Brighid Flynn

Springfield Township, Pennsylvania

I learned more about my body and the woman's reproductive system by writing for Rescripted, fertility clinics, and surrogacy agencies than any school ever taught me. I am passionate about this work and making sure women are empowered by knowledge and community.

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Articles

Okay, so, in theory, this seems like it would be an easy answer: the more you eject something the less of it you have....

April 15, 2024

For some women, their period is the most dreaded time of the month — filled with menstrual cramps, migraines, and heavy bleeding that hinders...

March 18, 2024

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found in other places in the body. This abnormal tissue...

February 29, 2024

A Pap smear — a screening test performed every three years by an OB/GYN during an annual wellness exam — is the best way...

February 20, 2024

Orgasm. The word alone can cause some women anxiety. For others, it’s an immediate excitement. More often than not, in media — films, television...

February 4, 2024

Curious about that persistent back pain you can't seem to shake? Believe it or not, uterine fibroids could be the culprit. These non-cancerous growths...

January 24, 2024

Somatic exercises are different from your typical HIIT or weight-lifting workouts. They’re slow. They’re intentional. They focus on the mind-body connection, allowing you to...

January 7, 2024

Period underwear can sound daunting — maybe even a little messy. Their multiple-layered designs, however, make them absorbent, anti-odor, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial, and their cleaning...

December 19, 2023

Menstrual discs, though similar in concept and sustainability to menstrual cups, function differently than their cup-shaped relative. The main difference between the two, aside...

December 19, 2023

It’s no secret that medical costs in the United States are nothing close to ideal. In fact, just the cost of fertility treatments can...

November 6, 2023

When it comes to fertility preservation, you may already know that age matters. The number of eggs you are ultimately able to freeze will...

September 21, 2023

You may be asking yourself, "Why would anyone choose to go through IUI or IVF if they are fertile and can conceive on their...

August 29, 2023

Possibly now, more than ever, surrogacy seems to be in the spotlight thanks to some high-profile celebrities. With this increased focus comes a lot...

July 28, 2023

I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder when I was just fourteen years old. My symptoms came to a head...

July 9, 2023

Can you get a Pap smear while on your period? We’ll cut to the chase with this one. The short answer is: Yes, you...

July 5, 2023

Boric acid: It certainly doesn’t sound like something you would want to put in your body, much less use it as a medical treatment...

June 29, 2023

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis are both conditions that affect women of reproductive age. While it is possible to get pregnant with either...

June 7, 2023

We know that our fertility relies on so much more than just the health of our reproductive organs. Our bodies are complex systems in...

June 3, 2023

FSH: Many of us know of it as it relates to a menstrual cycle, but what role does it play, exactly? Follicle-stimulating hormone, or...

May 29, 2023

Many women are familiar with or have heard of endometriosis and the painful, heavy periods and pelvic discomfort that may come with it....

May 10, 2023

If you’re anything like us, you might find yourself learning something new on TikTok every day. Whether it’s a life hack that, as the...

May 5, 2023

It probably goes without saying that having anything “blocked” in your reproductive organs doesn’t bode well for your fertility. For instance, your fallopian...

April 25, 2023

Many of us are familiar with abdominal ultrasounds: the cold gel, the wand being rubbed around on our torso, and the blurry images projected...

April 24, 2023

You’ve shown up for all of the appointments. You’ve endured every single at-home injection. You’ve taken your prenatal vitamins and prescribed IVF meds....

August 2, 2022

We know what you’re probably thinking: I’ve been waiting to start IVF for how long? I’ve already put in so much time, money, and...

June 29, 2022

For the LGBTQ+ community, there are various family-building options to consider. In honor of Pride Month, we wanted to shine a light on Reciprocal...

June 19, 2022

If you have recently been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), it’s completely normal to be worried about your future fertility. You might...

May 25, 2022

Whether you’re freezing your eggs, pursuing IVF as an LGBTQ+ couple, or embarking on IVF as the next step on your infertility journey, not...

May 17, 2022

When it comes to optimizing your fertility and improving your odds of getting pregnant, there is so much to consider and understand. If it’s...

May 3, 2022

It might sound daunting to have your and your partner’s genetic makeup and quality tested; it can feel like it’s just another thing...

April 14, 2022

After undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and having an embryo transfer, the two-week wait for that (hopefully) big fat positive pregnancy test can...

April 6, 2022

Picture this: you have been trying to conceive for a while without success. You finally make an appointment with a fertility clinic in...

March 28, 2022

We know the word “hope” can be a tough one to hear. While on our fertility journeys, it can feel like hope is one of...

March 16, 2022

Whether or not to take a break from IVF is a heavy question. For one, it implies a worst-case scenario: your IVF cycle...

March 6, 2022

While trying to conceive and holding out hope for that BFP (Big Fat Positive) test result, you will be inundated with so many...

February 14, 2022

Although there’s no roadmap for the windy path that is the fertility journey, for those who are struggling to conceive, there are common...

February 8, 2022

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