Subfertility: How Is It Diagnosed and Treated?

Subfertility generally describes any form of reduced fertility. If you have subfertility, it will take longer to get pregnant and you will encounter a prolonged time period of trying but not conceiving.

Fertility Study: Evolution and the Changing Shape of Female Fertility

According to research data compiled over 55 years, natural selection ismoving from short, stout women to tall thin women ' a change that couldhave global implications, according to researchers.

Fully Functional Lab-Grown Vaginas May Bring Fertility to Girls Born Without

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

How Long to Wait Before Getting Pregnant After an Early 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?'

6 Ways Medicine Can Enhance Fertility

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

Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)

Antimullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by ovarian follicles. The amount of AMH directly reflects level of fertility in women. If AMH is too low, it may be hard to conceive.

Food for 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.

Boost Fertility Naturally with These 5 Foods

Baby-making can be as delicious as it is fun. These five foods are not just yummy, they deliver nutrients that boost a woman's fertility and create optimum health during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Age and Female Fertility: New Discoveries Challenging Old Theories

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.

Postpartum Hemorrhage May Affect Future Fertility

Researchers at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital (Scotland) recently published a study in BJOG on a possible correlation between hemorrhage and altered fertility. The hemorrhage does not appear to be the contributing factor to infertility.

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.

New Book Explores Biological Clock ‘Big Lie’

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

Does Fasting Hurt Your Fertility?

A study on female fertility and fasting was completed on female mice, but it was performed by researchers at the Harvard Medical School — so there is a bit of clout behind the research.

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.

Does a Woman’s Testosterone Level Affect Egg Development?

We know androgens are vital to a man’s fertility but a new steady says androgens might actually be doing something useful for a woman’s fertility, too.

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy and Improved Fertility: 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.

Mullerian Anomalies: Uterus Bicornuate, Didelphus, Bicornuate

An abnormal uterus can have different shapes like unicornuate bicornuate didelphus and septate uterus.

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.

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.

Fibroid Removal May Prevent Recurring Miscarriage

Many women with fibroids are told the small growths are harmless, butthat's not what researchers recently reported in the journal HumanReproduction. It appears fibroids growing inside the uterus can cause recurrent miscarriages.

ER-Positive Breast Cancer and Controlled Ovarian Stimulation

Patients with ER (estrogen receptor) positive breast cancer may choose to preserve fertility using cryopreservation. The process included COS (controlled ovarian stimulation) to harvest eggs for cryopreservation.

Fertility-Sparing Treatment with Megestrol Acetate

Patients with endometrioid carcinoma (endometrial cancer) may have a treatment choice that could spare fertility. According to researchers from the Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Centre, treating patients with megestrol acetate could spare fertility, but recurrence rates must be monitored closely. 

Researchers Say Exposure to BPA may Decrease Fertility in Women

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

Cost Analysis: Tubal Reconstruction vs IVF

The cost analysis compared the cost of tubal reconstruction after tubal ligation and IVF treatments as means of conception and pregnancy. According to the analysis, tubal reconstruction is less costly than IVF treatment.

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.

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Fertility: Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

Before getting pregnant there are some major changes that need to take place in order to get your body into shape for the baby. Fertility is a tricky thing, but it is easier if you are able to do a few simple tasks yourself.

Sexual Motivation Linked to Estrogen Levels in Women

A new study published in Hormones and Behavior from researchersat the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Santa Barbaraclaims elevated estrogen levels could spark increased desire for sexualbehavior ' or that feeling of wanting to get frisky.

Preterm Birth Rates in Blastocyst Versus Day 3 Embryo Transfer

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.

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.

Estimation of Ovarian Response

Researchers compared ovarian response to various factors, including anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol level (E2) and luteinizing hormone (LH).

Prenatal Exposures and Anti-Mullerian Hormone in Female Adolescents

  A long list of studies have 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. 

The Connection Between Intensity of 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.

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.

Endometriosis and Clinical Pregnancy Rates

Endometriosis can make it extremely difficult or impossible to conceive without advanced medical care and fertility treatment.

Obesity Does Not Reduce the Likelihood of Becoming Pregnant 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.

Radical Excision of Moderate-Severe Endometriosis With and Without Bowel Resection

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.

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.

Preconception Counseling May Spare Time, Heartbreak

A growing trend among couples in India hoping to start a family is preconception counseling, which helps identify any underlying concerns that may hinder conception or the birth of a healthy baby.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Cinco de Mayo Foods for Pregnancy and Fertility

Common staples of Mexican cuisine include beans, tortillas and rice, all of which can provide healthy nutrition for pregnant women.

Antioxidant Use May Not Increase Fertility

Research has not provided any high quality evidence that using antioxidants improves a woman's chances for becoming pregnant, according to a new systematic review published in the The Cochrane Library.

Fertility Unaffected by Antioxidants

Antioxidants have been touted as a save-all with claims of weight loss, improved cellular health, reduced signs of aging and fertility-boosting effects, but according to researchers there is no connection between antioxidants and improved fertility.

Women Feel Positively About Egg Banking, Even If They Don't Expect to Use the Eggs

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

Conservative Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer May Preserve Fertility

A new study suggests conservative treatment for recurrent ovariancancer may preserve a woman's fertility, especially if the cancerstubbornly returns in the reproductive organ.

Do Blastocysts Facilitate Implantation?

Researchers from Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research inAustralia recently published an in-vitro study that could hold the keyto increasing implantation success rates. The study was published in the journal Human Reproduction.

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.

Women with Asthma Could Face Delay in Becoming Pregnant

A new study suggests it may take longer for women with asthma to conceive than it does women without the condition. This research adds to mounting evidence that asthma has a negative effect on fertility.

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