If you’re struggling with infertility, you’re not alone. Millions of couples share in the frustration, emotional turmoil, and grief — even loss. These feelings are normal. Here’s how to manage them and get emotional support when you need help.
You may have heard that the quality and quantity of your eggs decrease as you age. But, what does this mean? Understanding how many eggs you typically have in your prime fertile years can help you with family planning.
At least one-third of infertility problems are due to factors with the man. That’s why a semen analysis is one of the first steps in a comprehensive infertility workup for a couple. Here’s what you can learn from this test.
IVF failure can sometimes be due to problems with the woman’s endometrial lining – the tissue inside of the uterus. ERA® testing evaluates the quality of your endometrium. Here’s how it works and when it’s recommended.
Tubal ligation is a permanent form of female birth control. Certain techniques for tying your tubes are more reversible than others. Here are your options and what you may want to consider when scheduling the procedure.
When male factor infertility stands in the way of treatments like artificial insemination, advanced sperm extraction procedures are a possible solution. Here are the various types of sperm extraction and how they help you get pregnant.
When a woman’s cervical mucus is not the right consistency to support the meeting of sperm and egg, it’s known as cervical factor immunity. Your cervical factor can be assessed to determine if it’s contributing to your inability to conceive.
An inability to conceive isn’t solely the woman’s fault. In more than one-third of cases, problems with the man stands in the way of pregnancy. A semen analysis is an important part of any fertility workup.
IVF is the most common form of assisted reproductive technology, but it’s intense and expensive. Mini IVF can help you achieve pregnancy with lower doses of medication and a reduced cost. Learn more about this infertility treatment.
When you can’t seem to conceive despite months of trying, it can be disheartening and frustrating. Infertility is complex and nuanced. We share some details you might not be aware of when it comes to infertility.
Women with endometriosis can become pregnant and have a healthy baby, but the hardest part of pregnancy is conceiving in the first place. Here’s what to consider if you have endometriosis and want to add to your family.
IVF helps couples struggling with infertility add to their families. But, it’s not always successful, especially on the first go-round. Our experts share what you can expect with IVF and how likely it is you’ll have a healthy pregnancy as a result.
Women of all sizes regularly get pregnant without a problem. But, being severely overweight or underweight can affect ovulation, hormone levels, and your general ability to conceive. Here’s how weight affects fertility and what you can do about it.
You may have questions about the final stage of in vitro fertilization, when the embryo is transferred to your uterus to initiate pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know as you move into this step of assisted reproductive technology.
Tubal ligation, known as having your “tubes tied”, is considered a permanent form of birth control. But, if you regret the decision and want to have your tubal ligation reversed, it’s usually possible.
A diagnosis of cancer when you’re still in the stages of planning and wanting a family feels devastating. Advancements in fertility preservation mean that you still have a very high chance of creating a healthy baby.
Many couples struggle to conceive. When conservative treatments -- such as lifestyle changes, hormones, and fertility medications -- fail to help, IVF is an option. Learn what this process entails and what to expect.
If selecting the gender of your child is important to you, the Ericsson sperm-washing protocol is an easy and affordable option. We share the details about how this procedure works and safely helps increase the odds of conceiving a specific gender.
If you have PCOS, you know how it affects many aspects of your health -- including your metabolism, hair growth, and fertility. These tips can help you manage the symptoms and improve your quality of life.
If you’re concerned about the physical and financial investments of fertility treatment with IVF, mini IVF may be an option. Learn about this alternative that can help you achieve the family you desire.
You don’t have to give up on having a child just because your eggs aren’t viable. Egg donation can help you get pregnant so you can achieve your dream family. Learn how you might benefit or participate as a donor in this assisted fertility process.
It’s impossible to know what the future will bring, especially when it comes to family and fertility. Give yourself a little peace of mind by freezing embryos now so you can at least have a better chance of getting pregnant in the future.
If you have premature ovarian failure, it’s unlikely that you’ll conceive through intercourse alone. However, with the right fertility treatment, you can still get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby. Read on to learn about your options.
