Endometrial receptivity and Endometrial Thickness are crucial during IVF Cycles
The endometrium or uterine lining is important to reproduction since the embryo must implant into the endometrium of the uterus to initiate a pregnancy. Prior to an IVF attempt, it is important to ensure that the uterine cavity is normal. This can be done using many different techniques. The most accurate ways to evaluate the […]
The Fertility Institute of Hawaii has partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA
We would like to make our patients aware of an exciting new option for family building that we are pleased to be able to offer. The Fertility Institute of Hawaii is proud to announce that it has partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA to provide frozen donor egg bank services in Hawaii and the Pacific.
An Elevated FSH Value lowers Fertility
Increasing levels of serum FSH in the early follicular phase, a characteristic of reproductive aging is often used to identify women who are likely to have a poor outcome with assisted reproduction. Counseling patients regarding the value of such a test appears on the surface to be fairly straightforward. However, immunoassays of FSH are intrinsically […]
Testing the Basal FSH to evaluate Reproductive Potential
One of the greatest challenges faced by practicing clinicians is to determine where individual patients are in the process of depleting their reproductive potential. To address this question, a number of different tests have been proposed (Basal FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test, Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), Basal Antral Follicle Count, etc…). Probably the […]
How to test for Diminished Ovarian Reserve?
The progressive decline in female reproductive potential with increasing age has been well documented. It is generally accepted that this diminution relates principally to changes in oocyte quality. Women, with a depleted oocyte supply to the point that few oocytes remain that are capable of producing an offspring are said to have diminished ovarian reserve. […]