Pregnancy Acronyms And Abbreviations

Our complete list of  pregnancy and fertility acronyms and abbreviations are widely used in forums and pregnancy and TTC communities.

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.

Ovulation: When Does it Happen After An hCG Injection?

Knowing when ovulation occurs after hCG injections, allows couples and doctors decide when to do IUI, intrauterine insemination and when to make love.

Comparison: Sperm Perfusion and Intrauterine Insemination in Non-Tubal Infertility

Researchers from The University of Auckland in New Zealand recently published a study in the journal Human Reproduction comparing pregnancy rates between sperm perfusion and intrauterine insemination in women with non-tubal infertility.

Endometrial Development During Intrauterine Insemination

According to a study of more than 2,900 patients, endometrium development may plan a more important part in the success of intrauterine insemination than doctors think.

Progesterone-Induced Endometrial Withdrawal and IUI Outcome

According to a study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, progesterone-induced menses may have a negative effect on intra-uterine insemination (IUI) success.

My Infertility Journey: Intrauterine Insemination IUI (Part 3)

After diagnosing us with unexplained infertility, our reproductive medicine doctor went over our options with us. The first two things she recommended were intrauterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization.

My Infertility Journey: Ovulation Tracking Obsession (Part 4)

I'd been reading a lot about getting pregnant and was surprised to discover that there are actually only two to three days a month during which a woman can get pregnant. These days depend on your cycle.

Infertility Treatments Don't Work

LONDON - A new study calls into question the use of two common infertility treatments for couples who have unexplained problems having children.

OPK and Intrauterine Insemination

What is the best time to do Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

Infertility and Fertility Issues Causes and Diagnosis - 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 having a healthy pregnancy.

hCG injection before ovulation

The hCG shot contains a hormone call hCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

IUI - Artificial Intrauterine Insemination for infertility

Intrauterine insemination is also called artificial insemination, or IUI. Human artificial insemination with the male partner's sperm for infertility began being used in the 1940's.

Washed Sperm

How long do washed sperm survive?

Getting Pregnant With IUI After BBT Temperature Rise

What are my chances of getting pregnant via IUI after my basal body temperature (BBT) rise?

Sperm Count, IUI, IVF and ICSI

Getting pregnant is a matter of probability. Sperm plays a huge factor in this probability. There are certain factors that can improve your your chances of conceiving "naturally" each month.

Father's Age Influences IUI Success

Scientific evidence reveals that men should also be concerned with their advancing age and reproductive health.

Black Women More Likely To Be Infertile, Less Likely to Seek Help

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.

Artificial Insemination Success Influenced by Uterine Contraction Rate, Sperm Source

Medical researchers have published a study that demonstrates a higher IUI success rate when there are more uterine contractions per minute during the procedure and when the sperm comes from a donor.

My Infertility Journey: Looking at Alternatives Again (Part 44)

It seemed like I was on the road to IVF, and I was eager to do it. However, the sudden declaration that I would have to pay thousands of dollars in medications that weren't covered by the package price I paid was putting me under a lot of pressure.

My Infertility Journey: Feeling Groovy (Part 45)

I let myself quiet my financial concerns and clear my mind for the first time in a long time. I couldn't help but feel that the financial pressure buying all of those fertility medicines was putting on me was the universe's way of saying now wasn't the time to be doing this.

My Infertility Journey: Waiting for the Menstrual Cycle to Stabilize (Part 49)

After making my decision to use intrauterine insemination and fertility acupuncture and herbs to get pregnant semi-naturally before moving forward with the IVF, I immediately stopped taking the birth control pills the fertility clinic put me on.

My Infertility Journey: Still Waiting for Several Things (Part 50)

A week and two days past my period due date and no period had me concerned. I'd only taken the first week of the new pack of birth control pills, so I figured maybe a week late was reasonable. However, this extra two days now had me concerned.

My Infertility Journey: Sperm Analysis Results! (Part 20)

A week after getting my saline sonogram, I called for my husband's sperm analysis results. I wasn't too concerned about the sperm test results, because they'd been phenomenal when we'd had it done for the intrauterine insemination three years ago.

My Infertility Journey: The Ferning Test (Part 6)

With no success with intrauterine insemination (IUI), ovulation tracking, and fertility acupuncture, I was kind of at a loss as to what to do next. IVF was the only option I knew that I hadn't tried, and it was a lot more expensive than I could afford at that time.

Vasectomy Reversal and Pregnancy Results

Surgical sterilization seems like such a drastic step, is it really an appropriate choice for men in their twenties?

Artificial Insemination

What is Artificial Insemination and how does it work?

Multiple Births - Risks to the Mother

Multiple pregnancy and birth carry significant risks to the children and they also carry considerable risks for mothers.

A Man’s Guide to Assisted Reproductive Technology

These options ' sometimes referred to as 'Advanced Reproductive Therapy' or 'Assisted Reproductive Technlology' (ART) can make the difference between being childless or adopting a child and having a child that's biologically your own.

Cervical Stenosis and IUI

What can be done for Cervical Stenosis and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

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.

ITI - What Is It?

During ITI, a larger volume of the ejaculate is used to deposit the sperm within the fallopian tube itself, usually with a small catheter that's threaded through the cervix and the uterine cavity.