Jan 222015
 
5 Ways to Overcome Fertility Problems

These five practical tips for overcoming fertility problems are inspired by a parable of a couple who finally conceived a baby after years of trying to get pregnant. The Clearblue Fertility Monitor isn’t a cure for fertility problems, but it can help you get pregnant. Fertility monitors track your ovulation and menstrual cycles, and tell you the best time to have sex to conceive. Sometimes, we need all the help we can get when we’re trying

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Jan 172015
 
10 Things That Help You Get Pregnant

These tips help with getting pregnant by increasing your chances of conceiving a baby. They’re inspired by the Parable of the Two Wolves – which reveals the number one thing that will help you get pregnant. The Clearblue Fertility Monitor isn’t a tip for getting pregnant from the parable, but it will tell you when your fertility is low, high, or at its peak. The fertility monitor is the most advanced way of tracking your

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Jan 072015
 
Discouraged Because You Can’t Get Pregnant?

These tips on how to stay hopeful when you’re discouraged because you can’t get pregnant are inspired by the Parable of the Zen Farmer. It’s so discouraging to keep getting your period every month, so heartbreaking to ride the roller coaster of hope and disappointment. I don’t know if you’re eating foods for fertility, but  – which you should be if you’re trying to get pregnant! In Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breast-feeding, and

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Jan 012015
 
Should You Try In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to Get Pregnant?

Here are four things to consider if you’re thinking about trying in vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant – especially if you’re reluctant to try IVF because you want to get pregnant naturally. These tips are inspired by The Parable of the Flood – it’s a story that may help you overcome the disappointment of not conceiving a baby naturally.  This isn’t a Biblical parable, but it may change how you see fertility treatments such

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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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