Fertility Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Fertility Treatment Debt: How to Avoid Getting in Too Deep
Are you worried about going into debt for IVF or other fertility treatments? Here's an approach to keep you from getting in too deep.

Risks of a Twin Pregnancy for Mother and Babies
Understanding risks of a twin pregnancy -- for both mother and the babies -- before you conceive can help you make decisions about fertility treatment.

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Fertility Facts - Infertility Myths vs. Fertility Fact
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as

Effects of Smoking on Female Fertility
Can smoking hurt your fertility? Yes, and much more so than you might imagine. Read the research on smoking and female fertility here.

Extra Embryos After IVF: 5 Options to Consider
Part of your IVF treatment should include cryopreservation of unused embryos for the short term. Here are five options for your your leftover embryos.

Why Do I Feel Pregnant When I'm Not?
Do you feel pregnant even when you're not? It's not all in your head! Learn about women's intuition and the hormones​ that drive you crazy!

Next Steps After Becoming Pregnant


About Ovulation: 6 Things You May Not Know But Should!
What do you know about ovulation? Here are 6 ovulation facts that every woman should know (especially if she wants to get pregnant.)

I'm Having Pregnancy Symptoms But...
Having pregnancy symptoms but the test was negative? Or you got your period? Or you were having them and they’ve gone away? Get answers here!

How to Enter an IVF Contest or Lottery
Are IVF contests - where entrants can win a free IVF cycle - too good to be true? Learn what you must know before you enter, plus how to spot a scam.

What's Next When Clomid Does Not Achieve Ovulation?
What if clomid doesn't work for you? If you're not ovulating on clomid, there may be things you and your doctor can do to boost your chances of success. Learn what here.

Bad Period Cramps: How to Know If Yours Aren't Normal
Should you be worried about your period cramps? Here are 6 signs your menstruation pain isn't normal.

Period Cramps Keep You From Normal Life
Are you missing work or school because of bad period pain? Then your cramps may not be normal... here's what to do.

When Tylenol and Ibuprofen Aren't Enough for Cramps
Can you take more than the recommended dosage of acetaminophen or ibuprofen for menstrual cramps?

Pelvic Pain and Cramps Not During Your Period
Do you have pelvic pain when it's not your period? Here's why you should see your doctor.

Menstrual Cramps for More than Two to Three Days
How many days might you have menstrual cramps? And what does it mean if they continue after your period?

What if You're Worried About Your Period Cramps?
Worried your cramps aren't normal? Here's why you should listen to that inner voice.

Menstrual Cramps + Other Worrisome Symptoms
Bad period cramps + other worrisome symptoms may mean trouble. Here's when you should call the doctor.

Counselor for Infertility: How to Find a Good Therapist
Are you looking for a counselor to help you cope with infertility? Or does your doctor require it before certain treatment? Here's how to find one.

Coping with Fertility Test Anxiety
Fertility test anxiety is a normal, albeit uncomfortable, part of infertility. Here's how you can cope better.

Clomid Challenge Test: What It Is & What if You Fail
All about the Clomid challenge test (CCCT): what the results mean, controversy over whether the test should be done, and what happens if you fail.

Clomid and Athletes: Doping or Legit Fertility Treatment?
Is Clomid use in men ever legit, or does male Clomid use always point to doping? Why might an athlete take Clomid? Get the facts here.

Can You Accidentally Remove Your Cervical Mucus?
Can you accidentally remove your cervical mucus? Yes, you can! Here's what not to do.

AMH Levels: Anti-Mullerian Hormone Fertility Testing
What AMH levels can tell you about ovarian reserves, IVF success, PCOS, and your risk of OHSS. Also, learn what your AMH results mean.

Advocacy Day Inspiration From Those Who Have Been There
What's Advocacy Day really like? These infertility advocates share what inspires them and share practical advice so YOU can be there next year!

9 Things That Increase Your Chances of Having Twins
What are your chances of having twins? From age to height to fertility drugs, learn what boosts your odds.

Why We Lie and Keep Secrets From Our Doctors
Are you struggling to tell your doctor about sexual difficulties or embarrassing symptoms? Here's how to talk to your doctor about taboo problems.

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The Truth About Calculating Pregnancy Due Dates
Learn how due dates are calculated by your last menstrual period, by ultrasound, and after IVF. Also, learn why you might give birth sooner or later.

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Talking About Infertility with Children
Secondary infertility isn't only hard on parents -- it can also be hard on the kids who are eager for a baby brother or sister. Here's how to handle discussion of this sensitive topic.

Tips for Successful Crowdfunding of IVF or Adoption
Here are practical tips you can use to run a successful crowdfunding campaign for IVF or adoption, without losing your mind!

Folic Acid for Female and Male Fertility
Could folic acid boost male fertility? And why is folic acid so important for women? Get the research on folic acid and fertility for men and women here.

The Research on Acupuncture for Infertility
Acupuncture for infertility is the most commonly recognized alternative treatment for infertility. But does it really work?

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8 Potential Causes of Female Infertility
What causes female infertility? Here are 8 conditions and diseases, including symptoms and possible treatment.

Ways to Pay Less (and Get Cash) for IVF Treatment
IVF is expensive. But before you decide you can't afford it, consider these options for reducing costs.

Does the First Response Fertility Test Really Work?
Can an at-home FSH test tell you if you're going through menopause? Or infertile? Probably not. Before you try one of these tests, read this.

Getting Pregnant and Infertility After Depo-Provera
When will you be able to get pregnant after Depo-Provera? Does it cause infertility? And what can you do if your fertility has not returned?

How to Get Pregnant With PCOS: Your Treatment Options
Yes, you can get pregnant with PCOS! Learn about your PCOS treatment options, from lifestyle and diet changes, to fertility drugs and IVF.

