Tag Archive for Dr. Rani Abbasi

Choice Moms in D.C.

We’ve had several Choice Mom networking events in the Washington D.C. area. Including a 2016 National Zoo conversation on Father’s Day, when my teenage kids talked to a group of single mothers by choice about growing up without a dad. If you are looking for resources for Choice Moms in D.C., here are a few of the…

Day 3 or Day 5 Embryo?

Dr. Rafat Abbasi, Columbia Fertility Associates

For our Choice Mom Guide: About Embryos, I asked Choice Mom sponsor Dr. Rafat Abbasi, of Columbia Fertility Center (D.C.) to talk about the difference between transferring an embryo on Day 3 of growth compared to Day 5. “Over the last several years, the development of culture systems has improved the ability of embryos to…

Q&A: On Progesterone, and Embryo Implantation Issues

Dr. Rafat Abbasi, Columbia Fertility Associates

A woman on our Choice Moms Over 40 discussion board asked women for tips on how to reduce pain from injections, which she was worried about. One woman noted that she took vaginal progesterone suppositories. Another woman wrote and warned that sometimes women don’t absorb the suppositories well. She had insisted on getting bloodwork done…