What Happens after Infertility Is Considered ‘Unexplained’?

Posted in General | Tagged Unexplained infertility, Infertility, IVF January 15, 2020

Sometimes, there is no discernible medical reason why a couple or individual is unable to conceive. This is known as unexplained infertility, which essentially serves as a catchall diagnosis for infertility issues that cannot be traced to any apparent hormonal or reproductive malfunction. As results from a seemingly endless stream of medical tests come back without any clarification of the…

How IVF Became a Leading Fertility Service

Posted in General | Tagged IVF, IUI December 17, 2019

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a laboratory procedure during which eggs are fertilized outside of the womb by sperm. From 1987 to 2015, one million babies were born in the U.S. from IVF or other assisted reproductive technologies (ART). There are many reasons why IVF has risen in popularity as a go-to fertility care service, some of which include declining fertility rates, delayed family…

Five Questions About IVF Treatment Answered

Posted in IVF | Tagged IVF, IVF Treatment, IVF Success Rates May 22, 2019

If you’re considering in vitro fertilization (IVF) to build your family, you probably have a lot of questions. To help you navigate this journey with as little confusion and stress as possible, we address five common questions below. 1. How does IVF work? If you choose to undergo IVF treatment, you’ll begin by taking medications to stimulate egg production. Eggs are then retrieved via a minor sur…

Five Myths That Can Harm Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Posted in General | Tagged Fertility myths, IVF, Age and female fertility, Period, Miscarriage, Male factor fertility February 19, 2019

A surprising amount of the information we take in comes from sources that might not be as reputable as we’d like, particularly in the age of social media. It’s not uncommon for fertility patients to come across social media posts and articles about getting pregnant, including specific ways to help women get pregnant. In some cases, this information comes from authoritative, trustworthy sources. In …

Five Ways to Be a Good Friend to Someone Having Fertility Treatment

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility support, Fertility treatment, Fertility education, Infertility, IVF December 11, 2018

Bill Watterson — cartoonist and the creator of “Calvin and Hobbes” — famously said, “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” Fertility treatment can be an exciting and, yes, sometimes intimidating prospect. While partners are often a wonderful source of support and comfort, those having fertility treatment need support from friends and family members, too. Here are five ways you can …