Miscarriage After Infertility: Don't Say These 8 Things
Miscarriage is heartbreaking for anyone, but pregnancy loss after infertility is absolutely devastating. To support a friend, here's what NOT to say.

The Clomid Crazies: Why You Have Mood Swings On Clomid
Clomid and mood swings frequently go together. What causes the so-called Clomid crazies? Is it all just in your head? And how can you cope?

Is Never Give Up a Good Message for Infertile Couples?
Infertile couples hear again and again the advice to

Buying Clomid Without a Prescription? Read This First.
Are you interested in buying Clomid without a prescription? Here are 5 reasons you should reconsider, plus what to do if you can't get a prescription.

Painful Sex & Getting Pregnant: What Can Be Done
Sex shouldn't hurt. But for many women, it does. Here are 12 possible causes of painful sex, what can be done, and how it impacts fertility.

How to Get Pregnant Without Sexual Intercourse
Can you get pregnant without sex? What if sex hurts? Here are three ways you can conceive without sexual intercourse.

Advocacy Day for Infertility: Why It Matters
Advocacy Day is one of the best ways to make a difference for those living with infertility. Learn what to expect and why YOU should be there.

Infertility Isolation: 6 Ways to Know You Are Not Alone
Feelings of isolation or loneliness are common with infertility. Though you may feel alone, you are not, in fact, alone.

Fertiliy Forum Drama: How to Cope
Fertility forums can offer support -- but they can also turn nasty. Here's what breeds discord between IFers (aka Interfiles), and how to cope.

Painful Periods and Your Fertility: When to Worry
What do painful periods have to do with your fertility? In some cases, they can be a sign of a problem. Here's when to worry.

Sexual Problems Men Shouldn't Keep From Their Doctors
Are you struggling with erectile dysfunction? Low sex drive? Or even depression? Here are 8 secrets men keep from their doctors.

Going Gluten-Free to Get Pregnant: What You Must Know
Thinking of going gluten-free to improve your fertility and get pregnant? Before you start, you must know these four things.

I Feel Depressed. What Should I Do?
Feeling depressed and not sure what to do? Has trying to conceive pushed you to your edge? Here's how to start feeling better.

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Fiction and Infertility: Interview with Tegan Wren
Romance novelist Tegan Wren, author of Inconceivable!, talks about her debut novel, her personal infertility story, and how writing has helped her heal.

I'm Pregnant! Just Kidding? Breast Cancer Facebook Meme
Could that breast cancer awareness post cause more harm than awareness? Learn two popular memes and why you might want to pass on participating.

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8 Things No One Tells You About Pregnancy After Infertility
Pregnancy after infertility may not be what you expect. Here are 8 things no one tells you:

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You Can Experience Infertility Even If You Already Have a Child
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Irregular Cycles Are Not Normal, and Neither Are Painful Periods
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Egg Freezing Is Neither Risk-Free​ Nor Guaranteed
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Consider Your Biological Clock When Planning Your Family
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Infertility Isn't Only a Female Thing
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An Unhealthy Lifestyle Can Harm Your Fertility
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You're Fertile for Less than a Week Each Month
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You Can Be Healthy, Have Regular Cycles, And Still Be Infertile
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Become a Fertility Warrior
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Make Lists of All Your Successes
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Take a Fertility Blog and Forum Sabbatical.
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Seek Help if You Don't Conceive After One Year
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9 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Fertility
What do you really know about female fertility? Here are 9 things every woman should know if she ever plans to get pregnant.

More Ways to Take Back Your Life From Infertility
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Infertility Taking Over Your Life? Break Free!
Do you feel like infertility has infected your entire life? And there's no escape? Here's how to reclaim your identity and declare your independence!

Whatever You're Not Doing, Do It Already.
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Refuse To Be Known as "That Infertile Friend."
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Stop Tracking Your Cycles.
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Throw Away Your Stash of Early Pregnancy Tests.
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Gonadotropin Side Effects for Fertility
Gonadotropin side effects are usually mild, but can be serious and even life-threatening​. Learn about gonadotropin side effects and risks here.

Borrowing Options to Pay for Fertility Treatments
Is that fertility financing program really the best? Consider all your options! Learn about 7 borrowing possibilities for IVF or IUI.

How to Use Crowdfunding to Pay for IVF or Adoption
Learn how to use crowdfunding to help you pay for adoption or fertility treatments like IVF. How it works, if it's for you, and how to get started.

What Is Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT)?
What is oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT)? Get an easy to understand definition here, plus links to more information on male infertility.

Can Fertility Superfoods Really Help You Get Pregnant?
What makes a food a fertility superfood? And can they really help you get pregnant? Get the facts here.

What Is Financial Infertility?
What is financial infertility? If you don't have the money, can you still get fertility treatment? Learn here.

Waiting to Become Grandparents? Here's What Not to Do
Eager for grandchildren? If your adult children are trying to conceive, it's normal to feel impatient. Here's how to support them and what NOT to do.

WIll IVF Work For You? Univfy Tests Can Tell You
Wondering if IVF will work for you, or if you should try IVF again after a cycle failure? Here's how to get personalized success odds with Univfy.

How to Tell People You're Infertile
Ready to tell people about your infertility? Here are 8 tips to help you come out of the infertility closet!

5 Things Every Couple with Infertility Needs to Know
Are you trying to get pregnant and feeling overwhelmed? Here are 5 basic things you need to know.

Finding the Best Fertility Clinic for You
To find the best fertility clinic, you'll need to do some research. Here are questions to ask, issues to consider, and where to get the information you need to choose the best clinic for you.

