Couples who are facing infertility may dread the inevitable questions from family and friends about when they will have a baby during the holiday season. There can also be the internal pressure of concealing grief from a failed pregnancy attempt. However, there are ways to cope and make the holidays enjoyable in spite of the […]
For those struggling to get pregnant due to fertility issues, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be an option. IVF is a type of assisted reproductive technology (IVF) in which eggs are retrieved, fertilized with a sperm sample in a lab. The fertilized egg, or embryo, is then transferred to the uterus. If you are considering […]
Not everyone shares the same path when it comes to having a baby. It is estimated that up to 15% of couples struggle with fertility issues. In about a third of those cases, male infertility is a factor. There a number of ways to test for infertility in both women and men, but not everyone […]
When a couple is facing infertility or a woman without a partner wants to get pregnant, there are different fertility treatments that can help. The most common is intrauterine insemination (IUI), often referred to as artificial insemination. In IUI, sperm is transferred directly into the uterus. Because there is no egg retrieval or fertilization outside […]
Preconception health is the term used to describe your health before you get pregnant. Not only can having optimal preconception health increase your chances of getting pregnant, but it will also contribute to the health of your future child. Here are a few highlights on how to prepare your body for pregnancy.
Here are some of the most common infertility acronyms and abbreviations that you may see or hear during your journey to conception:
When it comes to infertility, there can be a variety of causes, and often there is more than one factor in play. If you are trying to cover all of your bases to determine what the problem may be, and therefore how to treat it, you are probably trying to learn all you can about […]
Pregnancy is already expensive on its own, and adding fertility treatments to the mix does not make matters easier. You know you want to have a family, but you may be unsure of how you can afford to make it happen. We believe that cost should never be a barrier to trying for the family […]
Early this week, a couple in Ohio announced a lawsuit claiming a stranger’s sperm was used to create an embryo as opposed to the husbands when the couple underwent in vitro fertilization. This heartbreaking incident is the second time in the last month embryo mix-ups have made national headlines. The incident in July involved embryos […]
If you are struggling with infertility, you have probably asked your fertility specialist about many different types of fertility treatments. You might have even done research on them. But you may not be aware of minimal stimulation IVF, which is more commonly referred to as mini IVF.