Fertility

how to take basal body temperature readings in women

How to Take Basal Body Temperature Readings

If you’re trying to get pregnant, knowing when you ovulate improves your chances. Some women can tell when they do so by observing changes in cervical mucus or simply by noting other changes. However, as your chances of conceiving improve prior to ovulation, pinpointing the best time makes sense — especially if you and your […] Read more…

can hormonal imbalance cause infertility in women

Can Hormonal Imbalance Cause Infertility?

If you’re trying to conceive, few things prove more frustrating than seeing the cardinal fly in for her monthly visit. Sometimes, you may stop menstruating and start celebrating, only to discover having a baby on board isn’t the cause of your amenorrhea after all. Can hormonal imbalance cause infertility? Why do some women become pregnant […] Read more…

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What is Primary Ovarian Insufficiency?

Most women reach menarche in their early teens if not before and continue menstruating throughout their adult years until their 50’s. While some girls do mature faster than others, and some women reach menopause earlier, failing to menstruate during your reproductive years indicates something is awry. One cause of amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation, […] Read more…

woman researching fallopian tube disorders

What Fallopian Tube Disorders Should Women Know About?

We don’t often think about our reproductive organs unless they don’t seem to be working right — or we’re cursing them for ruining our plans during a menstrual cycle. Your fallopian tubes serve one primary purpose: acting as a pathway for an egg to travel from your ovaries to the uterus. But what fallopian tube […] Read more…

is a sudden change in menstrual cycle length worrisome at all

Is a Sudden Change in Menstrual Cycle Length Worrisome?

Think of the menstrual cycle as a hormone-driven 30-day calendar your body follows naturally. Day one is when you begin your period and start to bleed, called menstruation. This bleeding typically ends on day three or five. On day 14, ovulation will occur. If the egg is not fertilized by the 25th day, it will dissolve, […] Read more…

will i still have a period after a partial hysterectomy procedure

Will I Still Have a Period After a Partial Hysterectomy?

Women undergo hysterectomies for various reasons, from uterine fibroids to certain forms of cancer. Different types of hysterectomies exist: full, partial and radical. With a full or radical hysterectomy, the entirety of the uterus is removed, sometimes along with other organs in the case of a radical hysterectomy. If you’re wondering, “Will I still have […] Read more…

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