10 ways to improve your sperm count and boost fertility

When trying to start a family, it’s not just the women who must make healthier choices. What men do is important too, and if you are suffering from infertility due to oligospermia, you may not have to jump straight to ICSI because there are some natural ways to improve your sperm count. Spermatogenesis or the sperm development cycle in humans is just around 74 days and the good news is,… Read More

Adenomyosis – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Adenomyosis is a medical condition of the uterine walls getting thicker resulting in the endometrium i.e. the inner lining of the uterus, to break through the myometrium (outer muscular wall of the uterus). This results in prolonged periods with heavy bleeding, severe pain in the abdomen or painful intercourse. This condition is found more often in women between the ages of 32 to 50 but in some rare cases, it… Read More

Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients

Cancer treatments can be harsh on the body and they often put the patients at a great risk of jeopardizing their fertility. But you don’t have to risk your future parenthood because of chemo or radiotherapy, as fertility preservation is cancer patients is totally possible now. The practice of successful fertility preservation has been around for two decades. It has provided cancer survivors with the ability to successfully store their… Read More

Reciprocal IVF

Reciprocal IVF is a form of shared reproduction method that allows same-sex women couples to have a baby. In this arrangement one woman donates the egg, while the other carries the child i.e. the egg of one partner is fertilized with the donor’s sperm, while the other partner becomes the gestational carrier. Although there is a number of options for couples who want to conceive, there are very limited option… Read More

Should you try IUI before IVF?

When first confronted with infertility and researching through your treatment options, you are bound to consider both intrauterine insemination (IUI) and invitro fertilization (IVF). But should you try IUI before IVF? Or is it just a waste of money and time, which can be extremely crucial in fertility treatments? Before you start the treatment, learn about the differences between the two procedures, understand how they work, and finally discuss with… Read More

Are IVF drugs safe?

Aggressive drug therapies in IVF treatment can be harmful but this risk is usually downplayed because it doesn’t happen to most women. However, recently a Kentucky woman developed serious complications from hormonal medications administered during her IVF cycle and again sparked discussions regarding the safety of IVF drugs. Critics are asking the industry “are IVF drugs safe?” 24-year-old Logan Andreotta was told that she made an ideal candidate for in… Read More

How can losing weight help you get pregnant?

Is there an ideal weight to get pregnant? No. Can gaining or losing weight help you get pregnant? Probably. You don’t need to maintain an ideal weight or a certain body type to get pregnant. However, having a normal BMI certainly gives you better chances of getting pregnant as compared to someone who is significantly overweight or underweight. Excessive weight loss or obesity can also affect the success of fertility… Read More

8 Things to do to improve your chances of conceiving naturally

If you are unable to conceive after trying for a couple of months, it is natural to get a little alarmed. However, you must know that a healthy, fertile couple only has a 20% chance of conceiving naturally in any cycle. There are some things you can do to improve your chances of conceiving naturally, but you must first identify what’s wrong. If you have been unsuccessfully trying to conceive… Read More

Should you freeze your eggs? Things you must know before egg freezing

As many of us worried about our declining fertility with age, did you ever consider egg freezing as an option to extend your childbearing years? Do you know what the right age to freeze your eggs is? Should you even consider egg freezing? Oocyte cryopreservation is a remarkable technique that allows women to lock their fertility potential at a certain age. Female fertility declines as the quality of eggs deteriorates… Read More

Fresh vs. Frozen embryo transfer in IVF

Elective frozen embryo transfers are becoming more common in IVF but do they really result in better outcomes? More clinics are considering the benefits of this approach even as fertility experts around the world continue to debate the advantages of fresh vs. frozen embryo transfer in IVF. So why are some doctors favoring the use of frozen embryos, even though it adds to the patient’s expense? Are there any legitimate… Read More