Before you begin fertility treatment, your doctor needs to uncover any potential roadblocks. One of the ways they do this is by performing a diagnostic cycle, which includes a short test called a saline sonogram (also known as a sonohysterogram, or SHG).
With home fertility testing kits becoming increasingly popular, it is important to understand their benefits and limitations. Here's when to opt for an at-home sperm test and when you should reach out to a fertility expert for a full semen analysis.
We all want answers, and being told you have "unexplained infertility" can feel defeating. The good news? According to a study from the National Institutes of Health, 92% of couples with unexplained infertility who had fertility treatment ultimately had a child. So while this diagnosis may be frustrating, the odds are still in your favor that you'll become a parent!
Making the decision to begin fertility treatment is a big step for any hopeful parent. Now that you've decided to move forward with in vitro fertilization (IVF), what happens next? Let's walk through what to expect as you prepare for your IVF cycle, including which fertility tests and procedures you may undergo and why proper preparation for IVF is so essential.
One of the first steps on any family-building journey is a comprehensive fertility workup. This assessment includes blood work and other tests performed at various points in your menstrual cycle. Day 21 fertility testing is an essential part of evaluating your hormone levels and ensuring your body is prepared for a healthy pregnancy. Let's explore why!
If you’ve spent the past year trying to conceive without success, the prospect of a brand new year may bring renewed hope and determination. It might also bring up difficult emotions as you've had to navigate another holiday season without a baby in your arms. No matter which end of the spectrum you’re on right now, here are some simple steps you can take to maximize your chances of success with fertility treatment in 2023.
Cancer touches the lives of almost all Americans. Up to 40% of people will at some point face a cancer diagnosis, and we can all see and feel its effects in our families and across our communities. When you're facing cancer but still dream of having children in the future, what are your options? Let's explore them together.
When you enter the world of infertility, you're forced to learn an entirely new language in order to understand your results, advocate for yourself, and communicate with your team. But getting all this new terminology under your belt can be confusing! Let's explore the most common fertility acronyms and terms so you can feel more empowered on your journey.