Environmental and Lifestyle Causes of Low Sperm Count

Low sperm count means that the number of sperm present is lower than normal. This can make it harder, though not impossible, to impregnate a woman. Men with fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen are said to have low sperm count, also called oligospermia....

How does a short luteal phase affect fertility?

A woman’s ovulation cycle is split into two phases: the follicular phase and the luteal phase. Sometimes having a short luteal phase can be a cause of infertility. Here’s why. The follicular phase begins just after menstruation and is the phase during which a follicle...

How Many Follicles Do I Need for IVF?

If you’re learning about ovarian reserve and how it relates to treatment for infertility, you may have read that a diminished ovarian reserve may make you a “poor” candidate for IVF. You may also be wondering just how many egg-producing follicles you need to be...

What to Bring to Your Fertility Consultation

So you have your appointment scheduled with a fertility specialist. This is an exciting time! You are on the road to getting answers and creating a plan for your fertility future. Here are some things you can do personally to make sure the first few steps of that...

Over 40 and want to get pregnant?

Are you over 40 and want to get pregnant? You are not alone, but you are definitely in the minority. The CDC reports that in 2015, 11 births per 1000 were to women between the ages of 40 and 44 (up 4% from the previous year and the highest rate since 1966). The rate...