With summer right around the corner you might be stocking up on sunscreen or sunblock. Skin cancer is on the rise and it is important to protect your skin and your baby’s skin. But is protecting your skin worth the exposure to all the chemicals found in sunblock? Some sunscreens are safer than others. This… Read More What is the Safest Sunscreen for Moms and Babies?
This post is very important to me because bleeding in early pregnancy is not openly discussed and when women bleed they panic and assume the worse. In fact bleeding in early pregnancy is common and is often not a reason to panic. When you are trying to conceive, you are religiously peeing on pregnancy tests… Read More Bleeding and Spotting In Early Pregnancy
Coffee is a staple in many of our diets. We start our days with coffee and rely on it as fuel to make it through the day. However, once we become pregnant caffeine intake is added to the list of things we must go without. Personally, I didn’t mind giving up alcohol. I was never… Read More How Much Caffeine Can you Have When Pregnant?
Who should take CoQ10? I want to begin by strongly suggesting that if you haven’t started trying to conceive, start without any supplements including CoQ10. Trust your body. Many women become pregnant the “old fashioned way”. I do believe that part of women’s struggle today with conceiving, is that they begin supplementing and medicating too… Read More Best CoQ10 Supplements for Fertility
What is Carrier Screening? You may have heard of carrier screening from your OB/GYN or midwife. You may also have heard about it from a friend or family member. Carrier screening is a test typically ordered by your midwife or OB/GYN. The test requires a blood draw and analyzes your DNA. The test is looking… Read More Prenatal Genetic Carrier Screening
What is the MTHFR Mutation? The MTHFR Mutation is a change in the DNA that codes for a different gene. This gene affects your body’s ability to metabolize folic acid and maintain a healthy concentration of folate in your blood. There are actually 2 genes that work together to metabolize folic acid. Some people have… Read More MTHFR Mutation: What Does it Mean?
While women’s health is important to becoming pregnant, a man’s health is also important for male fertility. In order to become pregnant you need a healthy egg, but you also need healthy sperm. Sperm health is actually the result of the previous 3-4 months. So start making these changes as soon as possible. #1 Take… Read More 7 Steps to Improving Male Fertility
Hopefully you have already read my article on the best prenatal vitamins. In that article I reviewed different prenatal vitamins and recommended which vitamins contain most of what you need. I addressed prenatal DHA, but mentioned that most prenatal vitamins don’t contain enough DHA. Many prenatal vitamin brands even produce a related prenatal DHA product.… Read More 3 Best Prenatal DHA Supplements
Hypothyroidism is common and can affect your ability to get pregnant, to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby. If your doctor or midwife recently diagnosed you with hypothyroidism you are most likely full of questions. In fact, even if you have had hypothyroidism your whole life, you may not know how your diagnosis… Read More Hypothyroidism: Fertility & Pregnancy
Baby-making is simple. You need the sperm to reach the egg. Then why does it seem so complicated? When it comes to ovulation we have just a few precious days to get the sperm where we need them and we want to do everything in our power to help them get there. In my previous… Read More Top 3 Fertility Lubricants