Doctors' groups are urging ob-gyns to have those difficult conversations with women: lose weight or put your pregnancy at risk
After a third failed attempt at getting pregnant in her late thirties with in-vitro fertilization, Jodi, a pediatric mental health counselor from Chicago, asked her doctor to be straight with her: “Does my weight have anything to do with this?” At 5 feet 5 inches, Jodi weighed close to 300 pounds.
Although studies show that excessive body weight can disrupt obese women’s hormone balance and make it harder
Women who were very small or underweight when they were born may be twice as likely to have fertility problems as those who were normal size at birth, new research suggests.
The study, published online March 10 in the journal BMJ Open, included more than 1,200 women in Sweden who were born in 1973 or later and sought fertility treatment with male partners between 2005 and 2010.
Fertility problems were associated with the women in 38.5 percent of the cases, with their male partners in about 27 percent of the cases and with both partners in just
Each women go through different experiences during pregnancy. While there are some who had difficulties especially in the first trimester, some breeze through it until the baby gets born. But how do you know if you're pregnant? Taking a pregnancy test is the best way to know if you are but if you have not't yet, there are symptoms that can point to the possibility of you being pregnant.
Early pregnancy symptoms can occur within 6-12 days upon conception. It is when the fertilized egg will start implanting itself in your uterus. What should you look out for? Here are some of the common
The home pregnancy test says you're pregnant but when you had your ultrasound, there is no sac found in your uterus. If that happened to you, you will most likely feel confused and frustrated especially if you have waited so long to get pregnant. They say that home pregnancy tests are 99% accurate then how come this situation happens?
Pregnancy test kit detects the amount of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) or commonly known as the pregnancy hormone found in your urine. This hormone is
You're finally ready to have a baby. This is going to be such an exciting time for both of you as a couple. Although you may be emotionally (and financially) ready to have one, it is equally important that you prepare your body for the journey ahead. Preparation for the baby should start even before you try to conceive. So, where do you begin?
Visit Your Doctor
Get yourself a full checkup. This is necessary especially if you have existing medical conditions like diabetes or heart problems. If you are taking any prescription
It was last Tuesday, October 15th, when CNN released the new findings from the annual conference of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in Boston in relation to the possible causes of miscarriages and/or infertility. The research links chemical compounds in our environment and even some of the common household products to fertility issues and that they may be partly to blame. The researchers conducted the studies with healthy couples who were trying to have a child and tested them for BPA and phthalates.
You might have been thinking about making a family that you and/or your spouse (or maybe even children) have considered adoption. Adoption is a legal process by which the rights and responsibilities for a child are given up by the biological parents and taken on by the adoptive parents. You may be struggling with infertility or you are motivated by some other reasons, but one thing's for sure: adoption is not for everyone. So, how will you know if your desire to adopt a child is right for you? According to Barbara Holtan of Adoptive Family Magazine for Babycenter.com, "How will I know when I am ready to take this life-changing step? To answer this question you need to think about why you want to adopt. Your motives can reveal a lot about your readiness. To help you assess them, I have assembled a variety of motives expressed over the years by families that I have worked with. None of these is made-up. Perhaps you will recognize yourself in one-or several.