Fertile Talk


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Miscarriage or Implantation?

If you are a week past ovulation, there is a chance that you may have experienced a little spotting or bleeding.   Many of us immediately start to panic and think that we are experiencing a miscarriage.  But the truth is that the complete opposite may be true!

Anti-Depressants and Male Fertility

FertilizationOver the years there have been a number of studies linking anti-depressants to male infertility issues.  Because of a recent study, this topic has made it back into the news again.  Researchers in the US have once again found that SSRIs (anti-depressants) may be wreaking havoc on male fertility.

From Sex to Fertilization

FertilizationHave you ever wondered how long it takes between sex and the fertilization of an egg?

Would you believe that it can take about an hour? 

Here is the breakdown:

The TTC Magic of the Color Red!

Red and Sexual AttractionIf you have been trying to conceive for awhile, chances are that your previous nights of spontaneous passion have turned into a series of planned baby making sessions.  Over time, the constant temping and tracking of ovulation can consume a couple’s love life, and not necessarily in a good way.  At the beginning, your husband or partner is probably overjoyed

Will the Personhood Bill End IVF in Virginia?

Personhood Laws and IVFThere are some very passionate people in Virginia right now fighting against Section 7 of the House Bill l. Among them are women currently looking at using IVF as an option for becoming pregnant and representatives from The National Infertility Association (RESOLVE).

Quadruplets, Naturally!

Quadruplets, NaturallyI just ran across a story about a couple who is getting ready to welcome not one, but four little ones into the world.  I have to admit that when I see an article like this, I assume that the mom-to-be used fertility drugs or opted for IVF.

TTC, Men and Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Male FertilityWe are lucky that there are so many products and medical assistance options out there to help us along our TTC journey.  Many women probably have a TTC plan that includes some combination of the following; ovulation test strips, an ovulation fertility monitor, lubricants like Pre-Seed, supplements like FertiAid and Fertilitea, and/or fertility drugs.  Th

Viagra and TTC

Viagra and TTCWhen you are trying to conceive (TTC) there are often many bumps in the road.  To maximize your chances, your partner may be taking Viagra to make sure he is able to bring his “A Game” to the bedroom. 

What are GIFT and ZIFT?

GIFT and ZIFTSounds like a rhyming game, doesn’t it?

Instead, they are actually two different treatment options that couples have available to them if they are struggling to get pregnant.

GIFT  (Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer)   

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Having a Boy or a Girl?

Baby Gender PredictorDo you have three boys and are dreaming of adding a little girl to the family?  Or, do you have 3 girls and long to add a little boy to the brood?

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By TTC veteran and mother of two, Elizabeth Andrews.