You’ve read the lists of helpful fertility and prenatal supplements, and you know the basics: prenatal vitamins, CoQ10, folate, but where does inositol fit in?

By Mackenzie Pelletier

A member of the vitamin B complex, inositol is a naturally occurring substance with antioxidant properties. Some studies have suggested that inositol can be beneficial for improving IVF outcomes and general fertility, especially for those with PCOS.

Ovulation and ovarian function

A randomized, double-blind clinical trial found a beneficial effect of Myo-Inositol in improving ovarian function in women with oligomenorrhea (aka infrequent menstrual periods) and polycystic ovaries (a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts)…

By Claire Campbell

It is increasingly evident that the words we choose to use matter, especially when speaking of something as sensitive as infertility. The language we use reflects our intentions and fosters inclusion 一 or exclusion. There are few places where words matter more, though, than in written legislature. That is why when the World Health Organization (WHO) defines infertility as, “the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse,” it matters 一 and has far reaching impacts.

This definition does not include LGBTQ+ couples trying to build a family. There are many…

Knowing when you should take your supplements can help you make sure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. In this article, we discuss which vitamins to take on a full or empty stomach.

By Vishu Chandrasekhar

Taking dietary supplements during pregnancy is key to ensuring that you and your baby are fully nourished. It’s beneficial to take your supplements at the same time every day, in order to develop a healthy habit and make sure your body is provided with necessary nutrients on a daily basis. What many don’t know, however, is that whether you take…

Luteinizing hormone is one of the many reproductive hormones that keep our bodies functioning properly. OBGYN Dr. Gleaton is here to explain what LH is, what LH levels should be expected, and how tracking LH can help you get pregnant.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

LH (luteinizing hormone) is a key hormone for both male and female reproductive systems- let’s talk about why tracking LH is beneficial to getting pregnant.

What is LH, anyway?

There are a few key reproductive hormones — estrogen, progesterone, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), and luteinizing hormone (LH) that impact menstruation, ovulation, and…

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant, or are just trying to better understand your body, a Cycle Tracker could be a great tool for you.

By women’s health expert and Natalist CEO Vernita Brown

Every body is different, especially when it comes to menstrual cycles. If you’re trying to conceive, or just trying to get body literate, tracking your LH surge can be really useful. Using a Cycle Tracker helps increase your chances of getting pregnant, monitors your LH progression over time, and can help predict your future cycles and fertile windows.

Why tracking LH is important

Ovulation (your fertile window) is induced by a…

In this guide, infertility-warrior-turned-fertility-counselor Amira Posner shares seven ways to cope with infertility.

By Amira Posner

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of pregnant bellies. I think they are absolutely beautiful. I didn’t always feel this way. When I was struggling with secondary infertility, the sight of a pregnant belly would make me want to run and hide. It was a major trigger that elevated my anxiety and reminded me of my own grief.

I coined the term “fertility inferiority complex.” Anytime I heard news of a pregnancy or anything related to pregnant women, it made me question my own…

Starting a family can feel overwhelming and can be an intimidating experience. If you’re new to TTC, you may be wondering if you can even get pregnant. There are plenty of tests and products to help you get started on this journey, and we’re here to help.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

The best way to determine if you’re able to get pregnant, is to start trying. But it’s important to get smart about when you are trying, in order to time intercourse with your fertile window (when you are most likely to get pregnant). …

There are some signs of high fertility you should be looking for when TTC. Dr. Gleaton shares her knowledge on super fertility, fertility testing, and more.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Knowing how fertile you are is a key first step when trying to get pregnant. Whether you’re super fertile, have high fertility or low fertility, there are various tests and products that can help you on this journey.

Taking a step back, what does fertility even mean?

Fertility is the ability to conceive, whereas infertility is the inability to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sex.

For females, fertility is especially…

Infertility warrior and fertility counselor Amira Posner discusses how meditation can be a heartscape for deep healing.

By Amira Posner

When I was struggling with infertility, just one glimpse of a pregnant belly threw me into a whirlwind of emotions. Anxiety welled up and I became filled with grief for what was happening to me or in reality, what was not happening to me and what, I feared, could never be. I found myself withdrawing from friends, family and most importantly, from even myself. I was angry at myself and hard on my body. …

In this article, Dr. Gleaton shares how pregnancy tests work, what medications could affect pregnancy test results, and when to talk to your doctor.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Taking a pregnancy test can be a nerve-wracking experience, and you want to be confident when reading the results. We’ve already covered the most common questions in our guide to peeing on a stick (POAS), but now it’s time to cover what medications could affect your pregnancy test results.

How medications affect pregnancy test results

To recap, pregnancy tests work by detecting the pregnancy hormone, hCG, in urine. If the pregnancy test detects a…

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