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What are the Long Term Effects of Birth Control?

Birth Control has been extremely effective in decreasing unwanted pregnancies and delaying childbearing. This allows professional women to complete their education and establish careers. However, now many women are starting birth control shortly after puberty and remaining on it for ten or twenty years. This raises the question- “What are the long term effects of… Read More What are the Long Term Effects of Birth Control?

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What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins?

This is the third article of a three part series on prenatal vitamins. Part One: Prescription vs Over The Counter Prenatal Vitamins. Part Two:  9 Essential Ingredients in Prenatal Vitamins. Part Three: In this article I review individual prenatal vitamin brands. I give you my honest recommendations of which brands are the best prenatal vitamins. Overall Best… Read More What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins?

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Prescription vs Over the Counter Prenatal Vitamins

Is there a difference between prescription and over the counter prenatal vitamins? What is so special about the prenatal vitamins your midwife or OB has prescribed? In short- there doesn’t have to be a difference between prescription and over the counter prenatal vitamins. Manufacturers are allowed to sell everything contained in a prenatal vitamin over… Read More Prescription vs Over the Counter Prenatal Vitamins

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Should You Freeze Your Eggs? What Impact Does Age Really Have On Fertility?

With the recent announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement, the focus is once again on the effect of advanced maternal age on fertility. Women are waiting longer and longer to start a family and this is having significant impacts on the prevalence of infertility. Meghan Markle is 36 and her and Prince Harry… Read More Should You Freeze Your Eggs? What Impact Does Age Really Have On Fertility?

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Fertility Awareness Method: How to Start Fertility Charting

Whether you are only starting to think about ttc or you’ve been trying for a while, tracking your fertility through an ovulation calendar can be beneficial. Women are incorrectly taught that all women ovulate on day 14, and if you falsely believe this, you may be missing your fertile window. There are many different ovulation… Read More Fertility Awareness Method: How to Start Fertility Charting