If you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or would like to be pregnant one day, you must learn all about how female fertility.

Foods To Improve Fertility

Many women are seeking the best dietary and lifestyle approaches to promote fertility. An important concept of the fertility-friendly diet is that foods to avoid are just as important as those that are beneficial to consume. ... read more »

Treatment for Ovarian Cancer May Preserve Fertility

A new study suggests conservative treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer may preserve a woman's fertility, especially if cancer stubbornly returns in the reproductive organ. ... read more »

Type 1 Diabetes and Your Fertility

Although I often struggle with maintaining consistent blood sugar levels, I do not suffer from diabetes. Because blood sugar is such an issue for me though, I often wonder what unforeseen effects diabetes can have on fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

Your New Year Fertility and Pregnancy Guide

Is this the year you will get pregnant? Have your baby? Start a family? ... read more »

Top 6 Fertility Aids

A few days ago, I posted an article about some of the biggest fertility myths, and that spurred some conversations about what actually works. While fertility always varies for each couple, I did find a few strategies that seem to support fertility for some couples. ... read more »

For Men: What is a Deep Cervix and Does it Affect Fertility?

There are many factors that can affect fertility. While there are many reliable sources that can help you understand these factors, fertility myths abound. One of these factors is a deep cervix. ... read more »

Cancer Now, Babies Later - Advance Planning Pays Off

Women are surviving cancer in rates higher than ever before and many of them long for babies once cancer is history. As a result, women of childbearing years who have cancer can expect to discuss with their oncologist their plans for children ... read more »

Big Breakfasts Help Lean Women Overcome Reproductive Problems

A new study published in Clinical Science suggests eating a relatively larger breakfast and smaller dinner can have a positive effect on fertility. Proper meal timing could have special benefits for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

Is Your Maternal Clock Ticking?

If there is one thing women feel it is the tick-tock of that maternal clock. For some women it starts around the mid-20s or early 30s. For other women it starts much later – closer to 40. No matter when it starts in your mind, your body has a very different idea. ... read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Get in Shape to Improve Fertility

You want to get pregnant but where do you start? Reaching optimal health is the best way to begin. ... read more »

How Reducing Stress Helps Improve Fertility

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

Study: Endometriosis Treatment After Surgery

Endometriosis can be detrimental to fertility. After surgery, treatment may be suggested to prevent recurrence of the condition, especially in women who want to achieve pregnancy post surgery. ... read more »

The Changing Shape of Female Fertility

According to research data compiled over 55 years, natural selection is moving from short, stout women to tall thin women ' a change that could have global implications, according to researchers. ... read more »

6 Ways Medicine Can Enhance Fertility

These six science-based ways to enhance fertility have proven track records for conjuring up babies. ... read more »

Exposure to BPA May Decrease Fertility in Women

The chemical BPA may cause infertility in women, according to a new study by Brigham and Women's Hospitals (BWM). The study, published online in the journal Human Reproduction, is the first research of its kind. ... read more »

20 Things You Probably Don't Know About Making Babies

You may know all the smoothest moves and have pillow talk perfected to the point of poetry but there’s more to making babies than that. Check out these 20 things you probably don’t know. ... read more »

Women Feel Positive About Egg Banking

A new study shows that women feel positive about saving their eggs, although many women think they will never use the eggs they have stored. ... read more »

Preterm Birth Rates in Blastocyst

Researchers from the Create Fertility Center in Ontario, Canada, recently published a study comparing preterm birth rates in pregnancies conceived with blastocysts versus day 5/6 embryos. ... read more »

Ectopic Pregnancy Treatments Reviewed

Researchers in France recently completed a study investigating the pregnancy rates between medical/conservative surgery and conservative surgery/radical surgery treatment of ectopic pregnancy. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness Among Organ Transplant Women

According to researchers in Nebraska and New York, female transplant patients are not adequately informed about fertility issues, contraception and chance of pregnancy after a solid organ transplant. ... read more »

Restorative Proctocolectomy Impairs Fertility

Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) may have adverse side effects on fertility and pregnancy, according to a study published in the journal Colorectal Disease. ... read more »

Endometriosis Surgery: Is Bowel Resection Necessary?

Women undergoing radical excision of endometriosis (with and without bowel resection) have comparable clinical outcomes, according to a study published in the Annals of Surgery. ... read more »

Obesity Doesn't Affect Pregnancy with Donor Eggs

Many studies suggest that obesity decreases a woman's chance of becoming pregnant through IVF but most of this research has focused on women who use their own eggs. ... read more »

Prolonged Temporary Employment Can Delay Pregnancy

Researchers now think there is an association between a woman's employment status and the age at which she has her first child. A woman who works at temporary jobs is less likely to have her first child by the age of 35, according to a new study. ... read more »

The BabyMed Fertility University: Fertility 101

The BabyMed Fertility University was founded by Dr. Grunebaum and his BabyMed staff to teach you about fertility, getting pregnant, and how to improve your pregnancy chances and having a healthy baby. ... read more »

Your Clean Home May be Affecting Your Fertility

What if the cleaning supplies you use to make your home presentable are causing your fertility problems? ... read more »

Type O Blood = Type Less Fertile?

