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Middleton, WI 53562

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Educational Resources

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Causes of Infertility

Fertility issues can be attributed to female factors 45% of the time, male factors 40% and unknown reasons 15% of the time. Female factors can include: Inability to ovulate or drop an egg each month …

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Embryo Interpretation

The information below will outline what we expect to see each day with your embryos. Day 0: Egg retrieval day. You will learn how many eggs are retrieved, then later in the day sperm will …

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Smoking and Infertility

While there are frequently many things that a couple can do to improve their fertility, one of the most clearcut is cessation of smoking. Research performed over the last 50 years has clearly shown that …

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Female Instructions for Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination procedures are performed at WFI in the mornings, seven days a week, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day. Intrauterine Insemination can be performed with fresh or frozen sperm samples. If you will …

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Treatment Options for Infertility

Treatment options depend upon the factors that impact your fertility. Usually it boils down to this: increase the targets for the sperm (i.e. increase number of eggs), and get more sperm where they need to …

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Male Instructions for Intrauterine Insemination

These procedures can be performed 7 days a week, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day. We ask that you collect the specimen here in the office unless you live within 30 minutes of the …

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Unexplained Infertility

Frequently, couples that have been unable to conceive will undergo all the recommended diagnostic tests and still find nothing wrong. This is called unexplained infertility. Having unexplained infertility does not mean that there is nothing …

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Preimplantation Genetics

When undergoing in-vitro fertilization, it is possible to biopsy the developing embryo and obtain obtain one or more cells for genetic analysis prior to transferring the embryo into the uterus. This technique, when performed to …

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IVF “Success Rates” – Frequently Asked Questions

Are IVF success rates as published by SART and the CDC reliable indicators of clinic quality? Not really. Different practices take care of different types of patients. The CDC and SART both specifically instruct all …

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Single Embryo Transfer

Elective single embryo transfer is the decision to transfer only one embryo at a time, even if more than one embryo is available for transfer. Recently, this concept has been highly publicized as the optimal …

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Cervical Dilation

Cervical Dilation is performed to widen the opening to the uterus (the cervix). If needed, scar tissue can be removed and a curvy cervix can be straightened through this procedure. Cervical Dilation may be needed …

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Cyst Aspiration

Cyst Aspiration is a procedure to remove the fluid from a cyst in the ovary. This is done in place of surgery if it is suspected that that the cyst is from hormones you are …

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CMV Fact Sheet

What is Cytomegalovirus? CMV, or cytomegalovirus (sigh-toe-MEG-a-lo-vi-rus) is a common virus that infects people of all ages. Most infections with CMV are “silent”, meaning most people who are infected with CMV have no signs or …

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Golytely Before Surgery

Golytely will help to empty your bowels, in an effort to increase the safety of surgery. Day Before Surgery Refrain from eating any solid food after lunch Only drink clear liquids, this includes Golytely, until …

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Hysteroscopy

This is a procedure to look inside the uterus with a telescope and operate if necessary.  This is done in an operating room, instead of in the office, so that adequate anesthesia can be given. …

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Office Hysteroscopy

Office Hysteroscopy is a procedure that looks inside the uterus with a tiny (3mm) telescope. Scar tissue or very small polyps within the uterus can be removed during this procedure. If you choose to, you …

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What You Should Know About Injectable Medications

Bravelle, Menapur, Follistim, and Gonal F are injectable fertility drugs that assist your body in growing at least one egg each month, sometimes even two or three. If you are currently unable to grow one …

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Intramuscular Injections of Progesterone

Wash hands. Assemble all of your supplies. Open the package with the 3-cc syringe attached to an 18 gauge 1 ½ inch needle. Pull metal top off the vial and wipe clean with an alcohol …

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Hysterosalpingogram or HSG

Hysterosalpingogram or HSG (days 5-12 of menstrual cycle) is a test that will allow us to look at your uterus and see if your fallopian tubes are open. About 30 minutes before the test: Take 800 mg …

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Sonohysterogram or SHG

A Sonohysterogram or SHG (days 5-12 of cycle) is an ultrasound that is done while instilling sterile water into the uterus. This procedure allows us to get a better view of the inside of the …

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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Excessive stimulation of ovaries is called ovarian hyperstimulation. Ovarian hyperstimulation occurs in a small percentage of patients when too many follicles develop in the ovary. The ovary then grows to a large size and leaks …

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Misoprostol for Medical Treatment of Early Pregnancy Loss

Treatment Options for a Missed Abortion (Miscarriage) Waiting for spontaneous expulsion of the products of conception Surgical dilation and curettage (D & C) Medical treatment with a medication called misoprostol Using misoprostol can expedite the …

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Things to Avoid Now That You’re Pregnant

Cigarette Smoke Exposure to tobacco smoke (even second hand smoke) and tobacco products has been associated with miscarriage, pre-term births, low-weight full-term babies, and fetal and infant deaths. Alcohol Alcohol use during pregnancy has been …

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Help for Common Complains and Discomforts During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings many physical changes, not all particularly pleasant. While causing some women considerable discomfort, most are not signs of a serious problem. We have listed some of the most common complaints, with tips for …

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Sex and Pregnancy

Sexual relations undergo a form of “change” during the nine months of pregnancy. This does not mean that sex will be less enjoyable or that is should be avoided. In fact, many couples report that …

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Endometriosis

Welcome to the Wisconsin Fertility Institute, and thank you for your interest in our endometriosis and pelvic pain treatment program. This document is designed to act as a resource for you as you begin the …

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IVF Success Rates

The Wisconsin Fertility Institute has always had and continues to have excellent In Vitro Fertilization pregnancy rates. Differences from year to year are attributable to differences in patient characteristics and, more importantly, changes in how …

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Zika Virus

With the outbreak and spread of the Zika infection worldwide, we would like to share our recommendations. These are presented in more detail on the Center for Disease Control website (www.dcd.gov/zika). This is especially important …

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