Exercising during pregnancy offers many benefits. Besides improving physical health, it helps you cope with mental stresses associated with pregnancy, and may also give your baby a healthy start in life. Here are some at home pregnancy exercises that you can safely perform as you shelter in place to help control the spread of COVID-19.
A woman’s body undergoes a lot of changes during pregnancy, and hot summer weather does make it more difficult to cope with these changes. The actual likelihood of summer heat being harmful to your pregnancy is not common, but let’s consider how this might occur.
Cervical fluids, also known as cervical mucus or cervical discharge, is a normal secretion from glands in your cervix. It provides an alkaline medium that nourishes sperm and helps the sperm move into the uterus to fertilize the egg. The consistency of your cervical mucus varies depending on hormonal changes. Tracking your cervical mucus changes can tell you a lot about your fertility and may help you get pregnant.
Healthy men can father children even in their 60s and 70s, while women in their late 40s or 50s can find it difficult to conceive. But that doesn’t mean when couples are facing problems with infertility, the focus should be on the woman. With June being Men’s Health Month, let’s look at how common male infertility is.
The causes for infertility are numerous and so are the treatment options. When spontaneous pregnancy does not occur, many couples can still hope to achieve pregnancy using assisted reproductive technology. The type of infertility treatment best for you would depend on the underlying cause of your infertility, your age, and your personal preference.
The majority of cancer treatments will cause women to become infertile. Yet many women are not properly informed about fertility preservation options prior to beginning chemotherapy or other types of cancer therapy. Here are some options for preserving fertility that should be considered before starting cancer treatment.
Your fertility specialist may sometimes order an endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA) test to help improve fertility treatment outcomes.
Infertility is a major issue in today’s world with many people failing to receive treatment due to lack of awareness about this condition. National Infertility Awareness week is celebrated from April 23rd to April 29, 2020 to help those suffering with infertility understand the various options available to them and the importance of seeking treatment at the appropriate time.
During pregnancy, the baby is relying on mom to provide the nutrients needed to grow and develop. For this reason, it is especially important to follow a well-balanced healthy diet which includes food from each food group. However, pregnant women do have increased needs of calcium, iron, and folate, so a daily prenatal vitamin is recommended prior to conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding. It may also be beneficial to take a DHA supplement containing omega 3 fatty acid which helps in proper brain development in the baby.