Considering artificial insemination?

It’s not a term you hear anymore, but artificial insemination as a treatment for infertility is still very widely practiced. It has a new name: intrauterine insemination (IUI), and it is an excellent low-tech treatment for some types of infertility. What is the...

Who are egg donors? Why should you become one?

Often our blog is directed primarily at couples facing infertility, but this time we want to invite a different audience in as well: potential egg donors. Learning about egg donors, who they are, and how they are chosen may help infertile couples feel more comfortable...

Folic Acid Improves Fertility in Women and Men

Folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, has long been lauded as one of the most important supplements for preventing birth defects. This B vitamin, when taken in daily dosages of 400 mcg before conception, can reduce the incidence of neural tube defects like spina...

Foods that can help or hinder IVF

If you are undergoing in-vitro fertilization, it can feel like the IVF journey is completely out of your control. But there are some things you can do to help your doctors help you. Did you know certain foods can improve or hinder your chances of getting pregnant via...
IVF is not the only fertility treatment

IVF is not the only fertility treatment

When couples have trouble getting pregnant, many erroneously assume they’ll have to go straight to In Vitro to have their baby. But IVF is considered an advanced fertility treatment, and many infertility problems can be successfully treated in more basic ways. Get on...
Getting Pregnant After Cancer

Getting Pregnant After Cancer

A study released in July of this year found that female cancer survivors are one third less likely getting pregnant after cancer than women in the general population. Researchers pulled the medical records of 23,201 girls and women in Scotland up to age 39 who had...