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If you're ready to start babymaking, you're probably also feeling pretty ready to go off birth control. This can be a super big change leaving you wondering what the heck happens next, especially if you've been on it for a while. Will your skin break...

When the COVID-19 pandemic happened last spring, we all started doing a lot of things at home that we had never done before — so we can totally do fertility tests at home now, too, right? Are at-home fertility tests an acceptable substitute for an...

Maybe your doctor just informed you that your sperm count is low, which may contribute to fertility issues. Or maybe you just have a sneaking suspicion that low sperm count is at the root of your fertility challenges. If so, you’re probably thinking: Why me?...

You probably expect the word “mosaic” to show up when you’re searching Pinterest for a cool new art project to brighten your bedroom walls…not so much when you’re sitting down with your fertility specialist to talk about your embryos. But if you just got the...

Let's face it: infertility sucks. Whether you've always known you want to have children or have just recently embraced the idea, learning that it won't be easy—and may require months, or even years of invasive treatments—can cause a flood (and, to be honest, sometimes a...

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...

Acupuncture: if you've never tried it, you may be totally freaked out by the prospect of having even more needles pricked into you. But more and more fertility specialists are recognizing the benefits of acupuncture and recommending it to their patients to ease their fertility...

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?...

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...

Trying to get pregnant can feel like you’re testing your sanity one day at a time. There’s just so. much. waiting. We know this because we’ve been there too. But fear not, TTC friends! we’ve got something that’ll help you get through the wait—a list...

Infertility is a minefield of unknown factors, all of which are totally screwing with your life plans. Am I not getting pregnant because of air pollution? My addiction to gas station slushies? The toxins in my night cream? Probably not. But there do seem to...

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 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...

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...

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...