Do Fish Oil Supplements Increase Children’s Intelligence?

Two essential omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil, EPA(eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid) are extremelyimportant during pregnancy, but can extra supplementation beyond dietincrease a child's intelligence? ... read more »

PreNexa Prenatal Vitamins Added More DHA and Vitamin D

A pharmaceutical company, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., announced its introduction of a new formula for its prescription prenatal vitamins marketed under the registered trademark name PreNexa. ... read more »

Preconception Medications

As you step back from the medicine cabinet it hits you ' can I takethese same medications when I'm pregnant? How about before I conceive? ... read more »

Low Sperm Count

Can low sperm count be improved? One study says yes! ... read more »

Mother’s Vitamin D Status Shown to Influence Offspring’s Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Yet another health benefit of vitamin D has been added to the long list of this micronutrient's essential functions which include promoting calcium absorption and maintaining good bone health. ... read more »

Iron Intake Diet and Risk of Ovulatory Infertility

Consumption of diet with iron supplements and nonheme iron from other sources may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. ... read more »

Are There Inexpensive Fertility Vitamins?

Fertility is one of those things that require everything work right at one given moment in time. In some cases, men and women try to conceive for years before everything aligns just right for natural conception. ... read more »

Erectile Dysfunction: Natural Supplements Safer than Prescriptions?

When men face erectile dysfunction they have two possible resolutions, seek medical attention or try out a supplement or over-the-counter treatment. ... read more »

How Much Iodine Is Too Much During Pregnancy?

With a healthy diet and help of daily prenatal vitamin, most pregnant and breastfeeding women are sure to get enough of all essential vitamins and minerals but are they consuming too much of them? ... read more »

Why is Folic Acid Important for Pregnancy?

What is folic acid and what does it do? ... read more »

Women are not aware of the importance of preconception folic acid intake

Folic acid is important for optimal fetal development. Higher levels of folic acid in the body at the time of conception may reduce the risk of neural tube defects and other fetal complications. ... read more »

Beyond Bone Health: Vitamin D Status May Affect Weight Gain

Known for its role in maintaining bone health by facilitating calcium absorption in the intestine, vitamin D also acts as a hormone in the body and affects the growth and differentiation of many different types of cells. ... read more »

Herbs, Supplements and Breastfeeding

Some herbs are unsafe for women that are breastfeeding, others experts are unsure about. When pregnant, discuss which herbs are and aren't safe to take while nursing, with her doctor. ... read more »

Retinol - Vitamin A (Serum) During Pregnancy

Vitamin A consumed from animal sources is known as retinol. Retinol is associated with vision, epithelial cells and synthesis of glycoproteins. Retinol deficiency is rare, especially in developed countries. ... read more »

Progesterone Supplements

When should I take progesterone supplements? ... read more »

Improving HER Fertility

Medical studies are providing new information all the time that can help women improve their fertility. Changing certain behaviors is the first step to improving your overall fertility. ... read more »

Vitamin A During Pregnancy

I have read that too much vitamin A in a diet can be potentially hazardous. If I receive the recommended amount of vitamin A in my daily diet, will the prenatal vitamin be harmful to me or my baby? ... read more »

Is It Safe To Consume Creatine When TTC?

My husband and I are into weight lifting. We usually take supplements like creatine and a protein drink. Is the creatine found in shakes safe when trying to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Pregnancy

Omega-3 fatty acid are essential supplements during pregnancy. They have been shown to support the development of your baby's brain, eyes, heart amongst other benefits. ... read more »

Improving HER Fertility

Medical studies are providing new information all the time that can help women improve their fertility. ... read more »

All About Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements

Prenatal supplements like vitamins are essential for the health of the fetus and the mother before, during, and after pregnancy. ... 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 »

Can I Consume Omega 3 During Pregnancy?

Omega 3s are essential for everyone in life and that is a fact that is not limited to people not carrying children. The controversy over the consumption of Omega 3s during pregnancy is in regards their source. Can I consume Omega 3s during pregnancy? ... read more »

Fertility Blend

Will the Fertility Blend help me get pregnant? ... read more »

Why Prenatal Vitamins and Other Supplements are Important

Prenatal vitamins and other supplements are advised for women who are trying to conceive, who are pregnant, and who are nursing. ... read more »

Full-Spectrum Prenatal Supplements or Iron and Folic Acid Only?

A recent study looks at the value of the full-spectrum prenatal vitamin approach compared with that of iron and folic acid supplements exclusively. ... read more »

Red Clover and Its Positive Effects on Female Fertility

Couples who experience trouble trying to conceive try to use various medical procedures and herbal remedies to succeed. Any solution to their hopes of getting pregnant is often taken positively. ... read more »

Infertility Treatment in Men

The #1 reason for infertility in men is usually a low or abnormal sperm count. ... read more »

5 Supplements You Should Never Take During Pregnancy

Just because prenatal vitamins are safe does not mean all supplements are safe for use during pregnancy. Here are 5 supplements pregnant women should never take. ... read more »

You Can be Iron Man Without Daily Supplements

Iron supplements are typically given to women who suffer from anemia during pregnancy. Anemia is a condition characterized by low blood iron levels. ... read more »

My Take on Male Infertility and Changing Your Personal Focus

When I faced infertility problems with my wife more than a decade ago, I never thought the problems we were facing could be my problems. The doctor revealed some female problems that needed to be taken care of to increase the chances of natural conception. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: The Medical Medium (Part 55-2)

According to the medical medium, I had the Epstein-Barr virus, which he said was most likely obtained through a childhood tetanus shot. ... read more »

Choline Affects Infant Health After Birth

Research now shows that choline supplementation may reduce the impact of stress on your fetus well beyond birth. Choline reduces the impact of stress in the fetus for a lifetime. ... read more »

What Is PABA and How Can It Help In Conceiving?

PABA is the short name of Para-aminobenzoic acid and is classified as a vitamin like substance. It is commonly known as an antioxidant and a micronutrient. PABA is a component of many biological systems and participates in many metabolic processes. ... read more »

No increased heart risk to women who take Calcium

The calcium supplements widely prescribed for bone health in women did not appear to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, researchers found. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Herbal Fertility Pills (Part 7)

Still trying to go the natural route, I started doing online research to find different ways to boost fertility. I generally keep Facebook open in its own tab on my computer throughout the day; I started getting a lot of adds for fertility products in my Facebook sidebar. ... read more »

Supplements for Erectile Dysfunction Could be Dangerous

It’s hard not to notice the influx of erectile dysfunction commercials flooding the airwaves. In the last 10 years, actors and celebrities have been recruited to market prescription medications like Viagra and Cialis to men who want to get their sex lives back on track. ... read more »

Are All Weight Loss Supplements Dangerous During Pregnancy?

The weight loss market is one of the largest money makers in the United States. Obesity is on the rise, but pregnant women should not be thinking about weight loss supplements during pregnancy. ... read more »

Low Levels of Zinc and Copper Could Cause Women to Miscarry

For some women, pregnancy is simple and mostly enjoyable, but for others, it’s a constant struggle to maintain an even keel. Eating is difficult to balance, supplements need to be taken, and overall health is a little precarious. It can be a scary time. ... read more »

Is Your Unborn Child Getting Enough Iodine?

If you’re pregnant or looking to become pregnant, you’ve probably read all about the importance of iodine supplements during your pregnancy. ... read more »

Riboflavin is Vital for Both You and Baby

Even with a nutritious diet, you might be lacking enough of the important vitamins necessary to your baby’s health and development. You’ll be eating for two, so enough iron and calcium for you might not be enough for baby. ... read more »