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As if you're not being poked, prodded and dosed up enough during the whole IVF process, your doctor might prescribe some progesterone for good measure. So what you want to know is, how bad is this going to be, really? We've got answers about progesterone...

It gets tricky keeping track of all those meds and acronyms along the fertility path. FSH, AMH, IVF, IUI…and now, add hCG to the getting-pregnant mix. If you've been prescribed hCG shots for fertility, there are a few important things you should know. hCG decoded hCG...

Wish there was a magic pill that could instantly sprout you an infant? It's never that simple, but modern medicine has given us some pretty effective fertility drugs that work to help many people conceive. Which fertility drugs are right for you will depend on...

You’ve probably just received the worst news of your life—that you’re no longer pregnant. And we know just how shocking and upsetting that can be. We’ve been there, too, asking the same horrible question: How could you possibly feel so pregnant, but not be? ...

How do you make sense of clomid vs. Femara? We're here to help. Sometimes, our bashful little human eggs need some help coming out of hiding. That's where a medication like Femara or clomid comes into play. But how can we differentiate between them? What's the...

For lesbian and other LGBTQ+ couples, a fertility journey isn't always straightforward. After all, you've got to work out the whole sperm + egg + uterus thing, and you may not have all of the above. Needless to say, things can get complicated; not to...

If you’re a woman going in for a reproductive evaluation, your doctor is likely to order an FSH blood test. And, just like with any test, it’s natural to want to know anything and everything about the FSH blood test before you get poked or...

The AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) test is just one of many tests you may get when seeking answers about your fertility. But we know you're not about to head to the doctor's office for a blood draw without understanding what you're getting yourself into. So here's...

If trying to conceive is taking longer than you'd like, you're probably ready for some solid answers about your (and/or your partner's) fertility. This is a good time to set up an assessment with a reproductive endocrinologist—their main goal is to help you make a...