More difficult? Likely so. Impossible? Absolutely not! OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Gleaton explains everything you need to know when trying to conceive with endometriosis.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

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For most of us, many negative emotions surface when thinking of the word “puberty,” from marked acne to mood swings — and most notable our monthly cycle. Unfortunately, these early menstrual cycles are often marked by crampy pelvic pain, nausea, and vomiting. And while most of these cycle related symptoms eventually improve, sometimes they don’t. …


As an LGBTQ+ family, the path to parenthood is an intentional decision with its own special considerations. We talked to LGBTQ+ parents and groups that assist LGBTQ+ families to gather insights; here’s five tips we learned.

By Austin Ledzian

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Becoming a parent can simultaneously be one of life’s greatest joys and challenges, as one moves into the new identity of parent and priorities shift from you to your child. As an LGBTQ+ family, this path is an intentional decision with its own special considerations. That was the impetus behind our book, Parent Plans: Thought starters for LGBTQ+ families wanting to…


Early menopause, which is when menopause occurs before the age 40, is often caused by premature ovarian failure, and affects over 5% of women.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Tamara Neuhaus MD

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While the average age for menopause (when your periods stop permanently and you can no longer get pregnant) in the United States is 52, the transition to menopause (called perimenopause) usually starts in a woman’s mid to late 40s and lasts on average four years. But some women begin menopause earlier. In fact, premature menopause affects over 5% of women.

There are myriad symptoms associated with perimenopause, and they…


If your second pregnancy test result is lighter than the first one you took one or two days before, you may be confused. This guide will walk you through what could be causing a pregnancy test to get lighter.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

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The home pregnancy test has been a game changer for women. Before they were widely available at your local Target (and online!), women had to go to the doctor and get a blood test to confirm a pregnancy. Now that we can take these amazing tests in the privacy of our own home…


Those big, bulky pregnancy tests that read “Yes! You’re pregnant!” have to be more accurate than a regular pregnancy test that gives you two little red lines, right? Well, you’d be surprised.

By Halle Tecco, MBA, MPH

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You may be surprised to learn that digital and analog home pregnancy tests work exactly the same way. They may show you your results in a different way, but there is nothing special about the way a digital pregnancy test works, and one type isn’t necessarily more accurate than the other.


Did you know that digital ovulation and pregnancy tests actually contain a small computer? Those screens may be easy to read, but they leave a lasting impact on the environment.

By Natalist CEO Vernita Brown

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We’ve already debunked the myth that digital pregnancy tests are more accurate, or somehow better (they’re not!). They are actually the same when you open them up and look inside. So, how do they differ in terms of sustainability?

Digital tests = electronic waste

Digital at-home ovulation and pregnancy tests are especially harmful to the environment because they are disposable products that contain tiny computers. …


Have you struggled getting pregnant, and it seems like everyone around you is getting pregnant while you’re not? Girl, I have been there. Let’s discuss how to deal with all your friends getting pregnant when you’re not.

By Halle Tecco, MBA, MPH

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In my friend group, it seemed like we had a wave of weddings followed by a wave of babies. Everyone was sharing the most adorable pregnancy announcements…except me. Months went by, and test after test was negative. Those adorable pregnancy announcements became an annoying reminder of what I wanted so badly, but couldn’t seem to accomplish.

All my friends are pregnant, and I’m feeling left behind.

Is this…


It’s expected and encouraged that you gain weight during pregnancy, but how much is necessary for a healthy pregnancy, and where is all the extra weight coming from?

By Dr. Kenosha Gleaton, Chief Medical Advisor, Natalist

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Gaining healthy weight is a necessary part of pregnancy and helps to avoid pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and more. Your pre-pregnancy weight will play a role in how much you should gain during pregnancy, but on average you can expect to gain up to 35 pounds during pregnancy. …


If you are in the process of trying to get pregnant, prenatal vitamins are an absolute must for women! But what about men? Do men need to take a prenatal vitamin too?

By Urologist and male fertility expert Dr. Andrew Sun

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If you are in the process of trying to get pregnant, prenatal vitamins are an absolute must for women! But what about men? Do men need to take a prenatal vitamin too? Research shows that some key antioxidants can play a role in sperm health. …


Thanks for sending in your questions! Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Nazanin Moali answered all your questions about sex and intimacy when TTC.

By Dr. Nazanin Moali

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How do I get my husband to get in the mood? He never wants to perform when I’m ovulating.

Focus on having the sex that you enjoy and avoid the need to achieve a certain number of intercourses during your ovulation window. Sometimes couples over-schedule themselves during this time, turning sex into another item on their ‘to do’ list. Remember, sperm may live up to five days inside the vagina, so over-scheduling is not only unnecessary, but in fact, may lead to loss of desire.

Instead, attempt to turn sex fun instead of…

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