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?

Does Celiac Disease Cause Infertility?

It’s becoming more common to test for celiac disease if either partner trying to conceive is having symptoms because the disease can potentially affect fertility. ... 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 »

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 »

Maternity Leave When Adopting

State laws and employer policies differ from one state to the next when you adopt a baby. ... read more »

Boost Your Fertility: Get Pregnant Faster

This plan will help you get pregnant faster! ... read more »

Signs of Infertility in Women

Learn the symptoms of female infertility. ... read more »

Semen Analysis Sperm Analysis WHO Guidelines 2009

These are the new 2009 guidelines for spermanalysis and spermcount and semen parameters by the World Health Organization (WHO) ... read more »

Hormone Fertility and Pregnancy Disrupting Chemicals

Some chemicals commonly used in the home, workplace, and just about everywhere else are known as endocrine disrupters because once ingested, they mimic the activity of the body's natural hormones. ... read more »

10 Common Female Fertility Myths

Here are ten of the most common female fertility myths out there. ... read more »

Questions About Your Chances of 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 »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

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

Infertility Math - Less Sex Equals Pregnancy?

Were couples trying to conceive really so focused on their goal that sex completely takes over their lives? If so, is filling every possible free moment with sex the best way to get pregnant? ... read more »

Can Stress Stop You From Getting Pregnant?

While stress has not been directly linked to infertility, the physical demands on the body during stressful situations are enough to trigger natural protective instincts. ... read more »

Top Causes of Infertility

There are three major causes of infertility and they may surprise you! ... read more »

Male Infertility Treatment

Male infertility afflicts about 50% of all infertile couples. Studies show that there is a male sperm problem in about 50% of infertile couples, about 1/2 of these cases problem is found in man alone. ... read more »

Fertility and Blood Groups

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

First Visit and Meeting With the Infertility Specialist

There are a lot of things to consider and prepare for before the first infertility doctor's RE visit. babyMed will describe what happens and how to prepare for it. ... 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 »

Infertility Q & A

Infertility Questions and Answers for your most important answers about difficulty getting pregnant. ... read more »

What Are Primary and Secondary Infertility?

When a couple has never been able to conceive they are diagnosed with primary infertility, and when they were able to conceive before but now have problems getting pregnant again they are diagnosed with secondary infertility. ... read more »

Preventing the Negative Effects of Stress on Pregnancy

Stress is a mental condition that causes a very physical response. The last time you felt 'stressed' what were you really saying? Stress quickens heart rate, increases blood pressure, and decreases blood flow to extremities. The body physically prepares to fight a battle or run for extended distances. ... read more »

Where To Start If You Are Having Trouble Getting Pregnant

If pregnancy does not happen as expected, or there are are issues, both male and female partners need to get tested for fertility. ... read more »

Artificial Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination is also called artificial insemination, or IUI. Human artificial insemination with another person's sperm began being used in the 1940's. ... read more »

Your Fertile Window: The Best Time For Sex

This time in your cycle when you are most likely to get pregnant is so important. ... read more »

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

Knowing if and when you ovulate is vital. ... read more »

What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a medical condition that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and sometimes other parts of the body. Endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus and can be located on the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, the bowels, bladder, and sometimes behind the uterus, bowels or bladder. ... read more »

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Female Infertility

Women with fertility issues experience a rollercoaster of emotional stress. ... read more »

When Should You See an Infertility Specialist?

Learn when you should make an appointment. ... read more »

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 »

What Is Unexplained Infertility?

Most cases of unexplained infertility fall into 1 of 3 categories. ... read more »

Do You Need an Infertility Specialist?

Been trying for a while? It may be time to see an infertility specialist. ... 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: Fallopian Tube Obstruction Damage and Patency

Tubal damage is one of the most common causes of infertility accounting for fifteen to twenty-five percent of all infertility cases.  ... read more »

Causes of Male Infertility

Male infertility affects about 50% of all infertile couples. ... read more »

A Mother’s Day Challenge for Childless Moms

Holidays can be stressful times for many of us. High expectations, family tensions, forced “happiness,” and rigid traditions can cause sadness and frustration. All we can see are our perceived failures at creating a life that meets an ideal. ... read more »

Hairdressers and Premature Ovarian Failure POF

Hairdressers may be at increased risk for premature ovarian failure POF compared with women employed in other occupations. ... read more »

Infertility Testing - Female

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

How Should We Counsel Couples About Fertility And Age?

Fertility is directly related to age, and counseling a couple about their fertility as they get older is very important. ... read more »

Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and During Pregnancy

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

Smoking May Be a Cause of Infertility in Men and Women

Smoking during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant has never been a good choice, but now researchers and doctors have a great reason to convince parents. ... read more »

Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Chart Ovulation Calendar and Ovulation Chart

The BabyMed Basal Body Temperature BBT Chart Ovulation Calendar and Ovulation Chart makes it easy to keep and maintain an online fertility and basal body temperature chart. ... read more »

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a laboratory procedure, used in conjunction with IVF, which helps to reduce the risk of passing on inherited conditions. PGD can also be used for gender sex seletion prior to IVF.   ... read more »

Ovarian Overproduction and Fertility

Fertility can be affected by overproducing ovaries. If the testosterone levels are too high, you will not menstruate, let alone ovulate. ... read more »

Antral Follicle Count - Ovarian Reserve Testing

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

Male Infertility - What is True and What Is Not True

There’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 »

National Infertility Awareness Week

Infertility affects at least 50 million worldwide. ... read more »

Clomid: Everything You Need To Know

The most important thing to know is that Clomid is a medication to induce ovulation, not necessarily pregnancy. Clomid will not get you pregnant alone. Here is all you need to know about Clomid. ... read more »

What Is Your Fertility Stage?

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

What is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)?

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

Does Hypothyroidism Cause Infertility

Does a low thyroid level contribute to infertility? ... read more »

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