What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder and a common cause of infertility in women.

Pregnant After Infertility? When and How to Tell People
Pregnancy after infertility can cause excitement, anxiety, and guilt. Here's when and how to share the news with the world.

Situational Infertility: What It Means, Who It Applies To
Single men and women, gay and lesbian couples, those with chronic illnesses... all of these people may face situational infertility. Learn more.

How Monozygotic Twins Form + Interesting Twin Facts!
How do monozygotic twins form? Why are they more common after IVF? Are they really 100% identical? Learn fascinating facts on identical twins here!

Childless on Passover: Coping with Infertility as a Jew
Passover is all about teaching the next generation. Does this exclude childless Jews? Here's how to cope with infertility when you're Jewish.

Pregnancy Test Is Negative: How to Cope, What It Means
When the pregnancy test is negative, you may naturally feel extremely disappointed. Is it foolish to remain hopeful? Learn more here.

Want to Get Pregnant? Don't Do These 5 Things
Here's what NOT to do when you want to get pregnant. Could you unintentionally be sabotaging your chances for conception?

Cultivating Support When Facing Infertility
Finding support when you're experiencing infertility isn't always easy. Here are a number of ways -- many you may not have thought of -- to help you cultivate the support you need.

Questions to Ask Your OBGYN Before Getting Pregnant
Talking to your doctor about getting pregnant and family planning should start before you start trying to conceive.

Various Types of Fertility Doctors and Their Specialties
You may already know about reproductive endocrinologists (or REs), but did you know there are a number of other types of fertility specialists? Learn what they do and how they can help you here.

Taking a Break from Trying to Conceive (TTC)
Thinking of taking a break from trying to conceive? Here are the pros and cons, plus how to do it right.

12 Things Not to Say to Someone with Infertility
Have a friend with infertility? Avoid foot-in-mouth disease! Don't say these 12 hurtful things.

Varicocele Symptoms, Infertility Causes, and Treatment
Varicoceles are the most common cause of male infertility. The good news? They are often treatable. Learn about symptoms, treatments, and post-repair pregnancy rates.

When Is the Right Time to Have Children? Now, Later, or Never?
Should you have kids now? Later? Or never? Here's advice to help you make a decision.

Infertility and the Jewish High Holy Days: How to Cope
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not easy for those with infertility: here's how to turn what can be a painful holiday into a source of inspiration.

Halloween, Infertility, and the Masks We Wear
Halloween and infertility aren't easy. Here's how to cope, plus a little insight into the masks we wear all year long.

Positive Pregnancy Test: Is It Real?? + Other FAQs!
Finally, a positive pregnancy test! But you've also got worries. Is the line too light? What if you have cramps? Or no other pregnancy signs?

Pros and Cons to Egg-Freezing Insurance Perks
Big name companies are offering egg-freezing benefits for women looking to delay having kids. Is this good for women?

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The Best Fertility Facebook Pages You Should Like!
Here are the very best fertility focused Facebook pages! Find support, community, advocacy, and inspiration.

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Fake Pregnancy Posts Hurt Infertile and Grieving Women
Why fake pregnancy posts hurt so deep for those struggling with infertility and those who have lost a child.

Why Fake Pregnancy Announcements Are No Laughing Matter
I'm pregnant! Haha, just kidding? If you're thinking of posting a prank pregnancy announcement on Facebook, don't! Here are 5 reasons why...

Dealing with the Days After a Pregnancy Post Prank
What happens the day after you post a fake pregnancy announcement on Facebook? This.

When You’re Actually Pregnant, People Won’t Believe You
If you post a fake pregnancy post on Facebook, what happens years later when you really ARE pregnant? You're not going to like it...

Your Friends Will Be Hurt You Didn’t Tell Them First
Your closest friends don't want to find out you're pregnant via Facebook. And if it was all a joke? They won't be pleased.

You May Break Your Mother’s Heart
Will your mom take your pregnancy prank post the way you hope? Probably not!

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When You're Afraid to Take a Break From Trying to Conceive
Are you afraid to take a break from trying to conceive? Think your lucky month may come the minute you stop trying? Read this.

5 Thoughts Keeping You From Making Healthier Choices
Your own mind can be your biggest obstacle when it comes to making healthier choices for your fertility. Here's how to get on your own side.

"No Matter What I Do, It’s Not Like It’ll Help Me Get Pregnant..."
Here's why your health goals shouldn't be motivated solely by your desire to get pregnant.

Is There Any Point to Lose Weight Before You Get Pregnant?
Losing weight may help you get pregnant -- but won't you just gain it all back? Not quite. Here's what you need to know!

Blaming Fertility Drugs for Weight Gain & Unhealthy Eating
Fertility drug treatment is often associated with weight gain... but can you really blame that ice cream binge on Clomid?

Feeling Like No One Understands Your Infertility
Do you feel like no one else can understand your experience with infertility? Here's why you should reach out anyway.

Donate to Organizations that Support the Infertility Community
Resolve and other infertility organizations need your financial support. Here's how you can help, plus 9 other ways to make a difference.

Don't Stop Advocating Just Because You've Moved On
The infertility community needs you, especially if you've moved on. Here's why, plus 9 other ways to make a difference for infertility.

Come Out About Your Infertility
Did you know that by talking about infertility, you are being an advocate? Here's how, plus 9 other ways to make a difference for infertility.

Advocate for Yourself
Advocacy for the infertility community starts with you. Here's how, plus 9 other ways to make a difference for infertility.

Support Others with Infertility
Yes, you can support others with infertility. Here's how, plus 9 other ways to make a difference for infertility.

Participate in Infertility Awareness Events
Awareness campaigns work best when people like you participate. Here's how, plus 9 other ways to make a difference for infertility.

