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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?...

Male infertility. Two words that can feel like a punch right in the—well, you know. But hold on. Before you start thinking worst-case-scenarios here, let's talk reality. A male infertility diagnosis doesn't mean your dreams of making a baby are over. There are a...

Picture it. The call comes in from the doctor, and the diagnosis is low sperm motility. That's what's slowing down all your baby making plans. So, what the heck can you do about it? It turns out this relatively common issue doesn't have to...

When it comes to infertility causes, some might just be fake news. There are a lot of rumors out there about what does and doesn’t contribute to infertility. Some of them are brand new and some of them are as old as baby-making itself. So let’s...

Maybe you've already been told by a doctor to switch up your diet, or maybe you're just starting to think about trying to get pregnant and want to treat your body like the temple that it is. The question is, where do you start? Don't...

One in eight. That's the startling statistic of how many couples trying to conceive actually struggle with some sort of fertility challenge. Whether it's PCOS, low sperm count, endometriosis, or (ugh) "unexplained," infertility takes many forms, and is so much more common than we all...

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...

Sometimes, no explanation is the most frustrating explanation of all. Fertility issues are hard enough to deal with when you actually understand what's causing the problem. But if your infertility is unexplained—as is the case for 30% of infertile women or 50% of infertile men—not knowing...

If you already have one child (or more), but you're struggling to conceive again, you're not alone. It has its own term: secondary infertility, and it's more common than you might think. Secondary infertility is just as emotionally jarring as primary infertility, but with its...

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...

Infertility is a minefield of unknown factors, all of which are totally screwing with your life plans. Am I not getting pregnant because of air pollution? My addiction to gas station slushies? The toxins in my night cream? Probably not. But there do seem to...

Zika has been in the news a lot since it first came to public consciousness in 2016. And while it's definitely a very scary virus, there's some confusing information out there about how people get it and what the risks are to those of us...

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...

You've been off your birth control for a while and even though you know there's no magic wand that can get you pregnant overnight (if only!), maybe you thought it would've happened by now—and you're constantly shaking off a nagging feeling that something's just...

Acupuncture: if you've never tried it, you may be totally freaked out by the prospect of having even more needles pricked into you. But more and more fertility specialists are recognizing the benefits of acupuncture and recommending it to their patients to ease their fertility...