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Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

Infertility | Fertility Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 12th, 2024

When you enter the fertility world, you're forced to learn an entirely new language in order to understand your results, advocate for yourself, and communicate with your team. While it's an important part of the process, it can also feel daunting. Here's a crash course to help you feel more empowered.

Fertility Basics | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 12th, 2024

When you're having trouble getting pregnant, one of the first steps towards family-building success is fertility testing. Explore six reasons why these diagnostic tests are so important, and how they can help you achieve your goal of a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Pregnancy | Fertility Basics | TTC | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 16th, 2023

Ah, yes. Everyone's least favorite thing about trying to conceive: the dreaded "two week wait." Obsessively wondering if you're pregnant, documenting your symptoms by the hour, blowing through packages of pregnancy tests even though you know it's too early to's a difficult time to navigate.

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | Diabetes | Fertility Basics

By: Jamie Dobos, RN
September 27th, 2023

What is PCOS? o Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic and endocrine condition that causes hormonal imbalances in women and girls of reproductive age. Hormonal imbalances prevent ovulation and the release of an egg to meet the sperm, often resulting in fertility issues. Wondering if your irregular cycles or struggles to conceive might be caused by PCOS? Take our short PCOS symptoms quiz for a quick assessment and learn what to do next.

Fertility Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sarah Waters, RN/WHNP
February 21st, 2023

One of the first steps on any family-building journey is a comprehensive fertility workup. This assessment includes blood work and other tests performed at various points in your menstrual cycle. Day 21 fertility testing is an essential part of evaluating your hormone levels and ensuring your body is prepared for a healthy pregnancy. Let's explore why!

Infertility | Fertility Basics | Secondary Infertility

By: Lisa Rosenthal
May 26th, 2022

For decades, patients have come to fertility clinics for help growing their families, whether it be their first child or their next child. The terms "primary infertility" and "secondary infertility" are often thrown around in the fertility world, but what do those with primary and secondary infertility have in common and where do the similarities end?

Fertility Basics | Fertility Testing

By: Christina Dias, RN, BSN
June 9th, 2021

Navigating the world of fertility testing isn’t easy. Trying to remember all of the medical terminology can bring you back to high school science class (and no one wants to go that far back). As a fertility nurse with more than 15 years of experience, I find myself answering a few key questions more often than others.