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.
If you are struggling with infertility, you and your treatment team will likely consider both in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) in order to help you conceive. But what is the difference between IVF and IUI — and which one is right for you?
As a woman, estrogen is one of your most important reproductive hormones. Low levels of estrogen can impact your mood, fertility and overall health and wellness. But how can you tell if your estrogen levels are low — and that this problem may be contributing to infertility?