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Ovulation is controlled by a delicate balance of hormones and what we eat affects your hormones. So which foods that affect ovulation and what should you eat or avoid eating to support ovulation and your fertility?
Pregnancy is a time of changes for your body. Most of these changes are normal, but some changes are signs of bigger issues. One of the most common pregnancy complications is preeclampsia. Occurring in about 1 and 20 pregnancies it can become very serious if left untreated.
With all the lab tests and blood work you have done it can be difficult to keep track of what each one is for. One of the most important hormones to track if you struggle with infertility is AMH or the anti-mullerian hormone.
Your cervix is an important part of your body — not just if you are looking to get (or avoid getting) pregnant, but also for overall reproductive health. Checking the position of your cervix at home can help you get to know your menstrual cycle and betterunderstand the way your body works.
Uterine fibroids are a condition that affect many women at some time during their reproductive years. You may have them or previously had them and not even know it.
Fertility awareness means learning how your reproductive cycles work, naturally! You can use knowledge of your fertility to achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy, and even identify signs of underlying health issues.
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.
Cervical mucus discharge is something that nearly all women experience, but probably don’t think a lot about. It is a normal part of a woman’s menstrual cycle and an important indicator of health. As your body goes through normal hormonal cycles you will notice changes in vaginal discharge.
Have you heard of the proverbial biological clock? While not one of our favorite topics it is a real thing for most women. As you age your ability to reproduce naturally decreases due to a lower egg count and decreased egg quality. This is known as diminished ovarian reserve.
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.
In simple terms, NFP is planning a family in a natural way by using women signs, symptoms and hormones to monitor their fertility. Knowing when women are fertile, they can intend to achieve a pregnancy, or, knowing when they are infertile, they can use those days to postpone a pregnancy, naturally without the use of artificial hormones or devices.
While you anxiously wait for your Mira Starter Kit, you may have questions regarding testing. We broke down the most common questions we receive, so you can fully understand how to start testing with Mira.
If you have discussed fertility treatment with your doctor you might have heard of Clomid. This is the most prescribed drug in fertility treatment and often the first one tried. So what is it, how does it work, and what other options are there?
Maybe you’ve been on hormonal birth control for a while and you are curious about your cycle or are considering trying to conceive. You probably have a lot of questions about when to start tracking your ovulation and fertile window.
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?