Pregnancy Fertility


American women deserve the maternity leave I had in France

American women deserve the maternity leave I had in France

Four mornings a week I drop my five-month-old daughter off at a high-quality daycare five minutes from my apartment. I...

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American women deserve the maternity leave I had in France

Four mornings a week I drop my five-month-old daughter off at a high-quality daycare five minutes from my apartment. I...

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How your environment impacts your reproductive health

How your environment impacts your reproductive health

Dr. Mahalingaiah is a physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, specializing in ovulation...

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How your environment impacts your reproductive health

Dr. Mahalingaiah is a physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, specializing in ovulation...

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Erica McAfee is here to help you cope with infertility and pregnancy loss

Erica McAfee is here to help you cope with infertility and pregnancy loss

Erica McAfee is the founder of Sisters in Loss, a non-profit dedicated to  helping Black women and women of color...

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Erica McAfee is here to help you cope with infertility and pregnancy loss

Erica McAfee is the founder of Sisters in Loss, a non-profit dedicated to  helping Black women and women of color...

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Will the age of my first period affect my fertility?

Will the age of my first period affect my fertility?

The age of puberty has decreased from 14 to 10.5 over the past century, with first periods usually occurring around age...

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Will the age of my first period affect my fertility?

The age of puberty has decreased from 14 to 10.5 over the past century, with first periods usually occurring around age...

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Four women, four very different birth stories

Four women, four very different birth stories

Birth stories are kind of like snowflakes: no two are exactly the same. Whether you wrote down a birth plan...

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Four women, four very different birth stories

Birth stories are kind of like snowflakes: no two are exactly the same. Whether you wrote down a birth plan...

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What 7 women wish they'd known about body changes after pregnancy

What 7 women wish they'd known about body changes after pregnancy

Chances are, you've heard a lot about the changes your body undergoes during pregnancy " things like morning sickness, breast...

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What 7 women wish they'd known about body changes after pregnancy

Chances are, you've heard a lot about the changes your body undergoes during pregnancy " things like morning sickness, breast...

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How to talk about male infertility with your partner

How to talk about male infertility with your partner

Infertility is a difficult issue to deal with, and oftentimes even harder to talk about. Cultural depictions of infertility often...

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How to talk about male infertility with your partner

Infertility is a difficult issue to deal with, and oftentimes even harder to talk about. Cultural depictions of infertility often...

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Myth busting: does stress affect fertility?

Myth busting: does stress affect fertility?

Struggling to get pregnant can bring on feelings of inadequacy, as some of my friends have told me. Both males...

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Myth busting: does stress affect fertility?

Struggling to get pregnant can bring on feelings of inadequacy, as some of my friends have told me. Both males...

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How to come up with a (flexible) birth plan

How to come up with a (flexible) birth plan

I talked to a friend of mine who was pregnant with her baby boy last winter. When I asked her...

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How to come up with a (flexible) birth plan

I talked to a friend of mine who was pregnant with her baby boy last winter. When I asked her...

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Have a C-section? You still have to wait 6 weeks to have sex

Have a C-section? You still have to wait 6 weeks to have sex

Raising a newborn means living on practically no sleep, while simultaneously keeping a tiny human alive. After giving birth, you...

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Have a C-section? You still have to wait 6 weeks to have sex

Raising a newborn means living on practically no sleep, while simultaneously keeping a tiny human alive. After giving birth, you...

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6 moms share the one thing they wish someone had told them about breastfeeding

6 moms share the one thing they wish someone had told them about breastfeeding

There's really nothing like motherhood " it's one of those things that takes first-hand experience to really understand what it's...

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6 moms share the one thing they wish someone had told them about breastfeeding

There's really nothing like motherhood " it's one of those things that takes first-hand experience to really understand what it's...

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Your guide to lotus births

Your guide to lotus births

If you're a soon-to-be parent, you'll likely spend the majority of your pregnancy making decisions about childbirth and everything that leads...

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Your guide to lotus births

If you're a soon-to-be parent, you'll likely spend the majority of your pregnancy making decisions about childbirth and everything that leads...

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What are hCG levels and why are they important to monitor in early pregnancy?

What are hCG levels and why are they important to monitor in early pregnancy?

Most people know that you can tell if you're pregnant by taking a simple urine test at home. But what...

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What are hCG levels and why are they important to monitor in early pregnancy?

Most people know that you can tell if you're pregnant by taking a simple urine test at home. But what...

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How to ask for a lactation room at work

How to ask for a lactation room at work

For breastfeeding moms, going back to work can mean doing double duty: not only are you working to put food...

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How to ask for a lactation room at work

For breastfeeding moms, going back to work can mean doing double duty: not only are you working to put food...

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Your period post-baby: what's normal?

Your period post-baby: what's normal?

One of the silver linings of pregnancy is avoiding your period. Of course, pregnancy comes with its own set of...

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Your period post-baby: what's normal?

One of the silver linings of pregnancy is avoiding your period. Of course, pregnancy comes with its own set of...

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How to have the "let's have a baby" talk with your partner

How to have the "let's have a baby" talk with your partner

Do you have a secret Pinterest board dedicated to nursery decor? Are you cooing at random newborns on the street?...

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How to have the "let's have a baby" talk with your partner

Do you have a secret Pinterest board dedicated to nursery decor? Are you cooing at random newborns on the street?...

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Why aren't water births more popular in the US?

Why aren't water births more popular in the US?

I enjoyed the first 30 weeks of my pregnancy in England, where the National Health Service covered the cost of...

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Why aren't water births more popular in the US?

I enjoyed the first 30 weeks of my pregnancy in England, where the National Health Service covered the cost of...

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy & and how that varies worldwide

Foods to avoid during pregnancy & and how that varies worldwide

The advice a pregnant woman receives about what foods she can and cannot consume during pregnancy often depends on her...

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy & and how that varies worldwide

The advice a pregnant woman receives about what foods she can and cannot consume during pregnancy often depends on her...

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Why sex can be painful post-pregnancy

Why sex can be painful post-pregnancy

The first few weeks after giving birth are typically a whirlwind of diapers, feedings, and little sleep. But as time...

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Why sex can be painful post-pregnancy

The first few weeks after giving birth are typically a whirlwind of diapers, feedings, and little sleep. But as time...

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How to plan ahead for a healthy pregnancy

How to plan ahead for a healthy pregnancy

I speak from personal experience when I say that baby fever is real. While it's easy to get carried away...

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How to plan ahead for a healthy pregnancy

I speak from personal experience when I say that baby fever is real. While it's easy to get carried away...

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How do I know if I'm fertile?

How do I know if I'm fertile?

If you're hoping to have kids at some point, you may be wondering, "How do I know if I'm actually...

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How do I know if I'm fertile?

If you're hoping to have kids at some point, you may be wondering, "How do I know if I'm actually...

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