Hormone imbalances happen when you have too high or too little of a hormone in your bloodstream. Hormones play an important role in your body, especially in your reproductive system. Hormones deliver messages to your organs and tell them what to do.
We all remember a teenagers’ scary tale about one unprotected sex resulting in pregnancy. Even though it can be true, conception is so much more complicated. Let’s find out what needs to line up for pregnancy to happen.
When scrolling through your social media channels it’s pretty easy to be confused about the role age plays in pregnancy. It’s common to see one headline state that your ovaries retire after 29, and then see other headlines implying that some women are having babies in their 50s and 60s. How old is too old to have a baby? The answer to that is more complex than you may think.
What does it mean when you bleed during sex? This is very common for women that are regularly menstruating and more common in women past menopause. The thought of bleeding during intercourse is stressful at first but in most cases the cause behind bleeding during sex is relatively harmless.
You might have heard about PCOS lately, but do you know that 1 out of 10 women actually has it nowadays? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition, caused by hormonal imbalance. Let’s look closer at one of the most widespread causes of infertility.
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.
Fertility issues affect up to 15% of couples trying to conceive. Luckily, there are many ways to boost your fertility to help you get pregnant faster. Diet and lifestyle changes can help boost fertility. Here are 10 tips you need to know about trying to conceive.
There’s a great deal of confusion when determining the difference between a positive pregnancy test and an evaporation line. For instance, you may have thrown out your negative pregnancy test, only to fish it out later and be shocked by a second line on the test strip. The majority of times, in this case, it won’t be a true positive pregnancy test. Instead, it’s a harsh feature of pregnancy tests, known as an evaporation line.
Vaginal discharge is an essential part of your reproductive system. The type of vaginal discharge you experience will vary throughout your menstrual cycle. In nearly all cases, changes in vaginal discharge are a positive sign that your reproductive system is working properly. In addition, white discharge before your period can mean your vagina is healthy, and that you can be in the early stages of pregnancy.
Signs of spotting are often seen on stained undergarments or toilet paper after using the restroom. Spotting before your period may occur for many reasons. When bleeding or spotting happens outside of your regular period, then it’s defined as abnormal vaginal bleeding. Occasionally, spotting before your period can hint at a serious issue, but it’s usually nothing dangerous to worry about. Many of the causes of spotting are treatable and/or curable. Read on to learn more about your menstrual cycle and reasons you could be spotting.
Checking your cervical position is a shockingly practical procedure. Instead of something that can only be done by a licensed OB/GYN, you can check it using your index or middle finger while sitting on your toilet. There is much to learn about tracking the cervical position for ovulation.
If we take a 28-day cycle as a benchmark, most medical resources state that ovulation occurs in the middle of the cycle, typically on day 14. And the fertile window happens around that time. However, it is not that precise in real life. Ovulation usually happens about 12-16 days before your next period starts. We do remember, however, that each female is unique and our cycles are all different. A normal cycle lasts between 21 and 35 days. So, depending on your cycle length, you’re usually ovulating on day 11-21 of the cycle. This means your fertile days can be different every cycle too. If your cycle lasts 21 days or less, it is considered short. This is not unusual, though.
Knowing how long sperm can live after ejaculation is important for those trying to conceive. This also applies to those trying to avoid pregnancy while using birth control and/or having unprotected sex. The lifetime of sperm outside the body depends on several physical and environmental factors (cervical mucus, humidity, temperature etc). Today we’ll discuss how long sperm lives after ejaculation in water, the female reproductive tract, on the skin and more.
Miscarriage within 20 weeks of conceiving is a common issue related to pregnancy. The American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists states, approximately 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies will end in miscarriage. It’s certainly a good idea to learn more about the causes and symptoms, as well as how to cope with it.
Noticing ovulation symptoms helps narrow down when ovulation may occur. You may want to pay attention to the signs that indicate that you are ovulating. Pregnancy is related to ovulation. Thus making it important to become familiar with ovulation and the way it works.
Changes in vaginal discharge can make you feel confused and worried. Egg white discharge is a normal part of your menstrual cycle, and it relates to fertility and ovulation. Also called egg white cervical mucus, this discharge can help you discover different aspects of your personal cycle. Read on to learn what it looks like, why women have it, and much more.
Do you ever experience a sudden ache on one side of your abdomen? Does it happen approximately halfway through your cycle? This may be ovulation pain, and 1 out of 5 women experience the sensation.