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Fertility Blogger of the Month: Our Misconception Fertility Blogger of the Month: Our Misconception Fertility Blogger of the Month: Our Misconception Fertility Blogger of the Month: Our Misconception
Luteal Phase Length and Getting Pregnant: Q&A with Dr. Natalie Crawford Luteal Phase Length and Getting Pregnant: Q&A with Dr. Natalie Crawford Luteal Phase Length and Getting Pregnant: Q&A with Dr. Natalie Crawford Luteal Phase Length and Getting Pregnant: Q&A with Dr. Natalie Crawford


What you need to know about luteal phase length and getting pregnant

Fertility Blogger Directory: Here's How It Works Fertility Blogger Directory: Here's How It Works Fertility Blogger Directory: Here's How It Works Fertility Blogger Directory: Here's How It Works


Looking for the best blogs to follow? This is how our interactive list of top fertility bloggers works

Quiz: Test Your Fertility IQ! Quiz: Test Your Fertility IQ! Quiz: Test Your Fertility IQ! Quiz: Test Your Fertility IQ!


We've put together a quiz to test your fertility knowledge or, Fertility IQ, if you will

Semen Volume and Fertility Semen Volume and Fertility Semen Volume and Fertility Semen Volume and Fertility


Can semen volume cause infertility? Read more

Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


PCOS affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age. Read more about how it impacts fertility

How Ovarian Reserve Impacts Fertility How Ovarian Reserve Impacts Fertility How Ovarian Reserve Impacts Fertility How Ovarian Reserve Impacts Fertility


A woman's fertility decreases as she ages, but the exact age when a woman can no longer conceive varies from woman to woman. This is...

Implantation Calendar: What is Happening During the Two Week Wait? Implantation Calendar: What is Happening During the Two Week Wait? Implantation Calendar: What is Happening During the Two Week Wait? Implantation Calendar: What is Happening During the Two Week Wait?


Counting down to the day until you can take a pregnancy test? Here is what may be happening while you wait

Implantation Bleeding Implantation Bleeding Implantation Bleeding Implantation Bleeding


If you are looking for a sign of early pregnancy, don't rest your hopes on implantation bleeding. Read why here

How Irregular Menstrual Cycles Impact Fertility How Irregular Menstrual Cycles Impact Fertility How Irregular Menstrual Cycles Impact Fertility How Irregular Menstrual Cycles Impact Fertility


How the length of your cycle can impact your fertility

What You Need to Know About Fertility Over 35 What You Need to Know About Fertility Over 35 What You Need to Know About Fertility Over 35 What You Need to Know About Fertility Over 35


A Woman's age is one of the most important factors when trying to conceive. Here is what you need to know about fertility over 35

What You Need to Know About Embryo Implantation What You Need to Know About Embryo Implantation What You Need to Know About Embryo Implantation What You Need to Know About Embryo Implantation


Implantation symptoms on the brain? Read more on why implantation is critical and if the signs are reliable

Clomiphene (Clomid) Side Effects and How to Manage Them Clomiphene (Clomid) Side Effects and How to Manage Them Clomiphene (Clomid) Side Effects and How to Manage Them Clomiphene (Clomid) Side Effects and How to Manage Them


A pharmacist discusses side effects from Clomid usage and how best to manage them

Treating an Inevitable Miscarriage Treating an Inevitable Miscarriage Treating an Inevitable Miscarriage Treating an Inevitable Miscarriage


Knowing that a miscarriage is imminent is a terrible feeling. Deciding what to do next can be just as hard. Read here about your options

10 Foods to Boost Fertility 10 Foods to Boost Fertility 10 Foods to Boost Fertility 10 Foods to Boost Fertility


Making a few simple adjustments to your daily life could actually make a difference to successful conception and pregnancy

Experiencing a Missed Miscarriage Experiencing a Missed Miscarriage Experiencing a Missed Miscarriage Experiencing a Missed Miscarriage


Everyone knows what a miscarriage is, but missed miscarriages are lesser known and understood

Q&A by FertilitySmarts


How is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) used to treat male infertility? How is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) used to treat male infertility? How is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) used to treat male infertility? How is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) used to treat male infertility?


Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid) is a fertility medication that is used primarily in women to help with egg release and reproductive hormone...

What are the differences between Clomiphene (Clomid) and Letrozole (Femara)? What are the differences between Clomiphene (Clomid) and Letrozole (Femara)? What are the differences between Clomiphene (Clomid) and Letrozole (Femara)? What are the differences between Clomiphene (Clomid) and Letrozole (Femara)?


Clomiphene (Clomid) and letrozole (Femara) are both medications that help induce ovulation. Clomiphene has been around longer and has been...

What do cramps around ovulation mean? What do cramps around ovulation mean? What do cramps around ovulation mean? What do cramps around ovulation mean?


Mittelschmerz refers to the lower abdominal pain associated with ovulation midway through the menstrual cycle. The exact cause for...

Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculatory fluid? Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculatory fluid? Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculatory fluid? Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculatory fluid?


This is a common question among many of those who are sexually active. Before we get on to the answer, let us first understand what...

How soon can you take a pregnancy test? How soon can you take a pregnancy test? How soon can you take a pregnancy test? How soon can you take a pregnancy test?


If you are tying to have a baby, you are likely eager to find out if you have succeeded or not as quickly as possible. It still most...

What are implantation symptoms? What are implantation symptoms? What are implantation symptoms? What are implantation symptoms?


When an egg is fertilized by sperm, an embryo is produced. This embryo travels to the uterus where it burrows into the uterine wall where...

Do ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) work for everyone? Do ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) work for everyone? Do ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) work for everyone? Do ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) work for everyone?


Before we get on to the question, let’s run through what ovulation is and what ovulation predictor kits are. What is Ovulation? The...

What are the signs of a miscarriage? What are the signs of a miscarriage? What are the signs of a miscarriage? What are the signs of a miscarriage?


If you have found your way to this question, there is a chance that you are concerned about potentially experiencing a miscarriage. Here we...

When is a women most fertile? When is a women most fertile? When is a women most fertile? When is a women most fertile?


Are you planning for a pregnancy and want to get it right this time? Or are you trying to avoid pregnancy? The solution for both of these...