What Should I Look For When Choosing a Surrogate?
Choosing a surrogate to carry your biological embryo, conceived via IVF, is a decision many couples face, and which should not be taken lightly. Well-meaning family, or friends, may voice frightening opinions, and you and your partner may be concerned about the legal aspect of the process. How do you know what to look for […]
Solving the Mystery of Unexplained Infertility
A diagnosis of unexplained infertility can be frustrating, and defeating, for many couples. After seemingly countless tests and procedures designed to uncover the reasons behind your inability to become pregnant, you still don’t have an answer. What’s more, until you have an idea of the source of your infertility, you aren’t sure how to proceed […]
Why Male Factor Infertility Shouldn’t Be Ignored
For those couples who are having a difficult time conceiving a child, it’s important to obtain a diagnosis in order to pursue effective treatment. To that end, it’s essential that both prospective parents be examined to determine what’s preventing conception. You’re in this together, after all, and infertility is often attributed to a combination of […]
Does Caffeine Affect Fertility?
For most couples, deciding to conceive a child is a conscious decision. You’ve daydreamed about your little one, possible even thought about names, taken a look at your finances, and maybe you’ve even shared your decision with a few close family members, or friends. As the possibility of becoming pregnant takes shape, you very likely […]
What to Look For When Choosing a Sperm Donor
Deciding to become pregnant using donor sperm is a big step. No matter what circumstances brought you to this decision, it’s not to be taken lightly. Single women who opt to become pregnant, lesbian couples looking to grow their family, or couples dealing with male infertility, all come to the point of choosing a sperm […]
Low Egg Reserve is More Common in Millennials – Why?
Blame it on student debt, career goals, wanderlust, or simply not having found the right partner with whom to have a family, but millennials-those individuals born between 1981 and 1996-are not as eager to have children in their 20’s as the generations that predate them. While pressing the pause button on procreation seems like the […]
Treatment Options for Male Infertility
Approximately 1 out of every six couples in the U.S. deal with issues of infertility. Infertility testing is recommended for those couples who have been trying for a year or more, unsuccessfully, to conceive a child. For women over 35, no pregnancy after 6 months of unprotected intercourse is cause for evaluation. While often misunderstood […]
Fertility Dictionary by LA IVF
Learning about infertility, and the various ways the condition impacts your life, can be overwhelming. As you embark on the journey to grow your family through infertility treatment there are seemingly endless new words and terms being thrown your way. Decoding infertility terms is a task in itself, so we’ve put together a glossary to […]
Failed IVF Can Be Devastating. Here’s What To Do Next
A failed IVF can be devastating for you and your partner. You may feel lost, at loose ends, and profoundly depressed. But, you aren’t quite ready to give up your dream of growing your family. What’s next for you and your partner? Every couple, or individual, forges a different path when dealing with infertility treatments. […]
Tubal Reversal: Why It Isn’t for Everyone
For millions of women, tubal ligation-also referred to as having your tubes “tied”- is a wonderful option for long lasting birth control. No more worrying about contraceptives! And tubal ligation surgery has an extremely high rate of success, meaning only about 1%-2% of women become pregnant in the years following their procedure. However, as life […]