hormones during ovulation

How Hormonal Birth Control Affects Your Ovulation

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Have you ever been unsure about what hormonal birth control does to your ovulation? You’re not alone. Hormonal birth control has a huge impact on your body. Just a small fluctuation in hormone levels can have profound effects.

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What do do while you wait for pregnancy test results

What Do You Do While You Wait For Results?

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Whichever result we’re hoping for, we all deserve a calm, stress-free pregnancy testing experience (spoiler: that’s why we created Stix). We’re here for you every step of the way, which includes that endless five minutes. We have some ideas on how to spend that time, and ease a little bit of your stress:

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how to read ovulation test

7 Burning Questions about Ovulation Tests

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

To save you time and patience reading the long, 6 point font instructions that come with most store bought ovulation tests, we’ve answered all the questions you didn’t even know you had regarding ovulation testing.

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natural pregnancy test

The Definitive Guide to Pregnancy Tests

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Though the little test can be a life changing experience, there is a lack of knowledge surrounding how to take a pregnancy test, what the results mean, and the truth behind facts and myths related to them. We’re here to clear things up about the confusion surrounding pregnancy tests.

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safe sex in college

7 Tips for Having Great (and Safe) Sex in College

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

‘Tis the season when 18-year-olds head off to college for the first time. If you’re one of those young adults or someone you know is, read on! 

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what birth control is best for me

How To Find the Birth Control that Works Best For You

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

While we hear people preaching safe sex constantly, it’s less common to hear the reality that practicing safe sex isn’t so simple after all. Why? Finding your perfect form of birth control right away is unrealistic and can be a long, drawn out process.

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how late is my period before i should be worried

3 Things to do When Your Period Is Late

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Sometimes, the only thing worse than getting your period is not getting your period. Every woman can relate to being late and immediately thinking they were pregnant (hello, drama).  Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or not, missing a period is without a doubt an emotional experience and we’re here to help you stay calm, cool, and collected during this turbulent time.

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6 Things to Know Before You Take a Pregnancy Test

6 Things to Know Before You Take a Pregnancy Test

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

From when to take a pregnancy test to how to take a pregnancy test, it can all feel a little overwhelming and confusing. While at-home tests are over 99% accurate and easy to read, they can still be a confusing experience that you don’t want to mess up.

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what do pregnancy tests measure

How Early Can You Take a Pregnancy Test?

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Buying a pregnancy test can be confusing, because every brand boasts some type of early-detection. But what does early-detection mean? And how early can you tell if you’re pregnant? Early-detection is a term used to describe a pregnancy test that is extremely sensitive to levels of hCG (the pregnancy hormone). Early-detection tests can actually detect pregnancy before your period is due!

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How to take a pregnancy test without anyone knowing

How to Take a Pregnancy Test Without Anyone Knowing

By Jamie & Cynthia, Stix Founders

Want to buy a pregnancy test without anyone knowing? Cynthia and I founded Stix because we've both had terrible experiences purchasing pregnancy tests. Cynthia actually ran into her boyfriend's mom -- horrifying, I know. When I was checking out at my neighborhood CVS, the cashier sarcastically wished me good luck. I turned bright red. I know I shouldn't have been embarrassed, but I was! 

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