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

What Are the Most Common Causes of Infertility?

Just how common is infertility? About 10 percent of American women (6.1 million) between the ages of 15 and 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Consider the delicate processes that must go right for pregnancy to occur: The woman’s body must release an … Continued

Egg Freezing: Are You a Candidate?

Egg freezing is a process in which a woman’s eggs are harvested from her ovaries and frozen (in a process called oocyte vitrification), and stored in a liquid nitrogen chamber until the woman would like to achieve a pregnancy. A woman’s ability to conceive declines with age but egg freezing is an effective method for … Continued

5 Tips to Help Boost Your Fertility

When you finally decide it’s time to start a family, it can be disheartening if it takes longer than expected. Timing is everything and having intercourse as close to ovulation as possible is the best way to conceive. However, there are simple lifestyle changes that can help boost your fertility naturally. 5 tips to help … Continued