Explaining “Unexplained Infertility”

For most couples struggling with infertility, the cause can be quickly identified: endometriosis, blocked
 fallopian tubes, defective ovulation, poor sperm quantity or quality, and so forth. However, for many 
patients, standard diagnostic testing fails to identify a specific cause. This is generally referred to 
as “unexplained infertility” and accounts for roughly 25% of couples seeking help from a reproductive 
physician. Infertility testing for unexplained infertility…

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Getting Pregnant After 35 – How Age Affects Fertility

Many women delay pregnancy well into their 30s and beyond — and still go on to deliver healthy babies. But the “biological clock” is a fact of life, and after age 35 it’s important to understand how age affects fertility if you’re hoping to get pregnant.   – It may take longer to get pregnant Fertility will peak for most women in their 20s and…

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The ABCs of Semen Analysis

The ABCs of Semen Analysis A semen analysis is usually one of the first parts of a couple’s infertility work-up, and it’s a fairly simple test.  While many men cringe when they imagine a doctor’s office room with nothing but a sample cup, racy magazines, and lots of pressure, a semen analysis is critical in evaluating male fertility. In fact, problems with the sperm, or…

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What is Male Infertility?

What is Male Infertility? Male infertility isn’t something you hear much about in the news, so it may be surprising to learn just how common it is — and there’s no better time than Men’s Health Month (June) to become better informed. About one-third of infertility is thought to be male derived. Additionally, many couples with a normal semen analysis and a normal female evaluation…

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When You Should See Your Doctor about Infertility

Congratulations ‒ you’ve decided to have a baby! You and your partner have been trying (and trying and trying) to get pregnant. The months keep ticking by, still with no positive pregnancy test. At what point should you see your doctor about infertility? The answer to this question usually depends on your age. If you’re under 35, doctors advise that you try getting pregnant for about a…

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