4 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Trying to Conceive

4 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Trying to Conceive

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Fertility Tips, Getting Pregnant with 0 Comments

These tips on stressing less when you’re trying to conceive are from the founder of Circle and Bloom, Joanne Verkuilen. She has PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and had a difficult time getting pregnant. But not only did Joanne conceive, she went on to start a fertility website that helps other women who are trying to […]

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How Getting Pregnant After Fertility Problems Affects Marriage

How Getting Pregnant After Fertility Problems Affects Marriage

The good news is getting pregnant and having a baby after fertility problems will improve your marriage (or so the research shows). The bad news is NOT getting pregnant can negatively affect your relationship – and even cause it to end prematurely (again, according to the research). More good news is that not all couples […]

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How Vitamin B9 Affects Your Plans to Get Pregnant

How Vitamin B9 Affects Your Plans to Get Pregnant

If you’re planning to get pregnant, you need to take the right vitamins and minerals. Both men and women need to know how vitamin B9 (folate) affects your pregnancy – it’s more important than you think! Here’s a summary of a research study that focused on how vitamin B9 (folate) affects getting pregnant and the […]

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IVF Increases the Chances of Twins and Triplets

IVF Increases the Chances of Twins and Triplets

If you don’t want twins or triplets (multiple births), then you need to be very careful with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Research shows IVF increases the chances women will give birth to more than one baby. Some mothers and couples may hope for twins through fertility treatments, says Dr. Eli Y. Adashi, professor of […]

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How Bipolar Mood Disorder Affects Pregnancy

How Bipolar Mood Disorder Affects Pregnancy

Written by on December 3, 2013 in Pregnancy Tips with 0 Comments

Here is a summary of how medication for bipolar mood disorder affects a woman’s pregnancy, including the effects on the baby and the effectiveness of the prescription that controls mood swings. Approximately 4.4 million women in the U.S. have bipolar disorder, with women of childbearing age having the highest prevalence. Bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic depression) […]

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How Fear of Infertility Treatments Affects Getting Pregnant

How Fear of Infertility Treatments Affects Getting Pregnant

Not getting pregnant after months or years of trying to conceive is devastating – and fear of infertility treatments can prolong the heartbreak. I found a study on how women are affected by their fear of infertility treatments. This study also reveals: How long most women wait before starting infertility treatments Why women have a […]

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Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test vs. the Calendar Method

Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test vs. the Calendar Method

When predicting ovulation, the difference between the calendar method and the Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test is that the digital test detects the surge in luteinising hormone (LH) that triggers ovulation. The calendar method doesn’t help you identify variabilities in your menstrual  cycle. So, if you try to predict ovulation according to the dates on your […]

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Before You Take Fertility Supplements to Get Pregnant

Before You Take Fertility Supplements to Get Pregnant

If you’re asking “should I take fertility supplements to get pregnant?”, read this list of important things to consider. Your current physical health is at the top of the list. It’s important for you to do the research, talk to a doctor, and make an informed decision about taking fertility supplements, based on your emotional and […]

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Accidental Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Accidental Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Written by on November 19, 2013 in Fertility Medical Research, Pregnancy Tips with 0 Comments

A new study shows that women who accidentally get pregnant are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression than women who plan their pregnancies. This makes sense – that accidental pregnancies may lead to depression after having the baby. It’s really good information to have, because it’ll help women who accidentally got pregnant cope with […]

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10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy From a Certified Nurse Midwife

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy From a Certified Nurse Midwife

In this article, a certified nurse midwife offers tips for a healthy pregnancy. If you’re not a glowing and ecstatic pregnant woman, you’re not alone! Pregnancy triggers an eruption of hormones that alters moods dramatically and quickly. “Mood swings are one of the most surprising things women experience when pregnant,” says Melissa Rexer, RM, CPM, […]

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