Not every couple has a partner that is able to carry a pregnancy. Women in some heterosexual relationships can’t physically carry a pregnancy because of illness, injury, or for unexplained reasons. Couples with two male partners that wish to have a genetically related child need to use a surrogate to achieve their goals. There are […]
If you are trying to conceive, social media can be a double-edged sword. Pregnancy announcements, weekly bump updates and newborn photos can trigger a variety of emotions. While course you are happy for your friends and family members who are realizing their dreams of starting a family, it doesn’t make it any less difficult to […]
From understanding the causes and undergoing treatment to navigating loss, many couples grapple with the roller coaster of emotions that come along with infertility. While in the early stages this can take quite a toll and even be pretty scary, it doesn’t have to be faced alone and there are options in place.
Having a child is an exciting, beautiful, and sometimes scary experience. Whether it’s your first, second, third, or even your seventh, the excitement and nervousness never really seems to fade.
Maybe you’re a young woman hoping to get pregnant, or, perhaps, already a parent hoping to have another amazing child running around the house filling it with laughter. No matter what the situation is, wanting to have a child is a magical thing and it takes dedication and passion to make happen. But, what if […]
In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, nearly 73,000 babies were born in the United States with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART). In vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF, is one of the oldest and most frequently used ART procedures.
The decision to start a family is exciting! Like couples faced with infertility or difficulty conceiving, same-sex couples face unique challenges. But, thanks to modern Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), more LGBTQ couples than ever before have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of starting a family. The process of figuring out where to start can […]
It’s estimated that one-third of infertility cases are brought on by the female partner. The fertility issues that women face may span from hormone imbalances to ovarian dysfunctions, but one of the most complicated conditions, endometriosis, can cause severe damage for hopeful couples, further delaying them from having the family of their dreams.
Since fertility treatments require several advanced procedures and medications, keeping track of all the terminology can be tough. This is especially true when trying to understand the differences between an IUI and IVF procedure to solve your fertility issues. Although they may seem similar at first glance, each one has a unique purpose to help couples achieve […]
Men account for roughly 40% of all infertility cases among hopeful couples, and of that percentage, low sperm levels are typically the issue to address. Maintaining healthy sperm levels are an essential part of achieving a healthy pregnancy because their condition will ultimately decide how successful impregnation will be. Bearing its importance, there are several […]