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FAQ: Can I Take FERTILIFY while I’m on Birth Control?

In short, the answer is YES! You can take FERTILIFY while using birth control. Birth control’s effectiveness won’t be jeopardized in any way by taking FERTILIFY. Here’s the scoop: 1. Birth control contains hormones that modify the body’s natural menstrual process, FERTILIFY is a formulation of vitamins and antioxidants that don’t compete with those hormones. “Birth control pills prevent pregnancy through several mechanisms, mainly by stopping ovulation. If no egg is released, there is nothing to be fertilized by sperm, and the woman cannot get pregnant. Most birth control pills contain synthetic forms of two female hormones: estrogen and progestin.” ( columbia.edu ) FERTILIFY doesn’t, in any way shape or form, affect birth control.  Taking FERTILIFY helps to support your reproductive health even when...

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5 Reasons to Take Multivitamins

SPOILER ALERT! No matter who you are, or what lifestyle you lead, many of us can benefit from taking the right supplements. They can help protect against damage caused by poor lifestyle choices and better yet, some can even help to enhance your mood and energy levels! Here are the top five reasons to add supplements to your health care routine: Diet Alone Doesn’t Do It - Take a minute to think back to what you ate yesterday, or even this morning. As much as we try *cough* to eat healthy *cough* most of the time, it can be hard! Even if you do eat nutrient rich, healthy foods 100% of the time, you still likely won't be able to eat enough...

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Overweight or Underweight: Is Your Body Weight Affecting Your Fertility?

Overweight or Underweight: Is Your Body Weight Affecting Your Fertility? An unhealthy body weight may prevent you from having a baby. 12% of all infertility cases are a result of women either weighing too little or too much. The main reason why body weight can impact fertility is because of estrogen, a sex hormone that is produced in fat cells. If a woman is overweight and has too much body fat, the body produces increased levels of estrogen, which acts like birth control! Don’t get too excited skinny mini, a woman with too little body fat can’t produce enough estrogen, which shuts down your reproductive cycle. First thing first, who’s to say you’re under or over weight? We want to celebrate...

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Top 5 things you can do to preserve your fertility now

1. Smoking is so passé I know I know you don’t really smoke or you’re trying to quit… get to it lady! I promise you’ll feel much better once you put that dart down. This also goes for social smoking; no one looks cute with a haze of smoke coming out of your mouth from deep down in your lungs, especially in a cocktail dress! Apart from all the negative effects smoking has on your general health it’s also awful for your baby maker. Side effects include: Higher infertility rates It takes longer to conceive if you’re puffing away Harmful to your ovaries Accelerates your already decreasing number of eggs Effects the quality of your eggs Not only does smoking...

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The Truth About Endometriosis & Your Fertility

Endometriosis, is a women’s health issue that has been getting a lot of press recently from celebrities speaking openly about their struggles with the disease. Celebrities from Padma Lakshmi and Tia Mowry to Lena Dunham have all shared their experiences. Even so, there remains a lot of myths and misconceptions circling around endometriosis – and its connection to fertility. Given our dedication to women’s health we wanted to take a minute to share the 411 with you. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus – endometrium tissue – spreads, and grows outside of the uterus where it shouldn’t be. Most commonly, this tissue spreads to nearby areas like the ovaries, bowel,...

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