Will My Pregnancy Loss, Affect My Fertility?

Pregnancy loss can happen to any woman. It is not uncommon for a woman to have two or more pregnancy losses in their lifetime, even if they've previously had normal pregnancies. Often, a woman is concerned if having a miscarriage(s) will affect her future fertility. Although miscarriage is different than infertility in the sense that pregnancy is occurring, both issues... read more »

Understanding and Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle Can Help You Conceive

If you are a woman, when you are born you have all the eggs you will ever produce already inside you. This means you are carrying hundreds of thousands of eggs. Your eggs remain dormant, or asleep until puberty whereupon your ovaries will release one egg each month, all the way until menopause. Over the years you will generally release... read more »

Success with Frozen Egg Transfer

Frozen egg transfers are a successful way to achieve pregnancy.  Following a fresh in vitro fertilization cycle embryos may be frozen for a number of reasons.   Viable embryos that are not used and left over from a fresh transfer would be frozen for subsequent FET cycles.  It is possible to have more than one pregnancy using embryos from one IVF... read more »

Using Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation to Increase Fertility

As a woman, your eggs typically develop within fluid-filled cysts (or sacs) inside your ovaries known as follicles. During a normal menstrual cycle, a few follicles start to get bigger when you are getting your period, although usually only one or two of these eggs reach maturity. When that happens, the follicle ruptures and releases its egg during ovulation while... read more »

Why You Might Want to Preserve Your Eggs

If you are wanting to start a family someday bearing biological children but aren't ready right now because you're going to school, focusing on your career, or have health concerns where treatment might interfere with conception later, you may want to plan ahead and consider preserving your eggs now. Freezing your eggs for fertilization down the road involves a process... read more »

Medications and Male Fertility

We live in a day and age in which vitamins, supplements, and various treatments have become popular. These drugs may be prescribed by a doctor, or they may be legal or illegal substances that a person decides to take on his or her own. There are some medications and substances that can affect a man’s fertility, and when discussing fertility... read more »