Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse in women under 35, or after six months in women over 35, or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. Also included are diagnosed problems such as anovulation, tubal blockage, low sperm count, etc. Get the information you need to build your family here.
INCIID Interactive was created in 1995. INCIID professional members and affiliated doctors and other reproductive specialists answer your questions on the medical forums. On INCIID Support Forums you will find other consumers like yourself looking to and giving support as you build your families.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Resources
The ART Resources sections houses articles, book recommendations and more.
Read about new developments, techniques, and laboratory tests and procedures here.
The surgical management of male infertility is an exciting topic. Advanced microsurgical techniques makes the treatment of the infertile male one of the great success stories in medicine. In the not-too-distant past the only hope for conception was use of donor sperm or adoption. Now successful treatment options are available to couples affected by male factor infertility.
Until the last decade, there was little a couple could do if they suffered from recurrent pregnancy losses or implantation failure. Newer research, however, indicates that as many losses may be attributable to immunological factors-and some new therapies are enabling those affected to get pregnant and also to carry a baby to term.
Complementary and alternative medicine, as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Many have become more mainstream procedures over the last decade. INCIID tries to give you balanced information and articles from experts in the field on this topic.
More and more scientists are investigating and reporting on the toxins in the environment that are affecting our lives. Find articles and links to articles relevant to toxins affecting infertility, pregnancy and pregnancy loss here.
Donor, Surrogacy, 3rd Party
Third party reproduction is an ever-growing field with many twists and turns. Surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, egg banks are all medical and ethical topics under discussion here.
Success isn’t always a live birth. Sometimes couples are successful in resolving fertility and decide to live childfree. This choice is also a success.
Coping, Support & Success
Treatment for infertility and pregnancy loss is stressful. Here you will find articles from experts making suggestions on how you can take care of yourself during treatment. Find others who you can network with and who will support you through your journey to building a family.
Cancer, What Now?
Find articles and suggestions on what comes next after a cancer diagnosis.