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Fertility pills and treatment

Fertility pills are medications that are taken by women who want to become pregnant. They are designed to help the body produce more eggs and improve the quality of the eggs. Fertility pills can be us...


Secondary infertility: what is it?

What is infertility? It is the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected sex. It may also be defined as the failure to carry a pregnancy to its full term. There are many possible causes o...


Signs of ovulation for pregnancy

What is ovulation and why do you need to know about it? Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. The egg then travels down the fallopian tube where it may be fertilized by sperm. If you a...


Trying to conceive - when to see a fertility doctor?

There are a lot of things to consider when you're trying to conceive. You'll want to make sure that you're in good health, both physically and emotionally. You'll also need to make sur...


The most common signs of infection after HSG

What is a hysterosalpingogram? A hysterosalpingogram is an imaging test used to look at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes. It is used to help diagnose problems with the reproductive orga...


Ovulation predictor work

Why do you need to know your ovulation? If you're trying to conceive, knowing when you ovulate is key. Your ovulation cycle can be affected by many different things like stress, travel, weight...


How to get pregnant: intercourse tips

Why did you decide to have a baby? This is a question couples often ask themselves when they make the decision to start a family. There are many reasons why people want children, from the desire to...


What should you know about fish oil fertility boost?

What affects women`s fertility? A woman`s fertility is affected by many things. Some of these include her age, her weight, her overall health, whether she smokes cigarettes, and how much alcohol sh...


Getting pregnant: no video needed

What should you know before trying to conceive? Getting pregnant can be a joyful experience, but it can also be a bit daunting if you don’t know what you’re doing. Luckily, we’ve...


Fertility treatment: Intracytoplasmic sperm injection

How can you check your fertility? Infertility definition:  failure of couples to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular intercourse without contraception. Infertility can be d...


5 Work-From-Home Jobs for Pregnant Women

Work-from-home jobs offer a lot of advantages to employees, like the ability to work flexible hours and wear whatever they want. For pregnant women, this kind of job can be a great way to earn money w...


10 signs you are pregnant

When you have doubts about whether or not you are pregnant, there are a lot of symptoms to take into account. Nobody told you every symptom a woman may have during pregnancy so it's up to you to k...


How to keep sex smokin' when trying to conceive

When you're trying to get pregnant, lots of problems can creep into the bedroom. But would it be stating the obvious if I said that when two people aren't having sex they won’t end up wi...


Independent adoption: Risks, benefits, and how it works

Adoptive parents who use an independent adoption arrangement find families themselves and arrange all the legal aspects of the adoption. They often work closely with a facilitator or attorney to compl...


What's the best time of year to get pregnant?

 When a couple is trying to get pregnant, they will often ask themselves if there is a "best" time of year or season in which to have sex. Part of the difficulty in answering this qu...


Getting pregnant in your 20s

Getting pregnant in your 20s can be a stressful time, especially when you are still trying to focus on yourself. You may feel like life is flying by and that your time for having a baby will slip thro...


Why should pregnant people get a flu shot?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people get a flu shot each year, beginning at age 6 months. Getting the flu shot helps pregnant women protect themselves and their unborn babies f...


Fertility problem: Premature ovarian failure

What is premature ovarian failure? Premature ovarian failure is the loss of normal function of the ovaries before age 40. This results in lower than normal levels of estrogen and progesterone hormo...


What is genetic carrier screening?

Genetic carrier screening involves a test of a person's blood to determine whether he or she is a carrier of one of many inherited disorders. It is used to identify a person who has inherited an a...


Are ovulation predictor kits or basal body temperature a better indicator of ovulation?

You probably know at least one woman who regularly uses ovulation predictor kits in order to help her conceive. But did you know that basal body temperature can be an even more accurate way of determi...


How long does it take to get pregnant?

To have a baby is a wonderful thing to many couples, but this isn't always easy. For about 77 percent of women in all age groups from 20-29 years old to 40-44 years old, just one sexual partner is...


How to Get Pregnant

Perhaps, you've been trying to conceive for months and still, nothing has happened. Maybe this is the first time you're experiencing fertility problems. The good news is, there are a number of...


Pregnancy testing: 1000 women's trials and triumphs

The home pregnancy test can be exciting or disappointing when trying to conceive. Some women are hopeful that they'll get their baby dream while others feel let down by the result of taking one st...


Preconception checkup: Questions you'll be asked at your visit

Preconception check-ups aim to look for any problems that could affect your baby and to help you get ready before the baby is born. If you're planning on becoming pregnant, see your doctor or m...


What medications affect fertility?

It is extremely common for doctors to prescribe drugs to patients. These medications are available by prescription only and can be life-saving when used appropriately. Unfortunately, the side effects...


