Guide To Infertility: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Your guide to infertility and problems getting pregnant, diagnosis, and treatment

PCOS and Ectopic Pregnancy After IVF and Embryo Transfer

According to a study, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of ectopic pregnancy after fresh ET (embryo transfer) cycles, but not after frozen ET cycles.

Preeclampsia and Pregnancy

Last week I saw a patient for her first prenatal visit. She was 8 weeks pregnant and her pregnancy was achieved with IVF (in vitro fertilization).

How to Find Out if You Are a High Risk Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Finding out if you have a high risk pregnancy is important. Having a high risk pregnancy means you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy.

Top Reasons/Causes for Infertility

The three major causes of infertility covering over 80% of cases include ovulation problems, sperm problems, and fallopian tube problems, while 15% of couples have unexplained infertility.

Infertility Causes - Women

There are many infertility causes for women, and testing is required to find out the reason for infertility.

Progesterone Supplements

When should I take progesterone supplements?

Infertility Guide

All your questions about infertility and how to get tested for fertility answered.

Womb Transplants Becoming Viable Reality in Sweden

Nine young women in Sweden recently received uterus transplants in ground-breaking surgery that may allow them to bear children.

Boost Fertility Naturally with These 5 Foods

Baby-making can be as delicious as it is fun. These five foods are not just yummy, they deliver nutrients that boost a woman's fertility and create optimum health during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Air pollution is associated with decreased pregnancy rates

In this study, the researchers show that air pollution is associated with decreased pregnancy rates in IVF procedures.

Having Twins? Learn The Different Types

Confused about different types of twins? Do the words dizygotic and monozygotic have you cross-eyed? Monochorionic vs. dichorionic? Here is a clear explanation of all four types.

IVF - Chances of Success

The chances of IVF success depens on your age, the reason for IVF, and the IVF clinic.

Can I Get Pregnant With Only One Ovary?

Getting pregnant with one ovary is not only possible, but usually no more difficult then if you had two ovaries. Read on and find out why!

Borderline Ovarian Tumors And IVF

According to a study published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology, women who undergo in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) treatments may be at increased risk of borderline ovarian tumors.

Pregnancy Blood Clots on the Rise with IVF

According to a recent study published in BMJ, women who conceive with the help of IVF are more likely to suffer blood blots than women who conceive naturally.

Tumors May Be Linked To IVF Treatment

In-vitro fertilization is one of the treatment options to increase fertility and conception rate, yet according to new research, IVF treatment may be associated with ovarian tumor growth later in life.

Cost is Biggest Anxiety for IVF Patients

Of all the things couples could worry about during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, money tops the list. Research showed finances were a major concern for couples using IVF.

Pregnancy Acronyms And Abbreviations

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

Infertility is When You Have Problems Getting Pregnant

A couple is considered to be infertile if they have not conceived after 12 consecutive months of unprotected intercourse (6 months if the woman is over 35 years old) or earlier if there are known issues. If pregnancy does not happen as expected, or there are are infertility issues, both  male and female partners need to get tested for fertility.

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.

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.

Post-Cancer Ovarian Tissue Transplant Delivers New Hope

Cancer. The word alone strikes fear in just about everyone. When it'sovarian cancer that will surely affect a woman's fertility before shehas the family she wants, there's a great deal of grief and heartachealongside that fear.

The Choosy Uterus: Why Not All Embryos Implant

The uterus may perform quality control tests on a fertilized egg before determining if it wants to accept the embryo, according to new research.

Does a Woman’s Testosterone Level Affect Egg Development?

We know androgens are vital to a man’s fertility but a new steady says androgens might actually be doing something useful for a woman’s fertility, too.

New Method Could Double IVF Success Rates

About one in 15 couples worldwide are unable to have children after at least a year of trying, but new research promises to double the success rate of one type of fertility treatment.

Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community - BabyMed.com

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Implantation Failure: Some Embryos Just Don’t Pass “Entrance Exam”

Recently, in an examination of the reproductive process, medical researchers in England discovered that we must pass the most important exam of all long before our birth.

In-Vitro Fertilization - IVF

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is defined as a procedure when eggs are removed from the ovary, fertilized outside the body and then implanted into the uterus.

