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. ... read more »

Adjust IVF Med Dosage to Woman’s Weight

A recent study suggests that customization of the IVF process may lead to greater success when the dosage of some IVF medications are adjusted to the weight of the woman. ... read more »

Mindfulness Training Might Ease Loneliness of IVF Emotional Roller Coaster

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

Genetic Testing to Prevent Fatal Brain Disease in Children

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. ... read more »

Video Tracking System Identifies Healthiest Living Sperm

A multinational, multidisciplinary team of European researchers has devised a three-dimensional (3-D) video tracking system that allows observer to watch living sperm in motion. ... read more »

Infertility and Fertility Issues - 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 of having a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Factors Affecting Low Birthweight After ART

Factors affecting low birthweight after assisted reproduction technology: the difference between transfer of fresh and cryopreserved embryos suggests an adverse effect of oocyte collection ... read more »

Urinary BPA in IVF Patients

Researchers have provided a long list of potential side effects of bisphenol A exposure and consumption, but researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health wanted a better understanding of this chemical's impact on ovarian response and embryo quality. ... read more »

Should Technology Allow Parents to "Design" Their Babies?

Is modern science approaching the point where designing the baby of one's dreams becomes a reality? ... read more »

Mediterranean Diet: Impact on IVF Success

A recent study involving mice demonstrated a "major impact" on the success rate of IVF when the mice were fed a Mediterranean diet before implantation. ... read more »

Clinical Trial to Test Benefits of Sticky Sperm

Sticky spermatozoa may hold the key to greater success rates among couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. IVF is a procedure in which scientists inject spermatozoa, commonly referred to as sperm, into an egg. ... read more »

Multiple Births - Risks to the Mother

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

Progesterone - Low levels

I am concerned about my low progesterone levels ... read more »

Assisted Reproductive Technology Procedures and Risks

Thanks to ART treatments couples that would not have otherwise been able to parent are now happily raising children. However, despite the benefits associated with ART, there is some risk of birth defect according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. ... read more »

Infertility Guide

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

Industrial Chemicals and Ovarian Response to IVF

Exposure to some types of industrial chemicals can adversely affect reproductive health for both males and females. ... read more »

Combination Approach for Oncology Infertility Patients

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

Obesity Doesn't Affect Pregnancy with Donor Eggs

Many studies suggest that obesity decreases a woman's chance of becoming pregnant through IVF but most of this research has focused on women who use their own eggs. ... read more »

Morphometric Analysis and ART

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. ... read more »

Present Concept of Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained infertility is the failure to conceive of a couple in whom no definitive cause for infertility can be found and it has an incidence of 10-20% in all infertile couples. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Will New IVF Procedure Re-Energize Older Women’s Eggs?

A new in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure is said to re-energize the egg so conception occurs more readily but the procedure is still experimental and controversial. ... read more »

Fertility Preservation for Childhood Cancer Survivors

About 1 in every 500 children is diagnosed with cancer. Roughly 75% of these children beat the disease, but aggressive treatment protocols leave many of these children infertile. ... read more »

Choosing Embryos for Transfer in IVF

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. ... read more »

Chemotherapy Has Bigger Impact on Fertility

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. ... read more »

Understanding of Sperm Function May Improve IVF

Scientists now have a better understanding of how sperm function in two discoveries that could someday improve in vitro fertilization (IVF), success rates and male contraception. ... read more »

Assisted Reproductive Technology Could Lead to More Male Babies

Research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, suggests certain forms of assisted reproductive technology could lead to a male / female imbalance. ... read more »

Aspirin Won't Improve Pregnancy Chances in 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. ... 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 »

My Infertility Journey: Emotional Baggage

With the holidays coming up, I knew there was going to likely be some kind of get-together with my step-sons. This was a real problem for me because I was still very resentful of their lack of support or compassion during my IVF fundraiser.  ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Moving Forward

I've found it's always best to trust one's intuition. It rarely leads you astray. I've had strong feelings before about whether or not I should do something, and they've always proven to be correct. Intuition is a powerful thing. Everyone has it.  ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: The Medication Dance

Two days after I faxed in my Compassionate Care forms, I got a call from the fertility clinic saying I'd been approved for a 75 percent discount on Gonal-F and Cetrotide. It wasn't the 100 percent discount I was hoping for, but it was the next best thing. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Alternatives

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. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Birth Control

After getting the blood drawn, we went back to the car, and thank God I remembered I was supposed to get a prescription for birth control pills while I was there. ... read more »

ICSI Fertility Treatments and Birth Defects

Struggling with infertility when you desperately want a child can be devastating. It’s even been known to tear families apart. Many couples choose to explore alternative fertility options when they’re unable to conceive a child. ... read more »

New Way to Detect Genetic Defects in Egg Cells

Infertility can devastate some couples, but advancements in IFV have been able to give many families the children they’ve always wanted. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: My IVF Fundraiser (Part 11)

My IVF fundraiser was going pretty well. I was promoting it once a week on Facebook and I had several friends who were promoting it on their own Facebook pages, too. One of my friends even acted as my personal cheerleader. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Funding IVF (Part 9)

Deciding to go the IVF route was undoubtedly the best way to go at this point. Paying for it was a whole other thing. Unfortunately, it isn't covered by most insurance policies and I haven't found a doctor or clinic yet who will do in with an in-house payment plan. ... read more »

Hawaii Considers Expanding Insurance Coverage for Infertility Treatment

In Hawaii, state law requires insurers to cover the cost of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) but only to a select few. State legislators are considering proposed upgrades to the legislation. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Compassionate Care and Other Assistance

The medicines for IVF are many and expensive. However, there are assistance programs to help you get some of them. One of the better known programs is called Compassionate Care. It offers 25, 50, 75, and 100 percent discounts on Gonal-F and Cetrotide ... read more »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Your guide to infertility – learn about problems getting pregnant, diagnosis, and treatment. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

New Method Gives Hope to Infertile Women

Researchers created a new technique that helps infertile women produce eggs. Using this technique, doctors at the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki, Japan, helped one woman give birth to a healthy baby boy. ... 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 »

My Infertility Journey: Red Raspberry Leaf Extract (Part 52)

When I decided to go the natural/semi-natural way of getting pregnant one more time before going "all the way" with IVF, one of the things I wanted to try was a product I found. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Uterine Polyp Removal Surgery (Part 23)

Between scheduling the surgery and getting it, I asked no less than four (and possibly more) other people whether I would have the option to choose a different anesthesia, and they all said yes. ... read more »

Implantation Failure: When Embryos Don’t Pass the “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 »

How to Transport Semen for IVF

Any couple that wants to do in-vitro fertilization may be required to transport semen to a fertility clinic for in-vitro fertilization, semen analysis, or intrauterine insemination. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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