Difficulty in having children is more common than you may think, affecting one in six couples. If you are one of those couples, you probably have questions about why your reproduction system is not working properly. Below, two specialists discuss the science and biology of infertility, addressing some of the most common questions.
Ovulation induction is a process whereby -- through drug therapy -- some of the 1,000 eggs lost monthly are rescued from atresia and allowed to develop to maturity. The following discussion is a description of the process of ovulation induction.
Some people spend the fall eagerly awaiting the piney smell and warm glow of a live Christmas tree. Others who celebrate Christmas, find indoor trees, not to mention greenery-draped mantles and cinnamon-scented candles, bring little more than a runny nose and a tight feeling in their chest.
Women have children at all different ages. But they are actually most fertile during their late teens and 20s, and for most women, getting pregnant becomes somewhat more difficult by the mid thirties. This is primarily because the number of eggs decreases as women age.
The first step is to inform your regular Obstetrician/Gynecologist that you are ready to talk about getting pregnant and you would like to schedule an appointment. This article lists the routine questions and tests that I recommend to my patients.
There are multiple causes of infertility. The male alone is the cause in 20-35% of cases of infertility. An evaluation of the male should be one of the very first tests carried out in the investigation of the infertile couple.
Dads and moms who find themselves in the drugstore trying to buy a thermometer in a hurry may be overwhelmed by their choices. The thermometer market has broadened in the last decade: While parents once had had two choices, there are now five or six.
Misinformation about fevers and whether to treat them abound. One of the most frequent reasons parents call or visit a pediatrician is their child's fever. What is a fever, and what actually causes it? Should it be treated?
Are you totally confused on how to use the charting tool or just need a few helpful hints? Here are the instructions to help it all make sense.
Looking for an explanation of our charting tool? Here it is! For step by step directions, read below and also click here. The Pregnancy.org Base Basal Temperature (BBT) Charting Tool is designed to help women pinpoint their ovulation as an aid in determining ovulation as a method of natural birth control.