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A large percentage of women in the US use birth control with the pill being the most common form of birth control. If you have been wondering how your method of birth control may impact your fertility, here is a look. Natural birth control For generations, women...

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) brings hope to couples wanting to conceive a baby that are 30 or older or that have various fertility issues. Couples may have waited to have children after the age of 30 in order to accomplish their life goals and many...

Infertility is a deeply troubling matter. Patients struggling with infertility may be extremely anxious and depressed. They may have feelings of isolation and loss of control. And many women may not share that with others, even their clinicians, which ultimately makes things worse. When a...

Smoking and pregnancy don’t go together.  Nor does fertility. Men and women both have a lower chance of conceiving if they smoke, and women have a higher chance of miscarriage as well. Furthermore, even secondhand smoke is said to decrease the ovarian reserve. Therefore, it...

There is an increasing number of women who are trying to conceive over the age of 40. There are a variety of unique challenges with trying to conceive and with the conception itself. It asks for an adequate preparation before one embarks on this journey....

Male infertility is quite common. Studies show that a considerable percentage of infertility problems can be traced to male infertility issues from sperm production to sperm delivery obstruction.Some common male infertility issues include –Abnormal ejaculation Blockage of the vas deferens (following vasectomy) Varicocele (varicose...

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help couples who are infertile conceive a child. It is a hybrid technique that combines in vitro fertilization (IVF) and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) procedures. It has a high success rate comparable to that...

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) is an ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) technique to achieve pregnancies in most couples who have not been able to conceive using conventional treatments. Most couples deemed as being infertile will have their best chance of pregnancy with some sort of ART procedure....

Couples invest a great deal of time, energy and money into an individual IVF cycle. Unfortunately, all cycles are not successful. There could be several potential causes for a failed IVF cycle. You should ask –Did a sufficient number of eggs grow? Did the...