Trying To Conceive

Recently, there’s been a lot of criticism of terms like “advanced maternal age” (and its far more offensive, outdated cousin “geriatric pregnancy”). The term...

Zara Hanawalt •Feb 3, 2023

Trying To Conceive

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

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

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...

Michelle Meyer •Jan 18, 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 vitamin with folic acid during the preconception period. But when you’re struggling to conceive, additional fertility supplements – like CoQ10 and DHEA – may begin taking up space on your nightstand. With endless information out there about the benefits of various ingredients, you may be wondering “How much is too much?” or “Which supplements should I avoid taking together?”   Supplement Combinations to Avoid When TTC It’s important to understand how supplements might...

Kristyn Hodgdon •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

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

If you’re experiencing difficulties in growing your family, making the decision to enter the world of fertility treatments can be, to put it mildly, overwhelming. This vulnerable and emotional position is filled with difficult decisions and a rollercoaster of emotions to go along with it. At a time in your life where you feel as though you can go from laughing to crying and back again, sometimes within a matter of minutes, it’s easy and entirely normal to feel a tad scatter-brained throughout the process.  10 Questions To Ask at Your First Fertility Appointment That being said, if you’re anticipating your first fertility consultation,...

Lindsey Williams •Jan 3, 2023
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