Fertility Treatment Options to Help You Grow Your Family

Fertility Treatment Options to Help You Grow Your Family If you have been unable to become pregnant after a year of trying, you are not alone. About 15 percent of couples cannot get pregnant, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Fortunately, there are now a large number of fertility treatment options to help you conceive a baby and grow your family. Doctors trace infertility to the woman in about a third of all cases and to the man in about one-third of cases. In the remaining cases, doctors trace infertility to both parents or cannot find a cause at all. Fertility treatment options are specifically for men or…

Study Shows Bed Rest May Not Improve Pregnancy Rate Following IUI

A European study has found that the practice of keeping women immobilized following intrauterine insemination has no bearing on pregnancy rates. Study results were presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in June. In fact, one researcher said keeping women on bed rest following the procedure may actually harm the chances of becoming pregnant. “Indeed, it even tends to the opposite, said researcher Dr. Joukje van Rijswijk from the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam.   The study looked at 479 patients who were randomly assigned to 15 minutes of inactivity immediately following intrauterine insemination or to immediate mobilization following the procedure. The patients had several…

Myths and Facts About Infertility

There’s a lot of misinformation about infertility out there these days. Here are some common myths and facts to help you better understand the facts surrounding infertility and fertility treatments. Myth: Infertility is rare Fact: Infertility happens much more than you may realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.3 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 44 will have trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. Myth: Your only fertility treatment options include IVF and blastocyst culture. Fact: You may think treatments at a New York fertility clinic are your only chance to become pregnant. In truth, the majority of infertility cases are treated with conventional therapies like drug treatment or…

Understanding the Egg Freezing Process

Egg freezing is the process of preserving a woman’s eggs until she is ready to go through an IUI or IVF procedure to get pregnant. A woman’s egg supply when she is born is all she will ever have. It might be a million when she is born, but by the time she reaches an age where she is sexually active, there could only be 300,000 left. A woman’s egg supply keeps reducing every month, which diminishes a woman’s chances of conceiving naturally. There is where egg freezing can be beneficial. Here are some things to know about egg freezing, the procedure, and why it is performed. Why Egg Freezing…