Infertility can feel like a hopeless sentence for people dreaming of having a baby. But the support and camaraderie of people who are going through the same struggle can offer valuable perspective. In compiling this year’s best infertility blogs, we looked for the ones that are committed to educating, inspiring, and empowering people during their infertility journeys.
What is infertility?
Infertility is a problem of the reproductive system. It affects the body's ability to reproduce. It could be caused by a problem with the man’s system, the woman’s system, or both. For a pregnancy, these must happen:
The man must make healthy sperm.
The woman must make healthy eggs.
The fallopian tubes must be open to let the sperm to reach the egg.
The sperm must be able to fertilize the egg.
The fertilized egg must implant in the uterus.
The embryo must be healthy.