Depression Lowers Women’s Chances of Pregnancy

A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found a 38 percent decrease in the average probability of conception in a given menstrual cycle among women who reported severe depressive symptoms, compared to those with no or low symptoms.

Coffee, Infertility, and Pregnancy

Scientists have been debating for years about the effects of coffee on our health. As studies show, coffee is a definite “No” when it comes to pregnancy and fertility.

Alcohol & Fertility

Until fairly recent alcohol was believed not to have any significant effects on a woman's fertility. A most recent study suggests that as little as three small glasses of wine could reduce a woman's chance to conceive by two thirds when undergoing IVF treatment.

Asthma & Fertility

A new study, published in the European Respiratory Journal shows evidence that asthma possibly has a negative impact on fertility. The Danish researchers looked at [...]

Things You Can Do To Improve And Preserve Your Fertility

Your life-style and the environment have an impact on your fertility. This article lists easy things you can do to enhance your fertility...

The Atlantic: How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

Here's a great article about fertility statistics and challenges modern women face about having children.

Acupuncture in the News: Eastern Medicine May Aid Fertility

Acupuncture gains more popularity in fertility treatments. More patients than ever are choosing acupuncture and Chinese medicine to increase their fertility.

Women and babies ‘put at risk by aggressive IVF’ ?

“Professor Geeta Nargund, head of reproductive medicine at St George's Hospital in south London, voiced her concerns at a conference in Copenhagen. She said there [...]

Women Can Make New Eggs After All, Stem-Cell Study Hints

“Women may make new eggs throughout their reproductive years—challenging a longstanding tenet that females are born with finite supplies, a new study says. The discovery may also lead to new avenues for improving women's health and fertility.”

IVF Treatment Increases Risk for Ovarian Cancers?

In vitro fertilization is a major treatment in infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed. A recently published study shows evidence that this form of treatment is associated with an increased risk to develop borderline ovarian tumors.

Fetal Origins

In recent years more and more evidence emerges showing that lifestyle can affect fertility in many ways. A relatively new field of research, fetal origins or developmental origins, shows predispositions to certain diseases or even personality traits tracing back to the first nine months before birth.


Lifestyle can affect fertility in major ways. Stress, diet, and environmental toxicity are amongst the most important factors. Here are a few simple tips how you can increase your reproductive health ...

Plastic Hardener Linked to Decreased Fertility in Women

A recent study found that Bisphenol-A, a common component in plastic articles (recycle codes 03 & 07) and used to line metal food and beverage [...]

The Ancient Art of Infertility Treatment

“When it comes to getting pregnant, old world techniques may be just what today’s high-tech doctors will order.” If you are looking for an introduction to how and why acupuncture supports fertility, this article written by Colette Bouchez, an award-winning medical journalist, provides a broader perspective on alternative fertility treatments and is very informative for anyone thinking about getting pregnant.

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