Fakih IVF Blog

Sometimes Miracles come in Pairs

Sometimes Miracles come in Pairs

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

We would like to thank Isabelle Marie Tuale, & Elisabeth Marie Tuale’s parent’s for sharing their wonderful IVF Journey with us:“At first we meet Dr. Michael Fakih for consultation and assisted the whole procedure with Dr. Erdal, requested 2...

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What is AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone)?

What is AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone)?

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Reproductive Endocrinologist & Fertility Specialist of Fakih IVF, talks briefly about AMH  (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) Testing.

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 What you need to know about Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

What you need to know about Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Preimplantation genetic testing is a technique used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) refers specifically to when one or both genetic...

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​Mediterranean diet, fact or fiction?

​Mediterranean diet, fact or fiction?

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Recent studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with either olive oil or nuts was more beneficial in preventing breast cancer compared to a low fat diet, without advising what type of fats to use. The rationale for the...

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Gender Dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

"Dysphoria" is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness. With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with the way you function in normal life, for instance...

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Am I Pregnant?

Am I Pregnant?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Dr. Alain Chalhoub, Specialist OB/GYN talks briefly about the first indications of being Pregnant.Click play to watch the full video

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Infertility Symptoms

Infertility Symptoms

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Dr. Erdal Budak, Specialist IVF talks briefly about the symptoms of Infertility.Click play to watch the full video

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Dr Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN-IVF, at Fakih IVF sheds some light on PCOS

Dr Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN-IVF, at Fakih IVF sheds some light on PCOS

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

As part of PCOS Awareness Month Dr. Monikaa Chawla,Specialist OB/GYN-IVF, at Fakih IVF Fertility Center sheds some light on PCOS and provides information about the main causes, diagnosis & treatment options and the influence of PCOS on infertility.

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Making Little Miracles Everyday- Welcome Baby Marc

Making Little Miracles Everyday- Welcome Baby Marc

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The proud parents of baby Marc extend their best wishes and gratitude to Fakih IVF team for helping them make their dream come true!Baby Marc’s parents say: "Thank you Fakih for making our dream come true ! Marc Anthony Ryan was born December 19,...

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Portion control & Holiday season

Portion control & Holiday season

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Tune into your body's own wisdom about what, when and how much to eat…Portions are spinning out of control. Children eat cookies the size of their face and popcorn from tubs that is the height of their body. Obesity is not only a problem of...

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Food Intolerance Test

Food Intolerance Test

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Dr. Fadi Baladi Medical Director, Consultant Internist talks about Food Intolerance test why should you take it and how will it help you!

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Guide to Early Breast Cancer Detection

Guide to Early Breast Cancer Detection

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. However, with early detection and treatment, you can greatly improve your chance of survival. We have created this resource to empower you with the tools...

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Myth or Fact? Cows' milk is full of hormones and antibiotic

Myth or Fact? Cows' milk is full of hormones and antibiotic

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

MYTH: Milk should meet strict government standards and must be recognized as safe and healthy before disposing it on the market. Growth hormones to stimulate milk production are not approved for sale or permitted for use in most countries. Just...

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If a food is low in fat, fat-free, light or reduced-fat, it must be healthy? Myth or Fact??

If a food is low in fat, fat-free, light or reduced-fat, it must be healthy? Myth or Fact??

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

MYTH: Lot of foods that are low in fat are definitely not healthy choice: candy, pop, low-fat cookies and fat-free frozen treats. “Fat-free" is can also be taste-free!! To make up for that, food industries tend to pour other ingredients,...

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Dr. Monikaa Chawla discussion with blogger The Desi Wonder Woman about premarital OB/GYN visits- part 2

Dr. Monikaa Chawla discussion with blogger The Desi Wonder Woman about premarital OB/GYN visits- part 2

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Read the 2nd series discussion of Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN at Fakih IVF with The Desi Wonder Woman blogger about premarital visits to an OB/GYN doctor including advice on basics of gynecological exams, why you need them, what...

