Factors That Increase the Risk of Male Infertility

Do you want to have kids? Avoid these factors that increase the risk of male infertility — such as cycling, certain illnesses, and extra weight.

“In approximately 30% of couples attending for infertility investigations, ‘a male factor’ is thought to be the likely cause of the infertility,” say the experts at Sims International Fertility Clinic in Dublin, Ireland. “In a further 20% of couples, factors in both the man and the woman are thought to be relevant. It is very important therefore for the doctor to evaluate both partners when considering the reasons and the most appropriate treatment for a couples’ infertility.”

For more info about male factor infertility, click on Male Fertility and Infertility by T.D. Glover and C.L.R. Barratt. And, read on to learn about the factors that increase the risk of male infertility…Read More »Factors That Increase the Risk of Male Infertility

Tips for Reducing the Stress of Infertility

These tips for reducing infertility stress will help if you’re trying to get pregnant and are coping with constant disappointment of not getting pregnant! You’re probably getting a little stressed out – and that definitely won’t help you conceive. These stress relief tips may increase your chances of getting pregnant, and will definitely improve your mood and relationships.

Before the tips, a quip:

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you,” said John De Paola.

I don’t know if pregnancy will “catch” you if you slow down…but heck, it’s worth a try! To learn more about sperm, ovulation, and getting pregnant, click Fertility and Infertility for Dummies by Gillian Lockwood and others. And, read on for dozens of tips on reducing the stress of infertility….Read More »Tips for Reducing the Stress of Infertility

How to Deal With Anxiety When You Can’t Get Pregnant

How Adopted Children Are Treated Differently Than Biological Kids

Parents treat adopted children differently than biological children, according to the comments on this article and research on adoption! Parenting styles, methods of discipline, and even mealtimes are different for adopted children. “[When you’re adopted], you suddenly have twice as many people to blame for… Read More »How Adopted Children Are Treated Differently Than Biological Kids