Make Your Voice Heard on Capital Hill
Want to make sure the voices of infertility are heard on Capitol Hill? Here's how, plus 9 other ways to make a difference for infertility.

How to Become an Advocate for Infertility
Are you ready to become a warrior for infertility? Here are 10 ways -- some small, some big -- that you can make a real difference through advocacy.

Speak Up on Infertility Issues
Be a voice that makes a difference and speak up for infertility. Learn how here, plus 9 other ways to advocate for infertility.

Talk #Infertility on Social Media
With social media, you have the power to reach more people than ever before. Here's how, plus 9 other ways to make a difference for infertility.

Educate People and Refute Myths on Infertility
You can help bust myths on infertility. Here's how, plus 9 other ways to make a difference for infertility.

Improving Symptoms of Endometriosis with Diet
Could diet have an impact on endometriosis? Learn how here.

What Does the Nurses' Health Study Fertility Diet Include?
What did the largest study ever done show about fertility and diet in women? Find out here.

Are There Specific Diets that Help with Fertility?
Are there diets that boost fertility? If yes, what is included in those diets? Here's what the research has to say.

How Can a Mediterranean Style Diet Improve Fertility?
Eating a Mediterranean style diet may improve your fertility. Learn what's included in a Mediterranean Style lifestyle here.

Diets Habits That Help Women with PCOS
How can you lower the glycemix impact of your meals, and could this help with your PCOS symptoms? Learn here.

Nutrient Rich Foods for Fertility May Make Healthier Sperm
What happened to sperm health when young men choose to eat healthier? Find out here (along with how they ate better.)

Signs and Symptoms of Premature Labor
Noticing premature labor signs early can help prevent premature birth. Learn more here.

Your Teeth and Pregnancy
Did you know that keeping your teeth healthy can help you have a healthy pregnancy? Learn more about having a healthy pregnancy after infertility in this article.

How To Have a Healthy Pregnancy After Infertility
How can you have a healthier pregnancy after infertility? Take these actions to improve your odds of a healthy 40-weeks.

Prenatal Care Is a Must for a Healthy Pregnancy After Infertility
Prenatal care can significantly boost your odds for a healthy pregnancy after infertility.

Drop Unhealthy Habits for a Healthy Pregnancy
You may already know smoking and drinking are no-no's during pregnancy, but did you know other bad health habits can harm your baby? Learn what you can do to have a healthier pregnancy here.

Make Time to Nap for a Healthy Pregnancy
Sleep is important for pregnancy and may prevent some pregnancy complications. Get more tips on having a healthy pregnancy in this article.

Nutrition and a Healthy Pregnancy
Nutrition is important to having a healthy pregnancy. Learn more about having a healthy pregnancy after infertility in this article.

Drinking Enough Water During Pregnancy
Staying hydrated can help prevent preterm labor. Get this and more tips on having a healthy pregnancy after infertility.

Ask Your Doctor About Sexual Activity During Pregnancy
Sex during pregnancy is usually fine, but if you've experienced miscarriage, or you're expecting twins, you may be concerned. Learn more about having a healthy pregnancy here.

Depression and Healthy Pregnancy
Did you know depression can cause pregnancy health problems? Learn more about having a healthy pregnancy after infertility here.

Billings Ovulation Method: How to Get Pregnant
How can the Billings Ovulation Method help you get pregnant? Get the pros and cons of this method, and how it may help you time sex for ovulation!

What Does Sperm Motility Mean?
What does sperm motility mean? How are sperm supposed to swim? Get an easy to understand explanation here, plus links to more in-depth information.

What Is Subfertility?
What does subfertility mean? Get a short, easy to understand definition, plus links to more in-depth content.

Fertility and Too Much Exercise: What's OK? What's Not?
Yes, you can exercise too much. Learn how much exercise is good and how much is bad for your fertility.

Should You Get Pregnant With Twins or Triplets?
Are you hoping for twins or triplets? Do you plan to ask your IVF doctor to transfer more embryos than needed? Please rethink your plan...

In Vitro Fertilization and Test Tube Babies: A History
What is the meaning of in vitro? What is a test tube baby? Learn about the history and early controversy of IVF treatment.

Artificial Insemination: What Is IVI, ICI, ITI and IUI?
Learn about the different insemination methods, including IUI, intravaginal insemination, intracervical insemination, and intratubal insemination.

Acupuncturist for Fertility: Find the Best One for You
Considering acupuncture for your infertility? Here's how to find the best acupuncturist for you.

What Is Luteinizing Hormone (LH)?
What is LH, or luteinizing hormone? Get a short, easy to understand definition here, plus links to more in-depth explanations.

What is Progesterone?
What is progesterone? How is it used in fertility treatment? Get a short, easy to understand definition here, plus links to more in-depth explanations.

What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy and Why is it Dangerous?
What is an ectopic pregnancy, or tubal pregnancy? Get a short, easy to understand definition here, plus links to more in-depth explanations.

What Are Injectables?
What are injectables? How are injectables administered? What are the risks of injectables? Find out in this definition.

RESOLVE Infertility Support Groups: What to Expect
Thinking of joining a Resolve Infertility Support Group? Learn what to expect at the meeting, why you should join, and how to find a group.

Alternative Options for Having a Baby
Read about your options for having a baby when basic fertility treatments don't work. Also, read about options for those that cannot have a baby.

Baby Shower Invitations and Infertility: How to Cope
Baby showers and infertility do not go together. How can you cope? Get tips here!

What Is the Best Intercourse Position to Get Pregnant?
Many think that the missionary position is the best intercourse position to get pregnant. However, there's no research to back up that claim.

