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Does Endometriosis Mean You’re Infertile

Roughly 5 million women in the United States suffer from a condition known as endometriosis. For some the symptoms are severe, causing crushing pain during your period, making intercourse very uncomfortable, and making you feel wiped out for most of the month. In other cases, about 20 percent, women present with no discernible, or uncomfortable, […]

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7 Facts My Husband Needs to Know About Fertility Testing

If you suspect you are experiencing infertility in your quest to have a child, the best way to get the answers you need is through fertility testing. Infertility is identified as the inability to become pregnant after one year of carefully timed, unprotected intercourse. The duration of attempting to conceive for women over the age […]

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5 Myths About IVF You Need to Be Aware Of

Advanced reproductive technology has come a long way in the more-than-40 years since the very first IVF baby was born. IVF is now one of the most successful ways for those who struggle with fertility to realize their dream of conceiving a child. Due to the success of IVF, it has become extremely popular with […]

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6 Issues That Cause Infertility

Depending on reproductive age, 10-40 percent of women in the US have difficulty getting-and staying-pregnant. Infertility is described as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse for women less than age 35, and 6 months for those women over 35. The good news is that a growing number of women are able […]

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8 Foods That Can Help Increase Your Partner’s Sperm Count

The average ejaculation introduces 50 million sperm into your vagina. Of those millions only a few thousand make it into the fallopian tube. Those few hundred release an enzyme that clears the way for one sperm to swim all the way up the tube and fertilize the waiting egg. The fertilized egg then makes its […]

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Getting A Second Opinion for Infertility and IVF

When you receive a diagnosis of infertility the news can be devastating. For so long you imagined having children would be a simple endeavor and with the news that you or your partner have compromised fertility all of that becomes significantly more complicated. You need some time to digest your diagnosis and investigate your options. […]

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Navigating Your IVF Journey – Your Checklist Part 2

At this point in your IVF journey the appropriate tests have been performed and you and your fertility specialist have set a course for your IVF cycle. Your ovulation has been charted and recorded on your individual calendar and you will be prescribed medication that will aid your ovaries in producing several mature eggs at […]

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Navigating Your IVF Journey – Your Checklist Part 1

A diagnosis of compromised fertility can be overwhelming for most couples. First you need to come to grips with the notion of not conceiving a child naturally, then you need to determine next steps. For many couples, and individuals pursuing pregnancy, the most successful method is in vitro fertilization. IVF has been around since the […]

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Immune Problems in Infertility

Dysfunction of the immune system can wreak havoc on your body’s finely tuned system of checks and balances. In the case of autoimmune diseases the immune system goes into overtime, and your body begins to attack, and destroy, its own healthy tissue. When your immune system is deficient your body’s natural defenses are compromised, and […]

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Considering IVF: What You Need to Know First

Infertility is not an uncommon condition. The inability to conceive naturally affects roughly 10% of the population in the United States. The majority of those couples, and individuals, whose fertility is compromised seek the help of a fertility specialist, and most will go on to conceive a child through the use of IVF. Because IVF […]

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