Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of trying for women under 35 years of age, and after 6 months of trying for women 35 years of age and older. About 80% of infertility is caused by one these three problems: Ovulation problems: is she ovulating regularly and are her eggs OK? Sperm problems: does he have enough and good sperms? Fallopian tube problems: are her fallopian tubes open?

Male Impact of Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

There is increasing evidence that heavy alcohol use by the male can lower the level of the male hormone testosterone, leading to low sperm counts, infertility, and problems in the newborn. ... read more »

Thyroid Disease And Pregnancy

Thyroid disease needs to be carefully managed during pregnancy. The thyroid gland manufactures thyroid hormones, which regulate the rate at which your body carries on its necessary functions. ... read more »

Anovulation: Why Am I Not Ovulating?

Not ovulating is the leading cause of female infertility. Learn how to recognize if you are ovulating and how not ovulating impacts your fertility. ... read more »

No Menstrual Period and Not Pregnant?

If you have amenorrhea and you don't have a period and are not pregnant, then certain tests can be done to find out why you are not getting your period. ... read more »

Improve Your Odds To Get Pregnant Faster

Want to get pregnant now? This plan will help you have the baby of your dreams! ... read more »

Aisha Tyler Opens Up About Infertility Struggle

When celebrities like Aisha Tyler speak openly about their struggles with infertility, it helps raise awareness and brings people together in a community of understanding. ... read more »

Fertility Testing for Women and Men

It usually takes less than 6 weeks to find out the causes of infertility. ... read more »

Infertility Treatment in Men

The #1 reason for infertility in men is usually a low or abnormal sperm count. ... read more »

What Is Your Fertility Stage?

Your fertility stage defines how likely it is for you to get pregnant. ... read more »

Antral Follicle Count - Ovarian Reserve Testing

The antral follicle count is a method for ovarian reserve testing using transvaginal ultrasound. ... read more »

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

Finding out exactly if and when you ovulate should be the very first step in assessing your fertility when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week!

The aim of NIAW is to educate and inform the public about infertility. ... read more »

When Should You See an Infertility Specialist?

When to make an appointment with an infertility specialist ... read more »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

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

Good Eggs and Bad Eggs: Ovarian Reserve Testing

A thorough assessment of egg quality through ovarian reserve testing is the most important fertility test that a physician does. ... read more »

Folic Acid is Important for TTC and Pregnant Women

Folic acid supplements are often taken after a mother conceives, at that time it's often too late to prevent certain complications. ... read more »

An Antioxidant Protects Sperm and Improves Fertility

According to recent research, if the male does not produce the protective antioxidant enzyme, procreation could be affected. ... read more »

BPA Could Affect Male Sperm – Cause Infertility

The conclusion of a five year study completed by researchers at Kaiser Permanente and published in Fertility and Sterility links BPA to poor quality sperm. ... read more »

Diet and Dairy Food and Infertility

High intake of low-fat dairy foods diet may increase the risk of infertility whereas intake of high-fat dairy foods may decrease this risk. ... read more »

Male Cancer Patients not Utilizing Sperm Banks

According to a report by the Annals of Oncology, male cancer patients are not being offered a chance to bank sperm before undergoing treatments ... read more »

Clomid Clomiphene and Provera Bleeding

Provera is usually given prior to clomid to cleanse the uterus, empty the old uterine lining and get ready to implantation. ... read more »

Dr. Amos' 15 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

These preconception and pregnancy tips ensure that you can improve chances getting pregnanct and having a healthy baby ... read more »

Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. ... read more »

What is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)?

