General health

People trying to conceive can consider their general health and ways to improve it. Ovia Health has resources on ways to boost your physical and mental wellness. When you take care of your body, it becomes stronger, improving fertility and chance for conception. There are small changes people can make to easily help boost general health.

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Tracking your blood sugar

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Should I freeze my eggs?

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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?

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Migraine triggers and finding relief

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Do you get migraines? Read our FAQ

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Disordered eating and fertility: Questions to ask yourself

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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

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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

A women at computer reading about what she should've learned in sex ed class.

Five things you should have learned in Sex Ed

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COVID-19 and trying to conceive: Your questions answered

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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?

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Is surrogacy legal where you live?

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

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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

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What to expect at an appointment with your primary care provider

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

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Foods to fix iron-deficiency anemia

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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

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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

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When will my cycle go back to normal?

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The details about sex after miscarriage

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Why might miscarriages happen: Common causes

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Can I conceive after an ectopic pregnancy?

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Can tampons affect your 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

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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

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

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What’s the difference between infertility and sterility?

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

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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

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Things condoms can’t always prevent

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Lights, camera, conception! A pre-pregnancy checklist

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Household items that could affect fertility

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Can yoga help me conceive?

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

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Seven things to avoid while TTC

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Five herbal supplements used to boost fertility

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

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Can herbal remedies help me get pregnant?

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The 24 weirdest fertility myths

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Am I seeing signs of early pregnancy?

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18 tips to get pregnant faster that actually work

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

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Best herbs for fertility

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Nine nutritious foods to help boost your fertility

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Over one year of TTC

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

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

How smoking and alcohol can affect fertility

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

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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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Understanding abs

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Four common workout injuries and how to avoid them

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Eating well with PCOS

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Maintaining a healthy relationship takes work

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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

Coconuts and coconut oil.

Coconut oil: the (controversial) crowd-pleaser

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Exercises you can do in your living room

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

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Tracking your activity with Ovia

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Where you can find mental health support

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

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Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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COVID-19 resources, information, and support

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Help yourself get better sleep with these routines

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Five small changes that can help you sleep better than ever

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

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Learn about who should get the flu vaccine

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How is the flu different from a cold?

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

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How vaccines work

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Herd immunity and what it could mean for the community

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Vaccine safety

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Common immunization myths

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Ovia Family Award winners: prenatal vitamins and health products

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The basics of meditation

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Mindfulness to mantra: Different kinds of meditation

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Seven strategies for getting started with a meditation practice

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Seven misconceptions about meditation, debunked

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Wild vs. farmed fish: unraveling the truth

How the HPV vaccine can help prevent cancer

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

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Find a healthcare provider that really gets you

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When not to settle: choosing the healthcare provider who is responsible

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Do you know how much sleep is enough…or too much?

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Restful nights can make happy days: Are you getting enough sleep?

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Consent: What is it and why is it so important?

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The sexy side of consent: Learn to talk about it

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Learn about the BRCA gene and why it’s important

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Abnormal pap smears: Everything you need to know

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Cardio helps with your health: Great reasons to start a routine

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A beginner’s guide to exercise: starting at square one

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Learn about when you ovulate: One egg’s epic journey

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Are you getting a Pap smear? Here’s the process

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How to start an exercise routine – and stick with it

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Helpful facts about migraines

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Getting pregnant with Ovia: Your quick start guide

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What to do about increased or nervous energy

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From food pyramids to “MyPlate”: USDA food guides and what they mean for you

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Oils are awesome: From olive to argan, the best oils you didn’t realize

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So you’ve decided to give up dairy…

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What’s the deal with gluten?

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Seafood and mercury levels: What you should know

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Good for you or good for nothing? What you should know about taking a multivitamin

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Pros and cons of freezing your eggs

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Six meals to boost your greens

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Low-dose aspirin: What’s the deal?

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Future pregnancy with past abortion history

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How important is stretching…or is it?

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Tips to keep yourself safe from sun damage

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Obvious and not-so-obvious benefits of exercise

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Understand your mammogram screening

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Tracking your moods with Ovia

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Managing your period as a trans, genderqueer, or non-binary person

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Endometriosis

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Where can I access an abortion clinic?

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Tracking your ovulation tests with Ovia

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Tracking your basal body temperature with Ovia

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Tracking your sleep with Ovia

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Nutritious salad dressing options

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Are you getting your omegas? 

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Go green: Six ways to work more greens into your diet

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The good, the bad, the misunderstood: What you need to know about fats

A person using the Ovia Fertility tracker on their cellphone device.

From cervical fluid to sleep: How tracking your body’s signs and symptoms can identify when you ovulate

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Five vegetables for people who hate vegetables

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The important details about the menstrual cycle and what it means to be irregular

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Five exercise myths busted

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What you should know about the Zika virus

A person holding an egg meant to represent an egg donation for someone trying to get pregnant.

Egg donation: Thinking it through

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Change in vaginal discharge: What it means

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Fertility recipes: Crème brulee

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Could I have PCOS?

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How much exercise is too much?

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Are my periods irregular?

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Fertility recipes: chicken noodle soup

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Fertility recipes: pumpkin blueberry muffins

A bowl of apple and pumpkin oatmeal.

Fertility recipes: apple and pumpkin oatmeal

A plate of stir fry brussel sprouts with garlic.

Fertility recipes: stir fried garlic brussel sprouts

A bowl of Caramelized onion hummus.

Fertility recipes: caramelized onion hummus

A kale and cabbage salad with lemon.

Fertility recipes: kale and cabbage salad

A crock pot quinoa and veggie stew.

Fertility recipes: crock pot quinoa and veggie stew

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Fertility recipes: chicken red Thai curry

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Fertility recipes: simple and sweet potato burgers

A bowl of butternut squash from this recipe with oranges next to the bowl on the table.

Fertility recipes: butternut squash barley risotto

A plate of roasted cauliflower salad next to a fork.

Fertility recipes: roasted cauliflower salad

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Fertility recipes: stuffed delicata squash

A person on their laptop and cellphone looking up information on how to track fertility at their proliferative phase.

Tracking fertility during the proliferative phase

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Tracking fertility during the menstrual phase

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Who gets mood swings and why

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Forgetfulness: Learn the reasons behind it

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The meaning behind dark urine

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Clumsiness: Is it just having an “off” day?

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Helpful information about vaginal spotting or bleeding

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Bloating: Helpful information and tips

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Painful intercourse: Causes and prevention

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Nonsurgical options for early pregnancy loss

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Oily hair: What you should know

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Nasal congestion