causes of fertility problems

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Causes of Infertility for Men and Women Who Can’t Get Pregnant

Gene mutations in men and obscure viruses in women can cause infertility. Here’s a basic list of the most commonly known reasons men and women can’t get pregnant, plus four research studies that describe lesser known causes of male and female fertility problems. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for more than a year, you may be wondering about the signs […]

5 Ways to Overcome Fertility Problems

These five practical tips for overcoming fertility problems are inspired by a parable of a couple who finally conceived a baby after years of trying to get pregnant. The Clearblue Fertility Monitor isn’t a cure for fertility problems, but it can help you get pregnant. Fertility monitors track your ovulation and menstrual cycles, and tell you the best time to have […]

12 Most Common Causes of Fertility Problems

If you’re having problems getting pregnant, you may unknowingly be dealing with the most common causes of fertility problems. Here’s a list of the most common reasons women don’t get pregnant, plus a solution for each problem. The Combo of Ovulation and Pregnancy Test Strips (pictured) is a must-have for women who want to get pregnant. The ovulation test predicts when there is […]

Alcohol and Fertility – How Drinking Affects Getting Pregnant

Fertility doctors told me drinking alcohol can affect getting pregnant; they encouraged both me and my husband to stop drinking wine, beer and spirits when we were trying to conceive. But research on fertility and alcohol does not support the idea that a woman should not drink alcohol when trying to conceive. From my research on alcohol and fertility, I’ve learned that […]

How Getting Pregnant After Fertility Problems Affects Marriage

The good news is getting pregnant and having a baby after fertility problems will improve your marriage (or so the research shows). The bad news is NOT getting pregnant can negatively affect your relationship – and even cause it to end prematurely (again, according to the research). More good news is that not all couples are affected the same way […]

The Link Between Childhood Cancer and Infertility

Past research shows that survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for infertility, but this new study reveals that pregnancy is just as possible for cancer survivors as for people who have never had cancer. Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital used data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study to look at […]