If you’re thinking of becoming pregnant you should think twice about your blood type. Studies show that a woman’s blood type might actually have something to do with her fertility and her ability to get pregnant. ... read more »

Healthy DNA Delay Menopause Extend Fertile Years

An extensive international study found that how the body handles DNA repair throughout a lifetime affects the timing of fertility decline and the onset of menopause. ... read more »

New Year’s Fertility Resolutions: Leave Behind Bad Vices

It is common knowledge that drinking alcoholic beverages or those that are high in caffeine, smoking, and taking herbal remedies are frowned upon while pregnant or nursing. These substances can have a negative impact on your baby's growth and development. ... read more »

Functional Vaginas May Bring Fertility to Girls Born Without

With Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH), girls are born without vaginas. ... read more »

Lifestyle Determinants on Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is commonly used in a clinical setting to measure fertility or ovarian reserve. While AMH is widely used and accepted as a viable marker, little research shows how lifestyle factors affect age-specific AMH levels. ... read more »

Connection Between Physical Activity and Becoming Pregnant

While scientists know that physical activity reduces the risk for many conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and depression, researchers are not clear about the connection between exercise and female fertility. ... read more »

Age and Female Fertility: New Discoveries

General medical knowledge for the past 50 years has maintained that a woman's fertility drastically declines after age 35. This has caused many women in their late 30's and early 40's to go running to a fertility doctor at the first sign of difficulty conceiving. ... read more »

Prenatal Exposures and Anti-Mullerian Hormone

A long list of studies has been published linking paternal and maternal habits prior to and during pregnancy with fetal and child health outcomes. Researchers recently published another study showing a link between pre-pregnancy habits and health to female offspring long-term health.  ... read more »

New Method Gives Hope to Infertile Women

Researchers created a new technique that helps infertile women produce eggs. Using this technique, doctors at the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki, Japan, helped one woman give birth to a healthy baby boy. ... read more »

New Book Explores Biological Clock ‘Big Lie’

Baby bumps are one of the hottest fashion trends in Hollywood these days. ... read more »

How Long Should I Wait To Get Pregnant After a Miscarriage?

I am often asked by my patients 'How long should I wait after experiencing an early pregnancy loss or miscarriage before getting pregnant again?' ... read more »

Human Somatic Cells and Oocytes Age Differently - Study

Human somatic cells and reproductive cells use distinctive organic mechanisms that exhibit a thin line of similarities between the kinds of genes needed to keep oocytes strong and fertile and the genes that extend life expectancy. ... read more »

Cervical Cancer Treatment

Early cervical cancer is often completely cured by removing cancerous tissue in the cervix. There are a number of surgical methods that can be used to remove cancerous tissue. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant With Irregular Periods?

When I stopped having periods I was absolutely thrilled I was finally pregnant. We’d been trying for a while with no luck, but when pregnancy tests all read negative I immediately visited my gynecologist who suggested I see a fertility specialist. ... read more »

Enhancing Uterine Receptivity to Improve IVF Pregnancy Rates

Recent studies on genetics show that enhancing expression of particular developmental genes at certain periods in the uterus could help the success of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) pregnancies. ... read more »

Researchers Link Recurrent Miscarriage to Prolonged Fertility

Researchers from the Warwick Medical School have recently completed a study that correlates recurrent miscarriage with a possible flaw in the fertility window. ... read more »

Does a Previous C-Section Scar Affect Implantation?

Researchers from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital in London recently published a study in the journal Human Reproduction on the effect of C-section scarring on future implantation. ... read more »

7 Fast Ways to Boost Your Male Fertility

Male fertility is a complex animal. Granted, it's not nearly as complex as female fertility, but it's still complex. There are a great many factors that go into determining whether or not you'll be able to do your part in creating that bundle of joy. ... read more »

Oral Progestin for Endometrial Cancer: Sparing Fertility

Young women diagnosed with endometrial cancer may think pregnancy is out of the question, but researchers at the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea report otherwise in a study published in the European Journal of Cancer. ... read more »

Big Breakfast May Aid Fertility for Some Women

Eating a big breakfast can boost fertility in women with PCOS, according to a new study published in Clinical Science. ... read more »

Fertility Perception in Young, Adolescent Girls with Cancer

While significant studies exist revealing how young female cancer patients feel about future fertility and impact of cancer treatment on fertility, little is known about fertility perception in the healthy, female adolescent population. ... read more »

D-Loop Genotyping May Predict Endometriosis Risk

Researchers in India recently published a study in the journal Fertility and Sterility supporting D-Loop genotyping to predict risk of endometriosis. ... read more »

Spring Break May Lead to More Teen Pregnancies

Have you ever wondered what month accounts for the highest number of pregnancies? The answer is different for adults and teens. According to current research, teens are more apt to conceive in the month of March; the same month as spring break trips and activities. ... read more »

Coping with Fertility Postponement

Women are choosing to put off motherhood until later in life, typically the mid to late 30s. Researchers from Italy recently examined the coping styles and issues these young women deal with when they postpone fertility. ... read more »

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