Helpful Links and Resources
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Use the information listed to determine if your physician is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, not General Obstetrics and Gynecology. Obviously, a subspecialty board certified specialist is highly recommended.
American Pregnancy Association
The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness. It serves as a good source of education for women and families that have questions regarding their infertility, their pregnancy, or other reproductive related concern.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
The parent body for healthcare workers involved in treating infertility. There are many excellent resources for patients available here.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
IVF Pregnancy rates for all reporting programs are listed here by state. Please see listing under "University of Tennessee Fertility Center" for relevant statistics. Our success rates have improved even further since then! Compare them to other programs in the state and the southeast. Check to see if the program you're considering has reported! In general, large programs can easily afford to report their statistics, and if they do not, one should be very careful about having this complex and expensive procedure performed at such a center.
Dancing Upon Barren Land
A christian support ministry that addresses the needs of those suffering through infertility.
A good site for general fertility information, resources, and chat.
Christian-based support and encouragement to married women around the world who are struggling with the pain of fertility challenges, including primary and secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, early infant death, and adoption loss.
International Federation of Fertility Societies
This is mostly technical data, but there are a few good links on Assisted Reproductive Technologies and tubal factor infertility.
Lifestyle Factors Influencing Fertility
Good resource for information regarding health and lifestyle as they relate to fertility.
Men's Health and Fitness
This site allows couple to identify the powerful interactions between one's mind and body, and what can be done if psychological factors are playing a role in your fertility or fertility care
National Embryo Donation Center
The National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) is a nonprofit organization that assists both embryo donors and recipients. The site features information about embryo donation through downloadable videos, success stories, donor information and the application process.
OBGYN.Net Infertility Section
This is a network for healthcare providers and patients alike and is updated regularly with timely news and information.
Pregnancy and Sleep
This guide to pregnancy and sleep will discuss the various sleep developments and concerns that arise during each individual trimester, as well as postpartum sleep issues and the sleep habits of unborn fetuses.
Parents' Guide to Healthy Sleep
The guide shares common sleep challenges for young children, school age children, and teens, along with helpful tips and resources for making the most of sleep at each stage. You can also learn about creating a healthy sleep environment for your child and discover useful resources for learning everything you need to know about why and how we sleep --- and how to make sleep better for children.
The national infertility advocacy group which also has chapters in most states. Excellent patient information is available here.
Support for those struggling with infertility or the death of an infant.
Christian support and encouragement for those facing infertility or pregnancy loss.
Your Fertility is brought to you by the Fertility Coalition: the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA), Andrology Australia, Jean Hailes for Women's Health and The Robinson Research Institute. They have reviewed the research on five key factors that affect getting pregnant and having a healthy baby: age, smoking, weight, alcohol and, timing of sex.