Donor Sperm IVF vs. IUI: Which Path is Right for You

Lesbian couple visiting male gynecologist in clinic

Advancements in reproductive technology have provided hopeful parents with various options to fulfill their dreams of starting a family. When it comes to fertility treatments involving donor sperm, two commonly utilized methods are In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Both procedures offer unique benefits and success rates, allowing individuals and couples to make…

Gestational Surrogacy: A Pathway to LGBTQ+ Parenthood

For many LGBTQ individuals and couples, having a biological child is an important part of starting or growing their family. However, traditional methods of conception such as adoption or traditional surrogacy (where the surrogate is also the biological mother) may not meet their needs or desires. That’s where gestational carriers come in. Gestational carriers are an increasingly…

How Preimplantation Genetic Testing Detects Disease Before It’s Inherited

Trying to conceive often means learning to cope with uncertainty. For individuals with an inherited genetic disorder, the idea of having children can feel like an even bigger big question mark.  Thankfully, modern fertility science offers insights that can provide greater confidence and control over the future of your family. One of these tools is…

National Infertility Awareness: Prelude Patient Stories

Every year during the last week of April, the fertility community comes together to draw awareness to a topic that is seldom discussed openly: infertility. Known as National Infertility Awareness Week, this week-long event’s purpose is to advocate, educate, and support people who are dealing with fertility issues.  According to a recent report from the…

Ringing in the New Year While Going Through Infertility

The year is coming to an end, and for many, that means it’s time to gather and ring in the New Year. But if you are experiencing infertility issues, understandably, you may not be in a festive mood. Here are some of our coping tips and self-care measures to help you navigate the holidays. Make…

What’s the best age to freeze my eggs?

Freezing your eggs at a younger age can preserve your options for when you’re ready. Choosing when to start a family can be one of the most challenging decisions in your life. Children are a great joy, and an even greater responsibility. There are many reasons why you might feel that it’s in your best…

Should I Become an Egg Donor? Common Reasons to Donate

If you’re just beginning to think about donating your eggs, you may be wondering what’s in it for you – or if it’s really worth the commitment. Fortunately, egg donation is not at all a one-way street. There are numerous benefits to becoming an egg donor, and you’ll definitely want to familiarize yourself with them…

What is secondary infertility, and what causes it?

First-time parents aren’t the only ones who can struggle with infertility. If you’ve already successfully brought a new life into the world, you might be surprised when your next attempt is significantly more difficult. It can be startling to discover that what once came easily to your body has mysteriously become a challenge. “I’ve done…

Am I too old to have children?

Innovations in fertility science have extended the potential for parenthood beyond what we thought possible a generation ago.  If you’re looking to start a family later in life than your parents did, you’ve got plenty of company. As of 2022, the median age of first-time mothers in the United States is 30 years old, a…

Are all fertility doctors the same?

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Learn about the different types of fertility specialties, what they’re called, and how they can help you on your journey. There are multiple approaches to any medical problem, which may call for different sorts of specialists. Even within the specialty of fertility, there are a few different kinds of doctors you may encounter. Typically, a…