Fertility is the ability to get pregnant, to conceive and have children. Subfertility is when a person's chances to get pregnant are decreased. Infertility is when a person cannot conceive, cannot get pregnant. A couple is typically suspected as being subfertile when they are unable to get pregnant after 12 months of trying, though many will still get pregnant within the next 12 months. Fertility treatments may be able to help a person who is subfertile or infertile get pregnant. Sterility is a complete lack of fertility, and should not be confused with infertility. A person who is sterile has no potential to produce offspring ever, while a person who is infertile may be able to get pregnant with treatment or over time.

    Stress Could Reduce Fertility

    A study was done linking stress levels to infertility. According to the report, women who have higher than normal stress levels could have more difficulty conceiving. ... more »

    Sex Getting Pregnant And During Pregnancy And

    Sexual intercourse and sex before and during pregnancy are essential when getting pregnant and trying to conceive. BabyMed helps you sort through all the information you need to know. ... more »

    Foods To Improve Fertility

    Much advice is given about what to eat while you are pregnant. Even more advice can be found for what to avoid while you are pregnant. But what should you eat if you want to improve your fertility?  ... more »

    Top Reasons/Causes for Infertility

    The three major causes of infertility covering over 80% of cases include ovulation problems, sperm problems, and fallopian tube problems, while 15% of couples have unexplained infertility. ... more »

    Is it Safe? How Safe is it in Pregnancy?

    Read here more about what is safe and what is not in pregnancy and while trying to conceive. Which activities and sports, which foods, which exposures can potentially harm your developing baby? ... more »

    Pregnancy Calendar

    Customized to your due date, the BabyMed pregnancy calendar provides details on baby's development, what mom experiences, and important reminders. ... more »

    7 Things You Did Not Know About Getting Pregnant in Your 30s

    These seven things here that tell you what you did not know about getting pregnant in Your 30s: 1)   Get check-ups before trying to get pregnant ... more »

    Embryos in IVF Lab Can’t Get Enough Barry White Love, Baby

    Some people claim music is the rhythm of life.  At an Irish fertility clinic, the deep-throated romantic sounds of 1970s superstar Barry White seems to be the music favored by the embryos in the lab being cultivated for implantation for in vitro fertilization (IVF).  When the soulful purring of White’s voice is pumped into an incubator, the embryos thrive, developing more rapidly and robu ... more »

    Depression + Metabolic Syndrome = Elevated Risk for Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease

    A recent study from Canada finds an elevated risk for diabetes when a person has both depression and metabolic syndrome; the diabetes risk is higher when the two disorders are combined than when only one or the other disorder is present. ... more »

    10 Things Nobody Told You About Infertility

    When a couple struggles with conceiving a child or carrying a pregnancy to term, it is generally understood the woman has fertility issues.  In some cases, this is true but it is equally a problem of male reproductive health.  Each year in the US, approximately 4 million men age 45 and younger seek treatment for infertility.  A significant number of them are diagnosed with male-related infertil ... more »

    Scary Photos Better Than Text for Kicking the Tobacco Habit

    Approximately 500,000 Americans die every year due to preventable smoking-related illnesses, in spite of widespread and on-going efforts by the medical community and government entities at every level urging the public to kick the tobacco habit.  One anti-smoking campaign that was expected to be especially successful was the display of graphic images on cigarette packages that showed the ... more »

    Environmental Health in the Doctor's Office

    Part four of a five-part series  ---  Every visit to a healthcare facility is met with questions:  What's wrong?  What brought you here?  How are you feeling?  Have you ever had . . . ... more »

    Seven Myths Fertility Doctors Often Hear

    Here are the most common misconceptions and myths I often we hear: 1. 'I am 35 years old and there is no need to worry about getting pregnant until much later on." ... more »

    When Am I Fertile Today Calculator

    What is the When Am I Fertile Today Calculator? The "When Am I Fertile?" Calculator helps you answer the important question of when you are fertile, when are your fertile days and whether you are fertile today or no. It let's you know more about when your fertile days are, and when your due date is expected if you are getting pregnant this cycle. ... more »

    Terrorism and Fertility

    You don't have to experience a terrorist attack firsthand in order to feel its effects profoundly. It touches every element of life, often with lasting effects. ... more »

    OB-GYN Group Urges Doctors to Prescribe Weight Loss Before Conception

    One subject that many obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNs) find uncomfortable is the issue of excess weight when a patient is having difficulties conceiving. ... more »

    Feed Fertility With These 5 Baby-Happy Foods

    Optimum health depends on a healthy, balanced diet but some foods offer a little more nutritional 'oomph' than others. ... more »

    How Exercise Affects Your Fertility

    If you’re getting ready to start a family and are thinking about trying to get pregnant, you may want to evaluate your workout routine. Working out too hard or too much may actually impact your fertility, and the same things goes for men as well. ... more »

