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?

Worms May Hold Key to Fertility

Worms (nematodes) had a surprising gift to reproduce sex cells and viable eggs. ... read more »

Tubal Reversal Surgery

What is Tubal Reversal Surgery? ... read more »

Tubal Reversal Surgery Preparation

If you want to get pregnant after a tubal ligation, you can have either a tubal reanastomosis or tubal reversal surgery or get pregnant with IVF in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

Should You Supplement With Progesterone?

There is no real agreement among doctors whether giving progesterone early in pregnancy will improve pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

Ovulation Induction Management of PCOS

Among PCOS patients who are overweight or obese, weight loss is the most physiologic method of inducing ovulation. ... read more »

Five Steps to Get Ready For A Healthy Pregnancy

Getting pregnant should be fun but sometimes it's not so easy. Find out how to improve your chances getting pregnant. Tools, charts, tips, advice and more. ... read more »

Septate Uterus

What is a septate uterus? A septate uterus may be diagnosed during a routine gynecological exam. However, sometimes it is not discovered until after a woman experiences reproductive problems. ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test

The FSH Urine Test is a test kit for the determination of FSH (human Follicular Stimulating Hormone) concentration in urine specimens. ... read more »

Carbohydrates and Infertility

The amount and quality of carbohydrate in diet may be important determinants of ovulation and fertility in healthy women. ... read more »

Vegetarian Diet: Can It Lead To Infertility?

Does a vegetarian diet lead to infertility? In one study, 9 healthy, normal-weight women who had regular ovulatory menstrual cycles followed a vegetarian diet and 9 followed a non-vegetarian diet. ... read more »

Anti-Sperm Antibodies

Anti-sperm antibodies are protein molecules made by the woman's or man's body that are attracted to a specific site on the sperm and interfere with the sperms’s activity. ... read more »

Protein Intake and Ovulatory Infertility

Replacing animal sources of protein with vegetable sources of protein may reduce ovulatory infertility risk. ... read more »

IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) After hCG Shot

Pregnancy rates are generally higher when insemination is done before rather than after ovulation. Doing IUI after ovulation would be too late as it doesn't get you pregnant. ... read more »

Causes of Luteal Phase Defect (LPD)

There are three causes of LPD: poor follicle production, premature demise of the corpus luteum, and failure of the uterine lining to respond to normal levels of progesterone. ... read more »

What Is A Luteal Phase Corpus Luteum Defect (LPD)

A luteal phase defect (LPD) is a medical condition associated with the failure of getting pregnant because the luteal phase is shorter than normal. ... read more »

New definitions for infertility and other definitions

Recently, there have been new definitions for infertility published in Fertility & Sterility: ... read more »

Early and Home Pregnancy Test Info and HPT and hCG levels

Early home pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone hCG human chorionic gonadotropin in your urine. ... read more »

Chromopertubation - What is it?

Chromopertubation is a procedure usually done during a laparoscopy where dye is injected through the cervix in order to visualize the fallopian tubes to see if they are patent or open. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant Myths and Presumptions

Answering the question, can I get pregnant, depends greatly on the age or stage of life and medical status of a woman. ... read more »

New Pregnancy Exercise Routines

Women who are pregnant should start a daily exercise program even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy. ... read more »

Gestational Surrogates - Surrogacy and Pregnancy

Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. This arrangement may be done as traditional surrogacy or gestational surrogacy.  ... read more »

MAR Test

This condition is also known as 'sperm allergy.' The immune system of some men and women see sperm as a foreign invader, like a germ, and their bodies make antibodies to attack and destroy the sperm. ... read more »

3 Myths About Fertility You Need to Know

Stress is one of the causes of infertility because it can alter the normal menstrual cycle. There are three fertility myths all women should know. ... read more »

5 Lifestyle Factors That Contribute to Infertility

 Not all issues of infertility can be explained by pinpointing a lifestyle choice or factor that impairs fertility, but you may be surprised by the common, everyday actions and reactions that may be causing you to not get pregnant. ... read more »

Infertility - What Can I Do At Home?

Infertility is not a word anyone wants to hear, but it is a word many couples are familiar with. At first, the diagnosis can be overwhelming, but being told you are infertile does not always mean you’ll never have children. ... read more »

Follow the Mediterranean Diet and Improve Your Fertility

It's a fact: If you watch your weight and closely follow a Mediterranean-style diet high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans then you may increase your chance of becoming pregnant. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: The Beginning

I was always sure I wanted kids. I talked about it when I was a teenager as if it were a given that I would have them someday in the far off future. There was only a very brief time in my early 20's when I wasn't sure. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: The Testing (Part 2)

I was pretty excited to be going to the fertility specialist. I had every confidence the doctor would ask some questions, do some testing, and tell me how to fix whatever was wrong so I could get pregnant. My husband wasn't so excited. ... read more »

Will My Infertility Be Cured?

The answer to this question is one every man and woman facing infertility must deal with at some point or another. For me it happened the minute I walked out of the doctor's office. He had just told me that I was infertile at the age of 20. ... read more »

My Mom Was Infertile - Will I Be?

When I was growing up my mother never talked about infertility problems – most moms that I knew never talked about sex or sexual matters and fertility would fall into that category. ... read more »

Infertility Links 11/19/2012

Infertility links from Amos Grunebaum, MD from 11/19/2011 ... read more »

Asking Intimate Questions about Infertility

Where does a woman turn when she’s too embarrassed or too scared to ask the most intimate questions of her health care providers? ... read more »

Having a Baby Naturally After Infertility IVF Treatment

Though few studies track how often a spontaneous pregnancy after use of assisted reproductive technology occurs, those that do suggest it is not uncommon. ... read more »

Is Infertility Affecting Your Quality of Life?

Health-related quality of life is now an important measure in many clinical settings. It is defined as the individual’s overall wellbeing in the face of disease, disability of disorder. ... read more »

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