My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. After some really traumatic experiences, I would really rather not take a shot in the dark to find a good OB/GYN. We have an insurance that's pretty widely accepted. Anyone have any recommendations in Brooklyn or Manhattan? I need a regular GYN and also a OB for the future (hopefully) so together would be great but if you've got a great one that just does one or the other, send them right over. [more inside]
My boyfriend is considering donating sperm to his best friend and his wife. I personally find the situation a bit worrying and I'm wondering what I can expect. [more inside]
I'm looking for an OB/GYN or RE in the greater Seattle area after experiencing 3 early miscarriages in the last 10 months. [more inside]
Please tell me your experiences, thoughts and advice about egg freezing (the ones you make babies with, not the ones you eat). [more inside]
I will be banking sperm in the next few months. Right now I live in Texas. When it comes time to use that sperm, Partner and I will be... well, wherever the job market takes us — probably hundreds or even thousands of miles away. [more inside]
Screenshot of the past two years. This is not an aberration, I have been this way since I was 13. There was even one year that I only had 2 periods the whole year. I have never taken the pill, or any contraception. I do not take any medications. I became sexually active in my early 20's. my first time meeting with a gyno was at 32, my current age. I have always worried about my fertility, but I comfort myself saying I am holding onto my eggs for an important time instead of letting them go. Do you know what is wrong with me?
Any advice for coping with infertility? [more inside]
What is the chepest way to get a male fertility test in US? Don't wanna pay for doctor too. Not cheap just tight right now. Any labs I can go directly and get these done both count and analysis? I called few and was told I need a doctor's note, sounds like a scheme for doctor to make money. Why can't I just get this done with the lab myself, it is not a surgery or procedure. This is just asses alone, not involved in any relationship. Just wanna be sure if my boys can swim and get the job done!
My boyfriend treats me wonderfully, like I'm the most important thing on the planet. Now, we are taking our first steps down a very quick path towards Full Lifetime Committment: moving-in, with the understanding that marriage and kids will follow shortly. (Why the speed? I'm 37 with some history of ladytroubles that require maximum time to try and get pregnant.) I was feeling very ready for all this 2-3 months ago, but now am having doubts. Help! Are these standard cold feet, or do you spot any red flags here? [more inside]
I'm 38. My partner is 53 with a 20 year old vasectomy. I spent ten of my most fertile years in a lesbian relationship and I feel like I've missed my chances to conceive. What are my options? How much is it likely to cost? And what can I expect my insurance to cover? [more inside]
Trying to get preggos AND also trying to be patient. But, would like to prepare just in case. When should I go in to a doctor to discuss fertility, and who/what kind of a doc should I discuss this with? (OB/GYN? A reproductive specialist?) [more inside]
What can I do, as a mid-twenties female, to ensure my reproductive organs will be as healthy as possible by the time I want kids? There is also history of problems in my family. [more inside]
My wife and I are planning to start trying to conceive in the next few months, and being academic bookish types, would like some books on the whole process. Specifically, we're interested in fertility issues (we're in our mid-30s) and generally the logistics of the whole process - prenatal nutrition, choosing a doctor and a hospital, preparing for the kid, and so on. My personal preference is for books that are more detailed (citations to back things up are great) rather than touchy-feely.
I was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer and will be having surgery next week to remove the testicle with the tumor. Should I be thinking about preserving sperm yet? [more inside]
How do you let go of what you want (fertility version)? [more inside]
My wife and I are trying to get pregnant. We've resorted to IVF (in vitro fertilization). But meanwhile, my wife is going to pieces, "terrified" that she might never have a natural child. Anyone been through this? Any advice? [more inside]
How do I date, as a late-30's woman who still wants kids? [more inside]
Interested in donating some eggs. Genetic longevity and the like. Tips? [more inside]
I'm set to have an ovarian cystectomy (and possible oophorectomy) at the end of the week. I'm pretty scared about the surgery, the recovery and my future fertility. [more inside]
This may be naive: is there any way to have my fertility tested while I have a Mirena inserted? [more inside]
Does my partner really need a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) when we have no reason to believe she has fertility problems?
