Getting Pregnant

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and Fertility

Bacterial Vaginosis or BV is the most common genital tract disorder in reproductive aged women. It is characterized by a shift from a healthy vaginal microbiome – one dominated by acid-producing bacteria (the healthy bacteria, such as lactobacillus) – to a vagina dominated by unhealthy bacteria. The most prominent and often the most disconcerting symptom […]

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The Test Said Positive! Here’s the Bumpy Truth

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written by Kristina B., a fitness instructor with a desire to help others live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Her love for wine and chocolate as well as organic foods helps her understand that knowledge is power and moderation is key. […]

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BabyDance Fertility Lubricant

BabyDance is a fertility-friendly lubricant that provides couples with the confidence they need that lubrication will not hinder their chances to conceive.

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Fertility Friendly Lubricants

If you are trying to get pregnant, you might be finding out that there is a lot more science than art to having a baby these days. Fertility charting apps, fertility monitors, fertility supplements – each of these tools can help decrease the time it takes to get pregnant. However, using these tools can also […]

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Developing a Fertility Life Plan

Do you want kids? When would you like to have kids? How many kids would you like? The right time to reflect on such questions is early on in a woman’s reproductive life.  After a reflection, a fertility life plan can be developed. Such a fertility life plan could be written down and discussed with a […]

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Preconception Wellness: Being Prepared for the Unexpected

Preconception Wellness: Being Prepared for Eventualities The concern for an expected baby can be a powerful motivating factor to help develop preconception wellness. The rate of smoking cessation during pregnancy illustrates this power. Among US women smoking 3 months before pregnancy, 55% stop during their pregnancy. Quitting smoking makes premature birth less likely, thereby increasing […]

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Am I Pregnant, Or…?

Am I Pregnant, or Is It Something Else? When you become sexually active, it comes with a lot of “what ifs,” the main one being am I pregnant? Since many symptoms of pregnancy are not specific only to pregnancy, women often wonder if their symptoms are due to…

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IVF Embryoic Development Over 5 Days (VIDEO)

This IVF video shows an embryo developing over 5 days. Dr. Raewyn Teirney, a Sydney-based Gynaecologist, and fertility doctor explains what is happening to the fertilized egg using an Embryoscope™ and time-lapse imagery.

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In Vitro Maturation: IVM

Have you heard of In-vitro maturation, or IVM? It is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) that involves collecting eggs from a woman before they are matured with hormonal injections and a minor surgical procedure.

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What is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation bleeding is the first sign of pregnancy and only experienced by 1/3 of women. Discover when and what to look for as a sign of implantation.

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Getting Pregnant After Ovulation

The odds of getting pregnant after ovulation are quite slim but completely possible. Find out if you are one of the few to actually get pregnant during this short window of time.

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Sperm Banking

A sperm bank, also referred to as a cyrobank, is a facility that collects, freezes, and stores human sperm.

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Fertility Charting Basics

Charting your menstrual cycle is one of the best ways to learn about your fertility. Learn more about charting ovulation and discover useful tools to help you become pregnant.

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Pregnancy Symptom Alternatives

Before you make any assumptions about your pregnancy-like symptoms, you may want to know about all of the other causes of those symptoms unrelated to pregnancy.

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Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation

It is common to wonder if it is possible to get pregnant after having a tubal ligation. Learn more about the chances of conceiving after tubal ligation.

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Pregnancy After Vasectomy

Although a vasectomy is one of the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy, many people often consider pregnancy after the procedure.

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Pregnant

The experience of pregnancy can vary from woman to woman. However, there are some symptoms, changes, and discomforts that are commonly experienced.

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Maternity Insurance

Maternity insurance which is sometimes called pregnancy insurance is an effective way to save money on prenatal care, and other costs associated with birth.

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Withdrawal

Withdrawal is a form of birth control in which the penis is removed from the vagina before ejaculation. This is not regarded as a highly effective method of birth control.

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OV-Watch Fertility Predictor

Using the OV-watch Fertility Predictor can help you find the most fertile days you have and help your with conception. Learn more about the OV-Watch.

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Determining Your Fertility Window

Interested in determining your fertility window? To do this, you must predict when you will ovulate, a task that can be difficult. Come learn about tools to predict ovulation.

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Donor Eggs

Donor eggs can come from family members, friends or random women through a service. Learn about whether using donor eggs is right for you.

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Donor Insemination

Donor insemination involves using the semen from another family member, friend or sperm bank to conceive. Discover more about the donor insemination process.

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Male Fertility Testing

Half of infertility is accounted for by men in some manner. Learn about male fertility testing, how it works, understanding the results and if it is right for you.

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Male Infertility

What is the cause of male infertility? Discover causes along with treatment and prevention recommendations for male infertility challenges.

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Female Fertility Testing

Female fertility testing can help avoid months of trying to conceive without success. Learn more about fertility testing for women and whether this is your next step.

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Female Infertility

How can you treat female infertility? What are the causes and ways to prevent female infertility? Find these answers and more in this article on fertility challenges for women.

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Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer: ZIFT

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer is also called ZIFT. Learn about how this procedure might help resolve your infertility struggles. Here are the risks and benefits of the procedure.

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Intrauterine Insemination: IUI

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves the placement of sperm inside the uterus to ensure that it reaches the fallopian tubes. Learn more about the IUI procedure.

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Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is part of the IVF procedure. Discover how embryo transfer works, the effectiveness and what to expect when trying to grow your family.

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Infertility and Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used to treat infertility for several decades. Learn about how acupuncture works to enhance fertility and help you get pregnant naturally.

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What Is Infertility?

What is infertility? How can you treat it? How prevalent is infertility in the United States? Learn more about treatment options that can help couple’s grow their family.

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Infertility Terms To Know

IVF, IUI, ICSI and many other terms related to infertility and the process of helping couples grow their families. Know the terms so you can know what to question and pursue.

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Infertility Medications

There are several different types of infertility medications. Learn about the various types, what they do, and how they might help you conceive.

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Fertility And Infertility FAQ

This article provides you with answers to a series of frequently asked questions about fertility and infertility. Discover answers to your questions.

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Ovulation Tests

Most ovulation predictor kits come with a number of tests you can take to determine if ovulation is approaching. Come learn about the various types of ovulation tests available.

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Pregnancy Tests

Need a pregnancy test? Find out about the different types of testing available and how to find a local pregnancy center in your area to get a free, confidential test.

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Understanding Ovulation

Ovulation happens when a mature egg is released from the ovary to be fertilized. Learn more about ovulation cycles and other details you may not be aware of.

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Signs of Ovulation

What are the early signs and symptoms of Ovulation? Discover the clues of the body that let you know when ovulation is occurring.

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Taking a Pregnancy Test

What do you need to know about taking a pregnancy test? Learn how to understand the difference between various types of pregnancy tests.

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Preconception Nutrition

Learn about the nutrition that helps you have the healthiest pregnancy. Discover the nutrition that is best for both you and your baby.

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Genetic Counseling

Approximately 3% of babies born in the United States will have a birth defect. Learn about several risk factors that may lead to the necessity for genetic counseling.

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Trying to Conceive After Age 35

Trying to conceive after 35 may seem overwhelming, but there are ways to make getting pregnant easier. Learn how to increase your chances of conceiving after 35.

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Preconception Health For Men

Although it is easy to focus on the woman’s health, preconception health is important for men, too. Learn about the steps men can take for their best preconception health.

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Preconception Health for Women

Preconception health for women is essential for having the healthiest pregnancy possible. Preconception health is also tied to your best chances of conception.

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