Doctor Prescribed Sexual Intercourse During Fertility Treatment
Needing to have sex on demand, or doctor prescribed sex, during fertility treatment can be anxiety-provoking. Here are ways to cope.

Why National Infertility Awareness Week Is Important
When is National Infertility Awareness Week? Why is it important, and what can you do? Learn more here.

Overview of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)? Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this potentially deadly disease.

Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Learn how to treat both pelvic inflammatory disease, and the resulting infertility. Also, learn what your chronic pelvic pain treatment options are.

BPA and Fertility: Why It's Harmful and How to Avoid It
BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical found in some plastics and epoxy resins. Learn how it harms fertility, and how to avoid it.

What Is a Surrogate? What Are the Different Kinds?
Learn the difference between a traditional or gestational surrogate, as well as host surrogacy, partial surrogacy and commercial surrogacy.

Surrogacy 101: Get the Facts
All about becoming parents via surrogacy, including the costs and the process, from finding and selecting a surrogate through having the baby.

Premature Ovarian Failure, Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
Primary ovarian insufficiency (also known as premature ovarian failure) is a heartbreaking diagnosis to face. Learn everything you must know here.

9 Possible Explanations for Unexplained Infertility
One in four couples are told their infertility is unexplained. What does this diagnosis really mean? Here are 9 possible explanations.

Resolutions for Anyone Trying to Get Pregnant
Here are some important resolutions -- with several take-action tips -- for anyone trying to get pregnant or facing infertility.

Resolve to Find Some Compassion for Yourself
How can compassion help you cope with infertility? Learn why you should try it, and what you can do to learn this essential coping skill.

Resolve to Obsess Less About Trying to Get Pregnant
Do you find yourself obsessing over pregnancy tests, symptoms, and trying to conceive websites? Learn how to take control of those obsessions here.

Resolve to Reclaim Your Sexiness and Your Sex Life During TTC
Has your sex life suffered from trying to conceive? These resources can help you reclaim the passion you once had.

Resolve to See Yourself as More Than Your Fertility
You are not only your fertility. Here are some ways you can take action to reclaim the other parts of your life and self when trying to conceive.

Resolve to Get Help Getting Pregnant
Are you ready to get help with getting pregnant? Here are steps you can take to get the help you need, when you need it.

Resolve to Make a Financial Plan of Action for Infertility or TTC
How to financially prepare for parenthood, and navigate a financial plan if you need fertility treatments.

Resolve to Reach Out for Emotional Support for Infertility and TTC
Infertility is hard -- you shouldn't be doing this alone! Here's why you should reach out for help (and how to do it.)

Resolve to Eat Better and Move More for Fertility
Here are steps you can take to start eating better and moving more, to help boost your fertility.

Resolve to Become an Empowered Fertility Patient
Steps you can take to be a more empowered fertility patient.

Resolve to Practice One Stress Reducing Activity Daily
If you're feeling stressed while trying to conceive, try one of these daily stress reducing habits that can be done in 15 minutes or less.

Resolve to Reclaim the Non-Fertility Aspects of Your Life
Here are ways to remember what you used to do before trying to get pregnant took over your brain!

Resolve to Get Better Sleep to Boost Fertility and Mood
Here are 12 resolutions -- with several take-action tips -- for anyone trying to get pregnant or facing infertility.

Making Sex Fun When You're Trying to Conceive
Yes, it is possible to make sex fun when you're trying to conceive! Learn how sexual enjoyment can actually boost your fertility, plus more.

Trying to Conceive and Your Sex Life
Trying to conceive long term can hurt your sex life. Why does this happen? Learn what's behind the sex struggles of those with infertility.

Ways to Make a Difference in a Child's Life
Parenthood is just one way to be part of a child's life. Here are other ways you can get involved in a child's life.

Endometriosis Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Learn how endometriosis can impact your fertility. Also, learn about endometriosis symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

Ovulation Detection: Baby Making Sex Course Part 2
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When Is the Best Time to Have Sex to Get Pregnant?
When is the best time to get pregnant? Learn how to detect your most fertile days to get pregnant now, including how to check cervical mucus for ovulation.

Fertility Tests for Men and Women Who Can't Conceive
Fertility tests should be done on both the man and woman when a couple can't get pregnant. Here's what to expect during a fertility evaluation.

Secondary Infertility: Why Is This Happening?
Secondary infertility brings many questions. Why is this happening now? What treatments are available? Get answers here.

What Is Egg White Cervical Mucus (EWCM)?
What is egg white cervical mucus, or EWCM? Is egg white discharge normal? And is it bad if you have too much, or none at all? Get the answers here.

What Is an Irregular Period? How Many Days Are Normal?
What is considered an irregular period? How many days should your cycles be? And when should you be worried about it? Learn more here.

7 Things Every Man Should Know About Fertility
How much do you really know about your fertility? Learn seven things every man should know about fertility, even years before deciding to have a baby.

Risks and Side Effects of Fertility Drugs
What are the side effects and risks of fertility drugs? Will fertility drugs give you twins? Learn here.

What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant After 40?
What are your real chances of getting pregnant after 40? What if you use fertility treatments? Learn here.

Gonadotropins (Gonal-F, FSH, LH): Success Rates, Risks
What are gonadotropins? What's the success rate of Gonal-F? Learn about infertility treatment with injectable fertility drugs here.

Dizygotic (Fraternal) Twins: Facts You Should Know
What are dizygotic twins? What increases your chances of having twins? And will you have boy-girl, boy-boy, or girl-girl twins? Learn here!

We Can't Get Pregnant. What Should We Do?
Can't get pregnant and not sure what to do? Here's what next, from seeing your doctor, to graduating to a fertility clinic, to treatment options.

