What to Know Before Considering Pregnancy

So you're decided you'd like to become pregnant? Congratulations! Preparing for pregnancy is an important first step. There are many things you can and should be doing before becoming pregnant that can increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

How to Support Your Spouse Through Infertility

Each couple's fertility journey is unique, and trouble conceiving can have lasting impacts on your relationship. So when stress levels are high, and the ebb and flow of complex emotions begins, how can you be there to support your spouse?

Endometriosis Diet Do’s and Dont’s

While there's no single diet you can adopt that will cure an inflammatory disease like endometriosis, researchers have identified foods that may help to control it. When it comes to endometriosis - an estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory process - the foods you consume can act as a form of medicine.

Fertility and Ovulation Tracking Methods

Tracking your fertility and ovulation (otherwise known as fertility awareness) can increase your chances of becoming pregnant, or help you avoid your most fertile days if not. For more than a century, researchers have been working to advance fertility awareness methods (FAMs), and as a result, we’ve seen many improvements in ovulation and fertility tracking.

Fertility vs Subfertility: What’s the Difference?

The topic of infertility is generally described in black and white –you’re either fertile or infertile. However, advances in fertility care have been able to determine that fertility is a spectrum with lots of gray area between the two endpoints. If you’ve been trying to conceive and find yourself wondering “Why am I not getting pregnant?” you may fall somewhere within this range known as subfertility.

Treatment Options for Female Infertility

Infertility is heartbreaking, but know that you have options. Thanks to advancements in medical treatments, there are several methods available to help you achieve your dream of having a baby. Let’s take a look at the best treatment options for female infertility.

How Common is Female Infertility?

If you're curious if female infertility is a common issue, the short answer is -yes, it is fairly common. We're seeing the subject addressed more and more in mainstream media, even the popular childhood series Bluey wrote an infertility episode to help families navigate this sensitive topic. But understanding how it affects women requires taking a closer look at some of the common symptoms, causes, and treatments of female infertility.

PCOS: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

PCOS is a common disorder that affects women of childbearing age, causing hormone imbalances and several health problems, including infertility. However, research has shown that changing your diet can improve some of its symptoms, such as irregular menstrual cycles. Check out how your eating habits can help manage.

What to Know When Getting Off Birth Control

Considering discontinuing your birth control? Whether you started for reasons other than preventing pregnancy or have other reasons, it's important to be aware of what to expect when stopping it. Here's what you need to know before making any changes.

How Long Should I Try to Conceive Before Seeing a Doctor

Deciding to start a family is an exciting and emotionally charged time, so when it doesn’t happen straight away, it can be very easy to become discouraged and concerned. If you’re struggling to become pregnant, know you’re not alone. Although many couples can conceive within the first year of trying, 20% can not. So, how long should you try to conceive on your own without medical intervention?

What are the Main Ways to Treat Infertility?

Deciding to have a baby is usually an exciting moment for a family. But sometimes, couples have trouble getting or staying pregnant. If pregnancy just isn’t happening for you, it may be time to talk to your healthcare provider about infertility. 

Does Age Impact Female Fertility?

A woman’s age plays an important role in all aspects of pregnancy. It can affect how easily she gets pregnant, stays pregnant, and the health of herself and her baby. Let’s take a look at how age impacts a woman’s fertility.