Struggling with infertility? Thinking of using in vitro fertilization to help you conceive? Concerned about the outcomes? Preimplantation genetic screening can help alleviate your concerns by providing you with all the genetic information you need.
Have you been trying for a baby but find yourself disappointed every month? In vitro fertilization (IVF) and mini IVF each offer unique benefits. Read on to learn more about these advanced reproductive technologies.
As the last step of the IVF process, embryo transfer is a quick procedure with one simple objective: a successful pregnancy. Here’s what you should know about the process itself, the timing of your procedure, and what to expect afterward.
Undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a stressful experience because of the challenges of infertility and the ups and downs of treatment. Here are five helpful tips for managing the stressful times that can arise during IVF.
Doctors can often determine the cause of infertility. However, in couples with unexplained infertility, neither partner has a known medical cause. Fortunately, even when infertility is unexplained, treatment may still help couples become parents.
Many couples have used preconception gender selection to balance their families or mitigate the risk of having a baby with a sex-linked genetic disease. Find out how gender selection works, and which technique is most accurate.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) can be an ideal solution for infertile couples, but that doesn’t mean it’s entirely predictable. Here’s what you should know about the perinatal morbidity and mortality risks associated with ART outcomes.
While some fertility problems can be linked to specific health habits and lifestyle factors, others are the result of an undiagnosed or untreated medical problem. Thyroid gland function can influence your reproductive health.
Every single day, you’re exposed to endocrine disruptors, which are chemicals capable of mimicking hormone activity or interfering with hormone production and metabolism. Here’s how they can affect fertility — and how to minimize your exposure.
Lots of things can influence your ability to get pregnant, ranging from an underlying medical problem to certain lifestyle choices. Find out how the foods you eat can improve your health and optimize your fertility.
In recent years, minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become increasingly popular in the United States. Find out what makes mini IVF different from conventional IVF, and whether it may be an option for you.
Whether you’re busy pursuing life goals or you simply haven’t found the right partner, egg freezing gives you a kind of insurance policy that holds your eggs — and your fertility — in a state of suspended animation. Here’s what you should know.
If you and your partner are having trouble getting pregnant due to poor sperm count or motility, there’s hope. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can boost your chances of conceiving through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Here’s how it works.
For women over the age of 40, a rapid decline in egg quantity and quality can make it increasingly harder to conceive naturally. Find out how you can boost your chances of conceiving, and which treatment options may be most helpful.
If you and your partner are having trouble getting pregnant, in vitro fertilization (IVF) can help you overcome your fertility problems and fulfill your family dreams. No doubt you have questions about IVF, and we’ve got answers.
If you’re trying to have a baby but you’ve had problems with infertility, don’t despair. Egg donation may be the answer to your prayers, even if you’re over 40. Read on as we explain how egg donation can help you with infertility.
Egg freezing has been used to preserve female fertility since the late 1990s. It was first offered to young women diagnosed with cancer, so they could protect their ability to have a biological child if the disease or its treatment left them sterile.
Clomid is commonly prescribed to women who have trouble with ovulation. It stimulates the development and release of eggs, so you can time intercourse or insemination to optimally result in pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know about Clomid.
Although IVF has a relatively high success rate, the process itself isn’t always quick or easy. Here at California Center for Reproductive Health, we’ve helped countless families in the Los Angeles area become pregnant through IVF, so we understand the uni
Male infertility is a challenge that many couples must address. The reason that infertility exists cannot be pinpointed in approximately half (50%) of cases, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
It’s a pretty safe bet that in every aspect of life, the thing people desire the most is certainty. Sure, there are exceptions to this rule, but more often than not people want to know that they’re making a safe decision
The good news is medical advancements have come such a long way that more and more couples (and individuals) are finding that there are options available to them that can help during this difficult process. Many of the conditions that make conception diffi
Life moves fast, especially here in California. The past decade has brought an incredible amount of progress. We’re lucky to live in times where LGBTQ couples have access to the services they need to plan for the future and have happy, healthy families.