About Jana Welch I live in Hamburg with my two children and have a sexology practice. I work with clients both in-person and online. I have a master’s degree in sexology and am a systemic sex therapist for couples. In the past, I worked as a journalist and television producer. Today I can combine these … Read more
*A guest post by femSense Very often women are not aware that they may have fertility problems until they decide to have a baby and have difficulty conceiving. But sometimes your body is sending you signals that there might be an issue and you simply don’t understand them. All the more reason to track your … Read more
The thyroid gland is an organ located at the bottom front of your neck shaped like a butterfly which produces important hormones. The thyroid’s main function is to control metabolism, but it has a big impact on the menstrual cycle and fertility too. The pituitary gland in the brain produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which … Read more
When you test your fertility with LEVY, you will always check your basic reproductive hormone levels (including FSH, LH, TSH, Prolactin, Estradiol, Progesterone, Anti Mullerian Hormone, Testosterone, DHEAS, SHBG, and Free Androgen Index). We also make a custom recommendation for other biomarkers to test based on your personal health background. It’s super important that you … Read more
Having a miscarriage is a devastating experience. Unfortunately, it happens more often than many people may realize. Studies show that up to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, making it the most common complication that can happen in pregnancy. If you’re reading this because you’ve recently suffered a pregnancy loss, we are so sorry. Although … Read more
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. But in most cases (around 80%), an infection causes no symptoms and goes undetected for a long time. Without early detection and treatment, a chlamydia infection can have far-reaching health consequences. For instance, it can cause scarring on female reproductive organs which may result … Read more
When a couple has been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for over one year, it’s a good idea for both partners to get checked to see if there are any medical conditions preventing pregnancy. Studies show that in up to 50% of couples who are struggling to conceive, it’s due to male factor infertility. Men … Read more
If you’re currently experiencing difficulty conceiving, you’ve likely heard some of these old wives’ tales mixed in with some not so helpful advice from well-intentioned family members or friends. So let’s put a stop to it and bust 8 of the most common fertility myths, with the help of the latest and greatest in reproductive health research.
Folate is a key nutrient that helps your body work as it should, and it’s even more important during conception and pregnancy. This vitamin plays a key role in a baby’s first weeks of development in the womb. If a pregnant mother is folate deficient, she has an increased risk of neural tube defects, which … Read more
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 15% of women in their reproductive years across the globe and can cause a number of symptoms like excess hair growth or loss, acne, weight gain, and irregular periods. Because of how the condition affects menstruation and ovulation, it’s the most common cause of female fertility. It can be scary to be diagnosed with PCOS, but we have some good news: several scientific studies have found that PCOS symptoms improve when you eat the right foods. Diet can also boost your fertility. Keep reading this article to find out what foods you should eat and what you should avoid to help you manage PCOS symptoms.