Scientists at the Imperial College London believe they may have found a safer and more effective way of stimulating ovulation in women who are undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Typically doctors use a hormone called hCG to help make women’s eggs mature. But just recently, scientists have found that another hormone, Kisspeptin, may be a more […]

Shape.com recently came out with an article, The Truth About Fertility and Aging, that discussed the findings of a recent study.  What the study found was actually something that we’ve always stressed at ART, and that’s having a healthy diet.

It’s well known that chronic stress can cause dysfunction in the female reproductive system that can lead to miscarriages, but little is known as to whether stress can harm fertility prior to pregnancy. Scientists at the University of California Berkeley recently conducted a study to find out, and their recently-released findings may be the first […]

Throughout our lives, we’ve all been taught the importance of wearing sunscreen and the health risks involved, such as skin cancer, if we don’t wear it. But while it’s important to protect your skin from damage from the sun, a new study has come out that shows it might be doing more than protecting us.

People can get their Vitamin D from many places such as fish and dairy products, but did you know that 80%-90% of the Vitamin D we get is through exposure to sunlight? Hence it’s nickname, the sunshine vitamin. Due to more people consistently using sunscreen to reduce skin cancer risk, covering up while outside, and […]

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, men are either fully or partially responsible for infertility in 40% of couples who are unable to conceive. But a hard truth is that some men are infertile with no apparent reason as to why; routine semen analysis is within normal values and female infertility factors have […]

cholesterol and fertility

Findings from a recent study point to yes, high cholesterol can very well lead to lower fertility. We talk a lot on our blog about the importance of being healthy while trying to conceive, and how being overweight can negatively affect your chances of having a baby. Now another study has come out that stresses […]

Think you know how babies are made? You probably have a good idea of how it all works, but even researchers are still working on figuring it all out. We all know that in order for fertilization to occur, an egg cell and a sperm cell must fuse together to form an embryo. But first, […]

Bacon and Male Fertility

A new study has come out and we suggest breaking the news gently to the man in your life. The Harvard School of Public Health found that bacon may have a negative affect on male fertility. The study was made up of 156 males who were asked to fill out a survey on their eating […]

We all know sleep affects our bodies in multiple ways; from our memory, to our skin, even affecting our weight. But can sleep play a role in the outcome of in vitro fertilization?