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  • Nov 2018

    Can acupuncture improve fertility?

    Many people look for alternatives to hormonal or other drug treatments to improve fertility outcomes. One option is acupuncture. Learn more about it, including whether it works, here.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about fertility supplements

    Some people choose natural supplements to help treat fertility issues. In this article, learn about the research behind these supplements and whether or not they are effective.

  • Nov 2018

    Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

    Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here.

  • Oct 2018

    Fertility drugs for women: What to know

    Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects.

  • Oct 2018

    What is the link between varicocele and infertility?

    A varicocele is a swollen bulge of veins inside the scrotum. While varicoceles do not always cause symptoms, they may contribute to infertility. Learn more with this article.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about HPV and fertility

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) can negatively affect fertility in both men and women. In this article, learn about the possible risks and how to improve the outcome.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about laparoscopy for infertility

    Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure doctors use to diagnose a variety of conditions, including some that can cause infertility. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about cervical mucus and fertile discharge

    Recognizing changes in cervical mucus can help a person identify when in their cycle they are most fertile. Learn about fertile discharge, and what it looks like, in this article.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about endometriosis and infertility

    Endometriosis causes tissue similar to the uterine lining to grow elsewhere in the body. People with endometriosis may be more likely to experience infertility. In this article, learn about the link between endometriosis and fertility issues, as well as what treatments are available.

  • Oct 2018

    Fever and pregnancy: Is there a link?

    A fever and accompanying symptoms can signal the beginning of pregnancy. Here, learn how pregnancy-related changes can cause these symptoms. Also, learn about other early signs of pregnancy and when to see a doctor.

  • Oct 2018

    Signs and symptoms of infertility

    In this article, learn about possible signs of infertility in men and women, as well as about other risk factors, the treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

  • Oct 2018

    First period after having a baby: What to expect

    Many women wonder what to expect from their first postpartum period, as well as when to expect it. In this article, learn about the first period after having a baby, including how to tell the difference between lochia and a period, and when to resume birth control.

  • Oct 2018

    How soon can you get pregnant after giving birth?

    While it is unlikely, a woman can get pregnant before the first postpartum period. In this article, learn more about how soon a woman can get pregnant after having a baby, how long doctors recommend waiting, and about the possible risks of pregnancies that are too close together.

  • Sep 2018

    What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

    Estradiol is a form of the hormone estrogen, which plays a role in many aspects of growth and development. Doctors can measure estradiol levels with a blood test and may request one if they suspect any problems with sexual development or fertility. Learn more about the test's uses here, and what the results may mean.

  • Sep 2018

    Should you take a pregnancy test? 10 signs

    Nausea, a missed period, and breast changes are all common early signs of pregnancy. Learn more about these and other signs that you should take a pregnancy test.

  • Sep 2018

    Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know

    During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position.

  • Sep 2018

    What to know about transvaginal ultrasounds

    A transvaginal ultrasound is an imaging scan that doctors use to examine the inside of a person’s pelvic region. By inserting a scope into the vaginal canal, the doctor can identify certain health issues. Here, we look at the uses of transvaginal ultrasounds, how to prepare for this procedure, and what to expect.

  • Sep 2018

    What causes an absence of menstruation?

    An absence of menstruation, also called amenorrhea, means either that a person has not started having periods by the age of 16 or that someone who has started menstruating has missed three periods in a row. In this article, learn about 13 causes of amenorrhea, possible additional symptoms, and when to see a doctor.

  • Sep 2018

    How to stop or speed up your period

    Periods often occur at inconvenient times, and people may sometimes want to speed up or stop their period once it has started. There is no foolproof way to do this, but certain methods may work for some people. Hormonal contraception allows people to plan when to have a period or stop their periods permanently.

  • Sep 2018

    What to know about Foley bulb induction

    A Foley bulb induction is when a doctor inserts a small balloon into the cervix to help it dilate faster. Foley bulb induction is one of many ways to induce labor. There are few side effects and the procedure is safe for most women. Learn more about the procedure, benefits, and risks.

  • Sep 2018

    What days can you get pregnant?

    Females are most fertile within a day or two of ovulation, which is known as the fertile window. Being able to calculate when the fertile window will occur may be helpful for couples trying to conceive, and for those who want to avoid pregnancy by using fertility awareness contraception. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    What does the LH surge mean for pregnancy?

    The levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) rise just before ovulation, and the increase triggers the release of an egg from an ovary. Just after this LH surge, the most fertile period of the menstrual cycle occurs. Tracking LH levels can help to time intercourse and increase the chances of becoming pregnant.

  • Aug 2018

    Can I take Plan B on the pill?

    It is essential that people keep taking birth control pills even if they use the Plan B emergency contraception pill. This will help prevent unwanted pregnancy. There may be side effects of taking both pills due to the increase in hormones, but combining them will not impact on their effectiveness. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    Mountain Dew does not kill sperm

    There is a persistent myth that the popular drink Mountain Dew kills sperm cells. Some people incorrectly think components of the drink, including caffeine and tartrazine, affect male fertility. This is not true. Learn more about what other factors to do with a person’s health might affect fertility here.

  • Aug 2018

    Briefs or boxer shorts? A new study settles the debate

    Which type of underwear is better for preserving men's fertility? The largest study to have ever investigated the matter now settles the dispute.