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
Baby-making is simple. The sperm has 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 where we need them. What… Read More Best Sex Position for Pregnancy
This year you may have heard that the flu has been especially bad. Hospitalization and death rates are on the rise. When you are trying to become pregnant serious illness can seriously hinder your plans. If you are pregnant, getting the flu can be very dangerous. What can you do? Get the flu shot! Even… Read More 6 Reasons to Get Your Flu Vaccine NOW!
Everyone is familiar with pregnancy tests, but how many of us knew about ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) before we started trying to have a baby? Ovulation predictor kits are amazing tools in our fertility toolbox. They can help us time baby making, but OPKs are essentially useless without understanding how to use them properly. How… Read More How to Use Ovulation Predictor Kits