- Many babies are conceived right in their future parents’ bedrooms, but some couples voyage far from home to get the fertility treatments or third-party help they need to create their families. And now more and more insurance companies are recognizing the savings and picking up the tab. READ MORE»
- No matter where you are in your journey to parenthood, holidays can be a time of great joy, but also great stress. We asked three expert counselors who work with women who are trying to conceive to share their best tips for getting through the holidays happy and stress-free. READ MORE»
- For fertilization (and pregnancy) to occur, sperm must travel from Point A—the male reproductive system—to Point B—the female fallopian tube, where an egg is waiting. Simple, right? Not quite.
First, think about the math. The distance a sperm must travel to meet an egg is only about 6 inches/15 centimeters long. But that journey is 3,750 times the length of a sperm cell. It’s as if a person had to swim 40 miles to reach a destination. And the journey isn’t exactly a friendly and welcoming one; the course is filled with obstacles to be overcome. In other words, of the 50 to 250 million sperm (an accepted range for fertility) that start the journey toward the egg, the one that successfully fertilizes it is a true champion. And by the time this champion completes its mission, it is very different from the sperm cell that began it. READ MORE»
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