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?
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
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 – Best Fertility Friendly Lubricants When Trying to Conceive
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 to Get Pregnant
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 Choose The Best Ovulation Predictor Kits
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. If you… Read More What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins?
What discomforts could actually be early signs of pregnancy? Whether you are trying to become pregnant or trying to avoid pregnancy, knowing what signs to look for is important. Of course a positive pregnancy test is more reliable, but some of these signs of pregnancy before a missed period can clue you in before you… Read More 10 Early Signs of Pregnancy