In Vitro Fertilization or as it’s more commonly known IVF. What happens with IVF is a rather interesting process. An egg is removed from the woman’s ovaries and is then fertilized with the male’s sperm in a laboratory. The fertilized egg now becomes what’s known as an embryo. The embryo is now placed back into [...]
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Sperm washing is a process where the individual sperms are separated from the semen. The washed sperm term is used in artificial insemination. This process includes intrauterine insemination also called IUI and used in the IVF process. This process also may be used to decrease the risk of HIV transmission by an HIV positive man, [...]
Not being able to have children has gained a negative stigma in the past. So much that couples were afraid to speak about it because they felt ashamed. Centuries ago the woman was blamed for the inability to have children and it was not understood that infertility could come from both the male and the [...]
A doctor will usually advise you take a folic acid supplement while you are pregnant but can it also be beneficial while you are trying to conceive? Firstly, what is folic acid? It is a synthetic form of vitamin B9 and it reduces the risk of neural tube defects in babies by up to 70%. [...]
With your first baby you will get a lot of advice from everyone. Each person you come in contact with will give you advice; whether you asked for it or not. Breastfeeding is one of those topics that people will give their opinion on. Whichever way you look at it, breastfeeding is very important in [...]
Young men too often rush to have a vasectomy because at the time they think they don't want to have children. You may feel like that at the time but, did you know, that every ten years you become a different person? Your dreams and aspirations change. You don't want the same things in your [...]
Infertility can be a very sensitive topic for many couples. Seeing other couples have babies while you're trying so hard to conceive can be disconcerting and heart breaking for a couple. Although it's a sensitive issue to both parties, there may be a tendency to blame someone. It is human nature to blame someone if [...]
For many people it doesn't take much effort but for others it may be difficult to conceive baby. It may take a few weeks to a few months for a normal couple to fall pregnant however other couples do not have any success. If you do not conceive after a period of 12 months, it [...]
If you've had trouble conceiving it is very important that you take good care of yourself during the pregnancy. It is best to be cautious rather than try to be brave because that is what society expects from the modern woman. There are more important things in this world than being subject to the expectations [...]
Everyone has their opinion about infertility. If you are unable to conceive and don't know why yet, then you have probably been bombarded with advice and suggestions. Aunties may tell you what home remedies to take and uncles may give you unsolicited advice about intercourse. There are so many myths about infertility yet only a [...]