Why OB/GYNs Need to Talk to Patients About Fertility

Most women have an OB/GYN they see regularly for birth control, Pap smears, STI testing, and any issues with their “lady parts.”  For many women, the gynecologist is the only physician they visit on a regular basis.  Gynecologists can be on the front line of detection for health...
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Hope for Infertile Women After IVF Failure

Second Chance IVF In many cases, IVF is the best fertility treatment to help infertile couples have a baby. But it doesn’t work every time. The live birth IVF success rate for women under 35 is 40 percent on average—which means 60 percent will not succeed in getting pregnant and...
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Let’s Talk About Infertility…

Article Contributed by: Shashwat P. Baxi, MBA Strategic Partner with WINFertilityGenetics For full disclosure, my wife and I have decided to hold off on having children for at least a couple years to be able to develop our relationship as a married couple before introducing a...
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Weight Loss and Infertility Treatment

Can It Improve Outcomes? Everyone knows that maintaining a healthy weight is good for your body and your overall health.  But #DYK that being overweight or obese can not only affect your fertility, but also fertility treatment?  Can weight loss help you get pregnant?   Overweight...
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Congenital Abnormalities of the Uterus – Do They Affect Fertility?

A congenital abnormality of the uterus is a malformation that is present from the time a baby is born. About 3 in 100 women have a congenital malformation of the uterus, also called the womb. Most of them don’t cause any symptoms, and some don’t cause any problems. You may not...
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What Causes Infertility in Men?

It’s All About Sperm #DYK male infertility causes almost half of infertility cases? About 90 percent of infertility in men is due to sperm—its quality, quantity, or the ability to deliver it to the woman’s uterus. To get a woman pregnant naturally, a man must produce healthy...
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Understanding PCOS and Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), sometimes known as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), is one of the most common hormonal disorders among women in their childbearing years, according to RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. It’s responsible for as many as one third of...
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Coming Out of the Infertility Closet for the Holidays

5 Tips for Telling Friends and Family There’s so much secrecy around infertility.  When you’re having trouble TTC, you may feel guilty or inadequate, and wonder, “What’s wrong with me?”  Many people keep quiet about their fertility problems because it’s so painful for them to...
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Sperm Retrieval Techniques to Help You Become a Parent

One of the less common forms of male infertility is azoospermia, which is defined as a complete lack of sperm in a man’s ejaculate. It occurs in only about five percent of men with fertility problems. Treatment depends on the type of azoospermia a man has, but there is hope that...
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