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5 Things You Can Do Today to Feel Better with PCOS

August 27th, 2015

Living with any chronic medical condition can be exhausting and depressing, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is certainly no exception. Because PCOS produces a cluster of symptoms that impact many parts of the body, it exacts both... Read More>>

Finding the Needle in the Haystack...Tips for Successfully Predicting Ovulation!

July 10th, 2015

Here at Fairhaven Health, we definitely consider ourselves experts in all things related to ovulation. With OvaGraph (our online fertility charting website and app) and our state of the art ovulation prediction tools like the OvaCue Mobile fertility monitor,... Read More>>

Suffering from Male Factor Infertility? Antioxidants to the Rescue

May 21st, 2015

If you've been keeping up with fertility-related news, you've probably heard that as many as 40% of infertility cases are caused by male factor infertility, with poor sperm quality to blame. A routine semen analysis will evaluate sperm health in a few different ways... Read More>>

Male Infertility: Q & A with Fairhaven Health

October 7th, 2014

Why is infertility commonly considered to be a woman's problem? Why is this not necessarily true? Please provide some research to support this. This is an interesting question. I am not sure if anyone really knows "why" infertility is most often considered... Read More>>

Baby Care is Going Back to Basics

September 29th, 2014

You - or your parents - can probably remember the initial nervousness of becoming a parent. Did you ever feel like you were fully prepared? Could you ever be fully prepared? For many new parents and parents-to-be, confidence is lacking... Read More>>

Breastfeeding Can Be Challenging for First-timers and Veteran Moms Alike

June 27th, 2014

As a new mom, you're bombarded with unfamiliar challenges that puts your patience - and sanity - to the test. And while breastfeeding is a natural way to nourish and connect with your baby, it isn't always easy. It's important to remember that difficulties ... Read More>>

Seasonal Foods That Increase Your Fertility and Contribute to a Healthy Pregnancy

June 19th, 2014

Can lemons increase fertility? What about a regular diet of swordfish? There are tons of myths floating around about foods that supposedly aid in increasing fertility. You've probably gotten advice from friends, family, random websites, and even complete strangers... Read More>>

6 Environmental Toxins that may be Decreasing your Fertility!

June 9th, 2014

When you're pregnant or trying to get pregnant, you study every food, drink, and supplement before putting it in your body. But do you consider thepotential dangers of the window cleaner you use? What about your shampoo or the container you use to take your lunch to work?... Read More>>

It Takes Two: How to Support Your Wife When Trying to Conceive

April 22nd, 2014

The decision to start a family is a milestone that will put any couple’s relationship to the test. Conceiving can take several months and often leads to frustration, stress, and doubt. But by understanding the inevitable struggles of conception and supporting your wife... Read More>>

7 Tips to Boost Your Chances of Conceiving Naturally

March 24th, 2014

Getting pregnant seems like it would be easy - so easy that it could happen purely by accident. But for many couples trying to have a baby, actually conceiving turns out to be much more difficult than they realized. Charting your cycles and determining your... Read More>>

Don't Let Your Doctor Talk You Into IUI!

March 4th, 2014

Sometimes pregnancy can seem like a race against the clock. Couples who are struggling to conceive have many options for improving their chances of having a baby, but deciding to use traditional fertility treatments requires careful consideration... Read More>>

Q&A with Fairhaven Health and Rosie Pope!

February 27th, 2014

As you've probably heard, we've partnered with the one and only Rosie Pope, star of Bravo's Pregnant in Heels! Although Rosie is known from her show, she's also an accomplished designer, educator, and an all-around hip mom. We're on a mission... Read More>>

Can Supplements Improve Your Chances of Conceiving?

