Fertility Resources and Articles

Fertility Resources

FertilityFriend.com. This is one of many websites that provides fertility information and free fertility and BBT (basal body temperature) charts and calendars. One can also do a fertility calculation with the information on this website.

The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc.
Informational website for more articles on fertility.


Fertility Articles

Acupuncture Offers Hope to Couples Challenged by Infertility

More Women are using Acupuncture to Help them Conceive

Carbs and the Science of Conception

Fertility Studies

A Possible Step Toward Setting the Biological Clock. Chinese Report Ability to Grow New Eggs in Female Mice. Scientists have produced strong new evidence challenging one of the most fundamental assumptions in biology: that female mammals, including women, are born with all the eggs they will ever have.

Acupuncture and Moxa Treatment Rectifies Semen Abnormalities. The Chinese Traditional Medicine acupuncture and moxa techniques significantly increase the percentage of normal-form sperm in infertile patients with oligoastenoteratozoospermia without apparent cause.

Acupuncture can stimulate ovulation without risk. Human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) and human chorionic gonadotropin  (HCG) are often used in the artificial induction of ovulation. With these two hormones, the ovulatory rate was about 70%-90%, but the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) might be 10%-15.4% and even life-threatening in severe cases. At present, there are no satisfactory measures for the prevention and remission of OHSS It is considered that when OHSS occurs, stopping injection of HCG is the effective way to avoid severe OHSS. However, stopping HCG not only discontinues the ovulation, but also causes the loss of the already developed follicles. Our clinical practice demonstrated that acupuncture is effective in ovulation induction (without hormone injections) and also the remission of OHSS induced by injected HMG.

Acupuncture enhances follicle development during in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Scant published information concerning the combination of acupuncture with allopathic infertility technology exists. This study shows that acupuncture, in conjunction with modern medicine, can be a successful combination in IVF.

Acupuncture for idiopathic male infertility can increase fertilization rates in assisted reproductive technology. Idiopathic male infertility treated with acupuncture can improve quick sperm motility, increase normal sperm ratio, and increase fertilization rates in assisted reproductive technology.

Acupuncture increases pregnancy rate in assisted reproductive therapy. Acupuncture increased the rate of pregnancy with assisted reproductive therapy. Clinical pregnancies were documented in 34 of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group.