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Missing a Period - Am I Pregnant?
So Auntie Flow didn't show up on time, should you worry? Periods can be late for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is stress.
Milk thistle and conception
Milk thistle is an intimidating looking plant with its sharp leaves and stalk. But its pretty purple flowers help redeem it, and the fact that it makes a useful product, silymarin, is also in its favor.
Metformin and conception
Metformin (brand name Glucophage) is approved for type II diabetes. Like many drugs, though, it has found other uses besides that for which it is approved. One such use is for women with PCOS who wish to get pregnant.
Medication no-nos and conception
There are some medications that are definite "no-nos" when you're trying to conceive because they are so dangerous to a developing baby.
Magnesium and conception
As women, we hear a lot about how important calcium is to our health, especially our bones, but perhaps more important is magnesium. Magnesium also plays a role in conception.
Maca and conception
Maca is a vegetable grown in high elevations in South America. Native Peruvians grind it up and add it to other food. What does it do for them, and what could it do for you?
Lysine and conception
L-lysine is an essential amino acid. All that means is that our bodies don't make it, so we have to eat it. It has a bunch of really helpful attributes, so let's take a look at it.
Licorice Root and Fertility
Licorice root is not the same as licorice candy. They are both sweet, but licorice candy in the United States contains anise instead, which does taste a lot like real licorice root. But don't eat real licorice when you're pregnant--let's talk about why.
Letrozole and conception
Letrozole is an alternative to clomiphene for ovulation induction. Is it better?
Leptin and conception
Leptin is recognized for its role in obesity, but surprisingly it has a role in fertility.
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