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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Functional Vaginas May Bring Fertility to Girls Born Without

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. ... read more »

Taking a New Look at Your Fertility

As the year comes to a close and you haven’t found the right fertility solution to help you conceive, it may be time to take a new look at your fertility. ... read more »

New Cancer Treatment Protects Ovarian Function

More than 70,000 cancer diagnoses are given each year to patients between 15 and 39 years old. Many patients are women still in their reproductive years. The life-saving chemotherapy these women need is the same chemotherapy that kills off any hopes of natural reproduction. ... read more »

Did My Abortion Cause My Fertility Problems?

When facing fertility problems it is important to be completely honest about previous pregnancies, including pregnancies that ended in abortion. If you’ve used the Plan B pill, tell your fertility specialist of gynecologist as well. ... read more »

Those Eggs Have an Expiration Date

How much potential does advanced maternal age have for resulting in adverse pregnancy results outcome? In other words, when is the expiration date for a woman's eggs? ... read more »

Women with Polycystic Ovaries May Benefit From Meal Planning

One night during my first year of college, my friend had to go to the emergency room for intense stomach pain. It turns out, she had a few ovarian cysts that had nearly ruptured. ... read more »

Ovary Overstimulation and Its Impact on Fertility

You’d think many eggs would always increase a woman’s level of fertility, but I recently learned that’s not necessarily the case. There are many challenges for fertility treatments, in particular, the risk of ovary overstimulation. ... read more »

Preparing for Pregnancy

To create the optimum environment for pregnancy, you have to be pretty healthy. That’s not to say I’m unhealthy, but when I do have children, I want them to be the healthiest possible.  ... read more »

Trouble with Fertility? Try Acupuncture

Acupuncture helps women trying to conceive by releasing neurotransmitters that encourage fertility cycles, stimulating uterine blood flow, and stimulating the production of opioids that inhibit the body’s stress response. ... read more »

What Douching Has to Do With Fertility

Fortunately, fewer and fewer women are still in the habit of douching. While it might make you feel cleaner in the moment, it can actually have a negative effect on your fertility if you’re trying to conceive. ... read more »

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