Preconception health is the term used to describe your health before you get pregnant. Not only can having optimal preconception health increase your chances of getting pregnant, but it will also contribute to the health of your future child. Here are a few highlights on how to prepare your body for pregnancy.
Category: Trying to Conceive
Any time the decision is made to add a member to the family, it is more than reasonable to expect that a few (or maybe more) lifestyle changes will need to occur. What often gets overlooked is the lifestyle changes that need to occur while trying to conceive in the first place.
If you are trying to conceive, social media can be a double-edged sword. Pregnancy announcements, weekly bump updates and newborn photos can trigger a variety of emotions. While course you are happy for your friends and family members who are realizing their dreams of starting a family, it doesn’t make it any less difficult to […]
Having a child is an exciting, beautiful, and sometimes scary experience. Whether it’s your first, second, third, or even your seventh, the excitement and nervousness never really seems to fade.
Believe it or not, nutrition plays a major role in the overall success and health of your pregnancy. Both men and women can benefit from choosing a diet filled with essential nutrients that promote reproductive health, while maintaining positive fitness levels that regulate hormone production. With many couples experiencing different treatment for fertility problems, nutrition is […]
If you’re struggling to get pregnant, you probably have a lot of questions. How long should you try before seeking help? What types of treatment options are there? What is the cause of your infertility? You’ve probably already done some research on your fertility questions, but sometimes it is easier to get answers when you […]
Starting fertility treatments can feel mysterious. What will the treatments be like? How do you choose a doctor or a clinic? When is the right time to start seeking help? If you’ve ever had any of these questions, know that you’re not alone. Many families delay the start of their fertility treatments for longer than […]
Most people have heard about the decline in women’s fertility after a certain age. Depending on who you ask, you may be told you’re too old to have a baby anywhere from age 30 to age 50 – women in this age group who do get pregnant are said to be of “advanced maternal age.“ Fortunately for […]
When you’re struggling to get pregnant it can feel overwhelming to consider all of the possible causes and treatments. It may feel like everyone has advice for every stage, and it’s hard to know what to believe. Whether you’re already seeing a fertility specialist or are just doing research for a future pregnancy, we wanted […]
Family planning can take many forms. Some people associate it only with birth control and preventing pregnancy, but with advances in fertility and contraceptive technology, planning if, when, and how you grow your family has become easier. Understanding the ways that you can choose how and when to start your family can make the process […]