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OB/GYN? Reproductive endocrinologist? Urologist? Ask your friends and family, and you're going to get a whole lot of names thrown at you. They all mean well. But just because Dr. Jones and Dr. Smith helped your best friend from high school doesn't mean they're...

After my PCOS diagnosis, I had so many questions. What exactly is PCOS? What would it take for me to get pregnant? Would I have to do IVF? What would the timeline be? Would I ever be a mom? Little did I know at that...

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 have PCOS, "diet" doesn't have to be a four-letter word. When you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, maintaining a healthy diet to manage your cycle can feel like a constant guessing game. And if you’ve been on the pill for years like many of us...

If you're struggling to conceive, but know for certain that you're ovulating on a regular basis, it's possible that the source of your fertility problems can be found in your fallopian tubes. But let's be honest; it's been a minute since we sat in sex...

When it comes to infertility causes, some might just be fake news. There are a lot of rumors out there about what does and doesn’t contribute to infertility. Some of them are brand new and some of them are as old as baby-making itself. So let’s...

If your doctor told you that you have uterine fibroids—or even if you just think you might have them—you're probably wondering if they're going to mess with your chances of getting pregnant. Yeah, fibroids are benign…but they're still weird growths inside your uterus, when what...

Maybe you've already been told by a doctor to switch up your diet, or maybe you're just starting to think about trying to get pregnant and want to treat your body like the temple that it is. The question is, where do you start? Don't...

When you identify as LGBTQ, you know from the get-go that babymaking is probably going to be just a little bit more complicated for you than it was for your cousin Mackenzie and her boyfriend. So what do you do? First a little good news:...

Thanks to fertility apps, you can track your cycle anytime, anywhere. Maybe you’ve been tracking your own BBT on your trusty notepad for a few months. Maybe your periods are all over the place and you are just one unexpected bleed away from losing your sh*t....

If you're having conversations with your doctor about doing intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF), you're probably hearing a certain word come up over and over again (and it may or may not be giving you some serious heart palpitations). You know the...

First of all—and most importantly—if you have recently miscarried (or think you may have), we are so, so sorry. Experiencing a miscarriage is probably one of the most, if not the most, emotionally painful things you’ll ever experience. Having your baby’s life taken away from...

If you're think you probably want kids someday—just maybe not, like, today—you might want to consider egg freezing. Women who choose to freeze their eggs can find it really empowering, but it's also a big personal and financial investment. We spoke with an expert to...

Ready for a big number? There are about 480 fertility clinics scattered all across the United States. The good news? Depending on where you live, you hopefully have plenty of places to choose from to take the next step in your fertility journey. The...

One in eight. That's the startling statistic of how many couples trying to conceive actually struggle with some sort of fertility challenge. Whether it's PCOS, low sperm count, endometriosis, or (ugh) "unexplained," infertility takes many forms, and is so much more common than we all...

On the surface, surrogacy might seem like a rather simple arrangement: find a healthy woman, willing to carry a child for someone else, usually in exchange for a hefty fee. But there are many legal scenarios (not to mention the surrogate mother cost) that can...

Sometimes, no explanation is the most frustrating explanation of all. Fertility issues are hard enough to deal with when you actually understand what's causing the problem. But if your infertility is unexplained—as is the case for 30% of infertile women or 50% of infertile men—not knowing...

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...

If you already have one child (or more), but you're struggling to conceive again, you're not alone. It has its own term: secondary infertility, and it's more common than you might think. Secondary infertility is just as emotionally jarring as primary infertility, but with its...

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...