In this post we will look at what your vaginal discharge may be trying to tell you based on its color, consistency, and smell.
This post will explore how acupuncture works, what patients can expect, and what points on your body are good places to start. We’ll also look at acupuncture alternatives that can help support a more holistic fertility journey.
Your fertility naturally declines as you age. After age 40, it becomes increasingly unlikely that you will conceive. But “unlikely” does not mean “impossible!” As long as you have not reached menopause, defined as the lack of a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, you can still become pregnant.
With all the pressure placed on women to have a baby by a certain age, it can be easy to feel like your fertility is a ticking time bomb. Thankfully, age does not necessarily limit your fertility as much as you may think. More and more women are choosing to wait until their 30s and 40s to have a child for reasons like pursuing career goals, traveling the world, or finding the right partner.
Working out might be the last thing you feel like doing when your monthly period arrives — but keeping up with your workouts might just help you feel better during your period. There are many benefits of working out while on your period, from alleviating the symptoms of PMS to easing menstrual cramps. Read on to learn more about working out on your period, including how to do it safely.
In this article we share some of the best yoga poses for amplifying fertility, relieving stress, and opening the hips and pelvis. The best part? All you need is a mat or soft surface to practice on, and you will be well on your way to becoming more fertile in no time.
When you think of a woman going through menopause, you might think of symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, or mood swings. These symptoms receive a lot of attention due to the fact that there are over-the-counter and prescription drug remedies designed especially to target them.
If you have ever experienced heavy periods, breast tenderness, or water retention during your premenstrual phase, you are already familiar with the effects that estrogen can have on your body. But when estrogen is chronically high, some of these symptoms can become more than just an occasional annoyance. You could experience problems ranging from constant breast tenderness to anxiety or depression, to significant weight gain.
Human papillomavirus (HPV), or genital warts, is the most common sexually-transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. One of the primary concerns you may have if you are diagnosed with HPV is whether it will affect your ability to get pregnant. Rest assured that, in most cases, having HPV will not affect your fertility. Still, here are some important things you should know about HPV and pregnancy.
How much DHA should you consume if you are trying to conceive (TTC), and what foods is it found in? Consider this blog post your ultimate guide to DHA and pregnancy, including why it’s important for you and your baby, where to get it, and how much you need.
The “right time” to have a baby should, theoretically, balance our biology with our goals. But is there ever a perfect time to have a baby? The answer is yes, but the “perfect time” for having a baby is different for all of us. Here’s how to figure out when is YOUR best time to have a baby.
Your ovaries do a lot for you every day — but how much do you really know about them? Whether you are trying to conceive, trying to prevent pregnancy, or simply the proud owner of a pair of ovaries, it’s important to understand how your anatomy works to keep you healthy, happy, and fertile. Read on to discover seven ovary facts you probably didn’t know, and why they matter for your well-being.
If you struggled to get pregnant the first time, you might be filled with a mixture of excitement and dread when you think about having a second child. The first thing you’re probably wondering is, will it be easier to get pregnant this time around? In this post, we will look at what the science says about second pregnancies and what you can do to increase your chances of success.
One of the hallmarks of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is polycystic ovaries (PCO) — but what you might not know is that not all women with PCO have PCOS. There is a subtle but important difference between the conditions of PCO and PCOS.
Painful sex isn’t normal, but it is common. 3 in 4 women will experience painful sex, or dyspareunia, at some point in their lives. A frequent cause of dyspareunia is ovulation. 1 in 5 women experiences some type of pain during ovulation, which can interfere with sex.
Infertility can be a grueling road, but you don’t have to walk it alone. 6.1 million women in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant, making infertility quite common.
If the last book you read about women’s health was American Girl’s The Body Book when you were in the sixth grade, it’s time to catch up. The modern library is full of wit and wisdom about our menstrual cycles, our hormones, and our bodies — and what better way is there to understand what it means to be a woman today than to understand the intricate changes our body goes through each month?
Ever noticed that you feel cranky, groggy, and generally “off” after a bad night’s sleep? We all know that good sleep hygiene is important to maintaining good health. For women, however, sleep is especially important, as sleep plays an essential role in governing your hormone health.
You have probably heard of intrauterine insemination or IUI — but with the rising costs associated with fertility treatment, many couples are skipping traditional methods in favor of at-home artificial insemination. But what is at-home artificial insemination and how does it work?
Hormone balance plays an important role in your overall health, not least of all your reproductive health. These chemicals send signals to your body to help it perform essential tasks, like triggering the release of an egg or the shedding of the menstrual lining.