fertility problems

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How Much Do Fertility Treatments Cost? From IVF to Donor Eggs

Here are the costs of the most common fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor eggs, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and surrogate parenting. “We compare investing in your fertility with gambling or investing in the stock market,” write Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan in A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility. “There are no guarantees. Spending […]

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 […]

Eating Disorders and Getting Pregnant

Is it possible that your “unexplained infertility” is because of an eating disorder? Getting pregnant takes about a year on average, but if you have an eating disorder such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa, your fertility will be affected. Here’s what research from the University of Helsinki says about eating disorders and getting pregnant: Women with eating disorders are less […]

9 Health Problems That Prevent Pregnancy

Here are the most common health or medical problems that stop pregnancy, plus tips on how to conceive a baby without having to see a fertility doctor. This information is from The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean Twenge – it’s the newest, most comprehensive guidebook for pregnancy. “Trying to get pregnant is very emotional and stressful because ultimately […]

5 Tips for Living With Male Fertility Problems

Infertility may be the worst thing a man faces, especially if fertility is manhood to him. These tips for living with male fertility problems are from The Fertility Sourcebook and my husband’s experience with azoospermia. “…the number-one problem most men faced was admitting their infertility to another male, particularly close family members and friends,” writes Sara Rosenthal in The Fertility […]

Emotional Health Tips for When You’re Not Getting Pregnant

The stress of not getting pregnant – or coping with fertility problems – can create a downward spiral. These emotional health tips will awaken your creativity and have a positive effect on your mood and perhaps even your fertility… If you know you’ll never get pregnant, read Silent Sorority: A Barren Woman Gets Busy, Angry, Lost and Found.  You’ll see you’re not alone, […]