What is Clomid and what is it used for? ... read more »

Obesity and Fertility

Does obesity affect my fertility? ... read more »

Diet and Lifestyle in the Prevention of Infertility

Following a fertility diet may favorably influence fertility in otherwise healthy women. Further, infertility cases due to ovulation disorders may be preventable through diet and lifestyle changes. ... read more »

Fertility and Blood Groups

My husband and I have different blood groups. Does this affect fertility? ... read more »

Fertility Medications

Here are several medications that can be used to treat ovulation disorders that affect fertility.  Not all medications will work for all infertility problems. ... read more »

Seven Fertility Myths Preventing You From Getting Pregnant

Read her more about the many myths and misconceptions about fertility and getting pregnant. ... read more »

How to Improve HIS Fertility in 12 Steps

His diet is very important when trying to get pregnant. Following these 12 steps will help you improve his fertility. ... read more »

Light Menstrual Periods

After the pill my menstrual periods are light ... read more »

Infertility Workup Before Clomiphene

Should everyone have an infertility workup? ... read more »

Male Infertility - What is True and What Is Not True

here’s ample information — as well as misinformation — out there about the causes of male infertility, or the inability to father a child. Let’s take a look at the most common suspects and see what’s truth and what’s myth. ... read more »

Infertility Link Collections

Infertility Link Collection ... read more »

Causes of Fertility Problems

The three major causes of infertility are sperm problems, ovulation problems, and fallopian tube problems. ... read more »

Sperm Banking Freezing Frozen Sperm

Freezing sperm is an option for men who are not yet ready or able to have a child but who want to give themselves the option of doing so in the future. ... read more »

How to Find Out if You Are Fertile in 12 Steps

Finding out if you are fertile is important so if there is a problem it can be addressed as soon as possible. Here is a quick 12-Step program to assess your fertility. ... read more »

Infertility Diagnosis and Tests for Women

Infertility diagnosis and tests for women include testing for ovulation, hormone testing, and a hysterosalpingogram and laparoscopy to check the fallopian tubes. ... read more »

Elevation of FSH And Egg Quality

Cycle day 3 FSH is tested to check for 'ovarian reserve' -- the quality of your eggs or 'good eggs' and 'bad eggs.' ... read more »

Cervical Stenosis and TTC

Can cervical stenosis prevent me from getting pregnant? ... read more »

What is Impaired Fecundity?

Impaired fecundity is the term used for couples who have trouble conceiving or carry a baby in utero once conception occurs. ... read more »

Infertility Testing - Female

Infertility testing for women addresses several issues involving ovulation, eggs, uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes ... read more »

Embryo Grade Grading in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Grading the embryo during IVF may help identify which embryos are more likely to implant. Many IVF clinics grade the embryos using a scoring system. ... read more »

Reduced Fertility in Overweight and Obese Men

Obese and overweight men are less fertile and programs to prevent obesity may improve men's reproductive health and save medical costs for infertility treatment ... read more »

Infertility Testing and Infertility Tests

About 80% of infertility is caused by one or more of these three problems: Ovulation problems, sperm problems, or fallopian tube problems. Infertility testing is straightforward. ... read more »

Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and During Pregnancy

What effect can drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy have? ... read more »

Cancer and Fertility in Women

Cancer can be a heart breaking thought for the woman who has yet to start a family. With the help of the cancer treatment team and advanced fertility options, motherhood is not out of the question in all cancer cases. ... read more »

Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis

Post-surgical administration of Chinese Herbal medicine (CHM)  may have comparable benefits to gestrinone but with fewer side effects. Oral CHM may have a better overall treatment effect than danazol; it may be more effective in relieving dysmenorrhoea and shrinking adnexal masses when used in conjunction with a CHM enema.  ... read more »

Varicocele repair for infertility: what is the evidence?

Varicocele repair must be proposed in young adult men with impairment of seminal parameters and not yet interested in pregnancy. Men of infertile couples should be adequately counselled concerning the high possibility of attaining a significant improvement in seminal parameters after varicocele repair.  ... read more »

Acupuncture for infertility: is it an effective therapy?

Even though a positive effect of acupuncture in infertility has been found, well-designed multi-center, prospective randomized controlled studies are still needed to provide more reliable and valid scientific evidence.  ... read more »

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