According to the Center for Human Reproduction, the term autoimmune disease refers to a varied group of more than 80 serious, chronic illnesses that involve almost every human organ system. In all of these diseases, the body’s immune system becomes misdirected, and attacks the very organs it was designed to protect. About 75% of autoimmune […]

For couples struggling with infertility, holidays can be difficult.  Celebrating holidays by going to family gatherings with lots of children running around and family members expecting their second child can be upsetting. And on a holiday like Mother’s Day, things can really hit home. While you still want to celebrate your mother and grandmother on […]

A hormonal imbalance is a common cause of female infertility. The failure to ovulate and regulate hormone levels can cause a production of too much or too little of one specific hormone.

Though many women develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, approximately 5% – 10% of women that have them struggle with infertility. Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus and may be present inside […]

You make a conscious effort to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get a workout in at least four days a week. But though eating right and exercising are both great for your fertility and overall health, you may not know just how much your oral health may be affecting your chances of getting […]

Toxins that affect fertility

Generally speaking, the causes of infertility are beyond your control, such as biological and genetic factors. But over the years new research has found a correlation between environmental factors and the effects they can have on one’s fertility. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), […]

Sperm is made up of a tightly wrapped packet of DNA with a tail attached. The sperm has one goal and that’s to get to the egg and fertilize it in order to make a baby. Two characteristics are needed for this to happen: the sperm must be able to swim and it must have […]

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.

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 […]

This week, April 21-27, is National Infertility Awareness Week®. It’s a nationwide campaign designed to educate the public about infertility. The theme of the week this year is “Join the Movement.” We think this is an important message for everyone who has faced infertility to band together. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is calling on […]