A History of IVF Around the World

One summer day in 1978, a historic event occurred: a baby girl was born in England. But this was not just any baby girl — Louise Brown’s birth marked the first successful baby conceived via in vitro fertilization. Commonly known as IVF, this relatively new...

Fertility Treatments and Insurance Coverage

Infertility is one of the most difficult battles many couples can face. Advances in fertility treatments offer an excellent chance of overcoming this challenge and achieving their dreams of becoming parents. Yet, insurance coverage, in many cases, is spotty at best....

Can Stress Affect Your Infertility?

If you’ve been unsuccessfully trying to have a baby for some time, you may be tired of hearing advice like, “Just relax! It’ll happen when you least expect it.” For those who have been trying for months or years, this well-meaning advice can...

How Does Sleep Affect Your Fertility?

Sleep is vitally important. Anyone with difficulties sleeping can tell you that. Yet, a good night’s rest eludes nearly one-third of men and women in the United States. There are a whole slew of health concerns associated with lack of sleep, and if you are...

Pausing Embryo Transfers in Response to COVID-19

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued a set of recommendations for reproductive medicine professionals and practices. One of the ASRM’s recommendations for practices during the coronavirus...
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