Simple Procedure Improves Male Fertility

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

Cancer Treatments and Fertility

Are some cancer treatments less harmful to fertility than others? Radiation is most harmful to fertility if it is directed towards the reproductive organs, but if it's outside that area then it does not have to affect fertility at all. ... read more »

Tubal Ligation or Sterilization For Contraception

After having children, some women choose to have a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies. ... read more »

Diaphragmatic Hernia

When an infant suffers from a diaphragmatic hernia, a space in the diaphragm allows organs to pass through and into the chest cavity. ... read more »

Women Afraid of Childbirth Have More C-Sections

Reports and research studies have noted a steady climb in C-section rates in the last decade. A new study found women are more likely to have a C-section because they are scared of childbirth. ... read more »

Droopy or Torn Earlobes

Droopy and torn earlobes can leave a woman feeling less beautiful every time she looks in the mirror. ... read more »

Cesarean Section (C-Section)

Cesarean sections (C-section) are often related to unproductive labor and baby size. A woman's pelvic width may also come into play when choosing between a vaginal delivery and a C-section. ... read more »

Surgery During Pregnancy

The ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) recognizes the fact that non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy is an issue medical professionals deal with on a daily basis. ... read more »

Infant Surgery: Regional Better Than General Anesthesia

The currently preferred method to dull pain in infant surgery is general anesthesia (GA) but a recent study indicates less invasive anesthesia — regional anesthesia (RA) — may produce safer outcomes. ... read more »

Uterine Closure Techniques After C-Section Delivery

Researchers at the University of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Universite Laval in Quebec recently polled more than 450 obstetricians on the type of uterine closure they favor after C-section delivery. ... read more »

Robotics Helps Woman with Cervical Incompetence

For Dr. Sami Kilic, robotics is the answer for pregnant women with incompetent cervixes that threaten the viability and health of the pregnancy. ... 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 »

Getting Pregnant After a Tubal Ligation

Getting pregnant after a tubal ligation is possible but requires additional surgery or procedures such as IVF. A tubal ligation is a procedure that cuts and interrupts the fallopian tubes. ... 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 »

Increasing Rate of C-Section May be Linked to Impatience

Since 1996, rates of C-sections have risen 50%. While C-sections are deemed necessary for multiple reasons, some experts believe impatience, both in a clinical sense and personal sense, may play some part in the consistent rise in C-sections. ... read more »

Point of Care Urine Tests Reporting False Negatives

The emergency room pregnancy test is often referred to as a point-of-care (POC) urine test. POC tests are relatively accurate, but even low numbers of false negatives are important considering the large number of overall tests run each year. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Hurry Up and Wait (Part 18)

It was both a relief and an irritation to find out I needed surgery to get pregnant. On the one hand, the polyp probably explained most of the reason for my 12 year lack of conception. ... read more »

My Infertilty Journey: The Adventure Begins (Part 22)

I decided there was no reason for me to wait until the end of October to get that uterine polyp removed. It was basically just me putting off surgery because I dislike medical procedures of any kind and try to avoid them. ... read more »