Treatments & Meds

Ah, the double-edged sword of online infertility support groups: they're a much-needed source of solace when you're struggling to conceive, but they can also be the web forum equivalent of Googling, "do I have a brain tumor?" every time you get a headache and going...

Wish there was a magic pill that could instantly sprout you an infant? It's never that simple, but modern medicine has given us some pretty effective fertility drugs that work to help many people conceive. Which fertility drugs are right for you will depend on...

OB/GYN? Reproductive endocrinologist? Urologist? Ask your friends and family, and you're going to get a whole lot of names thrown at you. They all mean well. But just because Dr. Jones and Dr. Smith helped your best friend from high school doesn't mean they're...

So your doctor wants you (or your partner) to undergo a semen analysis for infertility, huh? If you've never given a sperm sample before, you're probably imagining all kinds of embarrassing and/or awkward scenarios. Will a random stranger accidentally burst in at a critical moment?...

How do you make sense of clomid vs. Femara? We're here to help. Sometimes, our bashful little human eggs need some help coming out of hiding. That's where a medication like Femara or clomid comes into play. But how can we differentiate between them? What's the...

For lesbian and other LGBTQ+ couples, a fertility journey isn't always straightforward. After all, you've got to work out the whole sperm + egg + uterus thing, and you may not have all of the above. Needless to say, things can get complicated; not to...

It gets tricky keeping track of all those meds and acronyms along the fertility path. FSH, AMH, IVF, IUI…and now, add hCG to the getting-pregnant mix. If you've been prescribed hCG shots for fertility, there are a few important things you should know. hCG decoded hCG...

If you're having conversations with your doctor about doing intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF), you're probably hearing a certain word come up over and over again (and it may or may not be giving you some serious heart palpitations). You know the...

If you're think you probably want kids someday—just maybe not, like, today—you might want to consider egg freezing. Women who choose to freeze their eggs can find it really empowering, but it's also a big personal and financial investment. We spoke with an expert to...

On the surface, surrogacy might seem like a rather simple arrangement: find a healthy woman, willing to carry a child for someone else, usually in exchange for a hefty fee. But there are many legal scenarios (not to mention the surrogate mother cost) that can...

If you’re a woman going in for a reproductive evaluation, your doctor is likely to order an FSH blood test. And, just like with any test, it’s natural to want to know anything and everything about the FSH blood test before you get poked or...

The AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) test is just one of many tests you may get when seeking answers about your fertility. But we know you're not about to head to the doctor's office for a blood draw without understanding what you're getting yourself into. So here's...

If trying to conceive is taking longer than you'd like, you're probably ready for some solid answers about your (and/or your partner's) fertility. This is a good time to set up an assessment with a reproductive endocrinologist—their main goal is to help you make a...

Be honest: when we say "sperm donor," do you immediately think of some broke college kid handing over a test tube of his best swimmers to some sketchy sperm bank in exchange for a quick buck? Because that's pretty much the reputation sperm donors have...