Male Fertility

If you have been in the world of infertility for any amount of time, you probably feel like you need a cheat sheet to...

Lindsey Williams •Jul 25, 2022

Male Fertility

June is National Men’s Health Month, but there is no better time than the present to start taking men’s health seriously - especially when...

Lindsey Williams •Jun 17, 2022

Nationally celebrated holidays can feel isolating when your personal story doesn’t fit into the narrative of those days. For instance, Father’s Day can be...

Vivian Nunez •Jun 14, 2022

Entering the world of fertility treatments for the first time can be an overwhelming process, to say the least. In my case, dual-factor infertility...

Lindsey Williams •Jun 7, 2022

I am a clinical embryologist, a position that has held the highest place of honor among the many accomplishments I have achieved throughout my career. I also know first-hand the pain, emptiness, and emotional anguish that comes from not being able to build the family you desperately want when you want it. As the person behind-the-scenes in the IVF lab, I can’t describe the profound happiness that comes from being there at the very beginning of your family. From literally choosing the genes that will become your living child and placing those resulting embryos into your...

Carol Curchoe, PhD •May 31, 2022

As a Reproductive Urologist, I specialize in treating male patients who want to get their partner pregnant or preserve their fertility. Even though men are 50% of the fertility equation, the topic of male fertility is not discussed nearly enough or as thoroughly as female fertility. So, how do you know when to get your male partner's fertility tested? 5 Signs It's Time to Get Your Guy Checked 1. You’ve made the decision to try to get pregnant. When couples decide to try to conceive, it’s time for both partners to get their fertility evaluated. For the female, this...

Kelly Walker, M.D. •May 16, 2022

Did you know that male fertility issues are responsible for approximately half of all cases of infertility? The good news is that often, sperm health can be improved with lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a healthier diet, and supplement intake. Men’s prenatal supplements can also “fill in the gaps” to help support healthy sperm production, hormone health, and overall male fertility.   If you and your partner are trying to conceive, if you have received abnormal semen analysis results, or if you are going through fertility treatment such as IUI or IVF, it might be time...

Charlotte Medenwald •Mar 4, 2022

Nearly three-quarters of men who are trying to conceive or thinking about starting a family have no knowledge of their sperm quality, according to a 2021 survey.  People with a menstrual cycle get a monthly message from their bodies that can alert them to any fertility “red flags.” Irregular, very light, or heavy menstrual cycles can all be signs of hormone imbalance, ovulation disorders, or endometriosis, all of which can affect a person’s chances of conceiving. People with sperm, on the other hand, get no such signals. In many cases, men don’t have a reason to...

Legacy •Oct 21, 2021

I will never forget the day I was sitting in my therapist's office, telling her how poorly my relationship with my husband was bearing the weight of infertility. She locked eyes with me and said, “what happens if you get the baby you want so badly but your marriage doesn’t survive as a result”? My heart started pounding. I felt my all-consuming infertility anxiety screech to a halt in surprise. The reality at that moment was that I had let our struggle to conceive completely take over our lives. Everything else took a backseat to my...

InCircle Fertility (Sophie Dornstreich & Abbe Feder) •Sep 27, 2021

While there’s no hack or trick that is guaranteed to get you pregnant, if you’re still trying to conceive ‘the old-fashioned way,’ there are quite a few changes you can make to your routine to give your odds a boost. In this article, we will be highlighting a few of the more non-traditional ways to boost fertility that might just be worth considering. 1. Using castor oil packs I had never heard of these ‘lil guys before starting my fertility journey. Around that time, I started attending a fertility yoga workshop where I first heard about castor...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 2, 2021
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