides the nutrients necessary for your fertility and successful conception. It affects hormone production, sperm and egg quality, and other fertility-related processes. That is why a well-selected meal helps prepare the body for IVF and increases the chances of pregnancy.  Let’s examine why a fertility diet is

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IVF Couriers – How International Cryoshipping Works, Its Cost, and Reviews

Feb 5, 2024

IVF couriers are companies that provide safe transportation of frozen reproductive material such as embryos, sperm, and oocytes anywhere in the world. They use special medical containers, dewars, to keep the extremely low temperature of -196 °C.  Cryo shipping raises many questions for some people looking for donors abroad or preparing for the IVF program.

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IVF Implantation Bleeding – Is Spotting after Embryo Transfer Normal?

Jan 28, 2024

Implantation bleeding is quite common and occurs in 25% of pregnant women. Around 10-14 days after natural conception or IVF embryo transfer, the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining and causes scanty bloody spotting or light bleeding. Women experience this discharge 4 to 2 days before expected menstruation. It usually does not require medical

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IVF Follicle Growth Chart – Comprehensive Guide to Day-by-Day Folicle Sizes 

Oct 27, 2023

Fertility experts strongly rely on an IVF follicle growth chart to evaluate their maturity and consistent size increase and make sure that ovarian stimulation is successful. They measure dominant follicle size during ultrasound checks and compare them to the reference values. In this article, we will explain what size the follicles should be on each

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