Infertility Research

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What if Fertility Treatments Don’t Work?

If you’re undergoing infertility treatments, you need to balance hope and faith with the possibility that fertility treatments won’t work. In 5 Reasons In Vitro Fertilization Fails to Result in Pregnancy, I describe possibilities for failed fertility treatments. A new study shows that there is… Read More »What if Fertility Treatments Don’t Work?

How Do You Get Pregnant When You Can’t Afford Fertility Treatments?

Infertility is one of the worst medical diagnoses a couple can receive, especially when they can’t afford to pay for fertility treatments. Here are a few tips on getting pregnant despite the exorbitant cost of procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), If your province… Read More »How Do You Get Pregnant When You Can’t Afford Fertility Treatments?

Does In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Work? What the Research Shows

Some research shows that in vitro fertilization (IVF) works surprisingly well for some women! Here’s what one study shows about fertility treatments – it’ll give you hope if you’re having trouble getting pregnant naturally. “This [research] shows that, overall, IVF is extraordinarily effective and largely… Read More »Does In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Work? What the Research Shows

Male Infertility Rates Increasing – Why Sperm Counts Are Low

Research shows male infertility rates are increasing and sperm counts are low. Here’s why sperm health and male fertility is decreasing, and what you can do about it…

“The important impact of men’s reproductive health on a couple’s fertility is often overlooked,” said Professor Niels Skakkebæk from the University of Copenhagen, who co-authored a report on male infertility rates. “Women postponing motherhood have reduced fertility, and we now see that poor sperm may be making it even harder to conceive. While poor sperm may be part of the reason more couples are using IVF (in vitro fertilization), it may also be making those therapies less successful.”

The bad news is male fertility rates and infertility treatments are making it harder to get pregnant. The good news is there are things you can do to increase sperm counts! To learn how to get pregnant, read Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility.

And, here’s a summary of this report on male fertility rates…Read More »Male Infertility Rates Increasing – Why Sperm Counts Are Low

How a Pelvic Disorder Affects Pregnancy

Endometriosis and Infertility – How a Pelvic Disorder Affects Pregnancy

Endometriosis and infertility are often related, but treating this pelvic inflammatory disorder can improve your chances of pregnancy. Here’s a description of what causes endometriosis, the symptoms of endometriosis, and what to do if you suspect you have this pelvic disorder. According to Harvard Medical… Read More »Endometriosis and Infertility – How a Pelvic Disorder Affects Pregnancy

How Fertility Treatments and Drugs Contribute to Multiple Births

Fertility drugs and treatments are connected to multiple births and premature births, says the March of Dimes (a charity that promotes the health of babies). Here’s a summary of their information on how assisted reproductive technologies, such as controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, affect pregnancy and birth rates.

“Many people have focused on the role of assisted reproductive technologies in multiples and have not fully appreciated that fertility drugs alone are responsible for one out of every five multiple births,” said Alan R. Fleischman, M.D., medical director of the March of Dimes. “Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation drugs are widely prescribed, and some health care professionals — and their patients — are not aware of the serious risks of fertility drugs to women and their babies. There is a very high possibility of multi-fetal pregnancy resulting from use of these drugs, and that brings a high risk of prematurity and lifelong health problems for the babies as a consequence.”

This doesn’t mean we should avoid fertility treatments or assisted reproductive technologies, but it is something to be aware of! Talk to your fertility specialist for specific info that relates to you and your chances of getting pregnant. Click Creating Life Against the Odds: The Journey from Infertility to Parenthood to learn how one obstetrician/gynecologist used assisted reproductive technologies to get pregnant. And, read on for the full press release from the March of Dimes…Read More »How Fertility Treatments and Drugs Contribute to Multiple Births

Physical Fitness and Fertility – How Exercise Affects Conceiving a Baby

Exercising too much or too little can cause problems if you’re trying to get pregnant. Here are the results of a recent research study, which explored how physical fitness affects female fertility.

“Among all these women, we found two groups who experienced an increased risk of infertility,” says Sigridur Lara Gudmundsdottir, a PhD candidate in New research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Human Movement Science Programme. “There were those who trained almost every day. And there were those who trained until they were completely exhausted. Those who did both had the highest risk of infertility.”

Infertility can have many causes, both medical and lifestyle-related. Smoking, stress, and alcohol can affect your chances of getting pregnant – and so can being extremely underweight or overweight. Read on for the results of this study about exercise and getting pregnant. For more info about conceiving a baby, click Fully Fertile: A 12-Week Holistic Plan for Optimal Fertility.Read More »Physical Fitness and Fertility – How Exercise Affects Conceiving a Baby