Aspirin Does Not Improve Pregnancy Chances in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

There is no evidence to guide use of aspirin for women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. Aspirin is often prescribed for women undergoing in vitro fertilisation to help improve their chances of achieving a successful pregnancy.

IVF TV Pioneer Now Pregnant

An ecstatic couple from Missouri recently revealed the latestdevelopment in their very public quest for a baby - they're pregnant!The joyous announcement was made on the Today show, where theirstruggle with pregnancy was first revealed to the world.

IVF and the Vatican

John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief of the online news site LifeSiteNews, recently visited the Vatican to find out if the Catholic Church will ever sanction in vitro fertilization (IVF) as an accepted form of infertility treatment.

Donor-egg IVF Gaining Ground in US

Most couples seeking treatment for infertility hope conception and a viable pregnancy can occur using sperm and egg from the couple itself but there are some circumstances when an egg from a non-genetic donor produces a more favorable outcome.

Cost Analysis: Tubal Reconstruction vs IVF

The cost analysis compared the cost of tubal reconstruction after tubal ligation and IVF treatments as means of conception and pregnancy. According to the analysis, tubal reconstruction is less costly than IVF treatment.

A Better Night’s Rest Could Improve Pregnancy Rates After IVF

According to research completed by the World Congress of Fertility and Sterility in Munich, women who take melatonin may see an increased chance of pregnancy after IVF treatments.

Latest IVF Goal: Singleton Births, Fewer Twins

In the pioneering days of in vitro fertilization (IVF), multiple births were common. Implanting more than one embryo was a way to ensure at least one of them would result in full-term pregnancy; often more than one embryo resulted in full-term pregnancy.

Chemotherapy Has Bigger Impact on Fertility Than Previously Thought

New research indicates that chemotherapy has a bigger impact on female fertility than many reports reveal. The new research results could give doctors and patients more appropriate and realistic information on the long-term effects of chemotherapy on fertility.

Choosing Embryos for Transfer in IVF - How Doctors are Refining the Technique

One of the biggest issues in in vitro fertilization (IVF) is knowing which embryos have the best chance of implantation and normal development during pregnancy.

When Egg Meets Sperm: Let the Fireworks Begin!

A new study discovered a sparkling fireworks show that ignites when egg meets sperm and they’ve got the video to prove it.

Test-Tube Babies: Five Million and Counting

Louise Brown couldn't have known it but she made history when she was born in 1978. Her birth marked the beginning of a new baby boom that is gaining momentum every year. Louise was the world's first child born as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Vitamin D Levels Affect IVF Success

According to the study, published in CMAJ Open, women with adequate vitamin D levels are more likely to conceive with IVF than women with lower than adequate levels.

Woman Uses IVF, Genetic Testing to Ensure Children Won’t Inherit Fatal Brain Disease

A 27-year-old woman wanted to have children but she did not want her children to live as she does, knowing she is genetically inclined to develop a very rare crippling brain disease.

Miscarriage Diagnosis Criteria Ineffective

When a pregnant women experiences bleeding or pain early in the pregnancy, she may undergo an ultrasound to determine if a miscarriage has occurred.

OncoFertility: Combination Approach More Effective Than Single Treatment

According to a new study from Erlangen University Hospital in Germany suggests a combination approach to improving fertility for oncology patients.

Woman Shares IVF Treatment with the World, On Live TV!

A woman made history on September 24, 2013, when she became the first to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF), on live television.

Vitamin D Increases IVF Success

Canadian researchers have discovered a promising link between a woman's vitamin D intake and her chances of successfully getting pregnant using in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Morphometric Analysis, Assisted Reproductive Technology and Clinical Pregnancy

Morphometric analysis is used to determine embryo volume. Researchers from UZ Leuven Campus Gasthuisberg recently completed a study using morphometric analysis to determine if embryo volume played an important part in clinical pregnancy rates.

$260 for a Test-Tube Baby?

A team of Belgium fertility doctors announced development of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) process that uses laboratory equipment much less expensive than traditional equipment.

Probability of Spontaneous Pregnancy: Day-Specific

In an attempt to increased fertility and chance of conception, equations and medical history are used to evaluate optimal fertility windows for women seeking IVF/ICSI treatment.

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