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

When Is It Time to Make a Consultation with a Fertility Specialist?

It is difficult to get pregnant—despite what you may have understood growing up. In fact, fertile women in their twenties only have a 20 to 25 percent chance of pregnancy each month. At 30, the chance of pregnancy drops to about 15 percent. And by 35 the likelihood is less than 10 percent. Throughout your young adult … 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

What Does Endometriosis Have to Do with Infertility?

To say endometriosis is a common disease is a bit of an understatement. It affects roughly one in 10 women in America and more than 176 million women worldwide. Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) is found on other organs in your body. Although more often considered a … Continued

What Age Should Women Consider Egg Freezing?

Women opt to freeze their eggs for several reasons: They may not have found their life partner To delay starting a family To preserve their fertility before beginning cancer surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. To avoid the creation and freezing of extra embryos after an IVF cycle. Life circumstances may also influence your decision to freeze … Continued

What Is It Like to Be an Egg Donor?

Women donate their eggs for several of reasons. What will that reason be for you? You may want to help an infertile couple start the family of their dreams, or you may be interested in receiving compensation. Yes, you will be paid for donating your eggs. However, the process is time consuming and requires a … Continued

What Are the Ways to Maintain a Man’s Fertility?

Approximately five million people, or 1 in 10 couples, have problems with fertility. Though it is commonly believed that infertility is a woman’s problem, it is actually a commonly shared issue between both men and women. In fact, about one third of infertility cases treated in the United States are associated with male infertility. 4 … Continued

How Can You Boost Your Fertility?

While millions of couples start families naturally, millions more face fertility issues. And although today’s infertility treatments can bring successful outcomes, it can be helpful to know how to boost your fertility. According to the literature, diet and lifestyle changes can help boost fertility by over 50%. How can you boost your fertility? Some ways … Continued