IVF success rates could be improved enormously through the use of time-lapse imaging, scientists from the United Kingdom revealed in Reproductive BioMedicine Online. The study team, from the CARE fertility group, say that the new technique can help with selecting the healthiest embryos, resulting in a 56 percent increase in IVF live birth rates.
Not all that long ago, babies were not much more than a cute afterthought. You were quietly enjoying life with your other half, focusing on the things that people in their 20s and 30s focus on. Then, you both decided that you were ready to start trying to conceive. You may just be at the [...]
Anemia, a condition in which a person has too few red blood cells or their capacity to carry oxygen is reduced, can be caused by a variety of nutritional deficiencies. Iron-deficiency is the most common cause of anemia, and it isn’t rare for pregnant women to encounter it. Studies also suggest a link between iron [...]
There’s no denying biological facts — it is harder to get pregnant at 45 than it was at 35, and your fertility was already in decline when you were in your thirties. Some people say it is practically impossible for a women to conceive using her own eggs, once she is on the other side [...]
You have probably heard that antibiotics interact with the birth control pill in a way that may cause your contraception to fail. Many women who are on the pill are worried about this, while others are simply curious. The birth control pill’s ingredients and dosages have changed over time, and research into its interactions with [...]
Are you and your partner trying for a baby? If you have immersed yourself into the world of “TTC”, you will no doubt have noticed that most articles and books are directed at women and specifically related to the female body. Yet, the male role in conception is clearly equally important, and while folic acid [...]
Are you trying to get pregnant? Sex matters. The more you do it, the higher your chance of getting pregnant. Couples who have sex once a week may be quite happy if they are not trying for a baby, but these folks have only a 15 percent chance of getting pregnant during any one cycle. [...]
Infertility sucks. It is hard when you find out you can’t conceive naturally after a long time of trying to get pregnant, and it’s hard if you are aware that you are infertile before you even try to become a parent, too. At Trying To Conceive, we have dealt with various fertility treatments and medications [...]