Will Acupuncture Help Me Get Pregnant?

Will Acupuncture Help Me Get Pregnant?

Proponents of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) will argue that such practices can help to cure infertility. But critics suggest it’s all blowing smoke. So how can you know which is true? This article examines scientific studies and other professional...
Everything Will Be Fine

Everything Will Be Fine

My genetic counselor had the sweetest face— soft, angelic, trusting. After she took my aunt and I into a small room, she smiled, her eyes turned down and then her smile retreated a bit. “I was really hoping to give you different news today,” she said. I know she meant...
Improve Sperm Without Medication

Improve Sperm Without Medication

Nearly 1 in 6 couples will face fertility problems in their lifetime, and 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Studies show that nearly 40% of all infertility in couples is due to male factors, with nearly 25% of couples having both male and female infertility...
The Economics of Women’s Fertility

The Economics of Women’s Fertility

Women are going to have sex. Women are going to go about their lives—go to school, have a job, be with friends, have relationships, etc.—and they want to be able to have control over their lives. At least this is what 60 percent of women surveyed by the Guttmacher...
When To See A Fertility Doctor

When To See A Fertility Doctor

If you’ve been trying to have a baby for a few months or longer, you can start to wonder if something is wrong. Sure, typically babies don’t come on the first month of trying, unless you are my mom or my good friend Lisa. But, if you have been trying for a...
Do Guys Need Prenatal Vitamins, Too?

Do Guys Need Prenatal Vitamins, Too?

Do men need prenatal nutrient support? Yes, although not the same nutrients that are in female prenatal supplements. Taking a good quality multivitamin will never hurt, but there are other factors to consider when supplementing a man’s diet for fertility purposes....