Baby-making is simple. You need the sperm to reach the egg. Then why does it seem so complicated? When it comes to ovulation we have just a few precious days to get the sperm where we need them and we want to do everything in our power to help them get there. In my previous… Read More Top 3 Fertility Lubricants
Baby-making is simple. The sperm has to reach the egg. Then why does it seem so complicated? When it comes to ovulation we have just a few precious days to get the sperm where we need them and we want to do everything in our power to help them get where we need them. What… Read More Best Sex Position for Pregnancy
What discomforts could actually be signs of pregnancy? Whether you are trying to become pregnant or trying to avoid pregnancy, knowing what signs to look for is important. Of course a positive pregnancy test is more reliable but some of these signs of pregnancy can clue you in before you take a pregnancy test. When… Read More 10 Early Signs of Pregnancy
Birth Control has been extremely effective in decreasing unwanted pregnancies and delaying childbearing. This allows professional women to complete their education and establish careers. However, now many women are starting birth control shortly after puberty and remaining on it for ten or twenty years. This raises the question- “What are the long term effects of… Read More What are the Long Term Effects of Birth Control?
First you need to understand what a true period is. A true period or menses is bleeding that occurs following ovulation. It is the sloughing off of the uterine lining and contains blood, uterine tissue and the non-fertilized egg. If you don’t ovulate in a cycle (as would happen when you are on birth control)… Read More Can You Get Your Period and Still Be Pregnant?
With the recent announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement, the focus is once again on the effect of advanced maternal age on fertility. Women are waiting longer and longer to start a family and this is having significant impacts on the prevalence of infertility. Meghan Markle is 36 and her and Prince Harry… Read More Should You Freeze Your Eggs? What Impact Does Age Really Have On Fertility?
Maybe you’ve started charting your fertility and now you are approaching your fertile window. You don’t want to miss ovulation so you get busy in the bedroom. How often should you have sex to increase your chances of becoming pregnant? Is too much sex a bad thing? Do you need to wait a certain amount… Read More How Often Should You Have Sex to Get Pregnant?
I convinced you to stop your birth control in my previous article, but now that your birth control is gone your menstrual cramps are back! Cramping around your period could be just that, menstrual cramps. But cramping could also be a sign of pregnancy. This is only more of a reason to avoid ibuprofen and try… Read More 6 Remedies for Menstrual Cramps when TTC
As you’ve probably already discovered, trying to conceive can be extremely isolating. You try to keep it a secret from everyone you know, especially your families. The last thing you need when TTC is your aunt telling you how to have sex or someone else telling you about their friend who tried for years before… Read More TTC over the Holidays
Everyone knows that advanced maternal age (over 35) is linked to decreases in fertility and a slew of other pregnancy complications. How about paternal age or the age of the dad? After all, it takes two to make a baby. Does the age of the sperm matter? We know of many celebrity dads fathering children… Read More Having a Baby with an Older Man: Does Paternal Age Effect Fertility?