7 Ways to Boost Male Fertility
According to statistics published by the Office on Women’s Health, about 6 million, or 10%, of the female population of childbearing age, experience infertility. However, infertility is not just a “woman thing”. About a third of all diagnoses of infertility are male factor. That means the male partner experiences issues with sperm health, due to […]
What is Azoospermia and What Can I Do About It?
Infertility is a difficult diagnosis but for those dealing with compromised fertility, you aren’t alone. According to infertility statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, one in five women of childbearing years experience difficulty conceiving after one year of trying. Of all infertility cases worldwide male factor infertility accounts for up to 50%. The causes […]
Top 10 Fertility Misconceptions
When you’re trying to conceive without success it can be difficult to know what to do. Even the so-called internet experts and websites inundate you with false information and half-truths some of the time. Wading through the misconceptions about conception only makes you feel more confused and often hopeless. The only source of factual information […]
Unexplained Infertility. What Can Be Done?
So, you and your partner are trying to conceive, and it’s taking much longer than you thought. After a year of trying to grow your family without success (6 months if you’re over 35) it’s time for some answers. But those answers may not be as clear cut as you want. Unexplained Infertility According […]
What Causes Male Factor Infertility and What Can We Do?
When a couple tries to conceive without success finding a reason is critical. The focus at that point typically shifts to the woman’s fertility. Is she ovulating? Might she have endometriosis? PCOS? What about her age? These are all very valid concerns when a couple has trouble conceiving. If a couple is trying to conceive […]
Will Playing Sports Impact My Fertility?
Whether you have a standing pick-up basketball game at your local park each week or you belong to a beach volleyball league your sports participation may concern you regarding your fertility. Here we take a look at how playing sports impacts both male and female fertility. Participating in sports is a great way to get […]
8 Warning Signs You Could Be Suffering from Fertility Issues
Most people don’t consider fertility until they want to start a family. Suddenly what seemed easy is a challenge. Month after month, to no avail, you schedule intercourse around the ideal time for conception and then your period arrives right on time and you sigh in frustration. Sound familiar? According to The National Infertility Association […]
Blocked Fallopian Tubes: What Can Be Done?
The fallopian tubes are part of a woman’s reproductive system and connect the ovaries with the uterus. Each month, typically mid-cycle, one of your ovaries releases an egg during ovulation. The egg travels through the fallopian tube and into the uterus. If fertilization doesn’t occur then the egg sheds along with the lining of the […]
What OTC Medications Should I Avoid During IVF?
Most individuals can’t really afford to let a cold, the flu, illness, or infection sideline them for any length of time. It’s commonplace, therefore, to pop a decongestant or cough suppressant, pain-reliever or whatever over-the-counter medication you need and keep going. But all of that changes when you’re trying to conceive. Especially if you’re undergoing […]
What’s New in Treatment for Endometriosis?
Endometriosis affects roughly ten percent of American women between the ages of 25-40 (more than 6.5 million), the time when most women begin trying to conceive. This disease occurs when cells similar to those found in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) attach themselves outside of the uterus and tissue begins to grow. These endometrial-like […]