Egg Retrieval During IVF Treatment
Nervous about the egg retrieval? Consider yourself normal! Here's what to expect.

Understanding the IVF Process Step-by-Step
While every clinic's protocol will be slightly different, here is a general step-by-step breakdown of the IVF treatment process.

Taking a Pregnancy Test After IVF Treatment
Learn about pregnancy testing after IVF, what happens if you're pregnant, and what happens if you're not.

The Cycle Before IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) Treatment
IVF treatment starts the month *before* actual the actual IVF. Learn what to expect here. Page 2.

Your Period Starts, Then IVF Begins!
Your IVF cycle will officially begin on the first day of your period. Learn what happens next!

Understanding IVF Treatment Step by Step
Learn about starting injections with gonadotropins and monitoring of follicle growth during IVF treatment. Page 4.

The hCG Trigger Shot During IVF Treatment
Finally, it's time for the trigger shot of hCG during your IVF treatment cycle. Learn what to expect here!

Egg Fertilization During IVF: Let's Make Embryos
While you're at home, what's happening with egg fertilization? Learn how this step of IVF works.

What to Expect During IVF Embryo Transfer
What happens during the embryo transfer in IVF? Learn what to expect here!

IVF Treatment: Progesterone Support and the Two Week
What's happening during the two week wait in an IVF treatment cycle? Find out here! Page 9.

7 Ways to Survive the Two Week Wait and Live Your Life
Don't let the two week wait take over your life! Here's how to cope during this stressful time.

Too Much Cervical Mucus? What's Normal and What's Not
Can you have too much cervical mucus? Learn what it might mean if you have excess vaginal discharge, and learn about other types of discharge.

6 Clomid Facts Most People Don't Know
Can Clomid help you get pregnant if you don't have ovulation problems? How many women really conceive twins? Get the facts on Clomid here.

What Is hCG? What Levels Are Normal?
What levels of hCG are normal during pregnancy? And how is hCG used during fertility treatment? Find out here.

How to Take a Pregnancy Test When You're Trying to Conceive
How do you take a pregnancy test the *right* way? Here's the very best way to do so, step by step, for those struggling to get pregnant.

How to Take a Pregnancy Test: Check the Date
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Why You Must Read the Directions on a Pregnancy Test
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Peeing on a Stick or Into a Cup for a Pregnancy Test
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Why You Need to Set a Timer for a Pregnancy Test
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How to Read the Results on Your Pregnancy Test
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How to Accept the Results of Your Pregnancy Test
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10 Questions to Ask If You Think You're Infertile
Do you have signs of a fertility problem? Are you at risk for infertility? Ask yourself these 10 questions to figure out if you have a fertility issue.

7 Signs of Ovulation to Detect Your Most Fertile Time
Watch for these 7 essential ovulation symptoms if you're trying to get pregnant. Learn to read the signals and know what to do if you don't have any.

Receiving a Diagnosis of Infertility
What does it take to get a diagnosis of infertility? Who gives the diagnosis? And is there a way to get diagnosed sooner? Get the answers here.

8 Great Things About Twins or a Multiple Pregnancy
A multiple pregnancy can be wonderful and challenging! Here are 8 great things about having twins, triplets, or quads.

Luteal Phase: How Long Should It Be, What If It's Short
What is a luteal phase defect? What happens during the luteal phase? And what is too long or too short?

What is IVF? Basics on In Vitro Fertilization Treatment
Learn the basics of IVF treatment, including IVF procedures, risks, costs, and success rates.

IVF and the 2 Week Wait | Cramps After Embryo Transfer
Your IVF two week wait questions answers! Get the facts on cramping after embryo transfer, bed rest, pregnancy symptoms, and sex.

Implantation Spotting, Early Miscarriage, or What?
How can you know if abnormal vaginal bleeding is implantation spotting, the start of an early miscarriage, or something else? Learn here.

Hydrosalpinx: Treatment, Diagnosis, and Causes
Hydrosalpinx, or hydrosalpinges, is a cause of tubal factor infertility. Learn its causes, treatment, and symptoms, as well as how it is diagnosed.

How to Know if Your Period Is Normal
What's a normal period? Get answers on bleeding, cramps, spotting, vaginal odor, luteal phases, days between periods, and symptoms.

Find a Fertility Doctor When You Have Infertility
Advice on finding a fertility doctor when you've been trying to have a baby for a long time or with infertility.

When to Get Help When Trying for a Baby
Learn beyond-the-basics tips on how to have a baby when you've been trying for awhile to get pregnant, and when you should seek help.

Tracking Your Cycles When You Want to Have a Baby
Learn why keeping a detailed fertility calendar may help your fertility doctor diagnose why you're having trouble having a baby.

Understand Infertility Diagnosis When You're TTC
What to expect during fertility testing and infertility diagnosis, and how you can be sure you're getting the care you need.

Male Fertility Testing and Why It's Important
Learn why male fertility testing should be done before you move onto fertility treatments.

Understanding Fertility Treatments to Help You Have a Baby
Learn when it's time to move onto new treatments and how knowledge of success rates can help you choose treatment plans wisely.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Infertility
Learn how complementary medicine may help you have a baby.

11 Ways to Cope When Trying to Get Pregnant
Trying to get pregnant can quickly overwhelm you and take over your life. Here are 10 ways to take it back.

Metformin for PCOS and Getting Pregnant
Why is a diabetes drug being used to treat PCOS and infertility? Can it really help you get pregnant? Learn about metformin and PCOS here.

Ovulation Symptoms Quiz: Are You Ovulating?
Take this ovulation symptoms quiz and find out if you're ovulating!