February 6th, 2014

Having trouble conceiving can frustrate and discourage women who are trying to expand their families. Many women turn to expensive and invasive procedures to improve their chances of conception. But taking natural supplements to restore your body's hormonal balance... Read More>>

Fairhaven Health Expands Nursing Product Line to Include Popular Milkies Milk Saver and Milkies Freeze

January 8th, 2014

It's true - our breastfeeding product line is growing...! In December of 2013, we acquired the popular Milkies Milk Saver and Milkies Freeze product lines. Recommended by lactation specialists around the world, the patented Milk Saver collects... Read More>>

Fairhaven Health Introduces BFP Brand Ovulation and Pregnancy Test Strips

October 7th, 2013

You can never have too many ovulation and pregnancy tests when you're trying to conceive - but you could quickly deplete your bank account if you're paying drugstore prices. BFP Ovulation and Pregnancy Test Strips may provide the answer... Read More>>

Now OvaGraph.com Can Interpret your Basal Temperature and Tell You When You Ovulate – for Free!

July 31st, 2013

Basal body temperature charting used to be a tedious exercise involving graph paper, a guidebook, and a whole lot of time, effort, and guesswork. How far we've come! Now you can enter your basal temperature into Fairhaven Health's own OvaGraph.com website... Read More>>

Fairhaven Health Introduces World’s Most Intelligent Basal Thermometer!

March 6th, 2013

As you're probably well aware, pinpointing when you ovulate each month is crucial when you're trying to get pregnant. That's because a woman is only fertile during the few days leading up to - and on - her ovulation date. So how do you determine when you'll ovulate? Read More>>

Improving Egg Quality and Ovarian Function in Trying-to-Conceive Women

December 6th, 2012

Women are born with a finite quantity of eggs, a number which steadily declines with age. A baby girl is born with approximately one to two million eggs, but only 300,000 remain by the time she hits puberty. Read More>>

How Accurate is the OvaCue Fertility Monitor?

October 23rd, 2012

If you've done any research at all on the OvaCue Fertility Monitor, you have probably read that the OvaCue has been clinically proven to be 98% accurate in monitoring ovulation (based on studies from... Read More>>

Controversy over Calcium Supplementation: What’s A Girl To Do?

September 19th, 2012

As many as 10 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis and 34 million Americans have a condition called osteopenia (low bone mass), according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. These conditions... Read More>>

Increase Your Odds Of Conceiving – The Natural Way

August 20th, 2012

When we’re younger, we’re told (with good reason!) that nearly any instance of unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy. When we’re actually trying to conceive, however, we discover that this is not... Read More>>

Promoting Pregnancy Wellness and Breastfeeding Success in Our Communities

April 24th, 2012

As a leading provider of natural and safe products to support pregnancy and nursing, we love to hear about the work that people are doing in our community (and throughout the nation) to promote pregnancy... Read More>>

Did You Know that Exposure to Environmental Toxins May be Decreasing your Fertility?

March 1st, 2012

Over the last couple of decades, environmental and reproductive health advocates have been sounding the alarm about the devastating impact that short-term and long-term exposure to toxic chemicals... Read More>>

Chart Your Fertility Online – Free – at OvaGraph.com!

October 27th, 2011

Do you chart your fertility? That is to say, do you take your basal body temperature each morning and plot it on a graph to identify that telltale temperature spike that indicates your ovulation date? Or better yet, do you use the OvaCue Fertility Monitor... Read More>>

Which Nursing Supplement is Right for You?

September 30th, 2011

Throughout your trying-to-conceive journey, vitamin supplementation, tracking ovulation, and living a generally healthy lifestyle likely played an important role in the conception process. Read More>>

PCOS and Insulin Resistance

August 19th, 2011

A significant number of the women who experience issues with fertility also suffer from a medical condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Unfortunately, PCOS affects as many as 1 in 5 women... Read More>>

What is a Hysterosalpingogram? Also Known as HSG…

June 10th, 2011

Hello! My name is Sarah, and I'm a specialist here at Fairhaven Health. From here on out, I'll be writing the Fairhaven Blog! Some of you may already know me from the OvaCue Blog where I chart... Read More>>

Is Gluten Sensitivity Linked to Infertility?

