Health and wellness

Ovia Health has recommendations for potential parents to help keep their bodies healthy. This may boost fertility and chances to conceive. Use Ovia Fertility to track your fertile window and plan.

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Should I freeze my eggs?

Couple sits at a table having a conversation with a medical provider.

Egg freezing step by step

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Egg freezing FAQ

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Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Woman gets her temperature taken while wondering if she should get the COVID 19 vaccine.

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Breaking down BMI

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Migraine triggers and finding relief

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Do you get migraines? Read our FAQ

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The power of affirmations

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Disordered eating and fertility: Questions to ask yourself

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What you can and cannot control when TTC

the best pregnancy test and ovulation predictor kit

The best fertility aids

the best pregnancy test and ovulation predictor kit

The best fertility aids

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How the menstrual cycle impacts your skin

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How the menstrual cycle impacts your energy levels

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How the menstrual cycle impacts your immune system

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Your menstrual cycle and your hormones

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How the menstrual cycle impacts your sleep

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How the menstrual cycle impacts your mood

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The birth control patch: Everything you need to know

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Birth control ring: Everything you need to know

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Extended cycle birth control pill: Everything you need to know

Design of the combo pill

Combo birth control pill: Everything you need to know

Design of the minipill

The minipill: Everything you need to know

Birth control shot design

The birth control shot: Everything you need to know

Design of birth control implant

The birth control implant: Everything you need to know

Design of IUD

The IUD: Everything you need to know

Digital graphic of candle, someone sleeping, a yoga mat, and other items that help reduce stress.

Stressless Fest recap

People practicing yoga to increase fertility and conceive.

Can yoga help me conceive?

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The complete glossary on sexually transmitted infections

A women in gynecologist office talking to doctor about genital infections.

Everything you need to know about yeast infections, UTIs, and bacterial vaginosis

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Five things you should have learned in Sex Ed

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How to fall more in love with your body

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Should I seek ART and/or elective care during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Graphic with the words "your questions answered" to represent questions people ask about trying to conceive during COVID-19.

COVID-19 and trying to conceive: Your questions answered

A pregnant person touching their stomach to represent pregnancy during COVID-19.

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Your questions answered

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Different types of artificial insemination available

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Consider this before you talk to your healthcare provider about birth control

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Two moms journey toward becoming a family of three: Real talk about buying sperm, endless IVF shots, and adjusting to life as new parents

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What is the MTHFR gene?

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Switching healthcare providers: What you should know

A medical professional examining an IVF.

IVF and ICSI, what’s the difference?

An illustration of woman with globe on pregnant belly that's meant to represent the importance of surrogacy.

Is surrogacy legal where you live?

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Taking a pregnancy test: Facts and fiction

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Nutrition to boost male fertility

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Nail polish, bug spray, house paint, and more: Just what’s safe?

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Healthy snack food alternatives

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Being your own health care advocate

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Making sure your PCP is right for you

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Red flags down below: Signs you should call your healthcare provider

Image of one pregnant woman and her friend talking over a cup of coffee.

Building and maintaining a strong support network while TTC

A pregnant person receiving an X-ray from their reproductive healthcare provider.

Different types of reproductive healthcare providers

Image of person getting their blood pressure checked at their primary care provider (PCP) appointment.

What to expect at an appointment with your primary care provider

Image of a pile of prenatal vitamins.

Do you really need to start taking prenatal vitamins before conception?

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Foods to fix iron-deficiency anemia

A person holding prenatal supplements in their hand.

What to look for in a prenatal supplement

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No period, no positive pregnancy test- what happened?

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Five things that might happen after pregnancy loss

A person looking at their pregnancy test.

The best time to take a home pregnancy test

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What’s a missed miscarriage? Here’s what you should know

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If you think you’re having a miscarriage, take these steps

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How is ectopic pregnancy diagnosed and treated?

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Trying again

A person in a support group.

Finding support after a pregnancy loss 

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How to cope after a pregnancy loss

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What happens during a miscarriage? Signs to look out for

A person leaning against the wall and looking away.

When will my cycle go back to normal?

A couple laying on their bed and giving each other back rubs.

The details about sex after miscarriage

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Why might miscarriages happen: Common causes

A couple hugging while watching birds fly in the sky.

Can I conceive after an ectopic pregnancy?

A person outside drinking from a bottle of water.

9 nutrition tips when trying to conceive

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Can tampons affect your fertility? 

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Age and male fertility

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Why do you keep hearing about “toxins”?

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Alternative therapies for fertility

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Clearing up common fertility misconceptions

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Smoking and fertility

A person talking to their male partner about fertility.

Talking to a male partner about his fertility

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Proper hydration and fertility

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Preparing your body for pregnancy

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Think you’re pregnant? Here are signs and symptoms to look for

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Male fertility myths busted

A vegetarian soup.

