Have you been doing online research about ending your birth control and starting your fertility journey? Have you seen ads and articles about birth control cleanses and detoxes? You might be asking yourself what it is and do I need to do it to increase my chances of conceiving. We are here to help answer those questions.
Pregnancy is a time of changes for your body. Most of these changes are normal, but some changes are signs of bigger issues. One of the most common pregnancy complications is preeclampsia. Occurring in about 1 and 20 pregnancies it can become very serious if left untreated.
With all the lab tests and blood work you have done it can be difficult to keep track of what each one is for. One of the most important hormones to track if you struggle with infertility is AMH or the anti-mullerian hormone.
Uterine fibroids are a condition that affect many women at some time during their reproductive years. You may have them or previously had them and not even know it.
Cervical mucus discharge is something that nearly all women experience, but probably don’t think a lot about. It is a normal part of a woman’s menstrual cycle and an important indicator of health. As your body goes through normal hormonal cycles you will notice changes in vaginal discharge.
Have you heard of the proverbial biological clock? While not one of our favorite topics it is a real thing for most women. As you age your ability to reproduce naturally decreases due to a lower egg count and decreased egg quality. This is known as diminished ovarian reserve.
Most of us have heard about our biological clocks and perhaps some of you have felt it ticking away. Even so many women are waiting until later in life to start a family. So how difficult is it to get pregnant after 40?
In our series comparing different methods of tracking fertility we previously discussed OPKs. There are so many other methods out there to consider – from the most basic to the most scientifically advanced. This time we are going to go a little more basic and explore the use of basal body temperature tracking as a fertility awareness method.
If you are trying to conceive or just curious about your body’s natural cycles you have probably done a little research into ovulation trackers. There are so many options out there so it can be confusing to know which one is right for you. In a new series of comparisons we will lay out the facts about some of your options so you can make an informed decision about this important aspect of your feminine health.
If you have discussed fertility treatment with your doctor you might have heard of Clomid. This is the most prescribed drug in fertility treatment and often the first one tried. So what is it, how does it work, and what other options are there?
Maybe you’ve been on hormonal birth control for a while and you are curious about your cycle or are considering trying to conceive. You probably have a lot of questions about when to start tracking your ovulation and fertile window.
When you first find out you are pregnant it is a time of excitement and hope. For those who have had a difficult time conceiving or have suffered previous pregnancy losses it can be a stressful time as well.
One in six couples experiences infertility and of those, about half are related to male infertility. If you are having issues conceiving your healthcare provider will be able to run tests and take a medical history to help determine what the problem is.
As a new mom you probably have your fair share of questions about postpartum. There are plenty of old wives tales and scientific studies to dig through so how do you know what to expect when it comes to breastfeeding and your fertility? Here we’ve answered some of the most asked questions when it comes to postpartum fertility while breastfeeding.
Struggling with infertility is a stressful experience for everyone. Although stress may not be the root cause of your infertility, it certainly isn’t helping the process. When it comes to getting pregnant it is truly a full mind and body journey and stress is a factor that affects both mental and physical health.
Have you been on the pill or other hormonal birth control for a while and are considering stopping? Maybe you are looking to get pregnant or you are hoping to switch to a non-hormonal or natural birth control method? Knowing what to expect when you stop will set you up for a less stressful transition.
When you are trying to conceive you might have sex on the brain more but not necessarily in a fun way. You probably have a lot of questions about sex now that you are focused on trying to get pregnant.