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by Dr. Cassidenti
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Semen analysis!
Replies: 1
Views: 1578

Re: Semen analysis!

Hello naenae03 This semen analysis shows a normal sperm concentration. Overall motility is good but there is no rapid forward progression., most are showing slow progressive motility It is also concerning that there is 0% strict morphology which implies that there are no normal sperm. Normal sperm a...
by Dr. Cassidenti
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Re: Need Advice

First, congratulations on being pregnant! That’s very exciting and I can imagine scary at the same time. You are correct that based on the date of your egg retrieval and transfer on March 7th you are 5W6D. Based on your ultrasound measurement and based on your dates being 5w6d, it looks like you are...
by Dr. Cassidenti
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: Surrogate
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Surrogate

Claudia, The answer to your question is yes. You could potentially use a friend as a surrogate with your eggs. There is a lot involved in using a surrogate so making an appointment to discuss this would be a great first step. This way we can explore the process and you can see if you would like to p...
by Dr. Cassidenti
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Natural pregnancy
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: Natural pregnancy

Considering everything, your blood tests look pretty good for your age. If they were done more than 6 months ago, I would recommend repeating them. Despite all of this, unfortunately your age is probably playing a big role in your inability to conceive. As we age so do our eggs and their ability to ...
by Dr. Cassidenti
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cycles stopped with OTC supplements
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: Cycles stopped with OTC supplements

The Duphaston that your doctor gave you is a form of progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone that is produced after ovulation and the decrease in progesterone if you aren’t pregnant is what causes your period to start. In women who are not ovulating, progesterone is often given to help induce a peri...
by Dr. Cassidenti
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: Alternate protocols for FET
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: Alternate protocols for FET

There is not really an advantage of either Clomid vs Letrazole. It is basically whichever will give you the best lining. Some patients do better on Clomid whereas other do better on Letrazole. A natural cycle without medications would hopefully prevent one from having to worry about any side effects...
by Dr. Cassidenti
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: IVF Questions
Topic: Alternate protocols for FET
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: Alternate protocols for FET

I’m so sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with all the hormones. There are unfortunately many different side effects of the medications that we use. As you probably know, the reasoning behind using a hormonal replacement cycle for a FET is to be able to better predict and plan for the ac...
by Dr. Cassidenti
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Success Stories - Share your success stories here.
Topic: Because of you, we are a family.
Replies: 3
Views: 4437

Re: Because of you, we are a family.

Jennifer, Thank you so much for sharing a picture of your adorable baby. He's so cute! The whole Westminster office would absolutely love to meet him and share in your joy. I am so excited and happy for you and your new family. Thank you for all the wonderful accolades. They are greatly appreciated....
by Dr. Cassidenti
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Success Stories - Share your success stories here.
Topic: So thankful
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Re: So thankful

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to post. We wish you the best for the remainder of your pregnancy. Please bring your baby girl by to see all of us at the Westminster office. We look forward to meeting her in the near future. It's been an honor and pleasure to help you in your journ...
by Dr. Cassidenti
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Success Stories - Share your success stories here.
Topic: Happy Mommy
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: Happy Mommy

Thank you for all your kind words and congratulations on the arrival of your little one. We are so excited and happy for you. The office would love to meet him if you are able to bring him by. Wishing you and your family all the best