Predicting Ovulation and Fertility Charting There are a number of ways that you can predict ovulation. Having a regular cycle is the first indicator of regular ovulation. Fertility charting also allows you to predict ovulation, pinpoint your most fertile time in your cycle, and increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Monitoring temperature, cervical mucus, and […]
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When it comes to trying to conceive, knowledge is power. Exciting new information is always becoming available on how to best support your fertility. Women who know when they are ovulating each month have a much greater chance of becoming pregnant. Men who test for low sperm count and take steps such as antioxidant supplementation are showing huge improvements in their numbers.
In our articles, you will find resources to help you take charge of your fertility. Keep us posted on your journey!
- Understanding Fertility
- Charting & Other Helpful Tips
- Ovulation & Timing
- Male Fertility & Sperm Health
- Nutrition, Lifestyle & Supplementation
- Cycle Irregularity, Hormone Imbalance, & Other Challenges
- Am I Pregnant?
- IVF, IUI & Other Assisted Reproductive Technologies
The excitement has begun! There is probably no other time in your life where you will have so much happening within a nine month period. It all starts at the very beginning when you first start experiencing pregnancy signs and symptoms and maybe even getting a twinge of implantation pain. The rest of your nine months will be spent preparing for the big event of childbirth and baby in the house. Lots of research will keep you busy and the time will fly by.
Knowledge is power during pregnancy just like it is with fertility. You’ve heard the saying “eating for two” but now you really need to dig in and understand what certain minerals, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and more can do for both you and your baby to keep your pregnancy on track. The mother’s health is critical as well and thinking ahead about things like perineal massage to avoid episiotomies, treatment for high blood pressure and preeclampsia, ultrasounds, and other miscellaneous medical aspects is important so you are informed and calm if an issue pops up.
This helpful guide for pregnant women covers pregnancy by trimester, health & nutrition, and pregnancy challenges and risks.
- Pregnancy Basics
- Pregnancy Signs & Testing
- Perineal Massage & Other Tips
- Pregnancy Wellness, Diet & Nutrition
- Pregnancy Procedures, Challenges & Risks
One of the most important decisions you will make in the early days of parenthood is how to feed your newborn. And who knew there is so much to learn about one of those choices – breastfeeding? When first learning about breastfeeding, you might come across confusing terms like let-down, foremilk, hindmilk, latching, and plenty more. Many birthing centers fortunately offer lactation consultants to help you in those early days after birth.
Because you are so busy growing your baby during pregnancy, it likely will not be your first thought that you should start early to prepare your body to nurse. Your baby is already the ultimate parasite – claiming every nutrient he or she needs even at your expense. Just like during pregnancy, it is critical to ensure you have enough minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and more on board at the right levels to sustain both you and your baby’s needs.
Get started on your breastfeeding education with these helpful articles.
- Latching, Pumping & Other Breastfeeding Basics
- Nipple, Milk Production, Milk Imbalance & Other Challenges
- Eating Right for Breastfeeding
- Weaning Your Baby & Starting Solids
- Lactation Research & Resources
Menstrual cycles, ovulation, pregnancy, birth control, peri-menopause, menopause – women have a unique list of health matters to consider versus men. Hormones play a central role in women’s health. Estrogen and progesterone are most well known because of their influence on a woman’s reproductive health. Many people think males have a monopoly on testosterone but that is not the case. Testosterone belongs to a class of male hormones called androgens but women also have testosterone.
A woman’s body makes and uses many other kinds of hormones that affect other aspects of health from energy level, metabolism, insulin management, weight, mood, and more. Hormones can affect your quality of life with issues such as vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.
Start your journey to a better understanding of women’s health issues with our articles.
- Hormones and What Can Affect Them
- Monthly Woes – Breast Pain, Cramps, & More
- Peri-Menopause & Menopause
- Vaginal Health
FertilAid: A Rational Approach to Enhancing Fertility
FertilAid: A Rational Approach to Enhancing Fertility At Fairhaven Health, we are committed to providing trying-to-conceive couples with a broad spectrum of tools to help achieve pregnancy. We offer products that help pinpoint ovulation, as well as dietary supplements [...]
Fairhaven Health Library, Fertility, Ovulation & Timing
Irregular Periods Indicate that you are Ovulating Inconsistently
Irregular Periods Indicate that you are Ovulating Inconsistently Irregular periods can indicate that you are ovulating inconsistently or, in some cases, not at all. As you already know, it is impossible to conceive without an egg, so the less you ovulate the less opportunities you have to conceive. If you do have irregular periods, it […]
Blog, Fairhaven Health Library, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Signs & Testing
Fairhaven Health Introduces BFP Brand Ovulation and Pregnancy Test Strips
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 to this age-old dilemma. BFP tests provide you with the same type of accurate, high-quality tests […]
Blog, Fairhaven Health Library, Fertility, Male Fertility & Sperm Health
Male Infertility: Q & A with Fairhaven Health
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 to be a woman’s problem, but it is certainly the case that all […]
For many women, the first sign of pregnancy is a missed period. Other women notice more subtle signs long before a missed period. The presence of these signs vary dependent on the woman- some never experience or notice any of them. Symptoms can mirror those of PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) and include: Implantation bleeding: About 6-12 […]