Infertility is the inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse or 6 months in women 35 years of age and older. The 3 main cause of infertility are seen in about 80% of infertile couples: ovulation issues, sperm problems, and fallopian tube issues. Ina bout 15% of couples all tests are normal, that's \"unexplained infertility\".

Holiday Blues: Tips for Coping with Infertility

Coping with the expectation of perfection during the winter holidays can be a real challenge for many people. It can be especially challenging for people already coping with the heartbreak of infertility. Two clinical psychologists who specialize in helping people with fertility issues offer these six tips for coping with the holiday merriment that seems impossible to escape. ... read more »

Infertility FAQs

A couple is considered 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. ... read more »

Use of Multivitamins, Intake of B Vitamins, and Risk of Infertility

Regular use of multivitamin supplements may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

Trying to Get Pregnant But Having Trouble

Trying to get pregnant but having trouble? When infertility problems leave a couple without the ability to conceive a child of their own, there are options for parenthood that will bring that little joy home. ... read more »

Infertility in Men and Women

A large number of usually educated older couples have an unrealistic expectation of fertility. Among the top reasons for infertility is "egg quality", and the negative effect of a woman's age on fertility cannot be overemphasized. ... read more »

The Preconceptual Contraception Paradigm

Women with a BMI in excess of 35 kg m(2) should lose weight prior to conception - not just prior to receiving infertility treatment. ... read more »

When To See the Infertility Specialist

If you find you have been trying to conceive for many months with no success you may want to consider obtaining a referral to see an infertility specialist. There are several reasons a specialist might be needed if you have had difficulty becoming pregnant. ... read more »

Unexplained Infertility - What Are The Odds Of Pregnancy?

What are the odds of pregnancy and having a baby in couples with unexplained infertility? ... read more »

Anovulation - Tests to do when you are not ovulating

The main symptoms of women who do not ovulate (anovulation) is having no period  (amenorrhea) or having irregular periods or bleeding. Here are the tests that are usually done when you are suspected of not ovulating: Laboratory Studies for Anovulation The very first test to do is a pregnancy test as pregnancy must first be excluded as a cause of not having a period. ... read more »

Infertility Guide

All your questions about infertility and how to get tested for fertility answered. ... read more »

Pregnancy Due Date Calculator and Calendar

Interactively calculate your due date and other important dates ... read more »

Free Fertility and Ovulation Calendar

Interactively calculate your fertile days ... read more »

Introduction To Infertility Work-Up And Treatment

  The primary evaluation and testing of an infertile couple has to be good enough to find the right cause of the infertility and then to get the couple the optimal treatment. ... read more »

Infertility is When You Have Problems Getting Pregnant

A couple is considered to be infertile if they have not conceived after 12 consecutive months of unprotected intercourse (6 months if the woman is over 35 years old) or earlier if there are known issues. If pregnancy does not happen as expected, or there are are infertility issues, both  male and female partners need to get tested for fertility. ... read more »

First Visit and Meeting With the Infertility Specialist

There are a lot of things to consider and prepare for before the first infertility doctor's RE visit. babyMed will describe what happens and how to prepare for it. ... read more »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Your guide to infertility – learn about problems getting pregnant, diagnosis, and treatment. ... read more »

Fertility Medications Overview

Infertility is one of the most complex medical specialties. It comes with a language all its own. It comes with an array of medicines all its own, too. ... read more »

Obese Couples and Infertility

Couples have a high risk of being subfecund and infertile if they are both obese and overweight. ... read more »

Signs and Causes of Infertility in Women

Though pregnancy happens in about 80-85% of couples within one year of trying, in about 15-20% of couples it takes longer than one year. ... read more »

Infertility Information

Before you try to get pregnant, check out these fertility and infertility-related information. Learn about the causes of infertility, reproductive technologies, and male and female fertility. ... read more »

Androgen: Male Hormones

Androgen, or androgenic hormones, is normally produced in both men and women though their presence is usually much higher in men. Increased levels of androgen may lead to fertility problems in both men and women. ... read more »

When should you see an infertility specialist?

One of the most frequent questions I get fromcouples who are trying to conceive is: 'When should I see my doctor'? ... read more »

Infertility

Infertility: 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. ... read more »

Infertility and Fertilty Issues and Community

Infertility is defined when you cannot get pregnant for 12+ months ... read more »

How Long Wait to See a Specialist

When should we see an infertility specialist? ... read more »

Tubal Reversal Surgery

What is Tubal Reversal Surgery? ... read more »

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Diagnosis and Treatment

PCOS is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of childbearing age and it can cause infertility. ... read more »

Should You Supplement With Progesterone?

There is no real agreement among doctors whether giving progesterone early in pregnancy will improve pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

Normal Hormone levels

What are normal hormone levels? ... read more »

Fertility Calculator

Interactively calculates your chances of having a baby ... read more »

FSH Shot and Ovulation

Injectable FSH products are also referred to as HMG, human menopausal gonadotropins, or gonadotropins. Brand names for these drugs (hormones) in the USA include Pergonal, Follistim, Gonal-F, Repronex and Humegon. ... read more »

What is Infertility?

Infertility is defined as someone who can not get pregnant within a 12 month time period. ... read more »

Female Infertility Tests and Testing

If pregnancy does not happen as expected, or there are are issues, both male and female partners need to get tested for fertility. ... read more »

What Is Unexplained Infertility?

Unexplained infertility is diagnosed when all traditional infertility test have been found to be normal. ... read more »

Clomid: Everything You Need To Know

The most important thing to know is that Clomid is a medication to induce ovulation, not necessarily pregnancy. Clomid will not get you pregnant alone. Here is all you need to know about Clomid. ... read more »

Male Infertility Treatment

Male infertility afflicts about 50% of all infertile couples. Studies show that there is a male sperm problem in about 50% of infertile couples, about 1/2 of these cases problem is found in man alone. ... read more »

Overview of Infertility Work-Up Testing And Treatment

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Top Causes of 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. ... read more »

IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) After hCG Shot

Pregnancy rates are generally higher when insemination is done before rather than after ovulation. Doing IUI after ovulation would be too late as it doesn't get you pregnant. ... read more »

Impact of Acupuncture on Infertility

Some studies show that acupuncture may improve fertility, but a recent study shows that there is no clear enough information available whether acupuncture works or not. ... read more »

Luteal Phase Defect - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a luteal phase defect (LPD) is usually straightforward and can be made within 1-2 months. ... read more »

Fertility and Infertility Information and Preconception Tips

At BabyMed we provide fertility ovulation pregnancy conception tips and fertility information to women trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Unexplained Infertility - Treatment Options

Unexplained infertility happens in up to 30% of infertile couples. It's diagnosed when there has been an infertility work-up and no specific causes for the infertility were found. The age of women and infertility duration are important factors in offering specific therapy to a couple. ... read more »

Infertility fertility Quiz

1 in 6 couples are infertile. Take this quiz and find out if you are one of them ... read more »

MAR Test

This condition is also known as 'sperm allergy.' The immune system of some men and women see sperm as a foreign invader, like a germ, and their bodies make antibodies to attack and destroy the sperm. ... read more »

Diet and Lifestyle in the Prevention of Infertility

Following a fertility diet may favorably influence fertility in otherwise healthy women. Further, infertility cases due to ovulation disorders may be preventable through diet and lifestyle changes. ... read more »

Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. ... read more »

Fertility Stages

On  July 23-24,  2001 researchers met in Park City, Utah, USA, under the direction of Dr. Michael R. Soules, and developed the STRAW system: ... read more »

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