What is a Test Tube Baby

What is a Test Tube Baby? Having a test tube baby is done through a procedure known as in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this procedure, the female reproductive eggs are fertilized with male sperm outside of the body in a lab. The term “in vitro” translates to “in glass” which is why IVF babies are known as test tube babies. ... Read More »

Choosing Between an Egg Donor and a Surrogate

Egg Donor or Surrogate? For couples experiencing infertility problems, there may come a time when the specialists tell you that they’ve done everything that they can do to help you get pregnant. If you and your partner have reached this point and still long to be parents, using an egg donor or a surrogate might be your only other alternative. ... Read More »

Multiple Miscarriages

The Heartbreak of Miscarriage Having a miscarriage can be a very devastating experience for both you and your partner. Having multiple miscarriages can be extremely traumatic and may make you feel as though you’ll never have a baby. If you’ve had multiple miscarriages it’s a good indication that it’s time for you to see a fertility specialist. Having more than ... Read More »

Surrogacy

Is Surrogacy your Only Option to Becoming a Parent? If you and your partner want to become parents but are having difficulty getting pregnant for any number of reasons, surrogacy may be a good option for you. The surrogacy process allows you to have a biological child even if you’re not able to conceive or carry a baby to term ... Read More »

Freezing Your Eggs

Freezing Your Eggs for the Future Freezing your eggs, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, has only recently become a viable option for those women who want to preserve their eggs for future use. The reality is that there is a limited supply of your eggs. Men continue to produce sperm throughout their entire life but women are born with all ... Read More »

Infertility Statistics in Men

Infertility; Not Just for Women The reality is that infertility isn’t just a problem for women. Statistics show that about one-third of infertility problems are related to women, one-third to men and one-third are a mixture of both male and female related infertility issues. In the United States, 1 in 5 couples will seek help for infertility problems. There are ... Read More »

Infertility Statistics in Women

What is Infertility in Women Infertility is any abnormal condition of the female reproductive system that prevents a woman from getting pregnant or stops her from carrying a pregnancy to full term. A diagnosis of infertility is generally given to those women who have been trying to conceive for 9 months to one year without success or with one or ... Read More »

Unexplained Infertility

No Explanation for your Infertility? If you and your partner have been trying for one year to conceive and you still aren’t pregnant it’s most likely time to see your doctor and get tested for infertility. But what do you do if you’ve both had a few tests and there are still no definite answers as to why you can’t ... Read More »

Secondary Infertilty Causes

Can Secondary Infertility Dash Your Hopes of a Second Baby? Most couples believe that if they’ve already had a baby, there should be no problem having a second. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality. Secondary infertility is a common issue for many people and accounts for up to 60 percent of infertility problems. Many couples are waiting until their ... Read More »

Types of Infertility

The Big Question: Are You Infertile? When you and your partner are trying to have a baby, how do you know when you’re having fertility problems? When should you start being concerned with month after month going by and you not conceiving? While the answer may be different for each couple, the general rule is that if you’ve been having ... Read More »