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.

Fertile Thoughts

A good site for general fertility information, resources, and chat.

Hannah's Prayer

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

Resource Directory

Mind/Body Program

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.

Sarah's Laughter

Support for those struggling with infertility or the death of an infant.

Stepping Stones

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.