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Lack of cervical mucus and conception
Hostile cervical mucus is discussed a lot, but what about the other problem--a lack of cervical mucus. That may cause problems for conception, too, but there are ways around it.
Knocked up is a movie about the lifelong result of a one-night stand. If it had had a little less potty humor and a more clever script, it could have been a sweet movie. I thought it fell short, but surprisingly, it made me have some deeper questions.
Waiting for something robs you of time you have today....how can you stay positive while you dream, wish and anguish over having a baby?
IUI versus IVF
If you're having trouble conceiving, should you try IUI or IVF? We will examine the pros and cons of both.
IUI and conception
If you're going through assisted reproduction to conceive, you probably will start with IUI, or intrauterine insemination. It's a very non-invasive procedure that can get you to your goal of conception.
Is It Time To Seek Fertility Help?
When do you need to get help for fertility?
Iodine and fertility
Iodine is essential for thyroid function and also for fertility. Most people use iodized salt, but is that enough?
Implantation versus conception
A lot of women are confused about implantation and conception. Conception is simply defined as a sperm penetrating an egg and creating an embryo. Implantation is when that embryo burrows into the uterus.
For some women, getting pregnant is not so simple. One procedure that doctors use to see if there are problems is HSG, or hysterosalpingogram. If you're told you need one, what does it involve?
How to answer difficult questions
People love to ask couples if they're trying to conceive, especially if they've been married for at least a year. You would think that everyone would know how awkward that can be by now, but they don't. Here are some suggestions for what to say.
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