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?
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.
With unexplained infertility, the frustration and confusion may leave many couples feeling hopeless and completely out of control when it comes to conceiving.
The sex hormones estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone are known to play a role in the way that our bodies respond to sex and fertility. However, these same hormones play a much bigger role in the way our bodies function.
Both Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS for short) and Endometriosis are conditions that can be difficult for women to be diagnosed with. But combining both can not only make a woman’s life painful but also can feel upsetting and isolating to find the right treatment.
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.
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?
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.
Is bloating a symptom of ovulation? Yes, many women experience bloating during ovulation along with other symptoms such as breast tenderness, and one sided pelvic pain called mittelschmerz. There are several things you can do to ease some of these uncomfortable symptoms.
There are many things that can cause a woman’s period to vary each month depending on one’s lifestyle. But if you’re someone that has menstrual periods regularly and can predict when it should arrive, it can be a bit alarming if your period starts later than normal.
The news about coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives and fertility is no different. For those currently on their journey to conceiving this pandemic brings up many questions. While the strain is too new to have complete scientific studies on the relationship between the infection and fertility, there are some basics to keep in mind depending on where in your journey you are.
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.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormone disorder. It is a condition that wreaks havoc in your endocrine system, but, surprisingly, so many women have no idea of having it. The thing is, PCOS symptoms are really tricky, and more often than not PCOS stays in disguise.
You may be wondering – I have two luteinizing hormones (LH) peaks, does that mean I ovulate twice in one cycle? Many people expect LH testing to have one peak within 24 hours during a cycle (this can be called rapid onset), which most people associate with ovulation.
Tracking your ovulation period is a must-do for couples trying to conceive or avoid pregnancy. You’ll probably use all sorts of methods to track ovulation – the time you are most fertile. For most couples just starting to think about having a family, the fertility awareness method, also known as the natural family planning method, is a good place to start.
This article is provided by our partner Circle+Bloom who offers guided meditation and visualizations that help women on their fertility journeys. Circle+Bloom’s founder, Joanne Verkuilen’s shares her own personal journey with secondary infertility and a deeper look into the growing cases of secondary infertility.
Trying to put a baby in your belly is an exciting part of your life. You may find yourself trying countless methods to get pregnant like tracking your ovulation period, cutting caffeine out of your diet, and hitting the gym more frequently. Many people recognize a missed period as the first sign of a pregnancy, but there are many signs of pregnancy that occur prior to that.
We love hearing from Mira customers who are using our technology to be equipped with knowledge that can help them on their fertility journeys! We are grateful to you for sharing your stories with us and the Mira community. They are inspiring and empowering.
You hear it in the news; the latest celebrity froze their eggs. Good for them! But how or why would this relate to you? Let’s put a pin in that and come back to that shortly. The fancy term for egg freezing is cryopreservation, which is the cooling of cells and tissues to sub-zero temperatures in order to stop biological activity and allow for preservation.