A Journey Through Fertility

Britany Robinson
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Britany Robinson

Britany Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon, covering the environment, reproductive health, and whatever interesting stories capture her curiosity.

Whether you're unsure about having children or convinced you want ten—having an understanding of your fertility health is an important part of keeping in tune with your body. All sorts of things can affect our fertility, such as lifestyle choices, environment, and age. And, knowing how to navigate all of that can help you be well prepared for when/if you decide to have children.

So join us as we dive into a five-part series on women's fertility. What does it mean to be fertile—and what factors can make getting pregnant more difficult? How can birth control hide fertility problems? Are those at-home fertility tests (the ones you see all over Instagram) actually accurate? And, lastly, what if you really want kids and getting there is proving to be difficult? We'll cover all of that and more in our journey through fertility.

Fertility Health Is Important—Even for Those Not Trying to Conceive
Early knowledge empowers you to make decisions about your future family planning.
Birth Control Can Prevent You From Knowing Your Fertility Health
By disrupting your natural cycle, contraception may be masking underlying issues.
How At-Home Hormone Tests Are Changing the Fertility Conversation
You no longer have to make an appointment to discover valuable health information.
What 'Trying' to Conceive Really Looks Like
There's more to getting pregnant than just sex.
When Getting Pregnant Isn't as Easy as You Think
We spend so much of our lives trying not to conceive, we're ill-prepared when we want a baby.