Fertility or infertility

You’ve decided to have a baby! We bet you’re excited and happy about it — founding a family is such a wonderful event!

But you may have many questions. When should I stop using contraception? What is the best time for relations? Am I fertile? There’s so much to know.

This guide can help. It’s divided into three sections. The first one describes how the menstrual cycle works. The second explains how fertilization typically occurs. A final section discusses infertility. After reading it, you’ll know more about the mysteries of fertility, and no doubt be better equipped to tackle the challenges surrounding this sometimes-lengthy process.

Table of contents

  • The menstrual cycle
    • Glossary
    • The menstrual cycle
    • Contraception
    • If I want to get pregnant, when should I stop using contraception?
  • My fertility
    • When am I fertile?
    • How can I know that I’m fertile?
    • Body temperature method
    • Basal temperature chart
    • Cervical mucus method
    • Ovulation test
    • I think I'm pregnant, but how can I know for sure?
    • Pregnancy test
    • Miscarriage
    • Real loss
  • Infertility
    • Female infertility
    • Male infertility
    • What to do if you or your partner are infertile
  • Conclusion
  • Sources and useful links
Download this PSST guide in PDF format
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