What is Premature Ovarian Failure?

For many women, it is common knowledge that the success rates of pregnancy decrease as you get older. This decline in fertility continues until menopause, usually at about 51 years of age, when your ovaries are no longer functioning. Post-menopausal women are no longer expected to be able to carry a pregnancy to term, let alone fertilize an egg. For them, getting pregnant is not an option. In younger women who are not facing menopause but are still faced with infertility, they often wonder what is the underlying cause attributable to this problem, and seek medical counsel. Ovarian function is Continue reading →

How Egg Quality Affects Fertility

Poor egg quality is a common cause of infertility, but does not necessarily spell the end of your chances of getting pregnant. Help is definitely available, and there are plenty of reliable, quality resources to help women gain knowledge and take the right steps towards health and fertility. Popular belief suggests that the only thing that matters in fertility is the number of eggs that a woman has available. This is hardly true, as fertility is more importantly a matter of quality of eggs, more so than simply quantity. It is important to remember that women’s health has important implications, Continue reading →

Facts on Infertility

Infertility is a dreaded term. It carries a certain sense of finality for couples having trouble getting pregnant, and is accompanied with dread or despair. But how do you know if you really are infertile? Here are some facts that may be useful in learning more about infertility. Definition of infertility. Infertility is defined by the World Health Organization as the inability to conceive a child, particularly after two years of regular sexual intercourse without contraception. In the U.S., the failure to conceive bears special urgency for women past 35 years of age. Couples under 35 who have been unsuccessful Continue reading →

Causes of Female Infertility

When you and your partner have been unsuccessful in getting pregnant, at some point you’ve you’ve wondered what went wrong. There may be several factors leading to your inability to become pregnant. Here are some issues that you may consider asking your OB-GYN about. Failure to Ovulate (Anovulation) Disorders in ovulation are considered among the most common reasons why women fail to conceive. These can be categorized according to their underlying causes: Hormonal problems. These are the most common causes of anovulation. The process of ovulation depends on the successful interactions between hormones, and any disruption in their balance can Continue reading →

Why Child Rearing is Difficult: The Issues at Hand

How hard is it to raise a child? In this era of iPhones and compact gadgets, everyone wants everything to be easy and instant. Child rearing becomes a mere duty rather than a heartfelt obligation. There are some who have continued the trend of raising their children the right way. Yet, there are more who seem to be negligent of this obligation. While some do not actually aim at being absentee parents, their countless efforts have backfired rather than benefit. For instance, giving everything that your child asks for is not a good way of raising him. This will make Continue reading →

Types of Fertility Treatments

Conception problems are a big hindrance to a couple’s desire of having a family. This spurns a lot of issues, and might even affect a couple’s relationship. Thankfully, science has provided a solution. Fertility treatments are the results of various developments in the field of medicine. A number of which have been known to produce results, but not in the instant sense. These methods are safe with most of which being non-invasive. Regardless of what you choose, one should first consult a doctor to know which of the treatments will produce the best possible outcome. All About Fertility Treatments In Continue reading →

Tips For Healthier Pregnancy

A mother always wants the best for her child. From the moment that you find out that you’re pregnant, it is the mother’s duty to provide the best for her incoming baby. And for that, it has to start with herself. An Expecting Mother’s Health There you are in the happiest state of your life after you found out that you are pregnant. The possibility of having a child after nine months is keeping you giddy with excitement. Yet, you are also cautious. What you do in that span of time will perhaps define the health of your baby. It Continue reading →

Reproductive Health and You: How to Take Care of your Sexual State

Being in top shape is always a priority. Nobody wants to be unhealthy, especially in a time where nearly everything that we ingest can pose serious threats to one’s well-being. While it is important to eat right, there are other ways that have to be done in order to stay in proper shape. You and your Reproductive Health What you eat defines what you do. And what you do defines what you eat. When the time comes and you are ready to commit to a family, you will look back at the things that you have done. Have you done Continue reading →

How To Prepare Your First-born For the new Baby

We’ve all experienced a bit of “sibling rivalry” at some point in our lives. It is only common for kids to bicker for the attention of their parents. As unbelievable as it may seem, this kind of healthy competition builds a lot of character for kids to use when they grow up. Yet there will come a point where it has to stop. And when that time comes, you wish you should have been there for your kids a bit more. Explaining to them the value of having a sibling is difficult. But when done at an early age, the Continue reading →