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Infertility

Infertility may be due to a single cause in either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that may prevent a pregnancy from occurring or continuing. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective therapies for overcoming infertility.

From The Blog

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? Alicia Ogle, nurse practitioner, weighs in on some common questions.

September 14, 2017

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

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

And babies make four

Providers in New Prague and Rochester work together to make Lonsdale couple’s dream of starting a family come true.

March 28, 2014

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

Infertility and stress

The impact infertility can have on a couple is far reaching and can be difficult to determine. Infertility can impact one’s relationship with family and friends, create financial difficulty, affect the relationship between partners and can negatively affect the couple’s sexual relationship. In a nutshell, infertility can cause stress.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya October 14, 2013