What Does a Miscarriage Look Like?

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.

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What To Know About Coronavirus And Fertility

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.

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What PCOS diet can increase fertility?

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. 

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Can You Ovulate Twice In the Same Cycle

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.

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Reasons for a Negative Ovulation Test and How to Fix Them

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.

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Secondary Infertility is More Common Than We Think

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.

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9 Super Early Signs of Pregnancy Before a Missed Period

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.

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Mira Success Stories and Reviews

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.

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What is Egg Freezing?

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.

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How to Prepare for Pregnancy

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.

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Is It Possible to Get Pregnant on Your Period?

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.

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Fertility?

There’s tons of information about fertility and you’re on the path to learn even more! Take our short quiz to test your fertility knowledge. Gain more insights about fertility tracking and get an exclusive Mira discount.

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Quiz: How to Boost Your Fertility Chances in 2020?

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.

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How to Get Pregnant After IUD Birth Control

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.

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Infertility in Men: Signs, Causes, Symptoms

A relationship is a partnership, especially when trying to conceive a child. Couples that are unable to conceive after one year of trying should be given a fertility diagnosis and seek advice from a health care professional, six months of trying for couples over 35.

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Fertility Abbreviations that 
You Need to Know

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!

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Age and pregnancy: How Old is too Old to Have a Baby?

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.

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Bleeding During Sex: What does it Mean?

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. 

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Late Period Without Pregnancy: 6 Reasons Why

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. 

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When is The Best Time to Get Pregnant

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.

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Late Ovulation: Can it Affect My Ability to Get Pregnant

We know that everything comes in its time. But what if your ovulation seems to be late? What does it mean? Let’s find out! To understand what is late ovulation, let’s refresh our knowledge of the menstrual cycle. As we remember, our cycle starts with the first day of menstruation.

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How to Conceive Twins: Factors and Tips

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. 

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What Happens After Stopping Birth Control Pill?

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 using contraception. However, if the pill is your primary method, don’t hurry. Here’s what every woman should take into consideration when she stops taking the pill.

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Trying to Conceive: False-Positive OPK and Other Mistakes to Avoid

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.

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10 Tips You Need to Know about Trying to Conceive

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.

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Evaporation Line On A Pregnancy Test: Positive or Negative?

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.

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Milky White Discharge: Am I Pregnant?

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.

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Spotting Before Period: 8 Reasons Why?

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.

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How to Check Your Cervical Position for Ovulation?

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.

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Early Ovulation: Symptoms, Treatment, and Conception

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.

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How Long Does Sperm Live After Ejaculation?

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.

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Early miscarriage: Symptoms, Causes, and How to Cope with it

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.

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Ovulation Symptoms: 5 Signs of Ovulation

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.

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How Long Does Ovulation Last?

Trying to conceive and/or avoid pregnancy is a complicated task in many cases. Because timing is a crucial part of the contraception process. If you’ve been planning for pregnancy, ovulation is a term you’ve probably heard numerous times. At the time of ovulation, eggs are released from the ovary, giving access for sperm cells to fertilize them.

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Egg White Discharge: What Does It Mean?

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.

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Very Early Sign Of Pregnancy

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that you’re pregnant shortly after trying to conceive? You may even notice seemingly minor changes that are actually the earliest signs of pregnancy. It seems surreal to notice symptoms so quickly, but it’s more common than you may realize. Some pregnant women experience very early signs of pregnancy just 1 to 2 weeks after conception.

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LH Surge: Timing, Symptoms, And Ovulation

Hormonal changes are a significant part of your cycle, and luteinizing hormone (LH) is crucial for ovulation. If you’re trying to get pregnant, your success depends on understanding your LH surge. The rise in hormone happens a few days before ovulation, but there’s much more to understand. Read on to learn about your LH surge and how it relates to the positive pregnancy test you’re seeking.

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Ready to easily, precisely, and automatically track your ovulation cycles? Let Mira take the guesswork out of getting pregnant, so you know exactly when to conceive.