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Dr. Monikaa Chawla discussion with blogger The Desi Wonder Woman about premarital OB/GYN visits

Dr. Monikaa Chawla discussion with blogger The Desi Wonder Woman about premarital OB/GYN visits

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Read the 1st series discussion of Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN at Fakih IVF with The Desi Wonder Woman blogger about premarital visits to an OB/GYN doctor including advice on basics of gynecological exams, why you need them, what...

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Eggs increase blood cholesterol

Eggs increase blood cholesterol

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

FALSE.. Cholesterol from eggs does not automatically raise blood cholesterol! How so? When we eat a high cholesterol-containing food, the excess dietary cholesterol is removed from the body through the liver which also down-regulates the...

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Soft Drinks and Juices Vs Abdominal Fat (nice round belly!)

Soft Drinks and Juices Vs Abdominal Fat (nice round belly!)

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Studies have shown a strong positive association between regular sugar-sweetened beverages (like soda, iced tea, etc) and fat around your belly area, which the latter is associated with predisposition to type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, diet soda...

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Reduced Fertility in the Gulf linked to low vitamin D and Obesity

Reduced Fertility in the Gulf linked to low vitamin D and Obesity

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The MiddleEast region is notorious for reduced vitamin D levels in the body, and obesity as independent risk factors for poor reproductive outcome in a region-specific manner.  It is important to develop educational public health...

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Welcome to the first steps towards parenthood

Welcome to the first steps towards parenthood

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Watch an overview of your IVF journey with Fakih IVF!!

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 Making babies  in the modern world

Making babies in the modern world

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Freezing eggs provides women with a chance to preserve their fertility. The technology provides the option to prolong a woman’s fertility timeline to ensure that they don’t miss out on receiving all of the joys of motherhood. This can be...

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​What is Thalassemia?

​What is Thalassemia?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

What? Inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal formation of hemoglobin (absent or decreased) and red blood cells in the body.Why? Mutation in DNA of cells that make hemoglobin: Which? Alpha- and beta-thalassemia are the...

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DETOX your body, New you?

DETOX your body, New you?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Flush toxins from your body and better digestive system?Weight-loss, clearer skin and better mental focus?Give you more energy?Don’t you want amazing results in a limited time period?Quick fix programs for our bodies? But the...

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Exercising while Fasting

Exercising while Fasting

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Exercising while fasting burns more calories than after eating:Glycogen is one of the primary fuels for muscular contraction. Just 3 sets of 12 repetitions of weight-lifting can almost cut your glycogen stores in half. When glycogen is depleted, as...

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Keeping Healthy in Ramadan

Keeping Healthy in Ramadan

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be beautiful. It begins with enjoyment.”During the Holy Month of Ramadan, our routine, diet and sleeping patterns change… Sudden change in dietary habits combined with long periods of daily...

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Dehydration is common during the period of fasting

Dehydration is common during the period of fasting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Lack of liquids, heat, humidity and air conditioning may lead to dehydration. The key is to compensate during non-fasting period:1. Fluid requirements: 2 – 3 L/day for adults 2. After Iftar, aim for 6 to 8 cups and drink early morning 3....

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Fasting  for  Fertility

Fasting for Fertility

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Islamic fasting is special and novel gift from God Almighty that corrects lifestyle, promotes physical health and boosts spiritual quality of humans.. Islam sees health and ‘well-being’ as much more than just bodily health: well-being or...

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What is the Best Way to Break your Fast?

What is the Best Way to Break your Fast?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Break your fast of Ramadan with 1 to 3 dates and a cup of milk or yogurt. Dates are rich in potassium, which aids in hydration and restores electrolyte balance. Milk is high in calcium and water and other essential nutrients. This combination...

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My IVF Journey

My IVF Journey

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

"Coming from a conservative Indian background going for a fertility treatment is nothing less than a taboo, especially since I have a 8 yr. old boy. I was suffering from secondary infertility because of my weight, it's my son's daily prayers to god...

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Meet  baby Juval Isaloc Arcuna

Meet baby Juval Isaloc Arcuna

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Such a BIG Miracle in such a tiny Boy!Meet our little Miracle baby Juval Isaloc Arcuna, the baby and Family are doing well and would like to Thank Dr. Fakih and his team for their continuous efforts.

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 Princess Caera is 3 years old now

Princess Caera is 3 years old now

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

After trying for almost 5 years, the couple moved to Abu Dhabi where they visited Fakih IVF. They consulted Dr. Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN-IVF, and finally received proper diagnosis and treatment (ICSI with Tesa). The proud parents say: " We...

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Fakih Medical Center now open in Al Ain

Fakih Medical Center now open in Al Ain

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Fakih Medical Center, partners of Fakih IVF, is now open in Al Ain. The center is led by Dr. Michael H. Fakih, Consultant OB/GYN – IVF, a recognized leader in the field of assisted reproduction who began his career in 1987. Fakih Medical Center...

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After 7 years of trying to conceive!

After 7 years of trying to conceive!

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Double the Joy, Twice the LoveTwo Little Blessings from Above!  Congratulations to the proud parents of Baby Valerie and Baby Jan on welcoming their adorable twins to this world! After 7 years of trying to conceive, their dream...

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Spotlight on Vitamin D

Spotlight on Vitamin D

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

“Your body is the sum of the lifestyle choices that you make” The body can achieve its most fertile state when all the nutrient and energy producing processes are optimal. This means that when we provide the body with the...

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Dr. Fadi Baladi joins Fakih Medical Group

Dr. Fadi Baladi joins Fakih Medical Group

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Fakih Medical Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fadi Baladi as the new Medical Director at Fakih Medical Center Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Fakih Medical Center is set to open in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai in 2014 and...

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Male Infertility Q & A: Dr. Rupin Shah

Male Infertility Q & A: Dr. Rupin Shah

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Dr. Rupin Shah is an internationally recognized expert in the field of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is the pioneer of male reproductive microsurgery in India and is the developer of the first Indian Penile Prosthesis. He is a...

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Fakih IVF opens new fertility center in Abu Dhabi

Fakih IVF opens new fertility center in Abu Dhabi

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Following the success of Fakih IVF in Dubai and USA, Dr. Michael Fakih has opened a new fertility treatment center in Abu Dhabi that features the latest technologies aiming to help couples trying to conceive. The center offers a range of fertility...

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Biggest leap forward in IVF technology now available at Fakih IVF

Biggest leap forward in IVF technology now available at Fakih IVF

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Modern technology has continued to give couples with fertility problems hope that they can become parents. EmbryoScope, the groundbreaking technology in this field, is now the next big deal after IVF and ICSI. So what is it?EmbryoScope is a new and...

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Fakih IVF Dubai welcomes Consultant OB-GYN to medical team

Fakih IVF Dubai welcomes Consultant OB-GYN to medical team

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Fakih IVF Dubai is pleased to welcome a new physician to our team, Dr. Mohamad El-Said Eid. Dr. Eid, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, has over 15 years of clinical experience in IVF and OB/GYN. He received his medical degree from Cairo...

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Breast Cancer and Freezing Your Eggs

Breast Cancer and Freezing Your Eggs

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, but what does that have to do with your eggs? An unanticipated life event such as breast cancer can endanger a woman's fertility potential because of the exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation. Such...

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Myth or Fact ? Spinach contain more iron than meat

Myth or Fact ? Spinach contain more iron than meat

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

MYTH: Although usually portrayed as the richest source of iron, spinach is actually a good source but NOT the best source: -100g (almost 3 cups!!) of spinach contains 2.7 mg of iron - 100g of red meat contains 2.6 mg in. Almost the same amount......

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