When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

If and when you ovulate should be the very first step in assessing your fertility ... read more »

Two Week Wait (2WW) Symptoms

What are the signs of pregnancy? Here are the 2WW symptoms (or two-week wait symptoms) that you can look for while you wait to see if you are actually pregnant! ... read more »

Ectopic Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks, Causes

An ectopic pregnancy can become fatal to the mother because of potentially excessive bleeding. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant If...? Fertility and Pregnancy Myths

There are many circumstances under which pregnancy can happen. BabyMed debunks pregnancy fertility myths. ... read more »

Capacitation

Capacitation is an important part of fertility, and is partially responsible for the sperm entering the egg. ... read more »

When Does a Home Pregnancy Test (HPT) Become Positive?

When does a home pregnancy test (HPT) become positive? ... read more »

Pregnant During My Period

Can I get pregnant during my period? ... read more »

Early Ovulation

Is early ovulation a problem? ... read more »

Fetal Heartbeat

When can the fetal heartbeat first be seen? ... read more »

Egg Fertilization by the Sperm

The sperm fertilizes the egg which then moves down the fallopian tube into the uterus. ... read more »

Blighted Ovum

A blighted ovum is another word for a miscarriage or missed abortion. It is a pregnancy where the egg is fertilized and implants itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo doesn't develop. ... read more »

Sperm Morphology - Kruger Sperm Function Test

The Krueger strict sperm test checks the sperm morphology. ... read more »

In vitro fertilization IVF for unexplained subfertility.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Apr 18;4:CD003357. In vitro fertilisation for unexplained subfertility. Pandian Z, Gibreel A, Bhattacharya S. Source ... read more »

How to Conceive a Boy or Girl: The Shettles Method

Learn how the Shettles method can help you conceive a boy or a girl! ... read more »

Implantation Timing: When Does Implantation Happen?

It's an interesting early pregnancy question! ... read more »

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What Is It?

Thinking about IVF? Here is the breakdown on the procedure! ... read more »

ICSI: What Is It?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI is a medical procedure done to improve a woman's chances of getting pregnant. ... read more »

IVF Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer procedure with IVF is usually the last step of in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

What Is Fertilization?

Fertilization of the egg by the sperm occurs within 12-24 hours after ovulation in the fallopian tube. ... read more »

Questions About Chances Getting Pregnant

When women are trying to conceive, they often have questions regarding their chances of getting pregnant. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to getting pregnant. ... read more »

Why Does Implantation Bleeding Happen?

If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen? ... read more »

What Causes Pain During Pregnancy?

Pain during pregnancy is often associated with complications or labor and can be a scary thing. However, not all pain during pregnancy signals a problem. ... read more »

Fertilization More Likely When IVF Eggs Dance to the Music

Fertility specialists in Spain discovered that fertilization rates are higher when eggs being prepped for in vitro fertilization (IVF) can dance to the music being piped into their incubator. ... read more »

When Egg Meets Sperm: Let the Fireworks Begin!

A new study discovered a sparkling fireworks show that ignites when egg meets sperm and they’ve got the video to prove it. ... read more »

Sperm Are Not Graceful, Researchers Reveal

The latest information that researchers have discovered is that sperm are not the graceful creators some may have thought they were. ... read more »

Study Explains How Egg Captures Sperm

Scientists have discovered precisely how the human egg cells capture sperm to start the process of fertilization. ... read more »

Microscope Shows Sperm's Final Push to Fertilization

No one had ever witnessed this event before but it could become instrumental in improving the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF). ... read more »

When Can Fetal Heart Beat Be Seen?

When can the fetal heart beat be seen first on ultrasound? ... read more »

What Happens the Week After Fertilization?

Fertilization usually happens within 12-24 hours after ovulation. After fertilization, the fertilized egg starts traveling down the fallopian tube toward the uterus. ... read more »

Egg White Cervical Mucus (EWCM)

Egg white cervical mucus ( EWCM) is a type of cervical fluid that is produced right before ovulation, during a time when you are most fertile. ... read more »

When Does Implantation Bleeding and Spotting Happen?

Implantation happens on average nine days (6-12 days) after ovulation and fertilization. Some women report having implantation symptoms like implantation bleeding or implantation cramping. ... read more »

The BIG O - It's All About Ovulation

Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. Ovulation is essential when trying to get pregnant and unless you are pregnant your period usually begins 14 days after ovulation ... read more »

Getting Pregnant: Understanding Conception

There are three primary steps in conception: Ovulation, Fertilization, and Implantation. Ovulation is the first step, the ejection of a mature egg from the ovary. ... read more »

Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Can we still get pregnant while I am breastfeeding? ... read more »

What is the best time to get pregnant for conception

The best time to get pregnant fast and conceive are the 4-5 days prior to ovulation, and the day you ovulate. Making love after ovulation or more than 5 days before ovulation won't get you pregnant. ... read more »

What are my Chances of Conception and Getting Pregnant?

Each month there is a 20-25% chance of getting pregnant, 50% of couples take 5-6 months, and 85% get pregnant after 1 year. ... read more »

Missed Period But Negative Pregnancy Test: Why Is My Period Late?

Wondering why you have a missed period but a negative pregnancy test? It is normal for a pregnant woman to get a negative early pregnancy test result after a missed late period. ... read more »

Aspirin Won't Improve Pregnancy Chances in IVF

There is no evidence to guide use of aspirin for women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. Aspirin is often prescribed for women undergoing in vitro fertilisation to help improve their chances of achieving a successful pregnancy. ... read more »

How to Transport Semen for IVF

Any couple that wants to do in-vitro fertilization may be required to transport semen to a fertility clinic for in-vitro fertilization, semen analysis, or intrauterine insemination. ... read more »

Acupuncture and IVF

Currently available literature does not provide sufficient evidence that adjuvant acupuncture improves IVF clinical pregnancy rate. ... read more »

Sperm Speed

How long does it take for sperm to reach the egg? ... read more »

Trying To Conceive: Improving Your Chances

Your best chance to get pregnant is if you have sex and make love egularly during your 6 fertile days (day of ovulation and the 5 preceding days). ... read more »

Cycles Too Short

Are short menstrual cycles a problem? ... read more »