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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Fertility considerations in cancer treatment: Preserving hope for the future

Cancer and its treatments can have long-term effects on fertility. Learn about the cancers with higher fertility risks and preservation options that can provide hope for future family-building.

Alicia Ogle, N.P. By Alicia Ogle July 18, 2023

Using ovulation tools to predict fertility

Pinpointing the most fertile days of your cycle can increase the chances of conception. Learn the signs of ovulation and ways to track it using your body's clues and other tools.

Alicia Ogle, N.P. By Alicia Ogle June 13, 2023

Can a vasectomy be reversed?

A vasectomy is considered a permanent form of birth control. But plans sometimes change and a reversal is wanted. Learn about factors that affect success and the surgical options available.

David Yang, M.D. By David Yang December 19, 2022

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

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

Two couples share their stories about infertility and how an OB-GYN helped them on their journeys to have a baby.

March 14, 2014