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Improving Fertility

Your Fertility Friendly New Year's Resolutions

If you're trying to get pregnant this year, make your fertility a priority in your New Year's resolutions. Here are eight resolutions to get your fertility on the right path to getting pregnant in the New Year!...(more)

PCOS Diet Planning: Foods to Have and Foods to Avoid

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder affecting as many as 5-10% of American women. This hormonal disorder causes widespread hormonal imbalances in a woman's body, impacting her metabolism, mood, weight and fertility. Since there is no cure to PCOS, it's imperative to adopt a lifestyle that is supportive of healthy management of the disease, including a healthy diet. Here is a list of foods to have and foods to avoid to help maintain an optimal diet for living with PCOS....(more)

5 Natural Ways to Increase Sperm Motility

When it comes to male fertility, the health of a man's sperm is vital. Factors such as semen quantity and sperm motility each play important roles on the path to conception. For men with motility issues, here are five natural ways to help increase their sperm motility....(more)

Helpful Treatments for Not Ovulating

Ovulation is the part of the menstrual cycle that occurs when the female egg is pushed out of the ovary. When the egg is fertilized with sperm, pregnancy occurs and a baby begins to develop. The absence of ovulation creates the problem of having no egg to fertilize, which is one of the causes of female infertility. How can you tell when you are ovulating and what can be done if you are not?...(more)

Treatments

6 Tips to Help You Keep Track of Your IVF Cycle

Whether you're starting your first IVF cycle or your fifth, it's helpful to have a system to keep all of your medications, appointments and cycle protocols organized. Here are six tips to help you keep track and stay on top of everything during your IVF cycle....(more)

The Pros and Cons of Fresh vs. Frozen IVF Cycles

If you're considering IVF (in vitro fertilization) as a fertility treatment, you may be wondering the difference between fresh and frozen cycles. While your first cycle may be a fresh cycle, subsequent cycles may be frozen. Here's what you need to know about each....(more)

When Fertility Treatments Don't Work

If you've been undergoing fertility treatments without success, you may be incredibly discouraged on your family building journey. Whether it's your first failed cycle or your latest in a string of failed cycles, here's what you should consider doing when fertility treatments don't work....(more)

Definitions

Women's Health: Defining Endometriosis

The medical community defines endometriosis as a condition during which the endometrial tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis has the potential to cause severe symptoms, including pain and infertility. This article discusses the biological basis of endometriosis and the medical treatment options for this condition....(more)

Understanding the Endometrium: A Reproductive System Definition

The basic definition of the endometrium is simple. The endometrium is the layer of mucous tissue that lines the interior walls of the uterus. However, the functioning of the endometrium is complex....(more)

All About IUI and other Fertility Related Terms

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is an artificial method to achieve conception. Couples who can't conceive naturally turn to artificial insemination (AI) techniques. Once you decide to go down this road, you need to familiarize yourself with several fertility related terms to have a better understanding of what you will go through. You will find below the explanation of most common terms that you will hear from your fertility doctor....(more)

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Keiko Zoll

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Keiko Zoll is a leading infertility and women's health writer, chronicling her personal journey through infertility since 2009. Her website, "The Infertility Voice" has become a powerhouse support resource in the online infertility community. In 2010, Keiko received the Hope Award from RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association for her short... Read More

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