Endometriosis & Infertility

10 Most Common Signs of Infertility in Women and Men

Recognizing the most common signs of infertility will help you decide what to do if you can’t get pregnant. Infertility signs in men and women are different – which means you and your partner need to pay attention to your bodies. The Clearblue Fertility Monitor is for couples who are trying to get pregnant and want […]

Signs of Infertility

Endometriosis as a Cause of Painful Periods

Endometriosis as a Cause of Painful Periods

If you’re dealing with painful periods, endometriosis might be the cause. Here’s how to get a quick diagnosis of endometriosis – because a delayed diagnosis leads to more problems – and start healing the pain of your periods. In Stop Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain: What Every Woman and Her Doctor Need to Know, Dr Andrew […]

How Birth Control Pills Affect Ovarian Reserve and Fertility

The Pill may mask a severely diminished ovarian reserve, but will it permanently affect fertility and getting pregnant? Nope! Here’s the latest research on birth control pills and fertility for women. I also found an interesting study that shows that fertility in women is increased by the over-the-counter vitamin supplement 5-DHEA, which I’ll also describe […]

the pill and getting pregnant

Scar Tissue, STDs, and Pregnancy

Will Scar Tissue From STDs Stop You From Getting Pregnant?

Scar tissue from STDs can stop you from getting pregnant, but it depends on how bad and where the scar tissue is. Here’s some basic info on STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and getting pregnant. If you want to get pregnant, you need something to tell you when the egg is ready for the sperm, such […]

How to Relax When You’re Getting a Pap Smear

Gynecological exams aren’t enjoyable, but they’re less painful if you know how to relax during a pap smear. Here are 5 tips for relaxing when you’re at the gynecologist. “Women should start seeing their gynecologist at least once every year when they turn 18 years old, or when they start being sexually active,” write the […]

How to Relax When You’re Getting a Pap Smear

Trying to Get Pregnant When You Have Women’s Health Problems

If you’re trying to get pregnant and have women’s health problems, these pregnancy tips may help. They’re on readers’ questions, and include help for coping with endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and more. The two most important things to remember when you’re trying to get pregnant are: 1) you have to talk to a doctor — don’t trust […]