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I'm A Fertility Doctor. Here's What I Tell My Patients About Getting Pregnant After 40

As soon as it was announced that Janet Jackson is pregnant just two weeks shy of her 50th birthday, I was flooded with questions about how women well...

5 Things I Always Tell Pregnant Women About Meditating

Most of the time meditation is all about you—relieving your stress along with making you feel good. But now meditation is about you AND your baby....

Liddy Arens
May 4 2016

What Every Woman Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

The “advanced maternal age” woman is becoming more and more the typical patient rather than the unicorn she once was. Even so, there's still some...

Shannon M. Clark, M.D.
April 4 2016

Herbal Remedies That Could Help With Breastfeeding

Many women worry about low production and want to know ways to boost it. Here's what research really shows about effective herbal remedies and other...

Tara Haelle
April 3 2016

What I Wish Every Woman Knew About Quitting The Pill

After nearly a decade of teaching women how to adopt natural birth control, I've seen both the highs and the lows of ditching the Pill. Here's what...

Amy Sedgwick
March 18 2016

5 Foods To Eat To Boost Your Fertility

Digestion and nutrition play a key role in just about every aspect of our health — including fertility. Dr. Jamie Grifo of the NYU Fertility Center...

Kyra Phillips
March 10 2016

The Weird Things That Happen When You Get Pregnant, Explained

Craving pickles actually kinda makes sense.

Leah Vanderveldt
February 27 2016

The Healthy Drink Moms Shouldn't Have While Breastfeeding (But No One Told Me About)

"I’ll never be certain if my baby's symptoms were related to my diet — but I’d rather be safe than sorry."

Anna Gannon
February 23 2016

What Every Woman Should Know When Coming Off Of Hormonal Birth Control

Quitting hormonal birth control can be both exhilarating and terrifying, especially if you're dealing with side effects or trying to find a new method...

Hannah Ransom
February 9 2016

I Have Infertility. Here's What I Wish My Pregnant Friends Knew

I've been going through infertility treatments for two years now, but no one has really held back from telling me they're pregnant, asking pregnancy...

Shannon M. Clark, M.D.
January 16 2016

What I've Learned From 3 Miscarriages In 9 Months

It has been a struggle to come to terms with these losses, losses of the potential for life.

Erin Khar
December 28 2015

7 Reasons I Decided Not To Circumcise My Son

When I became pregnant with our first child, a baby boy, it was a topic that quickly surfaced as something that needed deep attention and discussion.

Sarah Kamrath
December 17 2015

What I Wish Every Couple Knew Before Starting IVF: An OB/GYN Gets Real

Whether a couple goes through just one cycle or five, the experience of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can significantly affect an otherwise stable and...

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

After My Third Miscarriage At 36, I Thought Things Couldn't Get Worse...

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Cate Scolnik
November 3 2015

Pregnant? 11 Things You Can Stop Worrying About Right Now

Worry is a normal response to the uncertainties of pregnancy, as well as to caring deeply about our babies.

Aviva Romm, M.D.
October 23 2015

7 Ways French Women Do Childbirth & Breast-Feeding Differently

Here is what I’ve noticed about how women in France approach childbirth and breastfeeding.

Rebeca Plantier
October 13 2015

18 Celebrities Who Were Really Honest About Their Fertility Struggles

It's been a powerful few days for fertility and the many issues that surround it.

Allie White
September 18 2015

The Hormone-Free Birth Control Method No One Talks About (It's Not An IUD)

What's it really like to use "fertility awareness" as birth control? If you listen to popular opinion, you're probably thinking the following: It's...

Hannah Ransom
September 16 2015

Why A Doula's Worth The Money

Six reasons having a doula can improve your pregnancy, labor and journey into motherhood.

Elisabeth Lewis
August 24 2015