How fertility and vegetarian diets work

“Is it safe to skip my period?” and other common birth control questions

A doctor talking to patient.

What’s the difference between infertility and sterility?

A person reading a book.

The ABCs of TTC: The acronyms you need to know when trying to conceive

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Managing anxiety while TTC

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What kind of treatment is available for depression while TTC?

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Observing Women’s History Month 2021 through her healthcare

A pile of different colored condoms.

Things condoms can’t always prevent

Graphic of uterus with an IUD birth control inside.

Could an IUD be right for you?

A healthcare provider examining a patient.

Finding the healthcare provider who’s right for you

A person calculating their budget if they get pregnant without health insurance.

Off the grid: don’t have insurance while TTC?

A person putting out their cigarette and wondering how smoking may affect fertility.

Fertility tips: quit smoking

A barista serving coffee to a customer and wondering about shift work and fertility.

Fertility tips: What’s the danger of shift work?

A person holding a pack of birth control pills and wondering about how it may affect fertility.

Fertility tips: birth control?

A couple in the kitchen about to have the fertility talk.

The talk: your partner and fertility

A person sitting cross-legged practicing a breathing meditation.

Take a deep breath: How simple breathing can help you start meditating 

A group of friends with children.

The TTC blues: friends with kids

A pregnant woman and her young child.

Conception, the sequel: What you should know about getting pregnant the second time around

A couple smiling for a picture.

Lights, camera, conception! A pre-pregnancy checklist

A woman drinking water.

Fertility tips: The importance of water

A woman buying healthy foods.

Fertility tips: Go organic

A happy couple kissing.

Fertility tips: Don’t save it up!

A couple riding bikes through a forest.

Doing you: protecting your emotional health while TTC

A baby bird standing next to three eggs in the grass.

When to count your eggs

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What you need to know about premature ovarian failure

A plate of chicken and vegetable skewers.

Four nutrition tips to improve male fertility

A bucket of household products that may affect fertility.

Household items that could affect fertility

A person looking up symptoms of sperm allergy on their laptop.

Could you have a sperm allergy?

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Can yoga help me conceive?

A close up representation of several sperm throughout their lifespan.

What’s the lifespan of sperm after ejaculation?

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Should you be taking a prenatal vitamin when TTC?

A glass with a green drink that has many nutrients to help with fertility.

The most important nutrients to include in your preconception diet

A woman doing yoga.

Fertility hormones: multi-tasking, heavy-lifting, pretty incredible chemicals 

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Seven things to avoid while TTC

A woman looking at vitamins and other supplements that may help boost her fertility.

Five herbal supplements used to boost fertility

A woman doing yoga in the park as a way to prepare for pregnancy.

Five of the best ways you can prepare your body for pregnancy right now

A woman holding phone looking up information on how to track fertility.

Self-tracking devices and fertility: everything you need to know

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Trying to conceive in a bigger body

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Trying to conceive in a smaller body

A person looking at her phone, using the Ovia Health ovulation tracker to determine fertile cervical position.

Can cervical position predict fertility?

A woman sitting on couch wondering if antidepressants affect fertility.

Are antidepressants safe when trying to conceive?

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Can I douche while I’m TTC?

A woman drinking tea while looking up information on her computer about herbal remedies for fertility during ovulation.

Can herbal remedies help me get pregnant?

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The 24 weirdest fertility myths

A person using their laptop and wondering if it may impact male fertility.

Will my laptop hurt my fertility?

A person checking their heart rate while exercising.

Will exercising too much hurt my fertility?

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How can cervical fluid problems affect conception?

A person looking up early symptoms of pregnancy on the phone while laying on the couch.

Am I seeing signs of early pregnancy?

A person having acupuncture performed to help with fertility.

Can acupuncture help my fertility?

A person talking on the phone while using their laptop to represent stress when trying to conceive.

Am I too stressed to get pregnant?

12 different drawings of lightbulbs to represent tips on how to get pregnant fast

18 tips to get pregnant faster that actually work

A couple laying in bed and looking at a pregnancy test.

Getting pregnant after diagnosed infertility

A pregnant woman holding her stomach with her two children.

Getting pregnant after cancer treatment

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Lifestyle changes that may boost your fertility to improve your chances of conceiving

A woman on phone looking up information about a conception tracker.

What should you track when trying to conceive?

A person on their cell phone looking up causes of infertility.

Causes of infertility

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Best herbs for fertility

A plate of food with different foods to eat to help with fertility.

Nine nutritious foods to help boost your fertility

A happy couple holding each other lovingly to represent getting pregnant after 35.

Trying to conceive when 35 and older

A person holding their newborn baby and wondering 'how long should you wait to get pregnant again?'

Birth spacing: How long should you wait after having a baby before trying for your next?

A sad woman lying with her head in her partner's lap.

