10 Reasons IVF fails and What to Do Next

Why IVF fail

Why IVF fail: Although in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can help many people who weren’t able to conceive naturally have a child, there’s unfortunately no 100% guarantee of success. If the conditions for a healthy pregnancy aren’t quite right, the cycle can be canceled, either before or after egg retrieval. After undergoing weeks of hormonal treatments and … Read more

Iron: The secret ingredient for fertility?

Iron and Fertility

Getting your daily recommended amount of vitamins and minerals is key to getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy. So, how does iron affect fertility? To learn all about the importance of iron for fertility, keep on reading our fact sheet. Here’s what we cover: What is iron and where do you get it from? … Read more

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6 tips to improve your sex life when trying to conceive from sexologist Jana Welch

6 tips to improve your sex life when trying to conceive Jana Welch

About Jana Welch I live in Hamburg with my two children and have a sexology practice. I work with clients both in-person and online. I have a master’s degree in sexology and am a systemic sex therapist for couples. In the past, I worked as a journalist and television producer. Today I can combine these … Read more

The Link Between the Thyroid and Fertility

Thyroid and fertility

The thyroid gland is an organ located at the bottom front of your neck shaped like a butterfly which produces important hormones. The thyroid’s main function is to control metabolism, but it has a big impact on the menstrual cycle and fertility too. The pituitary gland in the brain produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which … Read more

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Fertility blood test: Why does it need to be cycle days 2-5?

Kinderwunsch Blutabnahme Zyklustag Fertility Blood test

When you test your fertility with LEVY, you will always check your basic reproductive hormone levels (including FSH, LH, TSH, Prolactin, Estradiol, Progesterone, Anti Mullerian Hormone, Testosterone, DHEAS, SHBG, and Free Androgen Index). We also make a custom recommendation for other biomarkers to test based on your personal health background. It’s super important that you … Read more

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What your AMH levels can tell you about fertility


FSH, LH, estrogen, progesterone… If you’re struggling to have a baby, you’re probably becoming an expert on all things hormones. AMH is another big one to be aware of, as it relates to how many eggs you have. In this article, we do a deep dive into AMH.

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What’s the difference between IVF and ICSI and what’s best for you?

difference between IVF and ICSI

What’s the real difference between IVF and ICSI and is one more successful than the other? In this article, we answer all of your burning questions about these fertility treatments to help you understand what to expect and choose the one that’s right for you.

What Can Cause a Miscarriage: You Did Nothing Wrong

What Can Cause a Miscarriage

Having a miscarriage is a devastating experience. Unfortunately, it happens more often than many people may realize. Studies show that up to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, making it the most common complication that can happen in pregnancy. If you’re reading this because you’ve recently suffered a pregnancy loss, we are so sorry. Although … Read more

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Chlamydia infections and their impact on fertility

chlamydia fertility

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. But in most cases (around 80%), an infection causes no symptoms and goes undetected for a long time. Without early detection and treatment, a chlamydia infection can have far-reaching health consequences. For instance, it can cause scarring on female reproductive organs which may result … Read more

What to Expect from a Semen Analysis and How to Understand the Results

semen analysis, sperm analysis

When a couple has been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for over one year, it’s a good idea for both partners to get checked to see if there are any medical conditions preventing pregnancy. Studies show that in up to 50% of couples who are struggling to conceive, it’s due to male factor infertility. Men … Read more

Busting 8 Common Myths about Fertility and the Menstrual Cycle

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If you’re currently experiencing difficulty conceiving, you’ve likely heard some of these old wives’ tales mixed in with some not so helpful advice from well-intentioned family members or friends. So let’s put a stop to it and bust 8 of the most common fertility myths, with the help of the latest and greatest in reproductive health research.


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