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    One of the largest factors in fertility is, of course, cleanliness and hygiene. If you're trying to conceive, keeping a professional looking and smelling space free of clutter can do a lot for your chances. The same thing holds true if you want to conceive at a later time. Office cleaning can be...
  2. Fertility
    Hi mamas and future mamas, I listened to this podcast by two doctors on the harmful effects of glyphosate... did not realize it was everywhere!! Stay safe and let's spread the message. Link below...
  3. Infertility
    Hi, has anyone used https://ivfoptions.com/ before? I was looking for affordable IVF in Encino and I’m not sure if it is up to date.
  4. Pregnancy & Birth
    Boxers or briefs? A new study might just settle that debate with researchers saying that boxers are better for men trying to conceive. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology found that men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm counts than men who wear tight-fitting...
  5. Green Goods
    Aside from the health incentives of indulging in an occasional glass of red wine, alcohol is basically never associated with health benefits...until now. A new study shows that drinking alcohol boosts male fertility. A team of researchers in Italy found that moderate alcohol consumption...
  6. Pregnancy & Birth
    Secondary infertility strikes at any time. After successfully conceiving two kids, conceiving our third would take two years and countless tears. In 2013, we decided that we were ready to conceive our third child. Our second child was a year old, and we anxiously planned to try to conceive once...
  7. Family Life
    A blighted ovum is a type of miscarriage that occurs when an embryo fails to develop. These losses are heart-wrenching. In February 2017, my husband and I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant with our fourth child. We settled into the idea quickly, but at almost ten weeks, we discovered things...
  8. Green Goods
    Some 60% of women use withdrawal as a form of birth control at some time. Here are some things you should know. A recent study suggests that some men (41%) leak sperm in the pre-ejaculatory fluid and some don't. Researchers had young men masturbate and put the tip of their penis on a petri...
  9. Trying To Conceive
    IVF Question Hi, Is IVF safe? or is there any risk? Mattilda
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    A new CDC report says that women are having fewer babies than ever, except for those in their 40s. The birth rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since 1987, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the research, birth rates...
  11. Green Goods
    There is a lot of varied information on the topic of "getting pregnant." I spoke to my friend and reproductive health mentor, Dawn Leonard, about her important role in helping women understand their reproductive health. Here's my interview with Dawn Leonard: Q.What are the benefits of working...
  12. Pregnancy & Birth
    Behind many glowing pregnancies lies a woman who has been through hell and back trying to conceive her child. One photographer bravely points her lens toward herself to highlight the struggle with infertility. Many women dealing with infertility struggle in silence. As they watch countless...
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    It's not difficult to understand why a woman would want to take a second pregnancy test to verify that she is indeed pregnant. However, a new survey has revealed that many women are obsessively taking several pregnancy tests. Let's face it, finding out that you're pregnant is a big deal...
  14. Green Goods
    A new Harvard study suggests that eating organic produce may increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. For the 7.3 million women in the United States who have used infertility services, the experience of trying to conceive is trying, to say the least. Couples experiencing infertility have...
  15. Pregnancy & Birth
    A miscarriage is a heartbreaking, devastating experience. With a pregnancy after a miscarriage, you find yourself filled with doubts and fears. My miscarriage came when I was 11 weeks along with our fourth child. At 11 weeks, I figured all was well, until it wasn't. That single visit to the...
  16. Green Goods
    Are you having difficulty conceiving? It might be time to tell your man to turn off his electronics. A new study suggests that the use of electronics may contribute to lower sperm counts in men. When a couple is trying to conceive, men are responsible for 40-50% of infertility difficulties that...
  17. Green Goods
    Are more women freezing their eggs because there aren't enough educated men to partner up with? Take this study with a huge grain of salt. That's the claim of a researcher who was curious about why more women in their 30s and early 40s are cryogenically preserving their eggs. You may have...
  18. Pregnancy & Birth
    A new blood test designed by British researchers for women undergoing the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process will not only show whether a woman is pregnant but what her risk rates of losing her baby to miscarriage are. Sadly, women who undergo IVF procedures are often no strangers to...
  19. Pregnancy & Birth
    Every birth control method has its downside, but practicing Fertility Awareness also has some unexpected perks. Birth control doula and fertility expert, Hana Askren, gives us an intimate look at the practice. Q1: Walk us through the basis of the Fertility Awareness Method. A: There are...
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