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?

Your Fertile Window: The Best Time For Sex

The "Fertile Window" are the days in your cycle when intercourse is most likely to result in pregnancy. This fertile window last for 6 days — it begins 5 days prior to ovulation and lasts until the day of ovulation. ... 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 »

Moderate Caffeine May Pose Risk to Pregnant Women

According to research study results, consuming moderate caffeine amounts in pregnancy may not be detrimental to fetal growth and health. ... read more »

Multivitamins May Decrease Ovulatory Infertility

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

How to Get Pregnant Faster

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

Pregnancy, Fertility, and Trying To Conceive

Check out our top fertility and pregnancy FAQs first, and then find valuable resources to help you on your journey to a healthy pregnancy! ... read more »

Fertility Tests And Testing For Women And Men

Infertility testing usually consists of several stepwise tests to detect and then treat the causes of infertility. It usually takes less than 6 weeks to find out the causes of infertility. ... read more »

Male Fertility

Our quiz will help you improve your knowledge about male fertility ... read more »

When Should You See an Infertility Specialist?

One of the most frequent questions we get from couples who are trying to conceive is: “When should I see my doctor”? and “When you should I make an appointment with an infertility specialist (Reproductive Endocrinologist)”? ... read more »

Do This NOW To Improve Your Chances Getting Pregnant

Many couples who have trouble getting pregnant are looking for home remedies for getting pregnant. ... 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 »

Men Without Children At Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers recently revealed that having children decreases a man's risk of cardiovascular disease. ... read more »

Anovulation: Why Am I Not Ovulating?

Anovulation, or not ovulating, is the #1 cause of female infertility and usually leads to infertility and menstrual cycle irregularities. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Stimulation of Ovulation

Induction of ovulation is usually done with medications to help a woman ovulate and get pregnant. ... 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 »

Cancer in the Past Doesn’t Cause an Infertile Future

Though it’s true that women who survive cancer in childhood can struggle with infertility issues, it’s been found that the infertility isn’t permanent, and in many cases, women will eventually become pregnant and give birth to full-term healthy babies. ... 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 Micro-IVF and Will it Work?

Micro-IVF is a less expensive alternative to traditional IVF treatment. Other names for the treatment may include eco-IVF or no-stimulation IVF. ... read more »

Relax With a Couple’s Only Vacation

There’s nothing worse than booking a vacation getaway to forget the struggles of infertility only to find your cruise, resort or hotel is packed with children. Relieving the stress associated with infertility does not mean immersing yourself in a sea of children. ... read more »

Drug Smuggling – A Dangerous Part of Infertility

Fertility treatments are expensive and the treatment cannot be successful without fertility drugs. It is estimated that just one round of IVF costs about $14,000 and about $4,000 accounts for the drugs alone. ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone Infertility Test

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

Hawaii Considers Expanding Insurance Coverage for IVF

In Hawaii, state law requires insurers to cover the cost of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) but only to a select few. State legislators are considering proposed upgrades to the legislation. ... read more »

Reversing Damaged Eggs Due to 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 Animal Fertility

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

Findings on Egg-Sperm Recognition May Help Infertility

Researchers at Cambridge University in England have unlocked the secret of attraction between sperm and egg at the exact moment of conception. ... read more »

ART Could Lead to More Baby Boys

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 »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Your guide to infertility – learn about problems, diagnosis, and treatment. ... read more »

Luteal Phase Defect - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a luteal phase defect (LPD) is usually straightforward and can be made within 1-2 months. A luteal phase defect (LPD) is associated with fertility problems due to shortening of the luteal phase, the time between ovulation and the next period. ... read more »

Does Aspirin Improve Fertility?

Studies have shown that there is a possible improvement of pregnancy success when women who have IVF take baby aspirin. ... read more »

Low Birth Weight Baby Girls May Face Future Fertility Woes

The findings of a Swedish study of infertility indicate a linkbetween a woman's size and weight at birth and an increased risk forfertility difficulties once she's of childbearing age. ... read more »

Treatment for PCOS Infertility

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD). PCOS is among the leading causes of infertility in women. ... read more »

Medical Therapy in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS is characterized by oligo-amenorrhea, clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and, often, morbid obesity. ... read more »

What Is Artificial Insemination?

What is artificial insemination and how does it work? ... read more »

Holiday Blues: Tips for Coping with Infertility

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. Two clinical psychologists who specialize in helping people with fertility issues offer these six tips for coping with the holiday merriment that seems impossible to escape. ... 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 »

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 »

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