Infertility

The Bumpy Truth About Infertility & Nutrition

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written by Kristina B., a fitness instructor with a desire to help others live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Her love for wine and chocolate as well as organic foods helps her understand that knowledge is power and moderation is key. […]

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How to Get and Keep a Healthy Sperm Count

Are you and your partner struggling to get pregnant? Although it may be immediately assumed that the woman is infertile, the problem could instead be due to the man in the relationship. In fact, according to the Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, up to 40-50% of infertility in couples is linked to the male. The […]

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Folate vs Folic Acid – Facts About Vitamin B

Many vitamins play key roles in fertility, pregnancy and the health of the baby. One in particular, Vitamin B9 (referred to as folic acid or folate), has been well-studied for its ability to help prevent neural tube defects, which is why all women of childbearing age are encouraged to ensure that they consume a sufficient […]

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Boost Your Fertility with Antioxidant Supplements

Our modern world abounds with pregnancy-harming substances known as free radicals and other toxins. Our stress-filled lifestyle doesn’t help matters any. Even your age might be working against you when it comes to free radical damage. Let’s take a look at how a few lifestyle changes and a quality fertility supplement can help safeguard you […]

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Infertility 101

What You Need to Know First About Infertility Starting a family is one of life’s milestones, and for most men and women, the journey to parenthood is trouble-free. But for others, not being able to conceive is a tough reality. Suddenly having to learn a strange new vocabulary—with terms like IVF, sperm count, and basal […]

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Developing a Fertility Life Plan

Do you want kids? When would you like to have kids? How many kids would you like? The right time to reflect on such questions is early on in a woman’s reproductive life.  After a reflection, a fertility life plan can be developed. Such a fertility life plan could be written down and discussed with a […]

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Male Fertility Testing After Vasectomy

Male fertility testing after a vasectomy is a normal routine procedure. The test is conducted to verify that the vasectomy procedure worked correctly and that there is no sperm present in the ejaculation fluid. According to research from the US Collaborative…

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Am I Pregnant, Or…?

Am I Pregnant, or Is It Something Else? When you become sexually active, it comes with a lot of “what ifs,” the main one being am I pregnant? Since many symptoms of pregnancy are not specific only to pregnancy, women often wonder if their symptoms are due to…

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IVF Embryoic Development Over 5 Days (VIDEO)

This IVF video shows an embryo developing over 5 days. Dr. Raewyn Teirney, a Sydney-based Gynaecologist, and fertility doctor explains what is happening to the fertilized egg using an Embryoscope™ and time-lapse imagery.

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In Vitro Maturation: IVM

Have you heard of In-vitro maturation, or IVM? It is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) that involves collecting eggs from a woman before they are matured with hormonal injections and a minor surgical procedure.

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Sperm Banking

A sperm bank, also referred to as a cyrobank, is a facility that collects, freezes, and stores human sperm.

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OvaCue Fertility Monitor

Pinpointing Your Fertile Time with the OvaCue Fertility Monitor When it comes to conception, timing is everything. Once ovulation occurs – the moment at which the egg is released from the ovary and pushed down the Fallopian tube – the clock starts ticking. An egg is only viable for up to 24 hours after ovulation, […]

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Fertility Charting Basics

Charting your menstrual cycle is one of the best ways to learn about your fertility. Learn more about charting ovulation and discover useful tools to help you become pregnant.

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Donor Eggs

Donor eggs can come from family members, friends or random women through a service. Learn about whether using donor eggs is right for you.

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Donor Insemination

Donor insemination involves using the semen from another family member, friend or sperm bank to conceive. Discover more about the donor insemination process.

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Male Fertility Testing

Half of infertility is accounted for by men in some manner. Learn about male fertility testing, how it works, understanding the results and if it is right for you.

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Male Infertility

What is the cause of male infertility? Discover causes along with treatment and prevention recommendations for male infertility challenges.

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Female Fertility Testing

Female fertility testing can help avoid months of trying to conceive without success. Learn more about fertility testing for women and whether this is your next step.

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Female Infertility

How can you treat female infertility? What are the causes and ways to prevent female infertility? Find these answers and more in this article on fertility challenges for women.

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Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer: ZIFT

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer is also called ZIFT. Learn about how this procedure might help resolve your infertility struggles. Here are the risks and benefits of the procedure.

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Intrauterine Insemination: IUI

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves the placement of sperm inside the uterus to ensure that it reaches the fallopian tubes. Learn more about the IUI procedure.

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In Vitro Fertilization: IVF

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most commonly used fertility procedures. Discover more about the benefits, risks, and costs related to the IVF procedure.

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Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is part of the IVF procedure. Discover how embryo transfer works, the effectiveness and what to expect when trying to grow your family.

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Infertility and Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used to treat infertility for several decades. Learn about how acupuncture works to enhance fertility and help you get pregnant naturally.

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What Is Infertility?

What is infertility? How can you treat it? How prevalent is infertility in the United States? Learn more about treatment options that can help couple’s grow their family.

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Infertility Terms To Know

IVF, IUI, ICSI and many other terms related to infertility and the process of helping couples grow their families. Know the terms so you can know what to question and pursue.

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Infertility Medications

There are several different types of infertility medications. Learn about the various types, what they do, and how they might help you conceive.

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Fertility And Infertility FAQ

This article provides you with answers to a series of frequently asked questions about fertility and infertility. Discover answers to your questions.

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Ovulation Tests

Most ovulation predictor kits come with a number of tests you can take to determine if ovulation is approaching. Come learn about the various types of ovulation tests available.

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Signs of Ovulation

What are the early signs and symptoms of Ovulation? Discover the clues of the body that let you know when ovulation is occurring.

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