Trying To Conceive

The decision to freeze your eggs to preserve your fertility is a personal one. Today, more and more people with ovaries are considering egg...

Whitney Welsh •Dec 1, 2022

Trying To Conceive

To some, it sounds obvious: of course you should talk about whether or not you want kids with the person you’re going to commit...

Kristin Diversi •Nov 23, 2022

Close to one in six U.S. couples don’t get pregnant despite a year of trying. Whether that describes you, or you simply want to...

Michelle Meyer •Nov 22, 2022

As much joy as the holiday season never fails to bring, it is often simultaneously stressful. It takes a lot out of you: emotionally,...

Charlotte Arthur •Nov 22, 2022

As women, we often take on the brunt of the planning, stress, and guilt when trying to conceive. We wonder what we could be doing differently, why our bodies aren’t doing what we want them to do, and why things aren’t happening for us at the speed we’d like. During these stressful moments, we have to remember that our partners are on this journey with us, too.  Along with initial fertility tests, your OB/GYN will also want to evaluate your male partner’s medical history and reproductive health, typically starting with a semen analysis. Now let’s take...

Brighid Flynn •Nov 20, 2022

If you have a love/hate relationship with hormonal birth control, you are not alone. Whether you started birth control to regain control of your menstrual cycle, reduce acne, or prevent pregnancy, you may now be wondering if there are any long-term implications when it comes to your fertility. Specifically, can birth control cause infertility? The short answer is no, but let’s dig in and find out more.  Can Birth Control Cause Infertility? It’s true that birth control is designed to temporarily halt fertility and prevent pregnancy. Once you stop contraceptives, however, your fertility hormones should go...

Whitney Welsh •Nov 18, 2022

The world of fertility meds can be a confusing and overwhelming place. With so many different treatment protocols and pharmaceutical options available, it’s vital to be in the care of a provider you trust. An interesting part of entering the world of fertility treatments is hearing other folks share their protocol successes or let downs. In doing so, you may have heard about a variety of ovulation induction medications, including Letrozole. But how successful is Letrozole for fertility? Let's dig in and find out.   Letrozole for Fertility Letrozole is an oral medication which is used in...

Lindsey Williams •Nov 16, 2022

If there’s one thing you get familiarized with very quickly during fertility treatments, it’s hormones. How much you have, what you’re lacking, what you need, and what your protocol will include. It can feel like one big acronym soup: What’s your AMH? Have you checked your FSH? Are you testing your LH on day 14 of your cycle? What’s the 411 on your estradiol levels?   To help simplify things, we’ve compiled a guide on the five key fertility hormones, what they do, how they do it, and why they’re important. It can feel overwhelming at first,...

Kristin Diversi •Nov 14, 2022

Not everyone decides to pursue parenthood in their 20s or 30s. Some may be focused on their careers or haven’t yet found the right partner to start a family with, and that’s okay! In fact, it has become increasingly more common for women to start “trying” later in life, with the average age of first-time mothers currently at 26, up from 21 in 1972.  While becoming pregnant after the age of 40 can pose significantly more risks, it’s still very possible to carry and deliver a healthy baby. Many celebrities like Eva Longoria, Janet Jackson, and...

Taneia Surles •Nov 9, 2022

When you’re dealing with infertility, making a baby the ‘old fashioned way’ – for free – can seem like a foreign concept. Instead, you’re forced to spend countless dollars on ovulation tests, pregnancy tests, and for some, fertility treatments like IUI and IVF. When faced with the idea of medical intervention to help grow your family, the price-points for these prodedures can feel out of reach. And, unfortunately, health insurance often doesn’t cover any of it.  As you plan to expand your family, here is a helpful overview of each available option and how much each...

Taneia Surles •Nov 8, 2022
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