Two Sides of the Same Menstrual Coin (Part B)

Can a woman get pregnant if she isn’t menstruating? Or another way of asking it is: Can a woman assume she doesn’t need to use birth control because she isn’t having periods? Or can she get pregnant if she is trying to conceive, even if she isn’t having periods? In both cases, the answer is [...]

By |2019-07-30T18:12:40+00:00July 30th, 2019|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Two Sides of the Same Menstrual Coin (Part A)

Two of the most common questions women have about their periods and conception are whether it’s possible to get pregnant either (1) during  menstruation or (2) without actually having periods altogether. Today I’ll address the issue of whether or not a woman can get pregnant during her period. Surprisingly, in many ways, the answer lies [...]

By |2019-07-10T22:05:32+00:00July 10th, 2019|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Preserving Your Future Fertility

If you’ve been following the news lately (and who can really blame you if you haven’t been in this current climate?) you’ve probably noticed that there has been a surge of interest in a relatively new procedure that allows young women to freeze their eggs. But why would women even want to do that? Because [...]

By |2019-03-11T21:55:40+00:00March 11th, 2019|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Don’t Get Me Started

When I was a young teenager (about a decade ago, give or take 50 years), I remember the constant assault to my self-esteem from the onslaught of ads for douches. Obviously, I hadn’t yet developed the confidence to question the veracity of such ads. In reality, I wish someone would have told me that our [...]

By |2019-01-10T16:08:56+00:00January 10th, 2019|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

A New Take on Basal Temperatures: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

When interpreting temperatures, you’ll want to train your eyes to “see the forest through the trees.” The key to doing so is to look for a pattern of lows and highs. In other words, you’ll find that your temperatures before ovulation will go up and down in a low range, and the temperatures after ovulation [...]

By |2018-12-19T18:04:47+00:00December 19th, 2018|Front Page, Tips|1 Comment

Five Mind-Bending Fertility Myths

Orgasms cause women to release eggs. This is an especially intriguing myth — that orgasm can lead to spontaneous ovulation. But alas, it’s completely false. The process that leads to ovulation is the gradual increase of estrogen over a period of several days.  Now I suppose if you had an orgasm that lasted from, say, [...]

By |2018-11-15T22:02:22+00:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Front Page, Tips|1 Comment

Identifying Sources of Unusual Bleeding

A fairly common mistake that women make is assuming that every bleeding episode they have is a period. And since most of us have been raised to believe that a normal cycle length is 28 days, every aberration from that length is interpreted as either too early or too late. No wonder cycles often seem [...]

By |2018-07-06T21:47:17+00:00July 6th, 2018|Front Page, Tips|1 Comment

When Life Hands You Lemons . . .

Trying to get pregnant when it seems so fleeting can be daunting at times. This list was initially inspired by Rebecca Smith Waddell and Lisa A. Kramer, who mentioned that “the world of infertility provides lots of hilarious inspiration.” Enjoy.   Basal Instinct An urge to shake down your basal thermometer BEFORE recording your temperature [...]

By |2018-05-16T21:29:45+00:00May 16th, 2018|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments