Can Stress Increase Risk of Miscarriage?

Stress induces a fight or flight effect in the body. When stress is at its highest, physical reactions can include reduced blood flow to extremities, decreased metabolism, and increased focus. During pregnancy, prolonged or extreme stress will result in immediate effects on the body, but the long-term effects may be life changing. Researchers have linked stress early in pregnancy to increased risk of miscarriage. ... read more »

Simple Creamed Spinach Soup for Mom’s to Be

Doctors agree that full fat foods are ideal for improving fertility chances. Spinach is full of folic acid, which is essential for the brain development of the fetus in the first few weeks after gestation. ... read more »

Fruity Irish Oatmeal

There are plenty of healthy breakfast alternatives for the pregnant woman, but none have the fiber content of oatmeal. Irish oatmeal, also commonly called steel cut oatmeal, takes far longer to cook than quick oats or rolled oats, but the different in texture and taste is amazing. ... read more »

Easy Italian Popcorn

When entertaining during pregnancy, there are times when fast and tasty are the perfect combination. This recipe for easy Italian popcorn takes only a few minutes to prepare but tastes like a gourmet appetizer or snack. ... read more »

Spicy Fresh Guacamole

Guacamole is created from fresh avocados, a rich source of healthy fats. When trying to conceive, healthy fats can help restore the omega fatty acid balance in the body. ... read more »

Orange Lentil Soup

Beans are a fantastic source of plant protein and folic acid. With the addition of orange to this lentil soup, the citrus adds some antioxidants to help repair cells and keep the body functioning at its best for optimal fertility. ... read more »

Healthy Olive Oil Ice Cream

Olive oil can be fruity as well as savory and when the right combination of sugar, milk and flavors are added to this healthy monounsaturated fat, fertility can soar. ... read more »

Mommies Mexican Coleslaw

Sometimes, trying to get pregnant is just plain delicious. Mexican coleslaw is a tart and tangy variety of American coleslaw without the mayonnaise based dressing. Carrots and olive oil provide fantastic fertility fats and vitamins. ... read more »

Soy Butter No-Bake Cookie Balls

Everyone needs a bit of sweetness once in a while. When that sweet tooth hits, feel confident knowing the cookies you are snacking on provide a great source of protein and calcium. ... read more »

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan

Roasting cauliflower may not be the first method of cooking to come to mind when preparing cauliflower, but it can be a delicious alternative to traditional boiling or baking. When roasted, cauliflower has a unique nutty taste that pairs perfectly with parmesan cheese. ... read more »

Plantain Chili with Pork

There is nothing better than a bowl of chili on a cool fall or winter day. This version of chili shakes things up a bit with plantain and pork in place of the traditional beef. ... read more »

Cheesy Fettuccini with Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts

There is nothing better than a simmering pot of cheesy fettuccini to warm the soul and provide healthy, pregnancy nutrition. ... read more »

Cheesy Spinach Fertility Cakes

When it comes to improving fertility, healthy greens and full fat dairy are two of the best foods to add to your diet. This recipe presents like a gourmet meal, appetizer or hors d'oeuvres, but is simple to create. ... read more »

Quinoa Salad with Hummus

Quinoa is a little known grain that cooks up similar to rice. When dried fruits are added to this dish, fertility gets a boost from plant protein and antioxidants. ... read more »

Green Rice with Nuts

Folic acid is the perfect addition to any fertility or pregnancy diet. This green rice recipe offers a folic acid boost from green, leafy vegetables. ... read more »

Tomato-Mozzarella Sandwiches with Basil

There is nothing better than eating a Tuscany-style tomato and mozzarella sandwich. This quick and easy lunch offers a great source of Vitamin C and calcium. ... read more »

Laptops May Negatively Affect Male Fertility

According to the medical journal Fertility and Sterility, men who use a laptop can experience negative effects due to the heat put off by the computer. ... read more »

Prenatal/Restorative Yoga - Child’s Pose (Garbhasana)

Child's pose (garbhasana) is a great hip opener and spine lengthener. It can be very relaxing and grounding ... read more »

Acupuncture Increasing Fertility Rates

According to new research, women prescribed clomid or clomiphene, may have another secret weapon in the fight against infertility. It appears that acupuncture, when used with medication therapy, can increase fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

Celiac Disease, Fertility and Pregnancy

When the body reacts to glutens present in food antibodies are released to protect against the perceived threat. These antibodies attack the lining of the intestine and, over time, damage the lining of the small intestine where nutrients and vitamins and absorbed. ... read more »

Bariatric Surgery, IVF and Obesity Fertility

In some cases infertility is traced back to body weight. Being overweight or obese can increase difficulty conceiving, so weight loss may be suggested to patients with ongoing infertility who fall into the overweight or obese classification. ... read more »

Color Blindness And Pregnancy

Color blindness is an eye condition that affects how the patient sees color. Pigments that detect color variations do not work properly causing difficultly differentiating between certain colors or shades of the same color. ... read more »

Antioxidant Use May Not Increase Fertility

Research has not provided any high quality evidence that using antioxidants improves a woman's chances for becoming pregnant, according to a new systematic review published in the The Cochrane Library. ... read more »

Sperm Are Not Graceful, Researchers Reveal

The latest information that researchers have discovered is that sperm are not the graceful creators some may have thought they were. ... read more »

Your Personality Might Affect Your Fertility Rate

Men with neurotic personality traits are having fewer children than their ancestors, according to a study published in the European Journal of Personality. This study looked at the relationship between personality and the likelihood someone will have a child. ... read more »

Cystic Fibrosis and Fertility

Cystic fibrosis is a condition that can reduce overall lifespan. Recent medical advances have prolonged life of patients with cystic fibrosis and with increased lifespan come increased interest in the implications of the disease on fertility and reproduction. ... read more »

Regaining Fertility After Cancer Treatments

Not all cancer treatments cause irreversible infertility. The only time a patient will be permanently affected by the treatment is if the eggs are all destroyed (in women) or the stem cells are destroyed (in men). ... read more »

Worms May Hold Key to Fertility

Worms (nematodes) had a surprising gift to reproduce sex cells and viable eggs. ... read more »

Timing of Sexual Intercourse in Relation To Ovulation

Among healthy women trying to conceive, nearly all pregnancies can be attributed to intercourse during a six-day period ending on the day of ovulation. ... read more »

How Diabetes Could Affect Your Fertility

Diabetes doesn’t normally run in my family, but it’s been known to hit a few people. My great aunt developed it later in life and my 2nd cousin developed gestational diabetes when she was pregnant. ... read more »

Overheated Car May Reduce Male Fertility

Heated car seats can decrease sperm counts. ... read more »

Improving Fertility with Fat? Some Fat May Be Good For You

Should you diet and eat a low-fat diet when you want to get pregnant? Hold on: Some fat is good for you. ... read more »

Overweight Men Are Less Fertile

Men with excess body weight are at increased risk of infertility. ... read more »

Licorice Affects Baby's IQ

Women who eat large amounts of licorice while they are pregnant may be hurting their baby's chances of getting into Harvard later in life. ... read more »

PCBs and other Pollutants May Play a Role in Pregnancy Delay

A study showed that couples with high levels of PCBs have been found to take longer to get pregnant. ... read more »

Could Asthma Impact Fertility?

Though it’s the most common chronic disease found in children across the world, many adults also struggle with asthma every day and are required to use an inhaler to help them breathe when they have an attack. ... read more »

Folic Acid is Important for TTC and Pregnant Women

Folic acid supplements are often taken after a mother conceives, at that time it's often too late to prevent certain complications. ... read more »

Obesity and Time to Get Pregnant

Fertility for overweight and obese women can be significantly improved by losing weight, regardless of menstrual cycle regularity, parity, smoking habits and age. ... read more »

An Antioxidant Protects Sperm and Improves Fertility

According to recent research, if the male does not produce the protective antioxidant enzyme, procreation could be affected. ... read more »

Diet and Dairy Food and Infertility

High intake of low-fat dairy foods diet may increase the risk of infertility whereas intake of high-fat dairy foods may decrease this risk. ... read more »

A Healthier Human Race with Spindle Transfer

During spindle transfer, the female chromosomes are separated from the unhealthy mitochondrial DNA. A healthy set of twin monkeys with healthy DNA and no genetic diseases was conceived after this procedure. ... read more »

Timing intercourse to conceive by using calendar and mucus

Couples can shorten their time to pregnancy efficiently by timing intercourse on days that the most fertile-type mucus symptom is observed at the vulva. ... read more »

Male Cancer Patients not Utilizing Sperm Banks

According to a report by the Annals of Oncology, male cancer patients are not being offered a chance to bank sperm before undergoing treatments ... read more »

Hope for HIV positive breastfeeding mothers

Mother treated with antiretroviral therapy (HAART) pass the virus onto their breastfeeding babies less often, when compared to breastfeeding mothers who were treated with conventional methods. ... read more »

Clomiphene Increase

Should Clomiphene be increased to improve fertility? ... read more »

Ambien - Is it safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. ... read more »

Fertility and Blood Groups

My husband and I have different blood groups. Does this affect fertility? ... read more »

Capacitation

Capacitation is an important part of fertility, and is partially responsible for the sperm entering the egg. ... read more »

EWCM and Fertility

Are there any studies on Egg-White Cervical Mucus and fertility? ... read more »

Fertility Microscope Interferences

What interferes with the results of the fertility microscope? ... read more »

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