fertility

Can a tipped uterus keep you from getting pregnant?

In most women’s bodies, the uterus is suspended vertically, straight up and down, or tilted slightly forward towards the abdomen. Some women, however, are born with a uterus that is naturally tilted backwards. There is nothing unhealthy about a tipped uterus, and this will not by itself have an impact on a woman’s ability to become pregnant or carry a baby to term. » Read more

Alcohol and Fertility

There is no question that women should not drink alcohol while they are pregnant. Even small amounts of alcohol can pose a serious health threat to a developing baby. Once a baby is born, if the mother is breastfeeding she should continue to abstain. » Read more

Age and Fertility – What the Statistics Say

One of the basic “facts of life” is that a woman can become pregnant from the time she begins menstruating until she goes through menopause decades later. But the real life truth isn’t so basic. Despite news reports about women giving birth in their 50s – and even a random few in their 60s – for most women, the chances of becoming pregnant decrease with age. » Read more

Ovulation Spotting

If you are trying to get pregnant you may want to look for some physical signs of ovulation. Some signs of ovulation include increased cervical mucous, cramping on one side, or breast tenderness. » Read more

Ovulation Pain

You may have noticed having a pain on one side of your abdomen right around the time you ovulate.  This pain is called ovulation pain.  If you are alert to changes in your body, you may also notice other signs of ovulation taking place, such as an increase in » Read more

Charting Basics: Waking Basal Body Temperatures

If you are just getting started with bbt charting or if you would like to start charting, the first thing you will need is a basal body thermometer. There are several on the market. If you can’t find one at your pharmacy, you can purchase a basal body thermometer online. » Read more

Charting Basics: The Rule of Thumb

Occasionally you will have a temperature that is really high. » Read more

Tubal Ligation Reversal or IVF

Tubal ligation or “having your tubes tied” is meant to be a permanent form of birth control. It can be carried out with various methods but ends with the same result. » Read more

Preconception Diet: What you should know before trying to conceive

You’ve heard the advice hundreds of times about what it takes to eat right, like eating more fruits and vegetables and whole-grain foods, and cutting back on sugars, caffeine, and fats. But when you’re getting ready to get pregnant, that advice is more than just an abstract ideal. » Read more