How to stay calm through IVF?

How to stay calm through IVF

Are you stressed about your imminent IVF cycle and wondering if all that anxiety will affect the outcome? Stress is not good for conceiving and you’re probably already looking for tips on how to stay calm through IVF. A Swedish study found that among twenty-two women who went through IVF, the physiological stress levels among those who did not become pregnant were slightly higher than those who did achieve pregnancy… Read More

Do birth control pills affect your natural fertility?

Birth control pills effect on fertility

Whether it’s your first-time using birth control pills, or you have been taking it for quite some time, you may have wondered at one point or another – do birth control pills affect your natural fertility? One common misconception about contraceptives is that they affect a woman’s natural fertility because they might mess up the ovaries’ ability to produce healthy eggs for pregnancy or IVF. Infertility with the use of… Read More

At what age are you the most fertile?

Best age to get pregnant

For most women, age is the most important factor affecting your fertility. Typically, women have higher chances of conceiving upto mid-30s, after which their fertility starts to gradually decline. If there was an ideal age to conceive, or say, to freeze your eggs, what is it for any woman? At what age are you the most fertile? The proverbial biological clock is no myth. Fertility in both men and women… Read More

How many eggs does a woman have?

Female egg count by age

Fertility talk often involves the discussion about female quality and questions about how many eggs does a woman have and how many of them are actually usable. As a 20-week-old baby inside your mother’s womb, you have 6-8 million eggs and that is the most you will ever have. However, only around 300-400 of these eggs will be good for use during your lifetime. If you’re in your early 30s… Read More

How to stay fertile in your 30s?

Eat healthy for better fertility in your 30s

Even though female fertility typically starts to decline during the mid-30s, many women go on to have easy pregnancies even upto 40 years. Are they doing anything special to extend their fertile years? Are you also wondering how to stay fertile in your 30s? Over 20 percent of American women now have their first baby after 35 years of age, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Read More

Semen Analysis—How to interpret the results?

Semen analysis

Semen analysis is possibly the most common among the tests for infertility. It is the basic test for men that will be ordered by your doctor at the first hint of infertility. So, let’s get straight to finding out all about semen analysis and what should you expect to see in your report. Semen analysis will give you information on the sperm’s morphology (shape and size), motility (its ability to… Read More

Sperm freezing – Cost, Benefits, & Risks

Sperm freezing procedure

Fertility preservation is not just for women. Men also lose sperm count and mobility with age, and sperm freezing is your fertility insurance for the future. Also known as cryopreservation of semen or sperm banking, it is a rather simple procedure that takes little time. Similar to egg freezing, it involves storing the male sperm for fertility treatments in the future. According to research by Niels Jorgenson from the University… Read More

IVF for LGBTQ couples

Reproductive options for gay single men

IVF for LGBTQ couples is not allowed by all countries but some places are liberal and they allow same-sex partners and transgender people to have children and build a family. Depending upon your unique circumstances and preferences, there are various options for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer couples to pursue a pregnancy and have a baby. If you’re interested in IVF for LGBTQ couples for yourself or someone you… Read More

Hysteroscopy before IVF: Is it required?

Hysteroscopy before IVF

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the doctor to check the insides of your uterus by inserting a thin, lighted tube. In some situations, it is the best way to examine your uterus but is it necessary in every case to do a hysteroscopy before IVF? Many clinics routinely practice hysteroscopy routinely before IVF to ensure that the uterine cavity is normal and ready to receive embryos. However,… Read More

What causes Early Miscarriages at 6-8 weeks?

Early miscarriages at 6-8 weeks

Miscarriages are common and often, unpreventable. Loss of pregnancy before 12 weeks is an early miscarriage and it happens in around 10% of all pregnancies. If you’ve experienced multiple miscarriages soon after conceiving without any logical explanation, it must be very frustrating. So, what causes early miscarriages at 6-8 weeks? Normally, the early miscarriages are blamed on chromosomal abnormalities that result in the arrest of embryo growth and while that… Read More