The $150,000 Baby and IVF Prediction Tests

Melody once worked as a nurse in the pediatric and maternity ward of a Miami-area hospital. One maternity patient, in particular, sticks in her memory. After the successful birth of a healthy child, the patient had quipped to her nurses that she just had a $150,000 baby. “She’s out of her mind,” Melody thought at the time. “Who would spend $150,000 for a child?” ...more

View from a Patient: Personalized IVF Prediction Tests

After Gretchen Barrett, a Champlain, Minnesota-based Internet marketer, got married, she and her husband tried to conceive for one year with the help of an ovulation prediction kit. Gretchen was age 30 then. But her periods were erratic, and the couple never seemed able to pinpoint time of ovulation. ...more

Should I try IVF again to get pregnant or not? Sperm and embryo quality

By Mylene Yao, M.D., Co-founder and CEO, Univfy Inc.My last IVF did not work; is it time to try a donor egg cycle? I did IVF last year and now I am 40; is it too late for another IVF cycle? If you are asking yourself these questions, you can use your current personal medical information and data from your past IVF cycles for a more personalized prediction of whether your next IVF cycle is likely to work. You can access this test online or at your doctor’s office....more

Should I try IVF again to get pregnant?

By Mylene Yao, M.D., Co-founder and CEO, Univfy Inc....more

Will you get pregnant with your first IVF?-Other fertility factors

Is it time to try IVF? Should I work to reach my ideal weight before starting IVF? What are my chances of pregnancy with my husband’s sperm? Should we use a sperm or egg donor? Should I stop smoking before starting IVF?...more

Will you get pregnant with your first IVF?-Your Ovaries

Have you been trying to get pregnant with timed intercourse or inseminations without success? Are you thinking about trying in vitro fertilization  (IVF) for the first time?Before you invest a lot of time and energy in IVF, is there any way to know whether IVF is likely to be a good treatment choice for you?  Doctors have long been using their intuition and experience to guide patients on their infertility journey, but now both doctors and patients have another tool to help with these tough decisions....more

Will you get pregnant with your first IVF?

If you are currently in treatment for infertility, you may find yourself at a crossroads, wondering what is the best next step toward building your family. Perhaps your partner has an extremely low sperm count, and you’ve been advised that intercourse and even intrauterine insemination (IUI) probably won’t get you pregnant. Maybe you have just been told that your tubes are blocked, and that is why you haven’t become pregnant....more

IVF: The Facts, Plus New Tech To Predict Your Odds of Success

by Mylene Yao, M.D., Co-Founder and CEO of Univfy Inc. Have you and your partner struggled to conceive naturally without success? Have you considered fertility treatments, but you’re unsure about whether to move forward with such an emotional—and financial—risk? ...more

Breaking the silence of my infertility, my life’s work, Holistic Fertility Retreat

So, in honor of National Infertility Week and all those fellow TTCer's, I share my story in this video…( because I feel the heartache of having fertility issues, I have made it my life’s work to help people achieve their dreams of having a baby.And to reach more people and in honor of National Infertility Week, I am facilitating a collaborative and transformational Holistic Fertility Retreat.  This amazing retreat will be held on April 26-28, 2013 at the Glen Ivy Conference & Retreat Center....more

Oh my how time has flown

I realize it's been some time since I last posted.  During the last two years my husband and I have struggled to conceive.  Some days I find it easier to share than others.  Not because of of shame or fear of judgement but because some days it takes all my will to make it through the day without breaking down.  If you asked any of my friends, I was the last person you'd expected to settle down and get married. That all changed when I met my husband/partner in life....more