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Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences


Jackie Vinyard's passion is getting the story straight. When it comes to health education, Jackie provides the whole story backed by science. Her research experience running clinical studies at Colorado University and Colorado State University, and rigorous training while receiving her Master’s in Health and Exercise Science, taught her how to connect people with information they need to make informed health decisions.  Jackie has her BA from The School of Journalism CU-Boulder.

OTHER ARTICLES BY JACKIE VINYARD, M.S. HEALTH SCIENCES

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What does temperature have to do with ovulation?

If you’re trying to conceive, knowing when you’re ovulating is key. After all, if you “try”...

trying to conceive
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

COVID-19, IVF and Pregnancy: Interview with Fertility Experts

Wondering how Covid-19 impacts your fertility treatments or pregnancy goals? We talked with Dr....

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant, part II: Male-Factor Infertility

“When I wasn’t able to get my wife pregnant... that was a gut punch. I questioned my ability to...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant, part I: Female-Factor Infertility

"We do not fear the unknown — we fear what we think we know about the unknown." -Teal Swan

Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How Priya Uses Continuous Core Temperature to Predict Your Most Fertile Days

For over 100 years, we have known that we ovulate once a month. And since that time, we have...

Resources
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Do I really need a birth plan?

Our very own Jackie pictured above with her sons. A personal story on labor and delivery...

Kindara News & Updates
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Why We've Rebranded and the Meaning Behind the New Design

Freedom, empowerment, compassion, and change for the better are the words that Kindara customers...

Fertility Awareness
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Can carbs impact fertility? What to Eat this Holiday Season for Fertility Wellness

 My eyes scan the table and narrow in on the pecan pie, the chocolate truffles, and mugs full of...

sperm
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How Long Does Sperm Live After Ejaculation?

Whether you’re trying to achieve or avoid pregnancy, knowing how long sperm can live once...

sperm
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Can You Improve Sperm Quality and Quantity?

Did you know that your sperm health is related to your overall health? Many men don’t realize...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What to know about progesterone when trying to get pregnant

It’s pretty amazing how much you discover about your body once you start trying to get pregnant,...

Cervical Mucus
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What is That on My Underwear? What Your Vaginal Discharge Tells You About Your Body

Cervical mucus tells a woman when she is fertile, when she is about to ovulate, and also plays...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Can being overweight make it harder to get pregnant?

From organic food to stress to sleep patterns, everyone has an opinion on what you should...

Fertility Awareness
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Withdrawal: What Every Woman Should Know

Withdrawal: Are you sure you are using it correctly? What Every Woman Should Know ‍ “The...

Women's Health
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What Birth Control Method Works Best for Your Lifestyle?

By Teena Merlan ‍ Contraception comes in a wide variety of options, from barrier methods and...

Women's Health
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Menstruation Matters In Your Adolescence: Why Are Periods Important During Different Decades of Womanhood?

Following our recent blog about the scientific and social support for considering periods as...

Women's Health
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What All Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer

By Darian CarrowConsumer Wellness InvestigatorCDC Certified: Health Literacy for Public Health...

Avoiding Pregnancy
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Are Fertility Awareness Methods Effective for Avoiding Pregnancy?

For the first 3 years of using hormonal birth control pills, Rebecca had no health concerns to...

Uncategorized
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

PMS: What is normal and how to relieve symptoms?

Have you heard that craving chocolate during your period may be a cultural experience rather...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Ovulation Tracking Apps Guide

Tracking ovulation to get pregnant is serious business. Following the wrong information...

trying to conceive
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What are the Signs of Pregnancy Before a Missed Period?

Can you imagine what it was like before pregnancy tests existed? In this day and age, we are...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Do Irregular Periods Cause Infertility?

There are several things that have to happen to get pregnant. One, a woman needs to ovulate;...

Fertility Awareness
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What Causes Secondary Infertility

Secondary infertility is the inability to get pregnant or have a full-term pregnancy after...

Fertility Awareness
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How STDs can Harm Fertility (and what to do about it)

As if getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) isn't bad enough, if you are trying to get...

