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Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Nicole Knight, AHCJ


Nicole Knight is a freelance healthcare writer based in Southern California. A former reporter with the Orange County Register, she most recently covered reproductive health for the nonprofit site Rewire.News. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Follow her on Twitter @nicolekshine.

OTHER ARTICLES BY NICOLE KNIGHT, AHCJ

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Nicole Knight, AHCJ

How Long to Try Before IVF

Countless couples and individuals struggle to get pregnant every year. When you're trying to...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

How to Get Pregnant With a Retroverted Uterus

Myths abound when it comes to sexual positions that supposedly help you get pregnant faster....

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Does sex every day reduce sperm quality?

When you’re trying to get pregnant, it can be hard to sleuth out the difference between truth...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

What is the most effective fertility drug?

If you’ve been scouring the internet for information on the best fertility drugs, you’ve...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

3 Signs of Ovulation

For the best chances of conception, it’s important to have sex when you’re most fertile. But how...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Should you take vitamin D when trying to conceive?

Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because you can reap its benefits by soaking up just a...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

What causes ovarian cysts and can they harm my fertility?

Ovarian cysts are often normal and usually nothing to worry about. Most women get them. In fact,...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

It's (finally) getting easier to get insurance coverage for infertility

To mark National Infertility Awareness Week, we’re discussing assisted reproductive technologies...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Can a healthy microbiome prevent miscarriage?

Miscarriage is common, occurring in at least one in four pregnancies. Medical experts generally...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Coping with Anxiety and Stress During Uncertain Times

You’re not alone these days if you feel caught in a spiral of anxious thoughts. The global...

trying to conceive
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

IVF series, part IV: Will IVF work for me?

More than 75,000 infants were born in the United States due to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

IVF Series, part II: What should I try before IVF?

After years of avoiding pregnancy, when it comes time to actually try to conceive (TTC), you may...

trying to conceive
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Are there supplements to help me get pregnant?

When you’re trying to conceive, it’s natural to consider increasing your daily intake of...

trying to conceive
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Is it really harder to get pregnant in your 30s?

These days, American women in their mid-to-late 30s are giving birth at a higher rate than women...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

You know the feeling. Your mind is racing, and so is your heart rate as you juggle the competing...

Birth & Labor
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Is birth really more likely to happen when the moon is full? And other labor myths

Whether you’re nearing the 40-week mark of pregnancy or past it, it’s common to consider...

Nicole Knight, AHCJ

4 Questions That Will Make Your Journey to Pregnancy Easier

If you’re currently trying to get pregnant, or even considering it, do you know the first...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

5 Mocktails to Drink This Season When Trying to Conceive

When you’re trying to get pregnant, you know that nixing boozy beverages is best for you and...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Do periods really sync with other women and the moon?

For centuries, women’s periods have been shrouded in superstition, myths, and stigma. So it’s no...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Why is my period so heavy, part II: Treatments for heavy bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding can prevent you from living your best life, but the unfortunate reality...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Why is my period so heavy?

If you’re experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding, take heart in knowing that more than 10 million...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Can I ovulate without an LH surge or fertile CM? And Other Ovulation Questions

It’s common to have questions on your trying-to-conceive (TTC) journey. Curiosity about your...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Miscarriage: When to See a Doctor

Losing a pregnancy can be heartbreaking. Sadly, miscarriages are relatively common. According to...

Avoiding Pregnancy
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Can tracking ovulation prevent pregnancy?

Hormonal birth control definitely has several upsides, but many forms come with side effects...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Does infertility treatment make you gain weight?

Infertility treatment can be painful, emotionally taxing, and expensive to boot. On top of that,...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

What really works during and after sex to get pregnant: Science vs. Urban Legend

With so many ideas out there about what works best to get pregnant, it can be hard to tell fact...

Avoiding Pregnancy
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Can I use LH instead of BBT to avoid pregnancy?

Whether you’re new to Fertility-awareness Based Methods (FABM) or an old hand, it’s natural to...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Should you choose IUI or IVF when your partner has low sperm count?

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for some time but have yet to see that much-desired...

Fertility Awareness
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

How to check cervical position

Whether you’re trying to expand your family or avoid pregnancy, checking the characteristics of...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Does HPV affect my fertility?

You've probably heard of human papillomavirus (HPV) and its link to cervical cancer, but maybe...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

When can I try to get pregnant after a miscarriage?

Even as you and your partner cope with the heartache of a miscarriage, it’s natural to think...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Are there signs of being infertile for women?

If you’ve been trying without success to conceive for six months or more, you may be...

Avoiding Pregnancy
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Hormonal birth control isn't working for me. What are my options?

If you're shopping for alternatives to the pill and other forms of hormonal birth control,...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

How sleep problems and shift work affect fertility in women and men

If you spend much of the night tossing and turning, you're not alone. Between 50-70 million...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

What really works to relieve PMS symptoms?

You’re not alone if you’ve noticed a crop of ads in your feed advertising the superpowers of...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Progesterone 201: How does progesterone affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Missed Progesterone 101 of this series? Click here for more about how progesterone affects your...

Women's Health
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Progesterone 101: How does progesterone affect my period and fertility?

If you’ve closely tracked your menstrual cycle, you’ve likely gained a newfound appreciation...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

How you might be missing your fertile window with OPKs

Once you decide you're ready to get pregnant, you want it to happen pronto. To that end, you’ve...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

How much sex to have with low sperm count

With so much of the focus of baby-making directed to women, the role of male partners is easy...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

Frequently asked questions about chemical pregnancy

If you’ve ever felt the thrill of getting a positive pregnancy test result only to have your...

Getting Pregnant
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

What foods are clinically proven to help with fertility?

If you’ve ever consulted Dr. Google for a rundown of the fertility-boosting benefits of certain...

Fertility Awareness
Nicole Knight, AHCJ

What can affect the accuracy of my BBT and how to solve it

We talk a lot about basal body temperature (BBT), which is your body's temperature at rest....


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