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Ah, the double-edged sword of online infertility support groups: they're a much-needed source of solace when you're struggling to conceive, but they can also be the web forum equivalent of Googling, "do I have a brain tumor?" every time you get a headache and going...

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...

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...

Male infertility. Two words that can feel like a punch right in the—well, you know. But hold on. Before you start thinking worst-case-scenarios here, let's talk reality. A male infertility diagnosis doesn't mean your dreams of making a baby are over. There are a...

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...

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...

If you're struggling with infertility and you have a lot of irregularities around your period, there's a chance both problems may stem from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS, explained Polycystic ovarian syndrome isn't just an infertility issue, but a constellation of symptoms that many women have. And...

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...

Your uterus produces extra tissue each month to create a cushy home for your potential baby. But if you have endometriosis, your endometrial tissue grows wild, and can end up in places you don't want it to be—including places where it could cause some infertility...

You've been off your birth control for a while and even though you know there's no magic wand that can get you pregnant overnight (if only!), maybe you thought it would've happened by now—and you're constantly shaking off a nagging feeling that something's just...