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Embryologist of the Month of October 2014 – Martha C. Aguirre, PhD, HCLD

Originally from Colombia, Dr. Aguirre earned her BS degree in Biology from the Universidad De Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and her MS and PhD degrees in Reproductive Physiology with emphasis in Cryobiology from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Aguirre is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis in Embryology, Andrology as a High Complexity Laboratory Director and as a Clinical Consultant.

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Single vs. Double Embryo Transfer

In cycles of in vitro fertilization, it is routine to stimulate the female’s ovaries so that many eggs will be obtained. Many eggs are needed in order to provide a good chance of success because most human eggs do not become viable embryos.

In many cases, we obtain more than one good embryo to consider for transfer back to the uterus of the female parent or a gestational carrier.

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Nutrition and fitness are important aspects for conception, pregnancy

April 30th 2014

By Allison Duck

When families having trouble conceiving need help, many of them turn to Dr. Bruce Shapiro and Dr. Carrie Bedient of The Fertility Center of Las Vegas. Along with the team of doctors, The Fertility Center also offers nutrition and fitness advice from registered dietitian, medical nutritionist and certified personal trainer,

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ASRM Bulletin

ASRM Bulletin – April 2, 2013
Volume 15, Number 13

American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Journal Fertility and Sterility Participates in World’s First International Live Online Cyber Journal Club™ Platform

For the first time, using the latest in video technology, ASRM participated in a live online transcontinental Journal Club for practicing physicians,

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Genetic Testing of Thawed Blastocysts at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas

Many women have frozen embryos they might elect to use in the future. The usual practice at most clinics is to freeze embryos at the blastocyst stage. Some may want pre-implantation genetic diagnosis or screening (PGD or PGS) of their embryos before future transfers. This testing might be desired for a variety of reasons, such as to rule out embryo aneuploidy and ensure the normal number of chromosomes are present,

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