This website provides information written in plain language to couples who are struggling with infertility.
The medical information may initially seem overwhelming. I suggest reading sections of interest at your own pace
while referring to the drawings, photographs and case presentations whenever available.
You may expect a tremendous benefit after obtaining a basic understanding of the available infertility tests and treatments.
Potential benefits include more effectively communicating with your physician, acceptance of a management plan that
would otherwise seem undesirable, ability to propose and discuss alternative plans that would better serve your own
unique goals, and regaining a sense of control by participating in decisions about your management.
Infertility can include an inability to become pregnant or a problem maintaining a normal pregnancy.
What is Infertility?
The three major events that must occur in order for a woman to become pregnant are (1) a mature (fertilization capable)
egg must be created by and released from the ovary, (2) mature sperm must be created by and released from the testes,
and (3) the mature sperm must be able to reach the egg for fertilization and the fertilized egg must then be able to
find and implant into the uterine lining. The ovulation, sperm and pelvic factor infertility websites address these
The tendency toward miscarriage, or recurrent pregnancy loss, is a very emotionally taxing form of infertility.
The miscarriage website presents general information as well as diagnostic tests and treatment options.
A pregnancy that grows outside the uterine cavity is "out of place" or ectopic. These pregnancies are especially dangerous.
The ectopic pregnancy website presents incidence rates and general information, tests for early diagnosis and treatment
The infertility procedures website describes what to expect if you undergo some of the common infertility treatments.
For more information on infertility services provided at The NJ Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine by
Dr. Eric Daiter, click here.