What is Fertility Awareness? Fertility awareness (also called natural family planning or FAM) is a method to check the regular changes in a woman's body as it goes through during a menstrual cycle. This information can help you learn when you are fertile, if and when you ovulate, and when to have intercourse to improve your chances of getting pregnant (or not getting pregnant).

What is Position of My Cervix In Pregnancy

You cannot diagnose an early pregnancy from the cervical position. ... read more »

Rise in Temperature

Predicting ovulation ... read more »

Cervical Mucus - When Most Fertile

When does the cervical mucus indicate high fertility? ... read more »

Semen or Cervical Fluid?

How do I know whether it is semen or cervical fluid? ... read more »

Pregnancy After Hysterosalpingogram

Am I more likely to get pregnant? ... read more »

Recording Cervical Fluid When I Am Aroused

How should I record cervical fluid when I am aroused? ... read more »

Temperature After Ovulation

How long should my temperature after ovulation stay up? ... read more »

Pregnancy Related Problems of Older Women

What other medical issues can affect the pregnancies of older women? ... read more »

Cervical Changes During the Day

What should I record cervical changes during the day? ... read more »

Conization of the Cervix

What is the impact of conization of the cervix on fertility? ... read more »

What is the Luteal Phase Defect LPD

The menstrual cycle is divided into two parts or phases: The phase before ovulation is called follicular phase and the phase after ovulation is called luteal phase. ... read more »

How Can We Make a Girl (or Boy)?

How can we make a girl (or boy)? ... read more »

Fertility Awareness: Sex and Orgasms

Which sexual positions are best for getting pregnant? Which sexual positions are not so good? Is orgasm necessary for pregnancy to occur? Can I get pregnant if we have sex many days before ovulation? ... read more »

Tips on How To Get Pregnant Fast

Everything you need to know about how to get pregnant faster and maximize fertility. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

We have been trying to conceive for a long time, but can't get pregnant. Why? Getting a fertility test is recommended to determine the cause of why you can't get pregnant ... read more »

IVF and the Vatican

John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief of the online news site LifeSiteNews, recently visited the Vatican to find out if the Catholic Church will ever sanction in vitro fertilization (IVF) as an accepted form of infertility treatment. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing

There is a theory that the female human body will naturally space pregnancies, only allowing conception when the body is ready for another fetus. The theory depends heavily on cessation of ovulation and lactation amenorrhea while breastfeeding. ... read more »

Fertility Concerns After an Ectopic Pregnancy

Fertility can be a complex and difficult issue for many women. After an ectopic pregnancy there are often additional concerns that have to be addressed. These are physical, but they're also mental and emotional. ... read more »

Saliva Ferning Test for Ovulation Prediction

A ferning test uses a tiny microscope to view a drop of saliva once a day from the last day of a woman's period until a fern-like pattern appears in the saliva. ... read more »

Charting Fertility While Breastfeeding

Keeping a fertility chart is the perfect way to get to know your new body while breastfeeding, especially if you plan on trying to conceive soon after giving birth. ... read more »

Take Sex Out of the Bedroom When Trying to Conceive (TTC)

The bedroom is your place of business when you are trying to conceive (TTC), but that does not mean you have to limit your sexual encounters to the bedroom. ... read more »

Does Ovulation Change While Breastfeeding?

Your ovulation cycles will change while breastfeeding. The pituitary gland releases prolactin when you breastfeed. Prolactin stimulates milk production. ... read more »

New Postpartum Pregnancy Avoidance Protocol

The postpartum period can be a confusing time for some women in terms of pregnancy prevention. Breastfeeding can lengthen the time between birth and first menstrual cycle, but ovulation may occur before that first cycle, increasing the risk of pregnancy during the immediate postpartum period. ... read more »

When to Work on Your Fertility

Fertility is at the heart of reproduction, conception, pregnancy and parenthood, but many couples do not give fertility a passing thought until something goes wrong in the process. It is then that couples want to know when to work on fertility. ... read more »

Coping with Fertility Postponement

Women are choosing to put off motherhood until later in life, typically the mid to late 30s. Researchers from Italy recently examined the coping styles and issues these young women deal with when they postpone fertility. ... read more »

How Soon After Birth Does Fertility Return?

