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Coping With The Monthly Reminder That I'm Not A Mom

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Nika C. Beamon

Cramping, bloating, a craving for salt and excessive fatigue let me know a week in advance that, once again, I've failed to become a mother.

Is Taking Birth Control Pills A Band-Aid Treatment For PCOS?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.31.2015 | Healthy Living

I remember in my early training that the first question to ask a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome was: "Are you trying to get pregnant?" I...

The Problem With Conventional Medicine's Treatment of Menstrual Symptoms and Female Infertility

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

According to the CDC, approximately 10 percent of women between the ages of 15-44 have, shall we say, less than optimal fertility levels. Before trying to conceive, many of these women know that something's up just by noticing that their menstrual cycle isn't as consistent as it should be.

Exercise And Weight Loss Could Help Fertility In Women With PCOS

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility may increase their odds of conception if they exercise and l...

From PCOS to Breast Cancer: Understanding the Epidemic of Hormone Failure

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

As we all stop to think about breast cancer and cancer prevention, begin your cancer prevention plan by understanding the concepts, your hormones and your risks -- at any age.

How Women Can Be Pregnant Without Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents

On a July Tuesday two years ago, Michelle Mulvehill was visiting a friend who mentioned that she looked tired. Mulvehill agreed that she had not been...

5 Ways Teens With PCOS Can Survive The School Year

Monica Leftwich | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Monica Leftwich

PCOS is a very bothersome and complex disorder for women. It's a condition of the endocrine system caused mainly by follicles growing on the ovaries. These follicles throw hormonal levels out of whack, often producing higher than usual testosterone levels.

This Is The Face Of Pregnancy

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Whitney Lloyd

In seven short months, l'll labor to bring another sweet face into this world. I'll say my last first "hello" to my newborn. I'll become a mother again for the last time.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

4 Frustrating Facts About PCOS... and What They Mean for You

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Huhman

These are some of the most notable symptoms of one of the most common hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorders found in women: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). So, what is PCOS exactly?

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Melissa Miles McCarter

Women like me face Mother's Day with shades of shame, despair and silence. So, I would like to take this opportunity to speak up and share with those who know someone who has infertility or are experiencing it themselves. Here is what I wish someone had told me about about the disease.

To The Women Who Aren't Mothers On Mother's Day

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

The week leading up to Mother's Day is always painful for a woman who wants nothing more than to know the joy that she sees many of the friends in her peer group sharing on their Facebook news feeds.

Hedging My Baby Bets: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

Shannon Deep | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Shannon Deep

Turning 27 last month has put me in a weird headspace. It's a headspace where I'm thinking about things like 5-year plans and IRAs and making monthly budgets and getting a credit card with relevant airline miles. It's also a headspace where I'm looking at said credit card and thinking about how it would feel to put a cycle of egg freezing on it.

The Most Common Cause Of Infertility Could Be Treated With Diet

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Q: I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and heard that some people manage it through a low-carb diet. Is that true, and should I try it? A: The sh...

Resilience: My Family's Autoimmune/Cancer/Bipolar Journey as Remembered Through Four Pacquiao Fights

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Jessica Gimeno

Here was someone who overcame all the odds--raised in abject poverty to become a record-setting boxer despite his size. Here are four Pacquiao fights that coincided with milestones in my family's autoimmune/cancer/bipolar journey.

My Imperfect Journey

Brandee Eagles | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandee Eagles

My fight continues. I will earn my happiness. I will earn my body. One victory at a time. I don't have it all figured out and probably never will. My journey is imperfect, and that's the beauty of it. I'm just like every other woman out there trying to lose weight. I'm perfectly imperfect.

5 Signs Your Hormones Are Out Of Whack

Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Chloe Metzger Raise your hand if, in the last few weeks, you've felt tired, bloated or cranky. Sound familiar? Then you know the drill: Every ...

11 Things to Know Before Walking Into a Fertility Center

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you think you might have a problem with infertility, where do you start? It can all be very overwhelming. There is a wealth of information available, but distinguishing fact from positive rhetoric can be confusing.

Young African-American Women Affected Most by Uterine Fibroids

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tasha Mitchell

A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.

Why Some Women Won't Shave Their Armpits Next Month

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

A women's version of No-Shave November has arrived: Armpits4August. Participants in the month-long project starting August 1st are asked to grow th...

PCOS May Get New Name

Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 01/23/2013 09:38 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily A common hormonal disorder in wom...

Acne In Women Could Be A Sign Of This

Posted 11.27.2012 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 11/27/2012 07:20 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Acne in adult women is common, but i...

Posting My Half-Naked Picture On The Internet: The Backstory

Stella Boonshoft | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Stella Boonshoft

I want to give these girls something I never knew, which was that your body does not define who you are as a person

Accidentally Childfree

Farzana Gardee | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Farzana Gardee

I never imagined that I would one day be discussing a childfree life, let alone my childfree life

Lynne Peeples

Could You Blame Your Ancestors For Your Fertility Problems? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

The environment in which your great-great-grandmother lived, breathed, ate and drank might be responsible for health problems endured by you, your chi...