Preconception planning

Getting pregnant is a process that requires planning. Ovia Health has articles that address preconception planning. This involves information about artificial insemination and other conception options like sperm donation, IVF, and surrogacy.

Dear Ovia, My partner isn’t sure if he wants kids

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You’ve decided to start IVF, now what?

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What you can and cannot control when TTC

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

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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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More than just periods: Menstrual cycle 101 

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Different types of artificial insemination available

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Thinking of having a baby? Here’s how long it can take

Two women smiling and sharing IVF success stories.

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

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?

A little boy kissing newborn sibling.

Sperm donation the second time around: Using the same donor for future children

A person holding a pregnancy test.

Taking a pregnancy test: Facts and fiction

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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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Making sure your PCP is right for you

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

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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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How do I know if I’m pregnant, or just late?

Quiz: How well do you know your Trying to Conceive (TTC) vocabulary?

A woman looking off into the distance.

No period, no positive pregnancy test- what happened?

A person looking at their pregnancy test.

The best time to take a home pregnancy test

A person staring off into the distance.

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

A person in a support group.

Finding support after a pregnancy loss 

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

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Can I conceive after an ectopic pregnancy?

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9 nutrition tips when trying to conceive

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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

A couple sitting on the couch and looking at their tablet.

Male fertility myths busted

A vegetarian soup.

How fertility and vegetarian diets work

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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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Managing anxiety while TTC

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Observing Women’s History Month 2021 through her healthcare

A person looking at their negative pregnancy test that is potentially a false negative.

When all signs lead to pregnant but the home pregnancy test disagrees: Could you have gotten a false negative?

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How to best support your future fertility – even before you start trying

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 couple in the kitchen about to have the fertility talk.

The talk: your partner and fertility

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

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Fertility tips: Don’t save it up!

A couple riding bikes through a forest.

Doing you: protecting your emotional health while TTC

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Should I use an ovulation predictor kit?

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Four nutrition tips to improve male fertility

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Does pregnancy loss impact future conception?

A bucket of household products that may affect fertility.

Household items that could affect fertility

Several woman in yoga class to help reduce stress for fertility.

Can yoga help me conceive?

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Does a negative pregnancy test mean I’m not pregnant?

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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

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How can I make my cervical fluid more fertile?

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 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

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Tracking your cervical position

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?

A person checking their watch to represent timing sex with ovulation.

Am I timing sex correctly?

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Can Clomid help me get pregnant?

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The 24 weirdest fertility myths

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Can saliva hurt sperm?

A red watch to represent the best time to have sex for conception.

How to time sex correctly if you’re trying to get pregnant

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Common emotions when TTC

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Should I wait a day between sex when fertile?

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18 tips to get pregnant faster that actually work

A woman looking at her pregnancy test and wondering how to take it.

How to take a pregnancy test

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

How to use your fertility chart

A person looking up information on their phone on how to conceive fast.

Are you TTC? How Ovia Fertility can help you conceive faster

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

What should you track when trying to conceive?

A person reading a book and using their laptop to look up information about their infertility consultation.

What to expect at your first infertility consultation

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Your initial conversation with a patient coordinator

A person using the calculator on their phone to calculate fertility treatment costs

Fertility costs and insurance coverage

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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

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Other options

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Infertility treatments

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

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Why you need a trusted healthcare provider when TTC

A couple working on finances to represent costs of having a baby

Finances of having a baby

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

Fertilized egg colored half in blue, half in pink to represent how to choose sex of your baby.

Choosing your baby’s sex: Is it possible?

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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You’re ready to have a baby, but is your partner?

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Getting pregnant after birth control

A person running because good physical health affects fertility.

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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Conception planning and your 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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How you can benefit from tracking your fertility if you’re TTC

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

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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

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Tracking your blood pressure with Ovia

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Tracking your activity with Ovia

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

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Ovia Family Award winners: prenatal vitamins and health products

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The basics of meditation

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

Wild vs. farmed fish: unraveling the truth

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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

A graphic of a leaf growing to represent the Ovia Fertility application.

How Ovia can help you be your healthiest, happiest self

Ovarian egg traveling in fallopian tubes during ovulation representing when you ovulate.

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

An egg traveling in fallopian tubes to indicate ovulation signs.

All about ovulation: One egg’s epic journey

A person traveling checking their map to represent the question: 'how does travel affect ovulation?'

When your cycle’s out of sync: how travel can affect ovulation

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Getting pregnant with Ovia: Your quick start guide

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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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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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Future pregnancy with past abortion history

A person using their phone to track moods when trying to conceive

Tracking your moods with Ovia

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Endometriosis

Sperm swimming towards an egg in a microscope to represent what conception is.

Learn about conception: Babymaking 101

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Tracking your ovulation tests with Ovia

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Tracking your cervical fluid 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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Are you getting your omegas? 

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

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Using Ovia to track your ovulation – even with an irregular cycle

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

Person circling a day on the calendar with a pink marker to represent how to track your period.

When’s your period? How to track yours with Ovia, and how we predict when it will come next

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

A girl sitting down outside and writing in a notebook.

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

A healthy recipe of lamb, quinoa, and lentils, that can help boost fertility.

Fertility recipes: Lamb koftas with date lentil quinoa and yogurt coconut creamed spinach

A health symbol to represent tracking physical symptoms of ovulation with Ovia Health.

Aches, cramps, and swollen breasts: why you should track your physical symptoms

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Using smart technology to make your life easier: how Ovia Fertility works

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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Fertile window for eggs and sperm

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Fertility recipes: Crème brulee

A person looking up signs of PCOS on their cellphone.

Could I have PCOS?

Four egg shells.

What is anovulation?

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Are my periods irregular?

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Fertility recipes: chicken noodle soup

A bowl of apple and pumpkin oatmeal.

Fertility recipes: apple and pumpkin oatmeal

A phone on the bed to represent how to use it to track your luteal phase.

Tracking fertility during the luteal phase

A person using their fertility tracker app from Ovia Health.

Tracking fertility during the fertile window

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

A person looking up on their phone how to track their menstrual phase.

Tracking fertility during the menstrual phase

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Who gets mood swings and why

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Helpful information about vaginal spotting or bleeding