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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...

What we’re putting into our body (both for better or for worse) can greatly influence the health and quality of our eggs. When it comes to boosting egg quality, here's where we’d recommend starting....

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? ...

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...

So your doctor wants you (or your partner) to undergo a semen analysis for infertility, huh? If you've never given a sperm sample before, you're probably imagining all kinds of embarrassing and/or awkward scenarios. Will a random stranger accidentally burst in at a critical moment?...

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...

Picture it. The call comes in from the doctor, and the diagnosis is low sperm motility. That's what's slowing down all your baby making plans. So, what the heck can you do about it? It turns out this relatively common issue doesn't have to...

If you're thinking it's time to try fertility treatments, you've probably heard that "expensive" is kind of an understatement when it comes to making a baby. Sure, raising kids is expensive...

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:...

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 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...

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...

Complicated used to be the word you used to describe your relationship status. But if you're considering IVF and trying to figure out what the heck your health insurance will cover, complicated is probably a word you've been throwing around a lot lately. Does insurance...

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...