Infertility


What is the IVF Success Rate?

What is the IVF Success Rate?

In 1992, the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act (FCSRCA) was passed. This requires that all clinics performing assisted reproductive technologies (or ART) submit data of all their procedures to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC). This means that you now have available all of the information you need to study which clinic will be best for your particular IVF...

What Is the Process to Adopt?

What Is the Process to Adopt?

Adoption is an option many couples explore. Whether you’re struggling with infertility or want to adopt a child for other reasons, you’re probably wondering how to adopt. The process can seem overwhelming and intimidating if you don’t know where to start. Use this primer to learn more about how to adopt to set your mind at ease. Am I Eligible to Adopt? Adoptions are regulated by the...

Alternative Therapies to Combat Infertility

Alternative Therapies to Combat Infertility

The rigmarole of dealing with infertility can take its toll on even the most dedicated. To be poked and prodded, scheduled and charted, time and time again is stressful, and it can very easily begin to cloud the excitement and joy you felt when you decided to try getting pregnant. It’s easy to fall into a routine of despair and stress — which is something that many infertility experts believe...

Infertility Explained

Infertility Explained

For many of us, waiting to miss our period each month while trying to conceive is an emotional roller coaster. It’s a game of hurry up and wait. A lot of couples begin with questions of infertility after about 12 months of trying, or as little as six months for women over 35 years old. When you get to this point in time, it’s important to talk to your doctor about fertility, preferably your...

How Much Does IVF Cost?

How Much Does IVF Cost?

Modern medicine has done wonders for infertile couples around the world. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has resulted in thousands of happy parents who might otherwise not have children of their own. One of the oldest and most successful of those technologies is in vitro fertilization, or IVF for short. How Does In Vitro Fertilization Work? IVF consists of stimulating a woman’s ovaries...

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Explained

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Explained

For many of us, waiting to miss our period each month while trying to conceive is an emotional roller coaster. It’s a game of hurry up and wait. A lot of couples begin with questions of infertility after about 12 months of trying, or as little as six months for women over 35 years old. When you get to this point in time, it’s important to talk to your doctor about fertility, preferably your...

Thinking of Surrogacy?

Thinking of Surrogacy?

Surrogacy has been around ever since humans started reproducing. What is a surrogate mother? She is a woman who agrees to carry and deliver a baby for another woman or couple. Traditionally, the baby carried the genes of the surrogate mother and the sperm of the intended father. It is only recently that IVF has made it possible for the woman to carry a child that has none of her genes. Making the...

Is Sperm Donation Right For You?

Is Sperm Donation Right For You?

When the male partner isn’t producing enough sperm for conception, many couples turn to artificial insemination via sperm donation for help. Sperm donation is also commonly used as a method to help conceive if the partner has an inherited disease that he doesn’t want to risk passing on, by women in homosexual relationships, and by single women who want to conceive. How Sperm Donation Works....