Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Have you ever questioned what comes before the egg? An oocyte is an immature egg cell that matures into an oocyte (egg) ready for fertilization. In fertility, that would be the oocyte.
Sex after pregnancy might be the last thing on your mind…or maybe not? Either way, it’s a hot topic that we should talk about. At some point before or after the baby comes, you may start thinking about what sex is going to be like postpartum.
Women begin to notice the physical and emotional effects that pregnancy has on them within the first trimester and continue to experience both subtle and significant changes as the pregnancy progresses.
You’re a champion for breastfeeding. You know, breastfeeding is immensely beautiful. As a mother, you find yourself on the whims of sleepless nights, struggling to keep up with supply and find safe places to breastfeed in public.
If you’re struggling with infertility this fall season, Halloween is one of those holidays that may be particularly hard for you. This very kid-focused holiday can be extremely triggering for anyone longing to have a child of their own.
For many women, having cramps at any point during pregnancy is worrisome. But in most cases, it’s normal to feel cramps during all three trimesters. It’s a good idea to know why cramping during pregnancy happens and how to tell the difference between what’s normal and when to call your doctor.
Endometriosis is a painful condition where tissue similar to the lining of your uterus starts to grow outside your uterus. This endometrial tissue can attach itself to nearby organs such as your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic cavity lining.
If you’re expecting again after experiencing a pregnancy loss, these emotions can range from excitement all the way down to grief and guilt. Just know that you are not alone regarding these mixed emotions about welcoming a rainbow baby into the world.
If you’re pregnant and working, it’s time to consider what kind of accommodations you need to get through that workday. Do you need a different assignment, and how do you even request that? How do you recognize pregnancy discrimination when...
Did you know that if you are a woman who was born with ovaries, you entered this world with all the eggs you’ll ever have? Unlike men, who make new sperm every day, your ovaries cannot make any new eggs...
At the start of your third trimester, your baby will be around 2 - 2 ½ pounds, doubling that by your eighth month. Rapid growth can affect your body and also affect your comfort. You’ll feel new physical and emotional challenges, but you’re ready for them.
As you decide on what your breastfeeding journey looks like, it’s never too early to start planning for pumping. It may seem small, but your pump could extend your breast milk supply and your ability to have your partner do some feedings. Freedom!
Your family history won’t be the biggest factor in your fertility. While it may be one, there is a range of others to look at. Several factors, such as PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), can contribute to it.
You may have heard it is also called iron deficiency anemia. As the name suggests, iron-deficiency anemia is when you have insufficient Iron. It's the common cause of having too few healthy red blood cells in your body.