Why IVF Success Rates Matter

When choosing a fertility clinic, IVF success rates may be one of the first statistics you review, and with good reason. In addition to other factors, IVF success rates DO matter, because they can indicate a high level of success and credibility for a clinic. What’s more, when you consider that successful IVF and a … Continued

Stress and Infertility

Many women believe stress contributes to fertility problems, however; it is typically the opposite that’s true. Often, stress triggers a pre-existing medical condition that in turn can affect fertility. Connection between stress and infertility While stress in itself may lead to certain behaviors that cause fertility problems (e.g., smoking, drinking, using drugs or dropping out … Continued

Miscarriages and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: How to Cope

If you have suffered a miscarriage, or continue to struggle with recurrent pregnancy loss—you are not alone. Approximately 10-25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, most occurring during the first trimester. The most common reason for miscarriage in the first 12 weeks is a chromosomal abnormality, though maternal health problems, hormonal issues, … Continued

Ovarian Cysts Could Be the Root of Your Fertility Problems—What You Should Know

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries and are extremely common. They form naturally during ovulation. Fortunately, most ovarian cysts develop and go away naturally and do not cause any symptoms. However, eight percent of premenopausal women develop large cysts that need medical treatment. Women who develop large ovarian cysts have an increased risk … Continued