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.
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.
You’ve probably heard of hormone imbalance. Hormones are delicate and interdependent, and their equilibrium is so easy to damage. Especially when you’re eating the wrong food, getting poor sleep, stressing out, basically doing all the things an average human being does.
When it comes to preparing for pregnancy, there are many factors to consider. While this can be a fun and exciting season of life, it’s important to consider factors such as nutrition, your mental and physical health, ensuring you are up to date on research and are also prepared to experience potential bumps along the way while trying to conceive.
Women trying to conceive around the clock may ask themselves if it is possible to get pregnant during their period. Healthline Media suggests that sexual intercourse during your period will not harm your reproductive health.
The majority of miscarriages are due to genetic abnormalities developed in the fetus. Unfortunately, miscarriages caused by genetic abnormalities can’t be prevented. However, there are other causes of miscarriages. Thus, there are various tips and methods you can take into action for preventing miscarriage.
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Do you ask Santa to send you Baby Dust next year? If you’re eager to start a family, the average conception time of six to twelve months seems very long. The good news is that you may be able to get pregnant faster naturally. It may also be easier than you’ve imagined.
Intrauterine devices (iuds) are T-shaped copper or plastic devices that are inserted into the uterus. Once you make the decision to start trying to get pregnant, you can ask a doctor for a removal of your IUD.
As you start searching for fertility information online, you may find yourself lost in the strange world of acronyms and abbreviations. We’ve collected the list of the most popular ones to help you navigate numerous forums and blogs. You’re welcome!