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Why I Finally Broke Up With The Pill + The Non-Hormonal Method I Love Using Instead

I woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. It felt as though my intestines were trying to tear their way out. But then I saw blood,...

Jennifer Aldoretta
October 24 2015

Even If You’re Not Sure Whether You Want Kids – Here's What Every Woman Should Know

I know you: Your eyes glaze over when you see the word “fertility.” You blithely skip any articles mentioning “egg freezing” popping up in your news...

Amy Klein
October 22 2015

What I Tell Anyone Struggling With Infertility

Infertility is invisible — we don't tend to talk about struggling to get pregnant. But it exists, and it's more common than most people think: In...

Lorraine Ferrier
October 18 2015

What You Should NEVER Say To Someone Who's Had A Miscarriage (And What To Say Instead)

One year ago, I had a miscarriage. It's surreal to be writing about this today, while I'm now 39 weeks pregnant. Feeling the fetal movements of this...

Chelsea Day
October 15 2015

I'm An OB/GYN Struggling With Infertility. Here's Why I'm Finally Breaking My Silence

I’ve been strong my whole life. For the most part, it has served me well. But over the past several months, my strength has been tested time and time...

Shannon M. Clark, M.D.
October 13 2015

Chrissy Teigen Announces She's Pregnant

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen and her husband, musician John Legend, are expecting a child, the couple announced on Monday. The 29 year-old supermodel has...

October 13 2015

No One Knows What To Say After A Miscarriage. These Surprisingly Honest Greeting Cards Could Help

It's never easy to talk about loss. But when it comes to miscarriage and still birth, we're often especially unsure what to say. As many as 20 percent...

Anna Williams
October 5 2015

4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Improve Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

The road to conception can be a bumpy path for many people. And over the years, one of the most common questions I've heard from patients at my...

Dr. Shahin Ghadir
October 2 2015

A Woman Posted A Photo Of A Sonogram On Facebook & It's Going Viral. Here's Why

Actually ... it's none of your business. On September 20, writer Emily Bingham posted a photo of a sonogram to her Facebook — but, as it turns out,...

Emi Boscamp
September 29 2015

18 Celebrities Who Were Really Honest About Their Fertility Struggles

Between Kim Catrall redefining what being a parent means, and Tyra Banks' emotional conversation with Chrissy Teigen about their pregnancy struggles,...

Allie White
September 18 2015

Chrissy Teigen Has Some Strong Words For People Who Ask If She Wants Kids

Chrissy Teigen's got it all: the modeling career, the angel-voiced husband, the show, the upcoming cookbook, the down-to-earth Instagram persona. What...

Emi Boscamp
September 17 2015

The Family Issue We Don't Talk About Enough, But Should

This was the first article in a new series of personal stories about the challenges of family planning and fertility. A few years ago I was 35, just...

Kerry Shaw
September 8 2015

In Your 20s Or 30s? Here's Why You Need To Care NOW About Menopause

If you're currently in your 20s or 30s, enjoying good health, glowing skin and free-spirited fun, you’re probably thinking “Why would I need to think...

Maria Claps
August 20 2015

4 Reasons Why You Should Care About What’s In Your Tampons

We know it’s important to be mindful of what we put in our bodies, but it’s easy to forget that encompasses more than what we choose to eat. The...

August 19 2015

7 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About IUDs

You've probably heard a lot about IUDs lately. And with all the buzz this birth control has been generating, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that...

Anna Williams
July 29 2015

I Was Told My PCOS Meant I'd Never Have Kids. Here's What I Did

I once weighed 200 pounds. My skin, from my face down onto my back, was covered in painful cystic acne. My period would only arrive twice a year, and...

Alisa Vitti
July 19 2015

12 Things Most Doctors Don't Tell You About Sexual Health

Every year, millions of women give up or drastically compromise their expectations of having enjoyable, fun, satisfying sex ever again. Even if these...

Dr. Lauren Streicher
July 13 2015

How I Finally Became A Mother At 42 ... Without IVF

In her early 40s, Diane decided she wanted to have a baby. But her clinical tests showed a natural conception would be nearly impossible. Discouraged,...

Alisa Vitti
June 29 2015

What I Wish More People Understood About Infertility

After being in the infertility industry for 17 years, both as a patient and a professional, I have aware of how sensitive an issue it is for so many...

Mindy Berkson
June 16 2015

What You Don't Know About Easing Menopause (But Should!)

As women approach their late 40s to early 50s, many are anxious about what menopause will mean for them. I've heard women compare this experience to...

Robert Youngs
June 9 2015