Why do people freeze sperm? How does the process affect sperm quality? Can I freeze sperm for IVF? Is it expensive? Does insurance cover it? We cover all this and more.

By urologist Dr. Andrew Sun

Freezing sperm can be a great solution for couples or individuals who want to preserve their ability to conceive until they decide to have a family. There are a lot of variables that one may consider to freeze their sperm, and it’s ideal to explore various options and familiarize yourself with the process before making a decision.

Common reasons to freeze sperm

  • Fertility treatments: IUI and IVF are both…

Accurately know when you’re most likely to conceive with our new Ovulation Test Kit, available exclusively at Target!

By Natalist Chief Women’s Health Officer, Halle Tecco, MPH, MBA

Today we are proud to announce that our mom-led and mom-owned business has launched the first and only ovulation test strips available in Target stores nationwide. Ovulation test strips are an easy, affordable way to track ovulation, identify your fertile window, and increase your chances of getting pregnant. Our new at-home Ovulation Test Kit takes out the guesswork so you can get down to business.

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Are you TTC? Worried about having an ectopic pregnancy? Let’s talk about what an ectopic pregnancy is, what symptoms to look for, and how they’re treated.

By fertility expert and OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Ectopic pregnancies are uncommon, impacting just two percent of pregnancies in the US.

However, I suspect the rate is much higher. The true current incidence of ectopic pregnancy is difficult to estimate because many patients are treated in an outpatient setting where events are not tracked, and national surveillance data on ectopic pregnancy have not been updated since 1992.

Ectopic pregnancies can cause major complications for…

Considering trying a fertility lubricant, but confused by the information about pH levels? Dust off your old high school chemistry book; let’s do a refresh on what pH is in the first place!

By fertility expert and OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Dust off your old high school chemistry book; let’s do a refresh on what pH is in the first place. pH is a scale, from zero to 14, used to specify the acidity or alkalinity of a water-based environment. A lower number is more acidic (think: orange juice, which has a pH of around 3.5). Substances with a high…

If you’re tracking your fertile window with ovulation tests or other methods, you may be learning new things about your cycle. In fact, you may have had a cycle where you ovulated earlier. There could be a few reasons for this, so let’s dive in.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

If you’re tracking your fertile window with ovulation tests or other methods, you may be learning new things about your cycle. Typically, women ovulate around cycle day 14 (with cycle day 1 counted as the first day of your full period). However, only a small percentage of…

Are you pregnant and preparing for labor and delivery? OBGYN Dr. Gleaton breaks down some of the most common misconceptions about giving birth.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Counting down until your due date and wondering about all the stories you’ve heard about labor and delivery? Dr. Kenosha Gleaton shares some of the most common misconceptions and what you really need to know about them.

#1. I will be electively induced and will meet my baby two hours afterwards: Myth!

Near the end of pregnancy, women may opt to have their labor induced rather than waiting for labor to start spontaneously. This is called a labor induction. …

Dr. Gleaton breaks down the difference between the faint line on pregnancy tests versus ovulation tests.

By Dr. Kenosha Gleaton, Chief Medical Advisor, Natalist

Double lines on a pregnancy test may indicate a positive result, but ovulation tests are a little different. Let’s discuss what that faint line means, and how to tell when you’re really ovulating.

Why to use an ovulation test

If you’re trying to get pregnant, ovulation tests are helpful for identifying when your ovaries are going to release an egg so you can make sure it gets a welcoming (or fertilizing) committee. Eggs can only live for up to a day after…

OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Gleaton shares a comprehensive guide on understanding why you aren’t getting positive ovulation test results.

By Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Have you been diligently testing for ovulation, but have not gotten a positive test this cycle?

Negative tests can be frustrating, but before concluding that you’ve missed your fertile window, consider a few other possibilities. The first (and most common reason) is that you may not be testing at the right time. The second is that your body may be experiencing one of many unique LH surge patterns (we don’t all ovulate at the same time!). …

OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton explains how folate supplementation can be beneficial for fertility, fertility treatment outcomes, and pregnancy.

By OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is an essential vitamin with important implications relating to pregnancy and pregnancy loss. However, a less commonly known fact is that folate also plays a key role in fertility and the health of newborns and infants.

What is methylfolate?

Methylfolate is the form of folate that is active in the body for use. This methylated form of folate is what is required for the body to benefit from folate. Unfortunately, up to 60% of…

We believe women should have choices, which is why we have more than one option for your prenatal supplement needs. Part of offering choices means we have an obligation to be clear about the product differences, and empower you with information to make the best choice for you. In this guide, we’ll walk through the prenatal options we currently offer.

By Natalist CEO Vernita Brown

When to start taking a prenatal supplement

The ideal time to start a prenatal is one to three months before trying to conceive. The window during which folate supplementation is most important is in the first 21 to 28 days after conception


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