Prenatal gummy vitamins have become very popular and for good reason- they are delicious and some people find them easier to stomach. When you are ttc or pregnant you may opt for this tasty treat rather than suffering with the green, often large swallow prenatal vitamins. Prenatal gummy vitamins come in a variety of flavors and… Read More 4 Best Prenatal Gummy Vitamins
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
With so many options how can we choose? Before becoming pregnant I never even thought this was something people had to think about. They all catch pee and poo so what’s the big difference? Turns out they’re not really all that different but the small differences do add up. And so I started out on… Read More Best Diapers for Newborns
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: Period or implantation bleeding?
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 for fertility? 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… Read More Best CoQ10 Supplements for Fertility and Egg Quality
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 Improve Male Fertility