Can you truly afford a baby?

So you're pregnant and expecting a new baby. This is an exciting time for you and your partner! You may be wondering now whether or not it's financially possible to have a baby now, given your...


PEPS organization

What is PEPS? The program for early parent support (PEPS) is an intensive home visitation program for first-time parents-to-be who are at high risk. Parents who receive PEPS services develop skills...


Fertility treatment: Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm into a woman's uterus at the time of ovulation. IUI may be used to treat infertility when it has been diagnosed...


Therapists' top tips for coping with fertility problems

Raising a family is one of the most important things in life, but for many people, it becomes impossible to do so when they are struggling with fertility. We talked about how you can best cope and fin...


How soon after quitting smoking can I try to get pregnant?

Smoking and infertility Cigarette smoking is a known cause of infertility in men and women. Women who smoke have an increased risk for ovulatory disorders, including luteal phase deficiency, anovul...


Is it safe to take an omega-3 supplement when I'm trying to conceive?

Supplements in pregnancy In pregnancy, the consequences of a poor maternal diet or any nutrient deficiencies can be extremely serious for both mother and baby. The fetus is at high risk from the la...


Pregnancy at 35+

Did you know that it's not just your age when you get pregnant that matters, but also how old you were when you got your first period? How mature the eggs in your ovaries are? What are statisti...


How do genes affect fertility?

Do genes affect fertility? Infertility is the inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse. Genes are your hereditary information passed down from parent to child, li...


Menstruation cycle diagram

The menstrual cycle is the process in females that corresponds to the maturation of an egg cell, maturation of glands and uterus lining, ovulation of the ripened egg, sperm entry into vagina, implanta...


Why do you need preconception appointment?

Preconception Appointment - what should you know? Preconception care, also known as pre-conceptual care, is the health promotion and disease prevention that takes place before pregnancy.   It...


Caffeine`s affect on your fertility

Caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical compound, belonging to the xanthines class. Where does caffeine come from? Caffeine is found in varying levels in the leaves, seeds, or fruits of over...


Getting pregnant with no cervical mucus

Have you heard about cervical mucus? Cervical mucus consists of secretion of the uterine cervix and is also known as cervical fluid. The primary function of cervical mucus is to clean and moisten t...


ZIFT procedure - what should you know?

What is Zygote intrafallopian transfer? Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) is a fertility technique used to help women who have tubal factor infertility. Fertility problems are due to the fallop...


GIFT for parents

About two decades ago, GIFT was developed as an alternative to traditional In Vitro Fertilization procedures. This option involves taking eggs from a woman’s ovaries, fertilizing them with sperm...


Stressopregnancy

What affects women's reproductive system? The female reproductive system is affected by numerous things. Stress, physical activity, nutrition, hormones, and age are all factors that can impact...


Can Ibuprofen prevent pregnancy?

What is Ibuprofen and what is inside it? Ibuprofen is a medication in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Ibuprofen falls into the category of NSAIDs. When peo...


Fertility drugs for women

What is infertility? Infertility is when a couple has not conceived after one year of trying. This means over the course of over 1 year, there has been at least 1 month where the pregnancy was atte...


Pregnant in 20s: fetility is on top!

Getting pregnant in your 20's is not something unusual. According to recent studies, many women in this age group are choosing to become pregnant. Why? Both biological and external reasons can...


Ovulation cramps

Ovulation and women`s health Ovulation is an essential part of a woman's reproductive system. It is the monthly process in which a mature egg cell is released from one of the ovaries. This proc...


Are Gonadotropin injections have high success rate?

What is Gonadotropin? Gonadotropins are hormones that support the function of the gonads, which is to produce ova and sperm. They also have a role in metabolic functions. The gonadotropin classical...


How to sthengthen your core on the second week of pregnancy

What happens on the 2nd week of pregnancy? In the second week, the fertilized zygote reaches the uterus and implants itself onto it. This implantation usually occurs between days 7 and 10 (the day...


Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) symptoms

How does the endocrine system influence our bodies? The endocrine system releases hormones that travel through the blood to different organs within the body. The hormone will bind to a receptor on...


Is water based lubricant safe for conception?

What is a lubricant? Lubricants were created to reduce friction and minimize the risk of injury during sexual activities. They are usually used to ease vaginal or anal penetration, but some are des...


If you ovulate in the morning can you get pregnant that night?

What is fertility? Fertility is your ability to get pregnant. It's the opposite of infertility. It depends on many things, including being able to ovulate each month. How does ovulation affe...


How does a hot tub affect sperm count?

How does a tub work? A hot tub is a type of spa that uses an open heater to heat the water. It's usually located outside for convenience and sits either above ground or in a special pit. A stan...