Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are an increasingly popular form of birth control for many women. They offer long-term, reversible contraception with a high rate of success. However, many women may find themselves wondering about their fertility after IUD removal: how long does it take to get pregnant after the IUD is removed? Is there a difference … Read more about The Journey to Pregnancy After IUD Removal: A Comprehensive Guide
The U.S. has a long-standing reputation for simultaneously placing mothers on a pedestal like saints while also ignoring them when it comes to policies that govern everyday life. For many women, this disparity starts right from the beginning of their pregnancy journey, as they face a range of challenges that can make the experience of … Read more about 9 Things That Need to Change for Women Giving Birth in The U.S.
It’s the question on the minds of many soon-to-be moms: How will I know when I’m truly in labor? By knowing what signs to look for, you can get a good idea of whether you’re ready for a trip to the hospital or if your body is just rehearsing for the big event. Real Labor … Read more about Real Labor vs. False Labor: How Do You Know When It’s Time?
Have you thought about everything you need for your new family? Gain peace of mind before the baby comes with these helpful tips. The last few months of pregnancy can be a time of endless lists: what to bring to the hospital, include in the baby’s layette, and stock in your medicine cabinet and refrigerator. Amid … Read more about Getting Ready for Baby: What You Probably Didn’t Think About!
Entering the world of genetic testing may bring fear of the unknown; but couples will gain an understanding and receive emotional support dealing with the decisions they may have to face. Those early moments when a couple learns that they are expecting are filled with anticipation, imagination, and dreams. Is it a boy or girl? … Read more about Genetic Testing and Counseling: An important step in a healthy pregnancy
Think you don’t have to worry about fertility until you’re 35? That only women have fertility problems? That stress is preventing you from conceiving? Find out the truth as we debunk prevalent myths about fertility. Although women have been conceiving babies since the beginning of time, false presumptions and myths about fertility abound. In a … Read more about 10 Common Fertility Myths Busted!
Feeling stress about conceiving? Acupuncture is like a reset button for your system. Unlike drugs, it is not interventional. It doesn’t take over your body. It does help restore balance. And that may be just what you need to help you conceive. The Tao of Fertility tells you more. Acupuncture, like everything else in Chinese medicine, is … Read more about Acupuncture and Fertility: How can Acupuncture help with Fertility
You want to have a baby, but your menstrual cycles are irregular. Will irregularity affect your chances for conception? When does this irregularity indicate something about your health? Irregular menstrual cycles—defined as having cycles that are shorter than 21 days, longer than 35 days, or vary between extremes—are very common. Most women will have times … Read more about Irregular Menstrual Cycles and Fertility – Finding the cause may help minimize the effect
If you are trying to conceive a child, knowing when you ovulate is obviously helpful. Not every woman ovulates at the exact same point during her cycle, however, making any sort of standardized assumptions irrelevant. In order to know when you ovulate and when your best chances of conceiving are, you need a reliable fertility … Read more about Basal Body Temperature Basics, Pros & Cons & a brief how-to
Missed periods, strange cycles, irregular bleeding … we tackle your most pressing ovulation and menstruation questions, using advice from our top docs. The menstrual cycle is a truly elegant feedback system. In theory, and most often in practice, it runs like a well-oiled machine with very little intervention. The body produces hormones in a cycle, … Read more about Common Period Problems: top questions about irregular menstrual cycles answered