Health & Wellness

Cortisol — also known as “The Stress Hormone” — is important to be aware of, even if you’re not dealing with fertility issues. It...

Kristin Diversi •Feb 1, 2023

Health & Wellness

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant – or actively trying to avoid it – timing is everything. And, when it comes to when you...

Michelle Meyer •Jan 26, 2023

Maybe you’ve heard rumblings that, in light of Roe vs. Wade’s 2022 overturning, birth control access could be outlawed as well. It seems like...

Zara Hanawalt •Jan 25, 2023

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for any amount of time, chances are good that you know the importance of taking a prenatal...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Jan 18, 2023

When it comes to fertility, we know that age matters. But that doesn’t mean that some of us won’t try our best to reverse the signs of aging with hair dye and Botox. Whether you’re trying to conceive at home or in the thick of fertility treatments, you may be wondering what’s safe – and what’s not – when it comes to beauty treatments, and it’s a valid concern.  So, what does the research say about Botox, hair dye, and other self-care indulgences when you’re trying to get pregnant? Let’s find out.  Is Botox safe when trying...

Michelle Meyer •Jan 18, 2023

Sponsored by Organon.  Photo not of a real patient. Angeline N. Beltsos, MD, is the CEO, Clinical at Kindbody and is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Beltsos has received numerous awards and is a popular speaker nationally and internationally, as well as a frequent media resource on the topic of infertility. This article is written from the point of view of Dr. Beltsos based on her more than two decades of extensive experience working with patients facing infertility. If you and your partner are struggling to have a child,...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Jan 17, 2023

Vaginal infections are no stranger to most women. That’s because the vagina is an ecosystem of both good bacteria and fungi that require a healthy environment to thrive. When the balance is thrown off by outside elements, or even from taking certain antibiotics, this can lead to uncomfortable conditions such as Bacterial Vaginosis, UTIs, or Yeast Infections.  If you are a chronic sufferer of vaginal infections, the good news is that most vaginal infections can be quickly and effectively treated with prescription and, in some cases, over-the-counter medications. Treating early is key because leaving these infections...

Brighid Flynn •Jan 16, 2023

Picture this: your period is late. You take a pregnancy test, hoping this could (finally) be the month, and it comes up negative. You’re disappointed but also confused as to what could be going on with your body. Does this sound familiar?If you’ve experienced this exact scenario, you are far from alone. Menstrual cycle irregularities occur in 14-25% of women of childbearing age. While a “normal” menstrual cycle ranges from 21 to 35 days, it’s not unusual for small variations to occur each month. However, if your period is consistently irregular, you should speak with your...

Whitney Welsh •Jan 10, 2023

Between ovulation week, PMS week, and period week, it may seem like there's only one week per month where you don't have to wonder what's actually going on with your body. For women with extreme forms of PMS such as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), their monthly menstrual cycle can feel like a never-ending hamster wheel of pain, bloating, mood swings, and other uncomfortable symptoms. How Do I Know If I Have PMDD? Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a hormone-based mood disorder with severe symptoms. While it is an extreme form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), it's also quite...

Michelle Meyer •Jan 9, 2023

2022 was a unique year to be a woman. TikTok trends left you asking questions like, “are my hormones imbalanced? What is hormone imbalance? Are my birth control pills causing infertility?” While the birth control pill and the IUD (Intrauterine Device) can be incredibly helpful for some women, many others have started turning towards the Fertility Awareness Method, or FAM, as a form of birth control, family-planning, or to simply feel better within their bodies.   “Fertility awareness based methods use the biological signs of ovulation to help users understand when ovulation is approaching and thus pregnancy...

Vivian Nunez •Jan 4, 2023
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