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Fertility Test Online: Do Ovulation Calculators Work?

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Some women have taken a fertility test online to find out when to have sex to get pregnant. These online ovulation calculators estimate when you ovulate based on the length of your cycle and the assumption that ovulation occurs two weeks before your period. Therefore, if your cycle is usually 28 days long, then the […]

Conceiving With PCOS and Other Problems With the Ovaries

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There are many different factors that influence fertility in women. The ovaries are the female reproductive glands responsible for secreting sex hormones and producing eggs. Two common causes of reduced fertility in women  are primary ovarian failure and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). In this article, we discuss conceiving with PCOs and other issues relating to […]

Infertility vs Sterility: What’s the Difference?

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Before seeking fertility treatment, it’s important that you understand the difference when it comes to infertility vs sterility, as we often use them as synonyms – but they aren’t. In this short article, we explain the key differences and discuss the challenges couples face when trying to conceive.

Second Miscarriage: When Should You Seek the Help of a Doctor

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When you’ve experienced one pregnancy loss, it can be a strain on your nerves to decide whether you want to try and get pregnant again. Having a miscarriage is not something you want to endure more than once. Unfortunately, 10 to 25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will result in a miscarriage. But if you […]

First Steps in Fertility to Put You on the Path To Parenthood

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When we’re growing up, we hear different stories on where babies come from. By the time we’re in High School, our health teacher typically educates on how to avoid getting pregnant but when it comes to when we genuinely want to conceive, you’d be surprised how many don’t know the basics. Particularly when you have […]

What Fertility Aid Can Help You Conceive?

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Have you been looking at babies and hearing the faint ticking of your biological clock? Seeing strollers and wanting to push one of your own? Trying to conceive for longer than you would like and wondering if there’s a fertility aid to help things along? Everyone’s fertility health and ability to conceive is different and […]

Fertility Hopes and How to Achieve Them

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When you make the decision to get pregnant, you start out with fertility hopes and trying to conceive goals. Even though statistics show that only one third of healthy couples conceive in the first month of trying, many of us imagine we’ll get pregnant right away or within the first few months. So, when it does […]

Miscarriage at 11 weeks: Symptoms, Treatment and Options

miscarriage at 11 weeks

When you’ve been trying to conceive, a positive pregnancy test is exceedingly exciting and filled with so many expectations of what’s to come. It’s more than understandable that when you experience a miscarriage at 11 weeks, so close to the end of the first trimester, it can be a tremendous strain physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, […]

Two Miscarriages in a Row: Getting a Diagnosis and Options

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A miscarriage is defined as the loss of a pregnancy within the first 20 weeks. According to both the American Pregnancy Association (APA), approximately 10 to 25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will result in a miscarriage. However, if you’ve experienced two miscarriages in a row, you may understandably worry about both your chances of […]