Does my partner really need a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) when we have no reason to believe she has fertility problems? [more inside]
My partner and I have been trying for a while to conceive. We’ve used charting and ovulation predictors and, after six months, it’s not happening. I’m 38, he’s 37, and we want to get ourselves to a fertility clinic stat. Where we are, there are three to choose between. How do I make that choice? [more inside]
Can I donate sperm to my former girlfriend? [more inside]
[Fertility filter] I've been trying fruitlessly to get pregnant for about 10 months. At what point do we talk to a doctor? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
When to have Baby #2? (Welcome to my personal/professional snowglobe.) [more inside]
Please recommend a fertility tracking iphone app that doesn't infantilize me. [more inside]
Menstruation every other month. Should I go to the OB or just chalk it up to craziness? [more inside]
Where can I find Follistim at the lowest possible price? [more inside]
My partner and I are a lesbian couple. One half of our happy couple is pregnant with our first child, the other half is a transsexual woman, and because of that we have been able to conceive a child that is genetically related to both of us. We know one other couple in the world who has dealt with these issues. Is anyone else out there? [more inside]
I'd like to get pregnant artificially, but without going through a doctor - seeking tips. [more inside]
Medical Filter: My (male) friend with rheumatoid arthritis and his wife are trying to get pregnant. After months of trying, they've learned that he has very low sperm count and mobility. The doctor suspects that this is caused by the RA medications and not by RA itself. Unfortunately, none of several doctors has been able to give specific advice about which medications are problematic and how long my friend would need to be off of them in order for his swimmers to recover. Any personal experience here, folks? Links to credible info? [more inside]
Has anyone here had experience with conception post-IUD? Is there anything I should know ahead of time, or start doing a few months in advance to smooth the transition? How long after removal will fertility return? [more inside]
Is there an organisation in the UK I could donate my eggs to that offer free fertility treatments to women who can't conceive? [more inside]
Given 'optimal' circumstances, what are the typical odds of conception from a single act of unprotected intercourse? [more inside]
Trying to Conceive communities: alternatives to babycenter.com? [more inside]
I'd like to hear about your experience taking metformin for PCOS, especially if it didn't work quite as you expected... [more inside]
Recommend a good fertility doctor/reproductive endocrinologist in NYC? [more inside]
Is there a good iPhone app for documenting menstrual cycles and fertility related stuff? [more inside]
Male fertility question -- does excessive masturbation reduce sperm count? [more inside]
Can I use a Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor as birth control as well? Is there another device I can use? [more inside]
Me and my wife have been trying to get pregnant for over a year with no success. She has had tests and found out she might have trouble getting pregnant. She wants me to get my sperm tested for fertility, as well. The problem is that she has insurance, but I do not. What are my options for testing, and how much are they likely to cost? If we both go to a fertility doctor, is it possible that her insurance will cover getting me tested?
Pros and cons of egg donation? [more inside]
Calling all experiences with surrogate pregnancy - on any side of the equation. I am considering having a child through a surrogate mother, and wondered if anyone had any anecdotes, experience, advice, warnings, etc. [more inside]
Dumb birth control pill question: why don't I need to use a backup method while taking the sugar pills? [more inside]
Help me get knocked up 2008-style: woman seeks info and advice on getting pregnant non-traditionally.
Help me get knocked up 2008-style: woman seeks info and advice on getting pregnant non-traditionally. [more inside]
There are two different stories about how bowler hats came to Bolivia and Peru. [more inside]
Help me understand the methaphor/mythology behind female sci-fi characters losing their ovaries (slightly spoilery for Alias, X-Files, and S2 of Battlestar Galactica). [more inside]
About a year ago I was diagnosed with epidydimitis, which has become a chronic (but low-level) pain. I am now interested in having a child (to be precise: being a sperm donor for a close friend; not via a clinic). I know that there is some chance of decreased fertility with this disease, but is there any chance the sperm themselves will be weird, mutated, or otherwise unsuitable for fertilizing an egg? [more inside]
Are there any gemstones/crystals that are traditionally tied to increasing fertility? [more inside]
Hepatitis B causes mothers to give birth to fewer girls. Are there are any other diseases that affect births in a gender-specific way?
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