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Causes of Infertility

What to Do if You Can’t Get Pregnant the Second Time

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Causes of Infertility |

What to Do if You Can’t Get Pregnant the Second Time

Most women assume, once they’ve had a successful pregnancy, that they won’t have any fertility problems when it comes time to get pregnant with a second child. It comes as quite a surprise, then, in cases when a couple starts trying to get pregnant a second time, and realize after a number of months trying that it’s just not happening. How can this be possible? There’s already a healthy living child who seems to be proof that there’s no fertility problem, and yet the couple isn’t...

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Pregnant Despite a Coil

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Causes of Infertility |

Pregnant Despite a Coil

The “coil” is a common name for an intrauterine device (or IUD), which is intended to prevent pregnancy. The common use of the term “coil” still prevails, although modern versions of the IUD no longer take the shape of a coiled wire, as the originals did. Today’s IUD is most often a T-shaped device that gets inserted into the uterus, and which contains either progesterone or copper. Copper functions as a contraceptive by disrupting the mobility of sperm and damaging them so they are...

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No Pregnancy After Essure

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Causes of Infertility |

No Pregnancy After Essure

Essure is a relatively new form of permanent female sterilization, approved in the United States just ten years ago. Unlike the long-standing procedure of tubal ligation (often referred to as “tying the tubes”), which involves invasive surgery, the Essure method is non-surgical, and can be performed as an in-office, out-patient procedure. Studies indicate that Essure is more cost-effective as well as more effective at preventing pregnancy than the older method of tubal ligation. The method...

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Fact or Fiction: You Can’t Get Pregnant on Birth Control

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Causes of Infertility |

Fact or Fiction: You Can’t Get Pregnant on Birth Control

For women who rely on birth control to avoid pregnancy, it may come as an unpleasant surprise that no contraceptive method is entirely bulletproof. It is, indeed, possible to get pregnant while on birth control, although the probability varies with the types of contraceptives used and the ways in which those methods are used. Some methods are more certain than others, particularly when the factor of “human error” is removed from the equation. Here’s a quick run-down of the various types...

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How to Get Pregnant: Questions About Alcohol

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Causes of Infertility |

How to Get Pregnant: Questions About Alcohol

Many women have questions about the role of alcohol in fertility and pregnancy, including how to get pregnant when they are accustomed to drinking alcohol. After all, many women reason, it’s not necessary to stop drinking alcohol until there’s actually a pregnancy. Right? Actually, though, there are a number of reasons to eliminate your alcohol intake even before getting pregnant. First when you’re at the stage of planning how to get pregnant, alcohol consumption can actually inhibit...

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Common Reasons Why Women Can’t Get Pregnant

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Causes of Infertility |

Common Reasons Why Women Can’t Get Pregnant

If you have been trying for some time to conceive and still haven’t been successful, you’re no doubt starting to worry about why that is. This is a question best explored with the guidance of your physician, but some of the common reasons why women can’t get pregnant are issues that can be addressed and overcome with the help of your physician or a fertility clinic to which your physician can refer you. It is completely normal for an entirely fertile couple to take six to twelve months...

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