Trying to get conceive, or become pregnant can be challenging, frustrating, and an emotional rollercoaster for some couples. A couple can chart their progress, which may ultimately lead to a successful healthy pregnancy, or, when necessary, lead to discussions with a fertility specialist. If you're a woman, be aware of your menstrual cycle, and you can track when you are fertile during the month using the:
- Basal body temperature method
- Calendar method
- Ovulation method (cervical mucus)
About 10% of women in the US have problems getting pregnant, or carrying a pregnancy full term. Both men and women can have fertility problems. In fact, men and women each contribute about 1/3 when it comes to fertility problems. The other 1/3 are caused by a mixture of problems with both men and women or other problems that aren't identifiable.Read more: Getting Pregnant (Tips for Trying to Conceive) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Biologics (Biologic Drug Class)
- Prenatal Vitamins (Side Effects and Types)
- folic acid (folate, vitamin B9, FA-8, Folacin, Folic Acid, GNC Folic Acid 400, and many more)
- clomiphene, Clomid
- follitropin alfa - injection, Gonal-F
- bromocriptine (Parlodel)
- norethindrone (oral - Camila, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor, Incassia)
- progesterone intravaginal gel (Crinone, Endometrin)
- choriogonadotropin alfa - injection, Ovidrel
- follitropin beta - injection, Follistim
- gonadotropins, chorionic - intramuscular, Chorex, Pregnyl
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