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?

Holiday Blues: 6 Tips for Coping with Infertility During the Holiday Season

Coping with the expectation of perfection during the winter holidays can be a real challenge for many people. It can be especially challenging for people already coping with the heartbreak of infertility. ... read more »

Oil and Gas Fracking Likely Threat to Human Reproduction

Scientists recently published the findings of a study of fracking’s effect on humans, along with the conclusion that oil and gas fracking is likely to endanger human reproduction. ... read more »

Infertility FAQs

A couple is considered infertile if they have not conceived after 12 consecutive months (6 months if the woman is over 35 years old) of unprotected intercourse or earlier if there are known issues. ... read more »

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Fertility

According to a new observational research study, the Mediterranean diet may include all the foods and nutrients the female body needs for optimal fertility. The connection between the Mediterranean diet and fertility is based on insulin. ... read more »

Infertility and Fertility Issues - Clomid Pregnancy

babyMed provides fertility and infertility information and tips to couples trying to get pregnant. We also provide fertility tools to improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Use of Multivitamins, Intake of B Vitamins, and Risk of Infertility

Regular use of multivitamin supplements may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

Trying to Get Pregnant But Having Trouble

Trying to get pregnant but having trouble? When infertility problems leave a couple without the ability to conceive a child of their own, there are options for parenthood that will bring that little joy home. ... read more »

Infertility in Men and Women

A large number of usually educated older couples have an unrealistic expectation of fertility. Among the top reasons for infertility is "egg quality", and the negative effect of a woman's age on fertility cannot be overemphasized. ... read more »

The Preconceptual Contraception Paradigm

Women with a BMI in excess of 35 kg m(2) should lose weight prior to conception - not just prior to receiving infertility treatment. ... read more »

Wealthy Chinese Couples Turn to Overseas Surrogacy

With more than 40 million Chinese now diagnosed as infertile, surrogacy is an attractive solution but the practice is illegal in China. ... read more »

Infertility Tests for Men Sperm Count Sperm Analysis

The spermcount  also known as sperm analysis, is the main male fertility test and it tests the ejaculate for sperm numbers, ejaculate volume, sperm motility, and sperm morphology. ... read more »

hCG Levels and Pregnancy Testing

This article is about normal hCG pregnancy hormone levels implantation symptoms and bleeding and early pregnancy tests ... read more »

Clomid-What is it?

Clomid is a synthetic chemical whose chemical name is Clomiphene citrate. It induces ovulation by fooling your body into believing that there is less estrogen. ... read more »

Symptoms of PCOS

What are the typical symptoms of PCOS? ... read more »

Polycystic Ovarian Disease and Being Able to Conceive

PCOD (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease) can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant as menstrual cycles and ovulation are often disrupted by the small cysts on the ovaries associated with the disease. ... read more »

Semen Analysis - Sperm Count WHO Criteria

Semen analysis (sperm count) is used to evaluate male fertility. The ejaculate is examined in a laboratory after masturbation and the amount and quality of sperm and seminal fluid (semen) are tested. ... read more »

Semen Analysis - Sperm Count

Everything you need to know about sperm count and semen analysis. ... read more »

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Sperm Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important thing to test when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

When To See the Infertility Specialist

If you find you have been trying to conceive for many months with no success you may want to consider obtaining a referral to see an infertility specialist. There are several reasons a specialist might be needed if you have had difficulty becoming pregnant. ... read more »

Unexplained Infertility - What Are The Odds Of Pregnancy?

What are the odds of pregnancy and having a baby in couples with unexplained infertility? ... read more »

Infertility Guide

All your questions about infertility and how to get tested for fertility answered. ... read more »

Chances of Natural Conception in Subfertile Couples

Researchers from The Academic Medical Center in The Netherlands recently reviewed interclinic variations of natural conception in subfertile couples using pooled and cohort data. The review was published in the journal Human Reproduction. ... read more »

What is a Tipped Uterus?

