Why should I take folic acid?

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Do you want to get pregnant? Do you want to have a healthy normal baby? Then you need to take folic acid. We all need folic acid to create normal red blood cells. Folic acid also repairs, produces and aids in the function of DNA. Because folic acid is essential to the basic building blocks […]

How old is too old to get pregnant?

As women age, there is an increased incidence of gynecological problems. These may include Endometriosis, fibroids, and pelvic infections. All of them may reduce fertility; however the natural process of ageing of the eggs is thought to be the major cause of reduced fertility. Females are born with a reservoir of about 400,000 eggs in […]

How a blog can help with the stress of infertility

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We understand. At Midwest Fertility Center, we have been helping people achieve the dream of having a family of their own since 1984. It can seem daunting and the emotions can be overwhelming when considering IVF. You can feel all alone in your struggle. But you are not alone and you don’t need to feel […]

Having difficulty getting pregnant?

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The cause of infertility may be difficult to determine but may include inadequate levels of certain hormones in both men and women, and trouble with ovulation in women. The main symptom is an inability to get pregnant. In many cases, there are no additional symptoms. At Midwest Fertility Center, we offer many treatments to significantly […]

Your Conception Game Plan: Tubal Reversal or IVF

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Women who have had a tubal ligation may find themselves wanting to build their family years later either with the same partner or in a new relationship. She might be a candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF) or tubal ligation reversal depending on how many children she would like to have, and the presence of […]

Worried about passing on incurable genetic conditions? PGD might help.

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) You are understandably worried about passing on an incurable genetic condition to your unborn child. You can request preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). At Midwest Fertility Center, we can help prospective parents detect congenital birth defects in an embryo before it develops. This procedure allows our Chicago and Northwest Indiana doctors to identify […]

Do you have PCOS? What is it?

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Do you have excessive hair or irregular periods or acne? These are the tell tale signs of PCOS or Polycystic ovary syndrome. You might not think you should mention such vague symptoms to your doctor but if you are trying to get pregnant Polycystic ovary syndrome could be the reason you are unsuccessful. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), […]

What you should eat to get pregnant

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Did you know it matters what you eat in order to get pregnant? A proper diet has always been known to help you get and stay healthy, but there are numerous studies that prove a fertility diet can help you get pregnant. You might wonder just what is good for fertility in a diet. The […]

Can I reverse a Tubal Ligation?

It felt like a great idea at the time. You didn’t want to get pregnant. You weren’t ready…yet. Now that you found the right guy, you’re thinking you may want to reverse tying your tubes so you can get pregnant now. Can you reverse a tubal ligation? If you had a Tubal Ligation, you have […]