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Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Learn about infertility testing and treatment. ... read more »

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). ... read more »

Mindfulness Training May Ease IVF Stress

A British researcher thinks mindfulness training might prove instrumental in easing the loneliness and emotional stress associated with IVF. ... read more »

IVF - Chances of Success

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

What Are the Different Types of Twins?

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. ... read more »

Does Frozen Sperm Work as Well as Fresh Sperm for IVF?

Frozen sperm works just as well as fresh sperm for in Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Researchers found that frozen sperm retrieved via testicular biopsy is just as effective as fresh sperm in leading to a successful pregnancy through IVF. ... read more »

Implantation Failure: When Embryos 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. ... read more »

Wanting One Baby but Having Twins

Time Magazine recently covered the story of one couple's chagrin uponlearning the bundle of joy they were expecting contained not one babybut two. The unnamed couple anonymously posted their trepidations on aparenting website and created quite a stir. ... read more »

IVF: Who Gets the Pre-Embryos After Divorce?

With advancements in reproductive technology, infertile couples are increasingly turning to artificially assisted conception procedures. When successful, these procedures can make dreams come true for the couples, but thorny legal issues arise if the couples divorce. ... read more »

Aisha Tyler Opens Up About Infertility Struggle

When celebrities like Aisha Tyler speak openly about their struggles with infertility, it helps raise awareness and brings people together in a community of understanding. ... read more »

Giuliana Rancic - Breast Cancer Shock During 3rd Round IVF

Giuliana Rancic, longtime E! News Network host and red carpet staple, has been diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer. ... read more »

Giuliana and Bill Finally Pregnant!

Remember Giuliana and Bill Rancic? The pair has become the poster duo for fertility and women's health issues, from IVF to breast cancer, as a result of sharing their struggles on their reality show ... read more »

Giuliana and Bill Finally Welcome Their First

Fans of the Rancics have been awaiting their baby as eagerly as the couple. After infertility treatments, miscarriages, breast cancer, and finally surrogacy, we couldn't be happier for the good news. ... read more »

Celine Times Seven: Singer’s IVF Experience

Sometimes when we struggle with life's biggest challenges, it helps toknow the same problems plague even the rich and famous. Infertility, for example, is experienced by women in all walks of life. ... read more »

Guilana Rancic Trying Again for a Biological Child

Guiliana Rancic and husband Bill Rancic are trying IVF for the third time and the star is scared her luck will not change. ... read more »

Evolution May be Harming Fertility

Super sperm could be the primary cause for the inability to conceive. "Super sperm" is the term used to describe the one sperm that manages to survive its path to the waiting egg. ... read more »

Clomid Clomiphene and Provera Bleeding

Provera is usually given prior to clomid to cleanse the uterus, empty the old uterine lining and get ready to implantation. ... read more »

Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. ... read more »

Success Rates of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), is the term used for fertility treatments. RT procedures include in vitro fertilization, electrical stimulation to achieve ejaculation, surgical sperm removal, single sperm fertilization and assisted implantation. ... read more »

IVF Indications

What would be the reasons to do IVF? ... read more »

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. ... read more »

TTC After Tubal Ligation

Tubal Reversal Surgery vs. IVF ... read more »

Testing Inhibin B and Ovarian Reserve

Measuring Inhibin B and ovarian reserve in order to determine if the ovarian reserve is decreased. ... read more »

IVF -Outside the United States

At an amazing average of $12,000 per treatment, many American couples who need in-vitro fertilization seek the medical procedure in other countries.  ... read more »

Embryo Grade Grading in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Grading the embryo during IVF may help identify which embryos are more likely to implant. Many IVF clinics grade the embryos using a scoring system. ... read more »

Cancer and Fertility in Women

Cancer can be a heart breaking thought for the woman who has yet to start a family. With the help of the cancer treatment team and advanced fertility options, motherhood is not out of the question in all cancer cases. ... read more »

Infertility Causes - Women

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

IVF Success Rates

Many couples seem to have misconceptions about the rates of success from a procedure like in-vitro fertilization, IVF. ... read more »

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What Is It?

Thinking about IVF? Here is the breakdown on the procedure! ... read more »

Infertility Treatment: Artificial Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

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. ... read more »

ICSI: What Is It?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI is a medical procedure done to improve a woman's chances of getting pregnant. ... read more »

IVF Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer procedure with IVF is usually the last step of in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

Gamete Intrafallopian Tube Transfer (GIFT)

A gamete intrafallopian tube transfer (GIFT) is a laparoscopic procedure where eggs are removed by laparoscopy, mixed outside the body with sperm and then the mixture of eggs and sperm is injected into the fallopian tube with a catheter. ... read more »

Finance IVF: the Top 3 Ways for Credit-Challenged Couples

IVF is expensive. There's no getting around it. ... read more »

Top Causes of Infertility

There are three major causes of infertility and they may surprise you! ... read more »

What Is Fertilization?

Fertilization of the egg by the sperm occurs within 12-24 hours after ovulation in the fallopian tube. ... read more »

Ovarian Volume Testing

A woman has her peak number of eggs (oocytes) before she is born. All during a woman's life, the eggs are decreasing and tens of thousands of eggs are lost every year of a woman's life. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

What is PGD?

PGD is a relatively new procedure used in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization (IVF). ... read more »

IVF Success Rates by Age, 2005

IVF success rates depend mostly on a woman's age ... read more »

Ectopic Pregnancy - Recurrence After Two

I had two ectopics, how likely is another one? ... read more »

Dara Torres Pregnant

Dara Torres was not able to get pregnant. As a matter of fact, she tried for several years before the word infertility was on the tip of her doctors tongue and she was an instant spokesperson for infertility. ... read more »

Vasectomy - How to Get Pregnant Afterwards

After vasectomy, you can have surgery done (vasectomy reversal) or remove sperm surgically and do IVF. ... read more »

Day 3 Versus Day 5 Embryo Transfer

What are advantages and disadvantages for day 3 versus day 5 IVF transfers. ... read more »

Abnormal Semen Analysis - Which Other Tests Can be Done?

For the man with a poor semen sample, additional tests which may be recommended include specialized sperm tests, blood tests, and testis biopsy. ... read more »

Chris Daughtry and Wife Have Twins – After Hysterectomy?

There are many women out there who fight with the fact that they cannot have a baby after a partial hysterectomy, but that did not stop Chris Daughtry and his wife. ... read more »

Guiliana Rancic Trying Hard for Another Chance at Motherhood

After a heart wrenching miscarriage, Guiliana Rancic (E! reporter and host) is trying hard for another baby. ... read more »

Is Spotting in Pregnancy Normal?

There is a significant difference between spotting (light dots of pink, red or brown blood) and bleeding in pregnancy (a steady flow of blood). Both are a cause for a call to your obstetrician. ... read more »

Baby Born Healthy After Embryo Stored for 20 Years

After spending 20 years in deep freeze, an embryo implanted into a 42 year old woman results in a healthy, live birth. ... read more »

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