The conclusion of a five year study completed by researchers at Kaiser Permanente and published in Fertility and Sterility links BPA to poor quality sperm.
After spending 20 years in deep freeze, an embryo implanted into a 42 year old woman results in a healthy, live birth.
Research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, suggests certain forms of assisted reproductive technology could lead to a male / female imbalance.
You may not have put a lot of thought into getting pregnant. Not everyone plans, charts, or tries to predict ovulation. A lot of couples just let nature take its course and see what happens. On the other hand, some couples purchase bbt thermometers, ovulation kits, and plan intercourse on a schedule, but still don’t get pregnant. There are several misconceptions about ovulation and when to have intercourse. These myths and misconceptions could be keeping you from getting pregnant.
Sandra Carson set out to create an environment where ovarian function could be studied in a lab. Thanks to a 3-D lab petri dish
Smoking during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant has never been a good choice, but now researchers and doctors have a great reason to convince parents
According to research study results, consuming moderate caffeine amounts in pregnancy may not be detrimental to fetal growth and health.
Pregnancy causes natural stress on the body with hormonal changes and physical changes occurring from the first days after conception. Social stressors can also pose a problem when women choose to continue unhealthy behaviors after finding out they are pregnant.
Stress is a mental condition that causes a very physical response. The last time you felt “stressed” what were you really saying? Stress quickens heart rate, increases blood pressure, and decreases blood flow to extremities. The body physical prepares to fight a battle or run for extended distances.
Stress induces a fight or flight effect in the body. When stress is at its highest, physical reactions can include reduced blood flow to extremities, decreased metabolism, and increased focus. During pregnancy, prolonged or extreme stress will result in immediate effects on the body, but the long-term effects may be life changing. Researchers have linked stress early in pregnancy to increased risk of miscarriage.
Getting pregnant requires a unique set of circumstances and a bit of luck. While stress has not been directly linked to infertility, the physical demands on the body during stressful situations are enough to trigger natural protective instincts.
This article is about normal hCG pregnancy hormone levels implantation symptoms and bleeding and early pregnancy tests
If you are trying to have a baby you will hear a lot of things about conception, some true but many not true.
Here are the top 12 misconceptions about conception:
A couple is considered to be infertile if they have not conceived after 12 consecutive months (6 months if the woman is over 35 years old) of unprotected intercourse or earlier if there are known issues. If pregnancy does not happen as expected, both male and female partners need to get tested for fertility.
IVF in-vitro fertilization is defined as a procedure when eggs are
removed from the ovary, fertilized outside the body and then implanted
into the uterus. IVF stands for "In-Vitro Fertilization."
Recent sudies show that acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medicine treatment that relies on the painless but strategic placement of tiny needles can improve fertility and treat infertility.
The following are names associated with infertility.
The essential infertility work-up and testing includes an assessment of his sperms, whether and when ovulation takes places, and if the fallopian tubes are open.
Intrauterine insemination is also called artificial insemination, or IUI. Human artificial insemination with the male partner's sperm for infertility began being used in the 1940's.
Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that impairs the conception of children. It affects approximately 6.1 million individuals throughout the United States.
FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormone, is a hormone which is being produced and excreted in a small gland inside the brain, the pituitary gland.
The urine FSH Tests detect elevated high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels, and elevated FSH levels are associated with decreased fertility.
Researchers have found a means of detecting an egg's ability to produce a fetus in women with monogenic diseases.
According to recent research, if the male does not produce the protective antioxidant enzyme, procreation could be affected.
Folic acid supplements are often taken after a mother conceives, at that time it's often too late to prevent certain complications.
Worms (nematodes) had a surprising gift to reproduce sex cells and viable eggs.
This Fertility Quiz is not just about making love but also about improving your fertility. There are many things you should and should not do to maximize your fertility.
Hairdressers may be at increased risk for premature ovarian failure POF compared with women employed in other occupations.
PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant as menstrual cycles and ovulation are often disrupted by the small cysts on the ovaries associated with the disease.
Fertility can be affected by over producing ovaries. If the testosterone levels are too high, the female will not menstruate, let alone ovulate.