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Understanding Oocyte Development for Fertility
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. 
Surprising Truths about Postpartum Sex
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.
Ways Your Body Changes During Pregnancy
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.
PCOS vs. Endometriosis: What are the Differences?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis are both conditions that affect the reproductive system in women of childbearing age.
Pink Stork is My Breastie
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.
Coping with Infertility During Halloween
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.
Pregnancy Cramps: What’s Normal and When to Worry
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 Explained: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
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.
What You Need to Know About Breast Engorgement
Breast engorgement is one problem many women will face while breastfeeding. It’s uncomfortable when it happens, but you can take steps to ease the pain and swelling. 
Best Breast Pumps for Breastfeeding Mothers
Choosing the right breast pump for your breastfeeding journey can be a game changer. A pump that fits your lifestyle can help you succeed and breastfeed longer.
What to Expect When You're Pregnant with a Rainbow Baby
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.
Things No One Tells You About PCOS
You're not alone if you or someone you know has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). About 10% of women in the U.S. discover they have PCOS during their childbearing years.
Working While Pregnant: Knowing Your Rights
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...
Diminished Ovarian Reserve: What You Need to Know
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...
5 Ways to Stay Comfortable in Your Third Trimester
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. 
Pumping Breast Milk 101: Your Guide to Pumping & Storing
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!
The Role of Genes and Family History in Fertility
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.
What is in Pink Stork Clogged Duct Tea?
Clogged ducts are just about the worst. They always come up when you’re feeling good about breastfeeding or just when you’re hitting a groove. Are you duct-ing kidding me?
5 Ways To Ease Pregnancy Hunger Pangs
Hunger pangs are an uncomfortable feeling you'll have when your abdomen is empty. Your hunger pangs are a natural reaction to having an empty stomach and are the accompanying desire to eat.
Postpartum Iron Deficiency Explained: How and Why it Happens
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.
Why Vitamin B6 is Vital for Fertility
Vitamin B6 helps many processes within your body, such as the formation of body proteins, structural compounds, chemical transmitters in the nervous system, red blood cells, and prostaglandins.