The medical term for a “tipped uterus” is an “anteverted” (tilts forward) or a “retroverted uterus” (tilts backward). Neither rarely, if ever, is this a cause of infertility. ... read more »

Seven Easy Steps to Improve Your Fertility and Get Pregnant

You can improve your fertility in 7 simple steps in less than 4 weeks. ... read more »

Ovulation - It's All About the BIG O

At the beginning of a menstrual cycle, several ovarian follicles begin to mature and develop in the ovaries under the influence of pituitary hormones. ... read more »

The BabyMed Interactive Infertility Specialist Tool

Interactively find out if and when you should see an infertility specialist when trying to conceive. ... read more »

Clomid

When you do not ovulate you often need medications to help you ovulate. Clomid, also known as clomiphene citrate, is most commonly prescribed medication to women to cause ovulation. It is usually taken for 5 days early on in the cycle (it is a pill). ... read more »

Pregnancy Due Date Calculator and Calendar

Interactively calculate your due date and other important dates ... read more »

Free Fertility and Ovulation Calendar

Interactively calculate your fertile days ... read more »

Fertility Awareness: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

We have been trying to conceive for a long time, but can't get pregnant. Why? Getting a fertility test is recommended to determine the cause of why you can't get pregnant ... read more »

Introduction To Infertility Work-Up And Treatment

  The primary evaluation and testing of an infertile couple has to be good enough to find the right cause of the infertility and then to get the couple the optimal treatment. ... read more »

Anovulation: Not Ovulating- An Overview

Anovulation refers to a condition in women in which an egg is not released from the ovaries. It is the #1 cause of female infertility. ... read more »

Infertility is When You Have Problems Getting Pregnant

A couple is considered to be infertile if they have not conceived after 12 consecutive months of unprotected intercourse (6 months if the woman is over 35 years old) or earlier if there are known issues. If pregnancy does not happen as expected, or there are are infertility issues, both  male and female partners need to get tested for fertility. ... read more »

How to Get Pregnant Again in 12 Steps

So you already have a child and now you are trying to get pregnant again. Easy? Maybe not. Read our 12 step program. ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone Ovarian Fertility Egg Quality Test

The urine FSH Tests detect elevated high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels, and elevated FSH levels are associated with decreased fertility. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant Faster

Want to get pregnant right now? Here is a plan to help you get pregnant and have the baby of your dreams! ... read more »

Acupuncture to Treat Infertility and Improve Fertility

Recent sudies show that acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medicine treatment that relies on the painless but strategic placement of tiny needles can improve fertility and treat infertility. ... read more »

Yoga and Meditation Genetically Tame Stress of Infertility

A psychiatrist is using modern genetic technologies to track changes in the body that occur when individuals engage in yoga and meditation for just a few minutes a day. ... read more »

Gene Manipulation May Overcome Infertility Caused by Cancer Treatments

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have found a way to reverse the damage done to the immature eggs (oocytes) of female mice exposed to radiation. ... read more »

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Affect Reproduction in the Wild

Researchers have previously found a negative effect of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on fish. ... read more »

Black Women More Likely To Be Infertile

Married black women are twice as likely to struggle with infertility than married white women, even so, they’re only about half as likely to seek medical help to have a baby. ... read more »

Assisted Reproductive Technology Could Lead to More Male Babies

Research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, suggests certain forms of assisted reproductive technology could lead to a male / female imbalance. ... read more »

Fertility Questions for Cancer Patients

Sandra Carson set out to create an environment where ovarian function could be studied in a lab. Thanks to a 3-D lab petri dish ... read more »

Fertility 101: Lesson 11 - The (In)fertility Specialist

You need to see an infertility specialist if certain issues need to be addressed. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Treatments and Incidence of Breast Cancer

Infertility and usage of infertility drugs in general are not associated with increased risk for breast cancer but for infertile women treated with clomiphene citrate, breast cancer risk is elevated. ... read more »

Ovarian Reserve Tests for Fertility

Which blood tests are usually done during infertility workup? ... 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 »

Iron Intake Diet and Risk of Ovulatory Infertility

Consumption of diet with iron supplements and nonheme iron from other sources may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: The Medication Dance

Two days after I faxed in my Compassionate Care forms, I got a call from the fertility clinic saying I'd been approved for a 75 percent discount on Gonal-F and Cetrotide. It wasn't the 100 percent discount I was hoping for, but it was the next best thing. ... read more »

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