Laurie Ray, DNP

Science Writer at Clue

Laurie is a science content writer-researcher for Clue. She is a nurse practitioner specializing in reproductive and sexual health. Laurie has a passion for empowering people with knowledge about their bodies so they can live their healthiest lives.

Preferred birth control: Whatever someone feels comfortable and confident in using.

Favorite reproductive health fact: The ovaries of a female fetus contain 6-7 million eggs by the 20th week of pregnancy—the most they will ever have. At birth the number has dropped to 1 million, and by puberty it’s down to about 400,000.

Someone holding an ovulation test, looking down on result.

PCOS and pregnancy

Getting pregnant when you have PCOS can be a challenge, but treatments are available to help.