Miscarriage: what it is, why it happens, and how it can affect future pregnancies

A couple and one is kissing the other on the forehead to people that have been trying to get pregnant for over a year.

Over one year of TTC

A woman cutting up vegetables in the kitchen to represent eating healthy to help fertility.

A healthy lifestyle today can lead to a healthy pregnancy tomorrow: what you can do now

A person consulting with their healthcare provider.

Why you need a trusted healthcare provider when TTC

A couple talking about the effects of smoking and drinking on fertility.

How smoking and alcohol can affect fertility

A person using a spoon to eat from a bowl of oats and strawberries to represent foods to eat while trying to conceive.

Nutrition to promote fertility

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Exercise and fertility

Vials of blood in front of a medical form to represent genetic testing before pregnancy.

Why you might want to get genetic testing before getting pregnant

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From superfoods to smoking: what can help and hurt your fertility

A couple looking at their phone looking up information on how to track the fertile window.

Tracking fertility to get pregnant faster

A person sitting outside on their cellphone looking up information about ovulation and the fertility window.

When exactly can you get pregnant? All you need to know about the fertile window

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7 stubborn fertility myths we’re ready to retire

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Getting pregnant: How long should it take?

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Do you know when the flu season comes around?

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How can pre-existing mental health conditions affect a pregnancy?

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Understanding abs

A woman on foam roller.

Four common workout injuries and how to avoid them

A woman cutting up fruit for her PCOS diet.

Eating well with PCOS

A couple hugging each other representing to how to maintain a healthy relationship.

Maintaining a healthy relationship takes work

A woman lifting weights and practicing their strength training.

The importance of strength training

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Investigating the 2,000 calorie diet

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Five “superfoods” that might not be so super

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How to advocate for yourself as a patient to get the care you deserve

A person making healthy drink to represent tracking food and drink when trying to conceive.

Tracking your food and drink intake with Ovia

Coconuts and coconut oil.

Coconut oil: the (controversial) crowd-pleaser

A glass cup filled with ginger lemon honey tea.

Fertility recipes: honey, lemon, and ginger tea

A plate of cranberry orange scones from the article recipe.

Fertility recipes: cranberry orange scones with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt

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Exercises you can do in your living room

A person looking out a window and wondering how to manage depression

Managing depression in everyday life: Helpful routines

A person on their computer looking up quick stretching routines they can do at home.

Sit at a desk all day? Easy stretches to do on your next break

A woman at doctors office getting her blood pressure checked to represent getting a blood pressure tracker.

Tracking your blood pressure with Ovia

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Tracking your activity with Ovia

Image of five hands grouped together in a sign of unison and community when searching for mental health support.

Where you can find mental health support

Graphic of two hands holding two different pieces of string that twist into shapes of both sides of the brain. This image is supposed to represent balancing anxiety and mental health.

What you should know about anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Stuck home with your partner in a pandemic? How to recognize trouble

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How to manage the new work from home model during COVID-19

Woman gets her temperature taken while wondering if she should get the COVID 19 vaccine.

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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COVID-19 resources, information, and support

A woman sleeping in bed sideways because it’s her bedtime ritual to help her sleep better.

Help yourself get better sleep with these routines

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Five small changes that can help you sleep better than ever

A woman on her phone in bed, representing an activity she should avoid before bed.

Before bedtime no-nos: Stuff to avoid that won’t help you sleep

A doctor giving a patient a flu shot.

Learn about who should get the flu vaccine

A woman blowing her nose on a tissue wondering difference between cold and flu and which illness she has.

How is the flu different from a cold?

Woman getting the flu vaccine from her doctor.

Why it’s important to get the flu vaccine this year

A case of various vaccines with labels on them explaining how they work.

How vaccines work

Doctor at their desk talking to a patient about herd immunity.

Herd immunity and what it could mean for the community

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Vaccine safety

Doctor giving a patient a vaccine while informing her about common vaccine myths.

Common immunization myths

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Ovia Family Award winners: prenatal vitamins and health products

Two people walking together, one has their hand on the other's shoulder providing a form of mental health support.

Sometimes, support is necessary to deal with mental health issues

A person watching a meditating video on their laptop while meditating.

The basics of meditation

A person practicing a type of meditation in their bedroom.

Mindfulness to mantra: Different kinds of meditation

A person meditating outdoors as part of their daily routine.

Seven strategies for getting started with a meditation practice

A person meditating in a room .

Seven misconceptions about meditation, debunked

A pregnant person sitting on the couch looking sad to represent a sign of depression.

At what point should I call the doctor about depression?

A person at the grocery store trying to pick what they're going to buy.

Wild vs. farmed fish: unraveling the truth

How the HPV vaccine can help prevent cancer

Two women smiling while talking about how to be an advocate for their healthcare.

Advocate for your health by bringing a support person with you to appointment