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 »

Can I Get Pregnant With Only One Ovary?

Can you get pregnant if you only have one ovary? Do you ovulate with one ovary How does conception occur? ... 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 »

Lifestyle Choices that Reduce Male Fertility

There are hundreds of reasons for male infertility. Some are medical in nature and others are a result of an accident. Male fertility can be associated with prescription medications, genetics, and age. ... 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 »

Getting Pregnant after Vasectomy

If you have had a vasectomy and decide that you want to have more children, here is some information for you and your partner. One option is vasectomy reversal. ... 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 »

Progesterone Supplements

When should I take progesterone supplements? ... read more »

Acupuncture and In Vitro Fertilization

According to the chart review, acupuncture does not reduce the chance of pregnancy or live birth and may, in some cases, actually increase the chances of live birth. ... read more »

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

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

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection 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 »

Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. ... 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: Waiting for the Follow-up (Part 26)

I made a follow-up appointment with my fertility doctor for about 10 days after the polyp removal. During the appointment, we were to discuss the pathology report on the polyp and when to start the IVF drugs. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Moving Forward At Last (Part 27)

I smiled and nodded a lot during my follow-up appointment. I was still hugely angry at the doctor over the anesthesia issue, but determined to be pleasant so he would hopefully be pleasant in turn. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Doctors, Take Note! (Part 25)

I had mild cramping and spotting on and off for about a week after my procedure, but didn't need to take anything more than Tylenol for it. I even started my period a few days after the polyp removal, right on schedule. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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

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

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 »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

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

Causes of Infertility in Women

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

Top Causes of Infertility

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

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. ... 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 for leading to a successful pregnancy through IVF. ... read more »

IVF Success Rates

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

IVF Embryo Transfer

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

IVF - Chances of Success

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

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 »

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 »

Testing Inhibin B and Ovarian Reserve

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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