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?

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 »

IVF Embryo Transfer

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

Gamete Intrafallopian Tube Transfer (GIFT)

A gamete intrafallopian tube transfer (GIFT) is a laparoscopic procedure where eggs are removed by laparoscopy, mixed outside the body with sperm and then the mixture of eggs and sperm is injected into the fallopian tube with a catheter. ... read more »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Learn about infertility testing, diagnosis, and treatment. ... 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 »

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 »

How Is Infertility Diagnosed?

About 80% of infertility is caused by ovulation issues, sperm issues, or fallopian tube issues. ... read more »

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week!

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

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

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

Infertility Treatment Options

Learn natural methods and advanced options. ... read more »

Do I 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 »

What Is Unexplained Infertility?

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

Anovulation: Why Am I Not Ovulating?

Not ovulating, is the leading cause of female infertility. ... read more »

Top Causes of Infertility

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

Causes of Male Infertility

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

How to Get Pregnant Faster

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

Infertility Q & A

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

Baby Steps to Pregnancy

The four most common problems related to conceiving are: ovulation problems, sperm/male infertility problems, pelvic/fallopian tube problems and cervical mucus problems. ... read more »

Signs and Causes of Infertility in Women

Though pregnancy happens in about 80-85% of couples within one year of trying, in about 15-20% of couples it takes longer than one year. ... 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 »

Dangers From Smoking During Pregnancy

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy? ... read more »

Endometriosis - Symptoms

How to identify endometriosis ... read more »

Infertility Treatment in Women

Before infertility treatment for women is started, it is important to make the infertility diagnosis first. Without the right diagnosis the correct treatment cannot be done and success will be lower. ... read more »

Dara Torres Pregnant

Dara Torres was not able to get pregnant. As a matter of fact, she tried for several years before the word infertility was on the tip of her doctors tongue and she was an instant spokesperson for infertility. ... read more »

The Ejaculate Looks Clear

My ejaculate looks clear. Does that mean I am infertile? ... read more »

Day 3 Versus Day 5 Embryo Transfer

What are advantages and disadvantages for day 3 versus day 5 IVF transfers. ... 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 »

Stress and TTC/Getting Pregnant

Stress can interfere with normal ovulation. So if you don't ovulate regularly, one of the causes could be stress. ... read more »

Talking About Infertility With the Cancer Team

When facing cancer treatment, the patient needs to being up their concerns about fertility and having children later in life early in the treatment plan. The fact that the patient wants to have children later can affect the treatment choices. ... read more »

Varicocele - Information

Information all about varicocele. ... read more »

Ovarian Cysts and Fertility

Ovarian cysts are unique in that they can be attributed to a number of other conditions. The source of the ovarian cysts is an important factor in determining whether or not the female will be able to conceive naturally. ... read more »

Infertility Testing

On your first visit to an infertility specialist there are several procedures and questions that are routine. ... read more »

Simple Procedure Improves Male Fertility

Correcting varicose veins in scrotum boosts sperm count, motility, study finds. ... read more »

Infertility Causes - Men

Infertility affects approximately 15-20% of all couples. Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 50% of all infertility cases. ... read more »

Smoking and TTC

Can smoking be a problem when I try to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Risk Factors for Infertility in Women

The number one risk factor for infertility in women is a woman's age. After the age of 40, a woman's fertility chances decrease from 90% fertility to 67% fertility. After 45 years of age, that number plummets to 15% fertility. ... read more »

How many Couples have Infertility?

More than 7 million couples are troubled with infertility at some point in their lives. This accounts for 12% of all couples. ... read more »

Risk Factors for Infertility in Men

Environmental factors are a cause of male infertility. The most common environmental factors include use of toxic substances for work, smoking, heavy alcohol use, drug abuse, use of prescription medications for either ulcers or psoriasis, heat exposure to the testes or DES exposure. ... read more »

Ovarian Overproduction and Fertility

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

Infertility - What Is It?

What is the definition of infertility? ... read more »

Hypothyroidism - Cause of Infertility

Is my low thyroid a reason for my infertility? ... read more »

Cocaine and Pregnancy

What does it do? ... read more »

Impact of Alcohol Use by Men on 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 and, occasionally, to infertility. ... read more »

Infertility Glossary and Names

The following are names associated with infertility. ... read more »

Can Stress Increase Risk of Miscarriage?

Stress induces a fight or flight effect in the body. When stress is at its highest, physical reactions can include reduced blood flow to extremities, decreased metabolism, and increased focus. During pregnancy, prolonged or extreme stress will result in immediate effects on the body, but the long-term effects may be life changing. Researchers have linked stress early in pregnancy to increased risk of miscarriage. ... 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 »

Baby Born Healthy After Embryo Stored for 20 Years

After spending 20 years in deep freeze, an embryo implanted into a 42 year old woman results in a healthy, live birth. ... 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 physical prepares to fight a battle or run for extended distances. ... read more »

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