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.
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.
You may have found that sometimes the absence of ovulation occurs. This is called an anovulatory cycle, and it is more common than you think.
Are you worried that irregular periods could hurt your chances of getting pregnant? Since so many women have irregular periods — 14% of women between the ages of 19 and 54, to be exact — this is a common concern. However, many women with irregular cycles go on to have healthy pregnancies despite an irregular period.
Who better than our own customers to tell you about Mira Fertility Tracker? In this article we share reviews from three women whom Mira helped get pregnant. Read more to find out what challenges they faced trying to conceive prior to purchasing Mira and how our fertility analyzer became a game-changer for them.
Read a Q&A with Fertility Doula, Carrissa Smith, to learn about the role of a fertility doula and how they can support you throughout your individual journey.
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.
When you are trying to conceive (TTC), the infamous two-week wait can feel like it goes on forever. You want to know if you are pregnant ASAP — but you also know that failing to wait the appropriate amount of time could result in a false-negative result.
In honor of PCOS Awareness Month, we are thrilled to share a success story from one of our customers diagnosed with PCOS that successfully conceived using Mira.
Have you heard of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (PIO)? If you have not, it is a devastating disease that luckily affects only 1% of the population. It is a disorder that involves dysfunction of the ovaries that leads to decreased estrogen and eventually, the loss of residual follicles in the ovaries in patients before the age of 40.
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.
If you are trying to get pregnant, calculating your fertile window is everything. Having sex during your most fertile days can significantly increase your chances of conceiving.
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.
An ordinary menstrual cycle lasts about 28 days long. However, menstrual cycles can range anywhere from 21 to 35 days if you’re an adult and 21 to 45 days for younger teenagers. It is possible for women with irregular periods to have a delayed or missed period but still get negative pregnancy test results. Here are some reasons your period could be late, even with a negative pregnancy test result.
If you’re trying to conceive, you may be interested in learning more about when to have sex, how frequently you should have intercourse, and several other factors, that can affect your chances of getting pregnant.
There are two types of twins that you can conceive. Monozygotic twinning (identical) occurs when your twins develop from one zygote that splits to form two separate embryos. Dizygotic (fraternal) twinning occurs when each originates from separate eggs, and the eggs are fertilized by their own sperm cell. Many couples become aware of their twin pregnancy through ultrasound scans after being pregnant for 8 to 14 weeks.
Trying to conceive is not an easy journey for many women. The Office On Women’s Health says that around 10 percent of women in the United States struggle to get pregnant or stay pregnant. There can be a great deal of stress and heartbreak during this process. Refrain from these avoidable mistakes that could negatively affect your conception goals.