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

The Problem With Pregnancy Wheels

You may already know the drill, or if not you, certainly your sister, cousin, or friend does. Whenever a woman gets a positive pregnancy test at the doctor’s office, the first thing the clinician will usually do is grab a pregnancy wheel from the drawer while asking her the first day of her last menstrual [...]

By |2018-05-02T16:01:35+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

CAN ORGASM TRIGGER OVULATION?

Considering how miniscule the human egg is, it’s amazing how many misconceptions there are about its release! When I first got my period at age 12, and for several years thereafter, I was convinced that if I just looked hard enough, I would find the tiny egg nestled on the sanitary napkin amidst the red blood. So when I [...]

By |2018-03-26T15:29:23+00:00March 26th, 2018|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

A Walk Down Memory Lane

The following is an abbreviated list of medical terms that are still or were routinely used to describe common female conditions and functions. Cover the right side and quickly glance down the list of phrases on the left. After all these years, you’d think someone would have developed more (cough, choke) appropriate means of expressing these concepts. I [...]

By |2018-02-26T18:11:04+00:00February 26th, 2018|Front Page, Tips|1 Comment

The Major Disparities Between Male and Female Fertility

Let’s see . . . what do these male celebrities all have in common: Steve Martin, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, Larry King, Luciano Pavarotti, Rod Stewart, and Paul McCartney, to name but a few. Take a second to think about it. OK, time’s up. Answer? They’ve all fathered children when they were in their 60s and their wives [...]

By |2018-02-07T22:55:23+00:00February 7th, 2018|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

WHEN TO START CHARTING FOLLOWING SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Starting to chart your cycle can be either exciting or intimidating if you don’t have a solid understanding of how your cycle works and what you are ultimately observing and recording. Which, of course, is why I can’t stress enough the need to either read a comprehensive book (preferably my book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility), a Fertility [...]

By |2018-01-23T16:37:23+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

How to Research Fertility Clinics

Get a referral The two best ways to get a personal recommendation are from a trusted health professional, or from a friend or relative who has successfully used a particular clinic. They both have their advantages. Medical professionals tend to know the reputation of other doctors. But a happy patient can often explain why they recommend a particular clinic, [...]

By |2018-01-11T22:09:50+00:00January 11th, 2018|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Lovemaking Versus Babymaking

When couples have been trying to get pregnant for a long time, they often acknowledge that lovemaking has become a chore to check off their list. And hearing friends and family joke about how they are going to “go home to make a baby” can only add to their resentment. It’s understandable why that would happen. Although a person’s [...]

By |2017-12-07T15:58:15+00:00December 7th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments