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Infertility is not a rare problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 11 percent of American women of childbearing age are infertile. Infertility is defined as not getting pregnant after 12 m...

PCOS: Lifestyle Changes to Boost Fertility


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that affects approximately 5 million women in the US, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Women's Health. It is a hormone imbalance, which causes ma...

Fertility Treatments with a Money-Back Guarantee?


British couples striving to have a baby now have a new option that will likely be far more attractive than the usual ones. Patients at Britain's Manchester Fertility clinic can receive a cash refund if the treatments do not result...

Does Infertility Have Symptoms?


Infertility is not an uncommon problem. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6.1 million women in the US have infertility issues. That's approximately 10 percent of women of childbearing age....

New Drug Offers Hope for Pregnancy for Women Post-Chemo


A new study presented in May at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago offers hope to women who have undergone chemotherapy. The drug is goserelin, a hormone-suppressing drug injected for the purpose of lowering est...

Women Born With a Low Birth Weight May Have Trouble Conceiving


A new study out of Sweden has raised questions about whether a girl born at a low birth weight, at less than 5 1/2 pounds, may have more trouble conceiving later as an adult. The study looked at information gleaned from 1200 hete...

New Type of IVF Procedure Offers Hope for PCOS Patients


For women with polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, getting pregnant can be problematic at best. This disorder occurs when a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones, resulting in infertility, problems with the menstrual cycl...

9 Reasons Why Couples Have Trouble Conceiving


The desire to have a child is almost universal, and it seems nothing should be more natural. However, for an estimated 6.7 million women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting pregnant is not a simpl...

New IVF Procedure Leads to First Birth in the U.K.


The Eeva System or Early Embryo Viability test is yielding the best possible outcome for a fertility process; healthy babies in the United Kingdom. The new IVF test allows for better selection of embryos for implantation in IVF p...

Trying to Conceive With Acupuncture


Acupuncture has been around for about 3,000 years and today more couples are trying it to boost their chances at conceiving a baby. This traditional Chinese medicine involves inserting very thin needles into the skin at specific...

Taking Clomid to Achieve Pregnancy


Women who have trouble ovulating may find help with the prescription fertility medication Clomid, or clomiphene citrate. The medication works by changing hormone levels in a woman's body, allowing for ovulation to occur. Those...

Conception After a Tubal Ligation Reversal


When most women get their tubes tied (tubal ligation) they assume it's forever and that's the point. But life has a way of changing minds sometimes. Maybe the procedure was done earlier in a woman's life and she's feeling differe...

Does HPV Treatment Affect Fertility and Pregnancy?


HPV or the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) is a common virus that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be contracted by 80 percent of women and 50 percent of men and women combined, at some poin...

Baby Panic? The Truth About Fertility After 35


It's a new trend in society due to women becoming more involved in the business and world out side their homes. The majority of American women are marrying in their late twenties and then waiting several years, maybe even ten or m...

How to Deal With the News That You or Your Husband is Infertile


The life-shattering news that you or your husband is infertile is definitely a major and unexpected difficulty in your life. It's hard to fathom that your American Dream lifestyle you have dreamed of for years is now, according to...

Taking Fertility Drugs: Risks & Side Effects


Thousands of women across America are faced with the seemingly unending nightmare of infertility. This emotional roller coaster of trying and failing to conceive drive many women to try fertility drugs in order to help them bring...

Coping With the Frustrations of Infertility


"So, when are you and your hubby going to have a baby?", "All right, how long do we have to wait for you to get pregnant?" Have you heard these questions before? If you have you may be one of the many women that cope with infertil...

Common Side Effects of Fertility Drugs


Fertility drugs are primarily given to women with ovulation difficulties. Even when a couple has opted for in vitro fertilization, fertility drugs are a necessary part of the treatment. Clomid The most used fertility drug is Cl...

Health Conditions That Affect Fertility


Trying to conceive when you have a health condition can be challenging. Certain conditions can make it more difficult or can cause issues during the pregnancy. Your health care provider can supply you with important information ab...

Everyone is Pregnant--Except You. How to Cope


The phone rings, and your best friend tells you she's expecting. Again. You open your inbox to check your email and find an evite for another friend's baby shower. Meanwhile, your period just arrived right on time, and another hom...

Male Fertility Basics


When trying to conceive a child, usually the focus quickly becomes about the woman. However men can do a lot to help conception be a success usually with simple lifestyle changes. If after a year, pregnancy is not achieved consult...

Luteal Phase Defect and Your Fertility


When trying to conceive you can become an expert on body processes that before were mysteries to you. One example is understanding the meaning of luteal phase defect and how it affects your fertility. While a woman may be e...