There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women ovulatewithin a few weeks of giving birth and other women don't ovulate formore than one year. ... read more »

New Book Explores Biological Clock ‘Big Lie’

Baby bumps are one of the hottest fashion trends in Hollywood these days. ... read more »

Prenatal Exposures and Anti-Mullerian Hormone

A long list of studies has been published linking paternal and maternal habits prior to and during pregnancy with fetal and child health outcomes. Researchers recently published another study showing a link between pre-pregnancy habits and health to female offspring long-term health.  ... read more »

Healthy DNA Delay Menopause Extend Fertile Years

An extensive international study found that how the body handles DNA repair throughout a lifetime affects the timing of fertility decline and the onset of menopause. ... read more »

Is Breastfeeding Preventing Me from Getting Pregnant?

Some women experience lactation amenorrhea while breastfeeding. Amenorrhea is the cessation of your monthly period. Hormones associated with breastfeeding affect reproductive cycles. ... read more »

Contraception and Fertility Awareness Among Women With Solid Organ Transplants

About 300 women were telephoned for a survey based on contact information listed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. All women were between 19 and 49 years of age and had received single or multiple organ transplants at the medical center. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness Among Organ Transplant Women

According to researchers in Nebraska and New York, female transplant patients are not adequately informed about fertility issues, contraception and chance of pregnancy after a solid organ transplant. ... read more »

Things We Just Don’t Know About Making Babies

A group of researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine used the internet to find out what American women of reproductive age think they know about making babies. ... read more »

Probability of Spontaneous Pregnancy: Day-Specific

In an attempt to increased fertility and chance of conception, equations and medical history are used to evaluate optimal fertility windows for women seeking IVF/ICSI treatment. ... read more »

6 Ways Medicine Can Enhance Fertility

These six science-based ways to enhance fertility have proven track records for conjuring up babies. ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant Before I Have My First Postpartum Period?

You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period. ... read more »

Luteal Phase Defect - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a luteal phase defect (LPD) is usually straightforward and can be made within 1-2 months. A luteal phase defect (LPD) is associated with fertility problems due to shortening of the luteal phase, the time between ovulation and the next period. ... read more »

When Can You Get Pregnant?

For women still trying to conceive, the looming question remains, when exactly can you get pregnant? When you ovulate? Have your period? While using a condom? ... read more »

Fertility at 35+

How does my age affect my fertility? ... read more »

Egg White Cervical Mucus (EWCM)

Egg white cervical mucus ( EWCM) is a type of cervical fluid that is produced right before ovulation, during a time when you are most fertile. ... read more »

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Sperm Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important thing to test when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

How Many Days Am I Fertile Each Month?

Many couples want to know how many days each month they can get pregnant but there are things you need to know first, such as, when do you ovulate and how long are your menstrual cycles? ... read more »

When Am I Most Fertile?

Couples who are trying to conceive naturally wonder when they are more fertile. They are several ways to track your most fertile days to conceive. ... read more »

What is Cervical Mucus Good For

CM or cervical mucus regulates fertility and its physical properties change during the menstrual cycle. ... read more »

Sperm Survival in Cervical Fluid

How long can sperm survive in cervical fluid? ... read more »

Probability Determination of Ovulation

How does BabyMed rate the probability, such as the probability of ovulation, in the BBT curve? ... read more »

Not Enough Cervical Mucus

Q: Is this a problem to not have enough cervical mucus  when we TTC? ... read more »

Not Enough Cervical Fluid

What should if I don't have enough cervical fluid? ... read more »

No Cervical Mucus After Cone Biopsy

A cone biopsy, LEEP or laser treatment can affect fertility and decrease your ability to get pregnant because they destroy cervical glands. ... read more »

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