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Fertility

Fertility issues may be due to a single cause with you or your partner or a combination of factors that may prevent a pregnancy from occurring or continuing. There are multiple safe, effective fertility therapies available.

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Trying to get pregnant? Select a lubricant most helpful for sperm

Lubrication can be an easy way to increase comfort during intercourse. However, many couples trying to conceive don't realize that lubricants can adversely affect sperm.

Alicia Ogle, N.P. By Alicia Ogle November 17, 2022

Infertility and stress

Infertility can cause stress, affecting relationships with partners, friends and family, and create financial difficulty. Read about ways to deal with this stress.

Fadi Yahya, M.D. By Fadi Yahya August 24, 2022

Using ovulation kits to predict fertility

Search for ovulation kit or ovulation app online, and you’ll quickly see that finding the right tool can be a little overwhelming. Check out this advice on how to choose the best one for you and use it successfully.

Alicia Ogle, N.P. By Alicia Ogle July 11, 2019

Boxers or briefs? 4 common fertility myths debunked

It seems like there is endless advice on what to do when you’re trying to get pregnant, but what advice is actually true? Here are answers to four common questions.

March 1, 2019

Anything is possible: One couple’s journey to start a family

For someone who never thought she wanted children, Nicole Whipple went through more than most women do just to get pregnant. 

April 29, 2016

And baby makes 3

Susi and Luc Boe were ready to start their family. But after a year of trying, Susi still wasn't pregnant.

December 24, 2015

Tips to improve fertility

Most couples achieve pregnancy within the first six months of trying. Overall, 90% of couples will become pregnant after a year. For any couple wanting to have a baby, the journey to conception can feel like an eternity. Here are a few tips for men and women to improve fertility.

May 14, 2015

Having difficulty becoming pregnant?

Many people dream of becoming parents, but for some, that dream is difficult because they have trouble achieving pregnancy on their own. At Mayo Clinic Health System, we have the privilege of helping patients try to make that dream a reality.

Riley Rhiannon 2012 By Rhiannon Riley April 6, 2015

Hope for growing a family

Stacy Simon and her husband, Travis, had been trying to get pregnant on their own for two years before they sought medical help. After another three years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, they started seeing Fadi Yahya, M.D., obstetrician/gynecologist in Albert Lea, in July 2011.

March 14, 2014