How Do I Know if I'm Ovulating?
How can you know if you're ovulating? Here are 5 ways you and your doctor can find out, and what happens if you're not.

Do Ovulation Symptoms Mean You Are Ovulating?
Do ovulation symptoms always mean that you are ovulating? Find out here.

Does a Positive Ovulation Test Confirm You Are Ovulating?
Does a positive ovulation test mean you are really ovulating? Not always. Learn why here.

Do Regular Menstrual Cycles Mean You're Ovulating?
Do regular cycles mean you're ovulating? Find out here.

Does a Rise in Your BBT Mean You Are Ovulating?
Does a rise in your body basal temperature always mean that you're ovulating? Find out here.

Do High Progesterone Levels Confirm Ovulation?
What does it mean if your Day 21 Progesterone levels are high or low? Find out here.

Did Ultrasound Confirm Ovulation? You Are Ovulating.
Can ultrasound confirm ovulation? When is this done? Find out here.

What if I'm Not Ovulating?
What if you're not ovulating? What should you do now? Find out here.

What If I Am Ovulating But I'm Still Not Getting Pregnant?
What if you're ovulating but you still can't get pregnant? Learn what you should do here.

Can a PCOS Diet Help You Get Pregnant?
There are dozens of PCOS diet books and programs being sold online and in the bookstores, all promising pregnancy success. But what does the research say? Is there a PCOS diet that will increase your chances of getting pregnant? Get the answers here.

Anovulation and Ovulatory Dysfunction
What if you're not ovulating? What are the symptoms of anovulation, and what can be done about it? Learn more here.

Irregular Periods: How to Get Pregnant + Infertility
Yes, you can get pregnant with irregular periods! But you may need help. Here are some of your options.

How to Get Pregnant - TTC for Beginners
Learn how to get pregnant, how to improve your fertility, how soon you can expect to get pregnant, and how to increase your chances for conception.

How to Get Pregnant Fast: What Steps to Take
Get pregnant quickly with these five research-backed tips, such as using sperm-friendly lubricant, in case you need it.

How to Check Your Cervix and Cervical Position
Learn how to check your cervical position for ovulation, pregnancy, or childbirth. Detailed instructions even a beginner can understand.

How Quickly Can You Get Pregnant? In Weeks or Months?
How quickly can you get pregnant? Learn what the research says, plus what to do if you're not getting pregnant.

Fertility Calendars and Charts: How and Why to Keep One
A fertility calendar can help you get pregnant faster, or if you have trouble conceiving, help your doctor evaluate your symptoms. Learn how here.

Get Pregnant After Birth Control: What You Must Know
How soon can you get pregnant after birth control? Get the facts on birth control pills, vaginal rings, the patch, implants, IUDs, and Depo-Provera.

Getting Pregnant After 35? Here's What You Need to Know
If you're planning on getting pregnant after 35, here are 7 things you must know!

Five Surprising Ways to Know When You're Ovulating
How can you know when you're ovulating? Learn what your dance moves, your fashion sense, and even your purchasing decisions have to do with ovulation.

9 Endometriosis Symptoms and Risk Factors
Endometriosis symptoms can be so severe they interfere with your life, or you may have silent endometriosis. Learn more here.

8 Embarrassing Secrets You Must Share With Your OB/GYN
Could an embarrassing problem actually be a symptom of something serious? Here are 8 secrets you shouldn't keep from your OB/GYN.

Painful Sex: Why You Should Tell Your Doctor
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Painful Bowel Movements: Why You Should Tell Your OB/GYN
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Vaginal Dryness: Why You Need to Tell Your GYN
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Why You Need to Tell Your Doctor About Previous STDs
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Bad Vaginal Odor? Why You Should Tell Your Doctor
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Low Libido? Why You Should Tell Your Doctor
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Practicing Unsafe Sex? Why You Need to Tell Your Doctor
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Does Female Orgasm Boost Your Odds of Getting Pregnant?
Is female orgasm important for getting pregnant? If yes, how might it work? Learn how female orgasm may boost your chances of getting pregnant here.

Do Young Men and Women Experience Infertility?
Do women only 35 years and older deal with infertility? Absolutely not. Learn how infertility can affect young men and women.

Day 3 FSH Levels Test for Fertility
Get the basics on the day 3 FSH test, a common fertility test used during an infertility workup.

Clomid Cycle Day 2-3: Baseline Ultrasound Check
Learn why your doctor may order a baseline ultrasound check during clomid treatment, and what to expect.

How to Take Clomid and What to Expect During Treatment
How do you take Clomid? What can you expect during treatment? Learn what it's like in thi​s day by day, comprehensive guide to Clomid.

Clomid Cycle Days 28 to 35: Pregnancy Test Day!
When to take a pregnancy test after clomid, and what happens if the test is negative.

Clomid Cycle Day 3-5: Treatment Begins
Learn about starting clomid treatment, when you will start taking the clomid pills, and how to lessen side effects.

Clomid Cycle Days 3-9: Clomid Begins to Work
Learn how the medication Clomid tricks your body into ovulating in this day-by-day guide to Clomid fertility treatment.

Clomid Cycle Days 10 to 21: Monitor Growing Follicles
Learn about monitoring a clomid treatment cycle, why your doctor may do so, and what it involves in this day by day guide to clomid treatment.

Clomid Cycle Days 15 to 25: The Trigger Shot (Maybe)
Learn why your doctor may order a

Clomid Cycle Days 10 to 17: Sexy Time and Maybe IUI
When should you have sex when taking Clomid? Learn in this step by step guide to Clomid treatment.

Clomid Cycle Day 19 or 21: Progesterone Blood Test
Learn when and why your doctor may order a progesterone blood test when taking clomid in this day-by-day guide to clomid treatment.

