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How to Choose the Right Doctor for IVF/Egg Freezing

How to Choose the Right Doctor for IVF/Egg Freezing

TweetWondering how to choose the right doctor for IVF/egg freezing? Our fertility expert, Rachel Winston, walks us through it. After experiencing years of infertility, I decided to meet with a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinologist, also called the “RE”) based on a recommendation from a friend who had a friend, who had a cousin who allegedly had success at a particular doctor… so I mad... »

Can’t Conceive? Thinking about IVF or Egg Freezing? Read this.

Can’t Conceive? Thinking about IVF or Egg Freezing? Read this.

TweetContributor Rachel Winston opens up about her battle with infertility for those thinking about IVF or egg freezing. For those of you who cannot conceive, or those of you thinking about freezing eggs or just want to learn about IVF, this is for you. Having troubles conceiving can be super stressful and overwhelming—I know. I personally freaked out for two years after being unable to conceive a... »

Secondary Infertility Vitamins: turns out, I’ve been taking supplements all wrong

Secondary Infertility Vitamins: turns out, I’ve been taking supplements all wrong

TweetReader-turned-writer, Rachel Winston, opens up about her ongoing battle to get pregnant, and how there’s so little good information circulating about secondary infertility vitamins. After being diagnosed with secondary infertility— yes that’s a thing—I decided to get serious about my health… like next level serious. Secondary infertility is when you have a child, and for various or unkn... »

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Potatoes During Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes

TweetPotatoes during pregnancy: apparently they’re a bad starch to chow down on when there’s a bun in your oven. Potatoes are one of the most popular starches in the Western world. French fries are a staple of our culture, but unfortunately they’re not the best starch on the market… and science is proving that they’re even more worrisome for pregnant women. According ... »

False Positive Pregnancy Test: Can it Happen?

False Positive Pregnancy Test: Can it Happen?

TweetIs there such a thing as a false positive pregnancy test? We looked at all the facts so you can focus on your little blue lines. Home pregnancy tests can be helpful for those who are trying to find out if they are pregnant or not. The test measures the levels of hCG in your urine. This hormone (hCG) is produced in large quantities when a woman is pregnant, as it is needed for the formation an... »

Wine During Pregnancy: What Europe Allows

Wine During Pregnancy: What Europe Allows

TweetIs it even legal to drink while pregnant? In the U.S., if you were to drink while pregnant, you would easily expect looks of horror from anyone sitting at the bar with you. People in America look at drinking while pregnant as being completely anathema or sacrilegious. You should be all about taking care of your baby’s health, not drinking, right? Well, not everyone in the world is as ca... »

Fake Pregnancy Made Easy: Always Positive Pregnancy Test

Fake Pregnancy Made Easy: Always Positive Pregnancy Test

TweetFake pregnancy is the most timeless April Fools solution, and there’s an easy way to pull it off. You’ve been searching for the perfect April Fools prank to ruin your lover’s day. Salt in his coffee or toothpaste in between his Oreos just doesn’t have enough oomph, because you’re a balls-to-the-wall kind of gal who settles for nothing less than a complete life 18... »

Why Are My Feet Swollen? Answered.

Why Are My Feet Swollen? Answered.

TweetWhy are my feet swollen? Seriously, here’s the answer to your swollen, edema questions. Edema is the fancy name for swelling, and it tends to be fairly common among people who have spent all day on their feet. As you stand all day long, your blood pools in your feet and ankles, leading to the inevitable ‘why are my feet swollen?’ question. Once your sit down, your feet feel ... »

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Male Birth Control is Finally Almost Here

TweetMale birth control will soon become a reality. Future baby daddies everywhere can rejoice, for there will soon be a non-surgical form of male birth control, available to pro basketball players and the general public as soon as next year. For years, girls have been worried about whether or not they took the pill, and guys have been using it as an excuse to bareback with drunk sorority whores. ... »

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