Posts Tagged: female fertility

We Tried It! At-Home Tests for Tracking Fertility

We Tried It! At-Home Tests for Tracking Fertility

When trying to conceive (or TTC), there can be an overwhelming amount of information to take in. A great place to start is to better understand your best days for conceiving with ovulation predictor kits (OPK). And pregnancy tests are also great to have on hand! OPKs work by testing amounts of luteinizing hormone (LH),… Read more »

Tips for Tracking Ovulation

Tips for Tracking Ovulation

When trying to conceive, understanding your ovulation cycle can be an important first step. Unless you have a known infertility issue, this awareness can help increase your chance of getting pregnant in less time. Whatever method you use to track your fertility, each is designed to tell you the days when you’re most fertile, and… Read more »

Fertility Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist

Questions to ask your gynecologist

Whether you are currently trying to conceive, or pregnancy is part of your long-term plan, there are many good reasons to talk about fertility with your gynecologist or health care provider. If this sparks some anxiety, you’re not alone. Many women are reluctant to talk about certain sensitive issues with a doctor. But having this… Read more »

Do Fertility Treatments Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

Do Fertility Treatments Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

The results of a recently released meta-analysis found no links between fertility treatments and breast cancer. These findings were published online in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility on June 21, 2021.  A meta-analysis is a type of study that combines and analyzes the results of various earlier studies. In this case, the researchers reviewed… Read more »

How Common Cleaning Products Can Affect Fertility

How Common Cleaning Products Can Affect Fertility

We use so many cleansers and similar products around the home it can be easy to overlook their potential negative effects. While many of them contain chemicals that won’t cause harm at low levels of exposure, there are some everyday products that may damage your fertility. These are known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and include… Read more »