Coronavirus doesn’t seem to be severely affecting babies and children. It seems to be a larger threat for the elderly. But what does that mean for those of trying to get pregnancy or who are currently pregnant? What can we do to avoid getting coronavirus? Is coronavirus the new Zika? Or is it more like… Read More Coronavirus & Pregnancy: What Should You Be Doing
Prenatal vitamins are the first item you purchase in your journey to becoming a parent. You want to make sure you purchase the best prenatal vitamins. How do you know which brand of prenatal vitamins is best? There are so many to choose from it can be overwhelming. Here are the Best Prenatal Vitamins of… Read More What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins of 2020?
In addition to a daily prenatal vitamin and a daily prenatal DHA supplement, I also recommend a daily prenatal choline supplement. Another option is to get prenatal vitamins with choline. What is choline and what are the best prenatal choline supplements to take? Today I am sharing with you why you should be taking choline during… Read More Best Choline Supplements During Pregnancy
Prenatal gummies have become very popular and for good reason– they are delicious and some find them easier to stomach. When you are TTC or pregnant you may want a tasty treat rather than suffering through swallowing large, green prenatal vitamins. There are a bunch of prenatal gummy vitamins to choose from ranging from organic… Read More 4 Best Prenatal Gummy Vitamins
I love The Honest Company Prenatal Vitamins and felt it needed its own review. I switched to these prenatal vitamins shortly after learning what to look for in prenatal vitamins. The Honest Company Prenatal Once Daily (link) Convenience A once daily prenatal vitamin is much more convenient than taking multiple vitamins throughout the day. Plus,… Read More The Best Prenatal Vitamin: A Review of Honest Company Prenatal Vitamins
In my last article I talked about the best CoQ10 supplements fertility. Another beneficial supplement to increase your fertility is live probiotics. I don’t recommend supplementation in women who have been trying to conceive for less than 3 months. However, after 3 months I would consider adding a best probiotic. Probiotics are a safe way to… Read More Best Probiotics to Increase Your Fertility
Everyone wants to have a fit pregnancy. You look great, feel great and bounce back to your pre-pregnancy body quickly. But how do we achieve a fit pregnancy when pregnancy is also full of nausea, exhaustion and pregnancy cravings? How do we fight the urge to binge on ice cream and Netflix? I have some… Read More How to Be Fit During Pregnancy
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 in pregnancy?
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. Here are… Read More 7 Steps to Improve 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