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Research Finds Spending Time in the Sauna Could Hurt Your Man’s Fertility

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Bad news for men who like it hot -- a new study reveals that spending time in the sauna could lower your guy's sperm count. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Padova in Italy and published online in February in the journal Human Reproduction, followed healthy Finnish men in their 30s. The... read more

Could Watching TV Be Hurting Your Man’s Fertility? New Research Says…

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Yes! New studies have shown that the quality of sperm is decreasing in Western countries. Though there are many factors at hand that could explain the downward spiral (and perhaps the dropping U.S. fertility rates), the dip could be caused by increased TV viewing. That's right -- TV could be effecting... read more

Dangerously Low U.S. Fertility Rate Causes Concern for the Future of Our Country

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Less and less men and women are becoming parents, a U.S. fertility study reveals. Birth rates in the United States are at their lowest level since 1920. A University of Southern California study released last month reported an unprecedented decline in California's child population. The number, researchers admit, "will pose significant challenges for... read more

Fertility Clinics Raffle Off IVF Treatments

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To try to get pregnant, couples dealing with infertility may try to increase their odds for conception by changing their lifestyle or taking extra vitamins. Some, however, have started turning to lady luck hoping to win a free IVF treatment. Recently, fertility clinics across that country have held contests that offer one major... read more

Scientists Discover New Fertility Treatment

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Infertility is an issue that, according to the CDC, affects 10 percent of  American women. A new Japanese study, however, may clue researchers in on a new way to reduce that number. In the study, scientists used blood and stem cells from mouse eggs to create eggs -- and the eggs produced healthy mouse... read more

My Journey Through Infertility

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My name is Kristy. I’m 26 years old and have been trying to conceive my first child since August of 2011. I have been married for over three years and have a nine-year-old stepdaughter. I am a daily poster on The Bump Trying to Get Pregnant and Trouble Trying to Get Pregnant message... read more

Scary! Fertility Treatments Could Cause PTSD

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Between tracking ovulation and undergoing treatments, trying to conceive can be a strenuous and stressful situation, especially if you aren't successful. It can even be so emotionally taxing that women undergoing the process can even develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a recent study, researchers surveyed 142 people who had undergone fertility treatments. Of... read more

Undergoing Fertility Treatments? You May Need to Try, Try Again

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If you're thinking about going through fertility treatments, you might need to do it multiple times to actually conceive. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women in their 30s and 40s who had fertility treatments were as likely to deliver babies as women who conceived naturally -- it... read more

Can Fertility Drugs Make Your Kid Short?

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Fertility drugs will help you get pregnant faster, but they also might make your children shorter. A new study presented at The Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, found that of babies born full term, those that were conceived through fertility drugs were a little bit shorter than naturally conceived children, but were... read more

Can Yogurt Help Male Fertility?

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If it works on mice, it might work on humans! New research from scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that male mice that were given probiotic yogurt were more fertile than mice that didn’t eat the yogurt. According to ABC News, the yogurt-eating mice had testicles that were 5 percent larger than... read more