Dec 162014
 
How to Choose a Fertility Clinic

These tips on how to choose a fertility clinic will help you decide which infertility services and doctors will best meet your needs. In this article, I also offer a brief answer to the “what is in vitro fertilization?” question and a summary of how much in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments cost. In It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and

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Nov 262014
 
How Much Folic Acid to Take During Pregnancy

Folic acid and pregnancy go together like diapers and babies – you can’t have one without the other! “How much folic acid do I take during pregnancy” is often asked, and here’s the answer. The Nature Made Prenatal Multivitamin + DHA has the right amount of folic acid (0.4 mg of folic acid is how much pregnant women should take during pregnancy). But, if you’ve had babies with a neural tube defect such as spina bifida

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Nov 242014
 
How Magnesium Helps Relieve PMS Symptoms

Here are the most important things you need to know about taking magnesium supplements to help with PMS symptoms, from a book called The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. Plus, a list of the foods highest in magnesium and the reasons why women crave chocolate before and when they’re getting their period… “Chocolate, which some women have a craving for when they’re premenstrual, contains high amounts of magnesium,” writes Dr Dean in The Magnesium

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Nov 212014
 
Why You Should Get a Flu Shot if You’re Trying to Conceive

Whether you’re pregnant or trying to conceive a baby, you should consider getting a flu shot. Research shows pregnant women and unborn babies are at increased risk for flu complications during pregnancy if mom hasn’t had a flu shot. “Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care,” said Edward McCabe, MD, March of Dimes chief medical officer. “Health care providers should offer their pregnant patients a flu shot each year and

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Nov 102014
 
When Are You Most Fertile? 5 Signs of Ovulation

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you need to know when you are most fertile. Here are five signs of ovulation, written by a blogger who knows what she’s talking about! How do I know? Because she’s currently pregnant “I first researched fertility and ovulation after we miscarried our first child,” says Nathana Clay. “Fortunately, I did not have to wade through pages of online articles or stacks of books before I found a reliable resource.

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Sep 172014
 
How Stress Affects Fertility and Getting Pregnant

Stress and fertility are unhappy bedfellows. Here’s a summary of research showing how stress affects getting pregnant, plus tips on reducing stress so you can conceive a baby. I’m a huge fan of yoga for strength, toning, stretching, relaxation, and decreasing stress. Getting pregnant isn’t my goal, but feeling healthy and strong is! If you haven’t tried yoga for fertility, try Relaxation & Breathing for Meditation with Rodney Yee. Any type of exercise is good for

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Sep 172014
 
How Much Does IVF Cost? From $900 to $19,000

The cost of IVF treatments depends on the type of infertility procedures and fertility drugs. Here’s a summary of the average cost of IVF for couples undergoing fertility treatments – including clinic visits, fertility medication, and miscellaneous expenses such as travel, parking, food, and other expenses related to fertility care. The bad news is that an IVF cycle costs almost half of an average American couple’s annual income. The good news is that there are

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Sep 122014
 
What if Fertility Treatments Don’t Work?

If you’re undergoing infertility treatments, you need to balance hope and faith with the possibility that fertility treatments won’t work. In 5 Reasons In Vitro Fertilization Fails to Result in Pregnancy, I describe possibilities for failed fertility treatments. A new study shows that there is a link between an unfulfilled wish for children and worse mental health. I wouldn’t recommend taking fertility supplements while undergoing fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI, but the Restoring

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Sep 122014
 
Endometriosis as a Cause of Painful Periods

If you’re dealing with painful periods, endometriosis might be the cause. Here’s how to get a quick diagnosis of endometriosis – because a delayed diagnosis leads to more problems – and start healing the pain of your periods. In Stop Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain: What Every Woman and Her Doctor Need to Know, Dr Andrew Cook explains why so many patients are misunderstood and misdiagnosed, why most endometriosis surgery is done poorly, the principles and

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Sep 082014
 
6 Problems That Prevent Pregnancy

Not getting pregnant is a top priority for some women, and figuring out the problems that prevent pregnancy is extremely important to others. Here are six reasons you’re not getting pregnant, ranging from environmental toxins to blocked fallopian tubes. The Easy@Home 50 Ovulation (LH) and 20 Pregnancy (HCG) Tests will help you overcome the usual problems preventing pregnancy. The ovulation tests gives you a better chance of predicting your most fertile days, even if you don’t get

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