Category: Fertility problems
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.
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 [...]
As artificial reproductive technologies have become more advanced and widespread, more women also started considering egg donation as a possibility. There are two basic reasons to become an egg donor — the wish to help someone else conceive a child, and the prospect of earning a considerable amount of money. These are some questions to [...]
Sperm donation has, for many men, been a way to help someone conceive a child while earning a little extra money on the side. The sperm donation landscape is changing fast, and adult donor-conceived people are starting to speak up about their experiences and feelings on the internet, big time. Now more than ever, it [...]
Clomid is a well-known fertility drug that is commonly used to treat infertility in women who do not ovulate normally. Femara was not developed as a fertility drug, but is frequently used to induce ovulation as well. There are many similarities between Femara and Clomid, but also some important differences. If you have been diagnosed [...]
Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of actively trying. Many couples start being worried before reaching that one-year mark, while others are not sure whether to see a doctor even after they have been trying to conceive for longer than one year. Women who are older than 35 should [...]
Can digestive and bowel disorders lead to infertility? This is an area that still requires much research. There is a great possibility that may of these diseases can indeed affect a person’s ability to conceive, however. Read on to find out which diseases are most likely to prevent you from getting pregnant.
Female infertility can be placed into several different categories. Physical problems somewhere in the reproductive system represent one such category, alongside hormonal causes, medical problems elsewhere in the body indirectly leading to infertility, and unexplained causes. What are the physical causes of female infertility?
IVF offers a wonderful opportunity to get pregnant for numerous families who could not conceive naturally, but is it really a safe fertility treatment? More and more research about the negative side effects of IVF are coming to light, including an increased risk of birth defects. A new study from Sweden now reveals that women [...]
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is often the first fertility treatment couples who cannot conceive naturally turn to. IUI is a fairly low-tech intervention — washed sperm is inserted into the woman’s uterus through a catheter. In many cases, IUI cycles are regulated with ovulation-inducing drugs like Clomid to make planning the insemination easier, and to boost [...]