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Getting Pregnant after Stopping Hormonal Birth Control

If you’ve been using hormonal birth control, you might be wondering how you can get pregnant after stopping the drug.Whether you’ve been taking an oral contraceptive pill for a few months or several years or having shots of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), your body will start functioning on its own again after you stop taking the […]

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The Fertility Diet

If you’ve been having difficulties getting pregnant (or getting pregnant again), there’s no magical diet to help you achieve this; however, there are foods that can help improve your fertility. These are not the so-called fertility foods such as ginseng, kelp, yams or oysters. The real fertility foods include whole grains, healthy fats, lean protein, and […]

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How to Get Pregnant with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder in the metabolism of a woman’s hormones that affects between 4 and 12 percent of women of childbearing age. It can lead to obesity, acne, and infertility, which is one of the major features of this condition. However, if you have PCOS, you can get pregnant with medical assistance and […]

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What You Need to Know Before Taking Norethisterone

Norethisterone, also known as norethindrone, is a non-estrogen containing contraceptive. It is commonly referred to as the mini-pill or progestogen-only pill and works by acting on receptors in your body to mimic or exaggerate the effects of progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the ovaries, placenta, and adrenal glands. Contents What Are Some […]

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How Reliable Are Home Pregnancy Tests?

Pregnancy tests have been used as far back as the 1970s, with EPT being the first home pregnancy test. Since then, manufacturers have created devices using different forms of technology. Two types of devices are currently available on the market—manual and digital home pregnancy tests. Manual devices typically show a faint line, corresponding to a positive […]

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Egg freezing: Is it Worth the Cost?

The average age of first time mothers is increasing and given that age is possibly the number one variable that affects fertility, it comes as no surprise that it is likely implicated in many fertility issues among women. If you’re among those who are postponing having children because you’re still studying or aiming for a […]

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