Road to fertility

Your guide to trying to conceive, fertility treatments, genetic testing and your path to pregnancy

When to Try for a Baby: The Menstrual Cycle

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Female factors that influence fertility are directly related to the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is how the female reproductive system prepares for pregnancy. If there is any deviation from the normal process of the cycle or its phases, fertility problems appear. Reproductive theory says the menstrual cycle lasts approximately 28 days and that ovulation […]

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.

Should I Use an At-Home or POC Pregnancy Test?

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Every pregnancy test works by measuring the levels of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. The body produces this hormone after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of your uterus. Generally, this happens about 6 days after fertilization, which will cause your hCG levels to climb rapidly. If you are pregnant, your […]

How Can Lesbian Couples Have a Baby?

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For any couple, trying to build a family can be an overwhelming process. When you’re in a same-sex female relationship, there are some added factors to navigate. If you’ve been asking yourself, “How can lesbian couples have a baby?”, this is the blog for you. Thanks to assisted reproductive technology, several resources and various choices, […]

Boost Your Fertility: Food for Ovulation Stimulation

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When most people think of fertility treatment, they imagine the medical aspect: diagnostics, medication, and scans. Although a specialist will play a crucial role in your fertility journey, there are ways you can care for your own reproductive health. For example, choosing nutritious food and drink can affect your fertility. While many women won’t start […]

What is PGD Testing and How Does it Work?

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If there is a genetic condition present in your family, you may want to explore options to reduce the risk of passing the condition on to your baby. Therefore, your fertility doctor may bring up the option of PGD testing. However, many medical processes can leave people feeling uncertain and anxious. Below, we break down […]

Blastocyst: IVF Terminology Explained in Simple Terms

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The process of in vitro fertilization is filled with technical terms that can leave many prospective parents feeling perplexed. One of the most intimidating is ‘blastocyst’, IVF jargon that can make the best of us feel totally confused. After all, what does blasting anything have to do with having a baby?! However, the ‘blast’ part […]