1 out of every 5 women experiences ovulation pain. Most of the time, ovulation pain isn’t something to worry about — but sometimes, ovulation pain can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. One medical condition that can cause ovulation pain is endometriosis. Endometriosis ovulation pain can spread to the leg or thigh and may be more severe than “ordinary” ovulation pain.
Fertility awareness methods (FAMs) are a form of natural contraception. These methods help you estimate your fertile window and avoid sex when you are most like to get pregnant, reducing your odds of unwanted pregnancy.
Wondering how to read an ovulation test? Our guide will explain how to understand your test kit — and how to know that the test results are accurate.
There are many possible causes for brown discharge, such as infections, period, vigorous sex, menopause, infection, or ectopic pregnancy. In this post, we will look at 11 potential causes as well as the symptoms you can expect from each.
We know that everything comes in its time, but late ovulation can be frustrating if you’re trying to conceive. In this post, we will look at the primary causes of late ovulation and what they can mean for your quest for pregnancy.
Using home hormone tests opened up a whole new way for women to understand their cycles. The Marquette Method is evidence-based, effective, and often easier to use than other fertility-based methods.
Do you feel it’s your time, and you’re ready to start this exciting journey of becoming a mom? Congratulations! One of the first and very obvious steps is to stop the use of birth control. However, if hormonal contraceptives are your primary method, don’t hurry. Here’s what every woman should take into consideration when she stops taking the pill.
You may have noticed bleeding and spotting in the middle of your cycle. If you are trying to conceive, you may wonder if this means you are ovulating. Ovulation bleeding doesn’t necessarily happen to every woman or every cycle. Other pathological conditions can cause intermenstrual bleeding as well.
Ovulation tests are one of the most common ways to improve your odds of conceiving and knowing when to take your test can make the process much easier. Taking ovulation tests at the correct time of day will make them more accurate and much more useful to your conception journey – here’s what you need to know about getting the most accurate results in order to better predict your fertility.
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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.
When you think about conceiving, ovulation is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But ovulation is only one part of the process. Your Luteal Phase is the second part, and is just as important as ovulation.
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.
For most women, ovulation works as expected: follicles in your ovaries mature, the dominant one releases a single egg, and if you’re TTC and lucky, it gets fertilized. However, as evidenced by fraternal multiples, it’s entirely possible to ovulate more than once via hyperovulation or multiple ovulations.
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As the world battles the coronavirus (Covid19) outbreak and how it will affect us. We’re also dealing with another battle: How to deal with isolation and quarantine. Sitting at home at first seems like no big deal in the beginning. After all, it’s what some of us dream of. But staying inside can be difficult for the mental health of some.
We’ve talked a lot about ovulation on this blog — including signs of late ovulation and reasons you might not be ovulating at all. But since tracking your ovulation is one of the most important things you can do while you are trying to get pregnant, naturally, you may have more questions about your ovulation phase, like how to tell if you’ve ovulated at all.
When we think about our cycles, we usually think about our period and maybe ovulation. Ovulation, as you may know, relates to our chances of becoming pregnant. Besides a few other symptoms, maybe you’ve noticed that you feel more frisky than other times during your cycle.