Clomid Cycle Days 12 to 35: The Dreaded Two Week Wait
Learn what to expect during the two week wait in this day by day guide to clomid treatment.

What You Must Know Before Starting Clomid
Are you about to start taking Clomid? Learn everything you need to know: side effects, dosages, typical treatment and success rates.

Clomid (Clomiphene) Side Effects and Risks
Wondering about clomiphene's (aka Clomid's) side effects and risks? Is it safe? Get the facts here.

Checking Cervical Mucus to Detect Ovulation
What is cervical mucus? How can cervical mucus can help you get pregnant faster or indicate a fertility problem?

Does Caffeine Affect Fertility?
Can the caffeine in your coffee or tea harm your fertility? Get the research on this hot topic, plus a caffeine list of common beverages.

Basal Body Temperature Thermometer: What You Should Buy
Basal body temperature thermometers can help you track ovulation accurately and easily. Here's what are some things you should know before you buy.

Answers to the Conception Sex Quiz
These are the answers to the Conception Sex Quiz. (Includes a link to the quiz.)

Fertility Health Quizzes: PCOS, Endo, and More
Worried about your symptoms? Wonder if you're pregnant? Take our fertility health quizzes for PCOS, endometriosis, pregnancy, infertility, and more.

"Am I Infertile?" Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Hope
Wondering if you might be infertile? How is a diagnosis made? And what is the prognosis? Learn what you need to know here.

HSG (Hysterosalpingogram) Female Fertility Test
Learn what to expect during a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). Does it hurt? What are the risks? What's the procedure?

Blocked Fallopian Tubes: Symptoms and Treatment
Worried about blocked fallopian tubes? Learn the symptoms, causes, treatment options, and whether you can still get pregnant.

When Is the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?
When can you take a pregnancy test and can you take it early? Are they truly 99 percent accurate? Which brand is the most accurate, the earliest?

Ovulation: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant
What does ovulation mean? Learn all about ovulation, from signs of fertility to timing sex for pregnancy, and what if you don't experience ovulation.

Mini / Micro IVF: Comparison to IUI and Conventional IVF
What is mini IVF? How does it compare to IUI or conventional IVF? Most important, does it work? Learn here.

Ovulation Pain: Why It Happens and When to Worry
Is it ovulation pain, implantation cramps, or something else? Learn when mid-cycle pain is normal, and when it's a symptom of something serious.

When (and How Often) to Have Sex to Get Pregnant
When should you have sex if you want to get pregnant? Does it need to be daily? Every other day? Learn about how often here.

The Zika Virus and Trying to Conceive
If you're trying to get pregnant, learn what you and your partner must know about the Zika virus.

Infertility Blogging: How and Why to Start a Blog
How can you find the best infertility blogs? Should you start your own? Get the basics on fertility blogging here.

Why KY Jelly Is Bad for Sperm and What to Use Instead
Do lubricants like KY Jelly kill sperm? What lubricants are sperm friendly? Get the answer here!

How Long Does Ovulation and Your Fertile Window Last?
How long does ovulation last? What (and when) is your fertile window? What are your real odds of getting pregnant five days before ovulation?

Sex for Baby Making: Ovulation, Orgasm, & Sex Positions
Everything you wanted to know about baby making sex, including your most fertile day, sex positions for pregnancy, orgasm and pleasure, and more.

When to Seek Fertility Help: How Long Should You TTC?
For how long should you try to get pregnant? When is it time to seek fertility help? Get the answers here.

Do Fertility Drugs Cause Cancer? What the Research Says
Do fertility drugs like Clomid cause cancer? What about IVF? Some studies say maybe, while many others say probably not. Get the facts here.

TTC Acronyms and Abbreviations: A Cheat Sheet
A complete guide to TTC (trying to conceive) acronyms and abbreviations found on IF (infertility) forums and social media. Learn fertility speak!

Problems Ejaculating for a Semen Sample
Performance anxiety during fertility testing or treatment is more common than you think. Here's what you can do.

Infertility Secrets: Should You Tell Friends or Family?
Should you tell people about your infertility? Yes! But you may not want to tell everyone, and there are pros and cons to sharing.

What Happens During a Hysteroscopy?
What happens during a hysteroscopy? Does it hurt? Learn about the procedure, risks, cost, and recovery.

Body Basal Temperature Chart to Detect Early Pregnancy
Can your BBT chart possibly tell if you're pregnant? Get the facts on implantation dips, triphasic patterns, and luteal length to determine if you are.

What's It Like Choosing an Egg Donor? A Mother's Story
What's it like choosing an egg donor? How will you feel about your donor conceived child? A mother shares her story here.

Going Through IVF and Fertility Treatment Stress
Going through IVF? Fertility treatment cycles are high stress mixed with fluctuating hormones: a recipe for tension and anxiety! Here's how to cope.

Pineapple for Fertility: Does It Really Improve IVF Success?
Does pineapple really improve your odds for IVF success? Learn the myths and facts about this fertility food, plus get yummy recipes!

Asparagus for Fertility -- Plus Recipes!
Could eating asparagus help you get pregnant? Learn about this fertility food, plus tips on preparation and cooking!

15 Fertility Foods to Boost Fertility + Recipes to Try!
Can certain foods boost your fertility? Learn about 15 fertility superfoods that may help you get pregnant, plus recipes to try!

Oysters for Fertility -- Plus Recipes!
Why are oysters good for fertility? Find our here, plus how to prep, shuck, and cook them!

Pomegranate for Fertility
What makes pomegranate a potential fertility food? Get the research here, plus recipes!

Walnuts for Fertility
How could walnuts improve male fertility? Find out about this fertility food, plus get some yummy recipes!