What is 3-Parent IVF?

At the heart of the female egg is a power source – the mitochondria. If the mitochondria do not work properly, the fetus does not develop as intended and birth defects, spontaneous abortion, miscarriage and other complications can arise. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: The Pre-IVF Testing Begins (Part 17)

With everything squared away to begin IVF, I set up an appointment with my new fertility clinic to get the pre-testing they said I needed. ... 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 »

Stop Drinking So Much Coffee – IVF Tips

Ahh, the great coffee debate – this is one of those topics that keeps coming up year after year, but today I’m taking the battle and pushing it back into the face of every woman who stretches herself way too thin and drinks more coffee than she knows she should. ... read more »

What is a Failed IVF Cycle?

There may be a misconception among men and women seeking fertility help that all IVF cycles are complete and successful, but that is not the case. There are several reasons why an IVF cycle cannot be completed – often referred to as a failed IVF cycle. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Time to Finally Consider IVF (Part 8)

We had now been actively trying to get pregnant for nearly four years and unofficially for seven years before that. Nothing we had tried so far had worked. The acupuncture was the only thing that even produced a noticeable physical difference. ... read more »

Types of fertility practices to choose from

Going through fertility treatment is emotionally hard for the couple and going to a practice which is not compassionate can be quite stressful. Therefore it is important to select a practice which offers a relaxed and caring environment. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Feeling Groovy (Part 45)

I let myself quiet my financial concerns and clear my mind for the first time in a long time. I couldn't help but feel that the financial pressure buying all of those fertility medicines was putting on me was the universe's way of saying now wasn't the time to be doing this. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Sperm Analysis Results! (Part 20)

A week after getting my saline sonogram, I called for my husband's sperm analysis results. I wasn't too concerned about the sperm test results, because they'd been phenomenal when we'd had it done for the intrauterine insemination three years ago. ... 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 »

My Infertility Journey: Mommy Mode (Part 42)

The closer I get to actually going through the IVF procedure, the more my mind and whole way of thinking is switching into what I call "mommy mode." I'm thinking like a woman who already has children. ... read more »

Frozen Biopsied Sperm as Effective As Fresh

Infertility can be heartbreaking, especially for a couple who are trying to have children. Thankfully though, modern medicine has given us alternate ways to become pregnant without having to adopt or use a surrogate mother. ... read more »

Don’t Bet on Preimplantation Genetic Screening

To ensure that you have a successful in vitro fertilization, you might have considered preimplantation genetic screening, or PGS. PGS is a procedure that tests for anatomical, physiological or genetic conditions in an embryo before transferring it into a new uterus. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Linked with In Vitro Fertilization

Unfortunately, a recent study has linked women who have had multiple births from IVF treatment with an increased risk of breast cancer. ... read more »

Both Men and Women Should Refrain from Alcohol for an IVF

Every woman knows that she should avoid alcohol when she becomes pregnant. However, many women don’t realize the negative effects that alcohol can have on their in vitro fertilization (IVF). ... 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 »

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 or extreme physical event that occurred early in life. Male fertility can be associated with prescription medications, genetics and age. ... read more »

IVF and the Marital Challenge

In vitro fertilization (IVF) and other forms of assisted reproduction therapies (ART) rely on substantial doses of mood-affecting hormones, which add higher peaks and deeper valleys to one's everyday emotional roller-coaster. ... 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 »

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 »

Chromosomal Testing on IVF Embryos - Should You Do It?

Chromosomal testing on IVF embryos is not usually a regular part of the IVF process. However, some fertility specialists are offering it to couples who hope to use it to increase their chances of transferring a healthy, strong embryo to the woman's uterus. ... read more »

3-Person IVF: Good Medicine or Designer Baby?

The possibility of using genetic material from three people for a single in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempt is getting mixed reviews in the scientific community in the United Kingdom, United States and in the general population. ... read more »

Can I Have In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) While Breastfeeding?

There is very little information about the safety of IVF while breastfeeding; probably because most fertility doctors suggest waiting until baby has been weaned. ... read more »

Micro IVF

In-vitro fertilization is a costly infertility treatment that involves expensive oral and injected medications that promote superovulation resulting in the release of multiple eggs. The eggs are harvested and paired with sperm in a lab where the sperm fertilizes the egg. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

IVF Success Rates

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

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 »

Ectopic Pregnancy - Recurrence After Two

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

Vasectomy - How to Get Pregnant Afterwards

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

GIFT - Gamete Intra Fallopian Tube Tansfer

A Gamete Intra Fallopian 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 spem is injected into the fallopian tube with a catheter. ... 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 »

Day 3 Versus Day 5 Embryo Transfer

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