April 4th, 2011

If you follow the news related to nutrition and fertility, you might have heard that gluten (a protein substance found in wheat and other cereal grains) sensitivity and/or celiac disease (a disease of the small... Read More>>

Antioxidants: An Antidote to Declining Sperm Health

February 7th, 2011

The number of men experiencing fertility issues is rising rapidly, and poor sperm health is to blame. Alarmingly, the average sperm count among adult men has decreased by 50% since 1938, and continues to... Read More>>

What is a Semen Analysis (SA) Exactly?

December 9th, 2010

Unfortunately, when trying to get pregnant many couples encounter difficulties and visiting a fertility specialist becomes necessary. This is not just for the ladies…men may be asked to have a semen analysis... Read More>>

Finally… an Accurate At-Home Sperm Test for Assessing Male Fertility

October 15th, 2010

Fairhaven Health Introduces the SpermCheck Fertility Test. No man relishes the idea of having a semen analysis conducted to assess his fertility. The prospect of "procuring a sample" in a clinical setting is enough to make most men uncomfortable, to say the least. Read More>>

OvaCue: The Ideal Fertility Monitor for Women with Irregular Cycles

September 20th, 2010

With so many different monitors on the market, it can be hard to determine which monitor is best suited for you. Most don’t work well for women with irregular cycles or have limitations for short or long cycles. Read More>>

What is a Luteal Phase Defect?

July 15th, 2010

First things first, it is important to know what your luteal phase is and when it takes place. Your luteal phase begins at ovulation and ends the day before menstruation begins for your next cycle. It is during this phase that fertilization and implantation would occur. Many women don’t realize that they have a luteal phase defect ... Read More>>

What is Clomid and How Does it Work?

June 7th, 2010

Clomid (Clomiphene citrate) is a fertility drug commonly prescribed to women that are trying-to-conceive to induce ovulation. Clomid is often prescribed to women with irregular cycles that either experience irregular ovulation or don’t ovulate at all. Read More>>

How do FSH Levels Affect Fertility?

May 21st, 2010

Follicle Stimulating Hormone, commonly referred to as FSH, is a hormone that can directly influence your chances of conceiving and/or sustaining pregnancy. The level of FSH your body produces correlates to the quality and quantity of your remaining eggs. Read More>>

Secondary Fertility – Two Peak Fertility Readings in One Cycle

May 5th, 2010

When trying-to-conceive, many women track their cycles to determine their most fertile days by using ovulation tests or fertility monitors. Charting your cervical mucus consistency and basal body temperature can also indicate when your most fertile days are and help confirm when ovulation has occurred. Read More>>

Guest Feature by Toni Weschler – The Fertility Awareness Method

March 15th, 2010

I never cease to be amazed by the number of times I run into people who tell me that they have been trying to get pregnant for nearly a year, but have never been taught the most basic information about their bodies. Read More>>

How Going Off Birth Control Impacts Your Menstrual Cycle

January 25th, 2010

Many women decide to go off of their birth control pill once they have decided it is time to begin trying for a baby. Unfortunately, many women picture this to be a much smoother process then it ends up being. Read More>>

Fertility Coaches – Who They Are and How They Can Help

December 31th, 2009

Fertility coaches, also known as infertility life coaches, help a couple to steer their way through the difficult decisions and treatment options that may be presented throughout their bout with infertility. As many know, this time can be especially trying on your relationship as well. Read More>>

What is Endometriosis?

December 17th, 2009

Endometriosis is a condition that affects around 5-15% of women of reproductive age. Each month, a woman’s body sheds endometrial tissue from the uterus through menstruation. Endometriosis occurs when this tissue grows outside of the uterus, in areas such as ovaries, fallopian tubes, and areas around the uterus. Read More>>

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Issues with infertility are more common than most people think. Roughly 15% of couples have difficulty conceiving - you're not alone!

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