Trying To Conceive
If you are visiting this website, you may be having difficulties in trying to conceive. You are not alone. One in eight couples in the U.S. today need some form of medical help to create their families. You’ve come to the right place! The American Fertility Association has an extensive library of articles, fact sheets and videos on things you’ll need to know about when getting pregnant is your goal.
Diagnoses like polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, tubal factor infertility, male factor infertility, advanced maternal and paternal age and primary ovarian insufficiency can all be found here as can extensive information on unexplained infertility, PGD and PGS.
Treatment Options for Those Trying to Conceive
Treatment options for those currently trying to conceive are covered in depth, from low tech options like medication therapy and intrauterine insemination as well as higher tech forms of assisted reproductive technology such as In Vitro Fertilization and ICSI.
You may find that your path to pregnancy and parenthood needs to include a sperm donor, egg donor or surrogate. If so, The AFA library has an extensive collection of materials that will fill you in on all aspects of trying to conceive through third party reproduction from both the medical and legal perspective.
If you already have one or more children yet wish to expand your family further, our content on Secondary Infertility will be very beneficial for you. Those who try to conceive and have difficulty the second time, face unique emotional challenges. If you feel the need to consult a therapist, our Therapist Network is a great place to begin.
If you have had one or more miscarriages, our fact sheets and articles on pregnancy loss may give you some insight as to causes and actions you may take to avoid another miscarriage.
Information on infertility prevention that focuses on lifestyle choices, nutrition and environmental toxins are a must read for anyone interested in preserving their fertility or enhancing it during treatment.
Complementary medicine may be something you wish to explore and consider folding intro your infertility protocol. Articles on yoga, acupuncture and herbs will be of interest to you.
Fertility Preservation and egg freezing are of primary importance to both individuals undergoing various medical treatments for cancer and other diseases as well as young women who are interested in learning about preserving their pregnancy options until they are ready. We have great resources for anyone interested in learning more about what they can do if trying to conceive a baby is a future, not a current, dream.
During this time you must take care of you! Emotional concerns for anyone trying to become a mommy or a daddy are high on the list of our priorities for you, and we invite you to read up on articles that can help you stay well, and also stay connected to your partner.
The AFA - Resources You Need when Trying to Conceive
We wish you did not need to seek out professionals to help you get pregnant. However, we want to make sure you can find reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, attorneys, therapists, complementary medicine providers and pharmacies that are well versed in all aspects of trying to conceive and infertility treatment. Our directory of professionals will be a wonderful resource for you to use.
We wish you baby dust and all the luck in the world on your journey to mommy or daddy. Visit us often and find the resources you need when trying to conceive.