    The BabyMed Fertility 101 University Course

    Dr. Amos Grunebaum and his BabyMed staff offer many useful tips to help you increase your chances of pregnancy and carrying a healthy baby to term. ... more »

    Improving HER Fertility

    Medical studies are providing new information all the time that can help women improve their fertility. Changing certain behaviors is the first step to improving your overall fertility.Medical studies are providing new information all the time that can help women improve their fertility. Changing certain behaviors is the first step to improving your overall fertility. ... more »

    The Effects of Stress on Your Reproductive Health and Fertility

    Stress is one of nature's contraceptives and can have a dramatic effect on healthy reproduction. The major stress hormone, cortisol, is derived from progesterone. ... more »

    How do you check the cervical mucus for fertility?

    I have heard that I should check my cervical mucus for fertility. How do you do this? ... more »

    How many fertile days does a woman have each month?

    You have 5-6 fertile days: In general, there are 5-6 fertile days each month: The day of ovulation and the 5-6 days before ovulation.  ... more »

    Simple Fertility Tips and Tricks

    Whether you've just started trying to conceive or you've been at it for a year, the chances are good you're eager to get pregnant--and as quickly as possible. ... more »

    Does Penis Size Affect Fertility?

    This is the age old question that many men ponder when they reach adulthood and beyond, especially if there are fertility problems in a relationship. ... more »

    Romance and Conception: Valentine’s Day is the Perfect Time to Conceive

    Have you ever heard the old wives' tale about how some couples have trouble conceiving because they are over-thinking the process? Well, there may be some truth to that tale after all. ... more »

    Healthy Recipes for Fertility

    Check out these healthy recipes for maximizing fertility.  Use these simple, delicious recipes to maximize your fertility. ... more »

    LH Surge – What Is It?

    There are three phases in your menstrual cycle ' follicular phase,ovulatory phase and luteal phase. In terms of LH surge, the ovulatory phase is most important. ... more »

    New Year’s Resolution for Improved Fertility: Give Up Stress and Self-Induced Pressure

    Stress plays a huge effect on people's overall health. Besides that, ithas been proven that a woman's stress levels can play a big role inconceiving a child as well as in the development of the child if she isalready pregnant. ... more »

    Tools, Charts, Tips, Advice and More.

     Find out how to improve your chances getting pregnant. Tools, charts, tips, advice and more. ... more »

    Your Fertile Window - The best Time For Sex

    The "Fertile Window" is the days of the menstrual cycle the best during which intercourse is most likely to result in pregnancy.Your most fertile days are the 4-5 days before and the day of ovulation. ... more »

    Restorative Yoga

    Restorative yoga, which consists of supported relaxation postures held for a prolonged period of time, provides the body and mind with a designated time for healing, rest, and integration. ... more »

    Fertility Awareness: Sex and Orgasms

    Which sexual positions are best for getting pregnant? Which sexual positions are not so good? Is orgasm necessary for pregnancy to occur? Can I get pregnant if we have sex many days before ovulation? ... more »

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Fertility Charting

    Your basal body temperature BBT is the temperature of your body at rest. For fertility charting, the temperature is always taken in the morning before you move or get out of bed. ... more »

    Early Pregnancy Cramps

    The severity of early pregnancy cramps will vary from one woman to another. However, severe early pregnancy cramps could be a sign of complications and you should talk to your doctor. ... more »

    Questions About Chances Getting Pregnant

    When women are trying to conceive, they often have questions regarding their chances of getting pregnant. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to getting pregnant. ... more »

    Am I Able to Get Pregnant After…

    In many cases, illness, disease and injury will not affect the ability to become pregnant, but that is not always the case. ... more »

    The 4 Steps of a Tubal Ligation

    After having children, some women choose to have a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies. ... more »

    Top 5 Questions About Pregnancy Tests

    Before jumping into a home pregnancy test or other form of pregnancy test, it is best to understand how they work and the best way to use them. ... more »

    When Am I Most Fertile? When Are you Most Fertile? When Are We Most Fertile?

    Couples who are trying to conceive may wish to answer the question: when am I most fertile? ... more »

    Can I Get Pregnant Myths and Presumptions

    Answering the question, can I get pregnant, depends greatly on the age or stage of life and medical status of a woman. ... more »

    Ovulation - It's All About the BIG O

    At the beginning of a menstrual cycle, several ovarian follicles begin to mature and develop in the ovaries under the influence of pituitary hormones. ... more »

    Home Remedies For Getting Pregnant

    Many couples who have trouble getting pregnant are looking for home remedies for getting pregnant. ... more »

    Can I Drink Coffee Caffeine During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?

    Limited intake of coffee during pregnancy is safe. Most studies have shown that it's safe to have coffee in pregnancy as long as it's less than 3 cups or the equivalent of 300 mg of caffeine a day. ... more »