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\".

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Learn about infertility testing, diagnosis, and treatment. ... read more »

What Is Unexplained Infertility?

Most cases of unexplained infertility fall into 1 of 3 categories. ... read more »

Top Causes of Infertility

There are three major causes of infertility and they may surprise you! ... read more »

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

PCOS is the most common hormonal reproductive problem. ... read more »

Infertility Q & A

Infertility Questions and Answers for your most important answers about difficulty getting pregnant. ... 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 »

ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology

ART stands for Assisted Reproductive Technology which includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. ... read more »

Clomiphene Challenge Test (CCT)

Who should get tested using the Clomiphene Challenge Test (CCT)? ... read more »

Artificial Insemination - Indications

What are the indications for Artificial Insemination (AI)? ... read more »

Clomiphene (Clomid) or Metformin (Glucophage): Which is Best?

About 1 in 3 of the nearly 8 million women in the US with infertility have received drugs to induce ovulation and the #1 reason why women don't ovulate (anovulation) is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

GIFT - Gamete Intra Fallopian Tube Tansfer

A Gamete Intra Fallopian Tube Transfer (GIFT) is a laparoscopic procedure where eggs are removed by laparoscopy, mixed outside the body with sperm and then the mixture of eggs and spem is injected into the fallopian tube with a catheter. ... read more »

What is PGD?

PGD is a relatively new procedure used in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization (IVF). ... read more »

Stress and TTC/Getting Pregnant

Stress can interfere with normal ovulation. So if you don't ovulate regularly, one of the causes could be stress. ... read more »

Cervical Stenosis and IUI

What can be done for Cervical Stenosis and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)? ... read more »

Antisperm Antibodies

What are antisperm antibodies and what do they do? ... read more »

Infertility Testing

On your first visit to an infertility specialist there are several procedures and questions that are routine. ... read more »

ITI - What Is It?

During ITI, a larger volume of the ejaculate is used to deposit the sperm within the fallopian tube itself, usually with a small catheter that's threaded through the cervix and the uterine cavity. ... read more »

Infertility - What Is It?

What is the definition of infertility? ... read more »

How many Couples have Infertility?

More than 7 million couples are troubled with infertility at some point in their lives. This accounts for 12% of all couples. ... read more »

Infertility Glossary and Names

The following are names associated with infertility. ... read more »

Postcoital Test

In a postcoital test, the characteristics of a woman's cervical mucus are evaluated to determine how the sperm and muscus are interacting. ... read more »

Semen Analysis Sperm Analysis WHO Guidelines 2009

These are the new 2009 guidelines for spermanalysis and spermcount and semen parameters by the World Health Organization (WHO) ... 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 »

Infertility and Donor Insemination

A woman may choose donor insemination for a number of reasons. The donor insemination process is a rather short one once a woman has chosen a donor. Upon doing so, the sperm from the donor is placed by a doctor into her cervix, uterus or fallopian tubes. ... read more »

Secondary Infertility - Problems Getting Pregnant Again

Even mothers who have conceived before can have trouble becoming pregnant again or carrying a baby to full term. Doctors refer to this common condition as "secondary infertility." ... read more »

You're Pregnant, You're Friend Still Isn't. Now What?

Infertility is an emotionally isolating experience. Many women turn to support groups to find kindred spirits or find themselves drawn to another woman in shared social circles who is also experiencing infertility. ... read more »

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Infertility for Couples

The emotional impact infertility has on couples is different from the impact it has on women or men alone and it usually involves three key areas that must each be dealt with all at once. ... 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 »

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 »

Luteal Phase Defect - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a luteal phase defect (LPD) is usually straightforward and can be made within 1-2 months. A luteal phase defect (LPD) is associated with fertility problems due to shortening of the luteal phase, the time between ovulation and the next period. ... read more »

Multivitamins May Decrease Ovulatory Infertility

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

When Should You See an Infertility Specialist?

One of the most frequent questions we get from couples who are trying to conceive is: “When should I see my doctor”? and “When you should I make an appointment with an infertility specialist (Reproductive Endocrinologist)”? ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Stimulation of Ovulation

Induction of ovulation is usually done with medications to help a woman ovulate and get pregnant. ... 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 »

What Is Artificial Insemination?

What is artificial insemination and how does it work? ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Obese Couples and Infertility

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

Infertility and Fertilty Issues and Community

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

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