Fertility Awareness
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Do the Changes in the Menstrual Cycle Due to Age Indicate Changes in Fertility?

It’s no secret that fertility declines with age. The exact age a woman’s fertility declines is...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Most Commonly Asked Questions when Trying to Get Pregnant

For many of us, we thought getting pregnant would be as easy as 1-2-3. I mean, why would we...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Can Exercise Help with Fertility?

trying to conceive
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Low Sperm Count or Abnormal Semen Analysis? Now What?

So your partner has been diagnosed with low sperm count or an abnormal semen analysis. Now what?...

Women's Health
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How to Overcome Pregnancy Envy and Sadness

"Everything I wanted to be encompassed the ability to have my own children. Everything. Nothing...

Kindara News & Updates
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

It's Labor Day at Kindara

When Kindara first launched, our team could never have anticipated what an incredible influence...

Kindara News & Updates
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

SURVEY: How American Women Invest

A new survey from fertility app Kindara reveals U.S. women are eager for more opportunities to...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

The Statistics Behind Getting Pregnant

Priya's popular Ebook, "How Not To Waste Another Month When Trying To Conceive," features a...

trying to conceive
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What to Know about Chemical Pregnancy “Early Miscarriage”

Since pregnancy tests are able to detect pregnancy earlier than ever before, it’s becoming more...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How Soon to Take a Pregnancy Test for Accurate Results

Since getting pregnant is the single most important thing for women trying to conceive, the two...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What Works to Lose Weight when Trying to Conceive?

Eating when not hungry or overeating at first may pacify the thoughts spinning in our minds and...

Women's Health
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What to Know About Yeast Infections When Trying to Conceive

What unpleasant experience will 75% of women experience in a lifetime? A vaginal infection. More...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

A Review of Progesterone Treatment for Infertility: Does it Work?

Progesterone is commonly prescribed to women who experience multiple miscarriages, have signs of...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Safe Workout Plans for Women Trying to Conceive

Exercise may or may not make wearing a swimsuit enjoyable but exercise certainly is medicine for...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Scientific Evidence on How Much Sex to Have when Trying to Conceive

Have we ever, in the history of humankind, been more confused on what is healthy or not to eat?...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Trying to Conceive after Stopping Birth Control

If you have recently stopped (or are getting ready to stop) birth control in order to get...

trying to conceive
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What to Try Before IVF when Trying to Conceive

  Lesley & John Brown first IVF parents. Source: DailyMail.co.uk

Fertility Awareness
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

The Truth about When it is Too Late to Have a Baby

Recently in the news, it was revealed that the dramatic fertility cliff that we have been told...

Fertility Awareness
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

What your Period Says About your Fertility

When trying to get pregnant, it can be surprising how much there is to learn about your...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How Much Should you Exercise While Trying to Conceive

Zika virus
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How to Protect Yourself from the Zika Virus While Trying to Get Pregnant

UPDATED INTERVIEW WITH DR. LARK COFFEY, AN EXPERT IN MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUSES, FOR WOMEN TRYING TO...

Fertility Awareness
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How Eating Sugar Can Stop Ovulation

“Sorry folks, this is probably the least you are going to weigh for the rest of the year,” said...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Who Needs Fertility Drugs to Get Pregnant: Fertility Drugs 101

"I need fertility medication," is not an uncommon request doctors get from patients who are...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Trying to Get Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control

Jenny is still on birth control and getting ready to try for a baby. Having been on the birth...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase the Chances of Getting Pregnant

If you have been trying to conceive for a couple of months or even over a year, you may be...

Getting Pregnant
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

The Problem with Using Ovulation Tracker Apps when Trying to Conceive

Do you use a fertility app or online calculator to predict your fertile window? If you do, maybe...

Zika virus
Jackie Vinyard, M.S. Health Sciences

How to Protect Yourself from the Zika Virus while Trying to Get Pregnant

An interview with Dr. Lark Coffey, an expert in mosquito-borne viruses, for women trying to...


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