Progesterone: Can It Help You Conceive?


Progesterone is an important hormone in a woman's life cycle. It is progesterone that is key in preparing the uterine lining for a fertilized egg. This hormone essentially prepares the nest for the growing baby, but if fertilizati...

Trying to Conceive: Endometrial Biopsy Explained


A common procedure for couples who are trying without success to conceive is the endometrial biopsy. This type of biopsy is also performed when specialists are trying to rule out conditions such as endometrial cancer, a specific t...

Trying to Conceive 12 Months+


When you start the journey to expand your family, it's all dreams of pink and blue and baby faces. The excitement builds to near giddiness. However, as month slips to month and each cycle ends in disappointment, the joy turns sour...

Secondary Infertility: Why it Happens


Parents often assume if they had no trouble conceiving their first child, subsequent pregnancies should be as simple. After all, having a baby without any special treatments proves they have no fertility issues, right? Wrong. Sec...

Your First Fertility Doctor Appointment: What to Expect


After initial tries, disappointment and perhaps loss, you arrive at the decision that perhaps the stock needs an assist. You do some research, make some calls and find a fertility specialist to consult with. Exactly what should yo...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is an endocrine disorder that occurs in approximately one in every ten women who are of child-bearing age. This disease results in rare or non-existent ovulation and is the most common cause of...

Fertility and Fibroids


Fibroids (also called leiomyoma or myoma) are non-cancerous growths that form on the inside or outside walls of the uterus. Depending on where they are located in the uterus, they may be called submucosal, subserosal or intramural...

Unexplained Infertility


Approximately 10% of all infertility cases are unexplained. Simply put, this means that there is no known physical or medical reason that conception has not happened. One of the possible reasons for unexplained infertility could b...

Q&A: Luteal Phase Defects and Miscarraige


Q I have a short luteal phase (approx 10 days), and had a miscarriage a few months ago. I have read that a short leutal phase can make it difficult to get and stay pregnant. Any suggestions? A An inadequate luteal phase occurs w...

Q&A: Could previous Ceserean-Sections interfere with trying to conceive


Q Could previous Ceserean-Sections interfere with trying to conceive? I guess what I am trying to ask is, could scar tissue from 2 previous sections prevent implantation from happening? I have been trying to conceive for 15 months...

Endometriosis and Trying to Conceive


The diagnosis of endometriosis does not mean permanent infertility. It is possible to conceive with endometriosis. The fact is endometriosis affects 5% of all child-bearing females. This means that there are a good number of endom...

Treatments for Infertility


Treatments for infertility can range from simple over-the-counter remedies to invasive procedures, such as surgery. This list covers the generalized treatments to infertility problems. Female Hormonal Imbalances Over-the-cou...

Symptoms of Infertility


The first obvious symptom of infertility is the inability to conceive. Unfortunately, most women or men won't discover their infertility until they have tried unsuccessfully to conceive for a period of time. Usually, it takes ma...

What is Endometriosis?


Definition Endometriosis is an abnormal growth of the endometrium (what normally grows every month inside the uterus, known as the uterine lining) on the outside of the uterus - in places such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries an...

Male Reproductive Concerns


AsthenospermiaThis occurs when the sperm move more slowly than normal, or not at all. AzoospermiaNo sperm in the semen - possibly due to a blockage. CryptorchidismOccurs when a testis is not in it's normal position in the...

Female Reproductive Problems


Anovulation The absence of ovulation. Blocked or Scarred Fallopian Tubes If the fallopian tubes are blocked, it can cause an ectopic pregnancy or prevent conception from occurring altogether. Endometriosis A condition in...

Conception Troubles?


If you have been trying to conceive for a long time with no results, there could be a problem. Fertility problems can usually be corrected once they have been pinpointed. A lot of times, when the word infertility is mentioned, p...

Luteal Phase Defect


Luteal phase defect (LPD) is a luteal phase of less than ten days. The luteal phase is the time between ovulation and menstruation. It's the progesterone production time in the cycle. Ideally, this needs to be around 12 to 14 days...

Anovulation


Anovulation is a cycle in which a woman does not ovulate, or does not release an egg(s). Some women have many, or all, cycles in which they do not ovulate. Most of the time there is no menstrual bleeding, or if there is blee...

When To Consider Fertility Treaments


Wanting a baby and actually having a baby are often two very different things. There are a large number of women who suffer from infertitliy for one reason or another. Many of these women can find treatments to correct their infer...

Pregnancy After A Loss


When my husband and I decided to try and become pregnant, it was an exciting and confusing time. I couldn't help but wonder if we were really ready to make the big step from just the two of us to becoming parents. But, the time wa...