It is well known fact that not being able to become pregnant and start a family when you want to can cause a lot of anxiety, but did you know that the reverse may also be true? – Too much anxiety can affect your fertility.
Infertility can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of a person or a couple trying to have a baby. It is not uncommon for a person diagnosed with infertility to feel traumatized and alone. National Infertility Awareness Week, celebrated in the last week of April, is intended to send an important message to the millions of people across America suffering from the far-reaching effects infertility – “You are Not Alone.”
Couples facing problems with fertility may sometimes consider using over-the-counter fertility pills to help boost their chances of getting pregnant. Over-the-counter fertility pills are generally cheaper than prescription fertility medications, and the ability to buy them over the counter provides a certain degree of anonymity, which is preferred by some individuals.
Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to health researchers who suggest that by identifying women with abnormally low levels of zinc in breast milk, they may be able to more quickly recognize mothers who might have trouble breast-feeding.
Active and passive smoking are linked to infertility problems and a hastening of the natural menopause before the age of 50, finds a large study published online in the journal Tobacco Control.
Anew study has found that women have better brainpower after menopause if they had their last baby after age 35, used hormonal contraceptives for more than 10 years or began their menstrual cycle before turning 13.
Children born by c-section are far more likely to be obese by the time they reach five years old, the biggest ever analysis of the health impacts of caesareans has found.
Resveratrol -- a natural compound found in red wine and grapes -- can help address a hormone imbalance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of infertility in women, according to a new study.
During pregnancy your body needs additional vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, and as your baby grows rapidly in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, your daily caloric requirements may also increase. However, your main concern during pregnancy should be on the quality of foods you eat and not so much the quantity. Poor eating habits during this period could result in excessive weight gain, gestational diabetes, and other complications.
Endometriosis can cause severe pain (especially during your period) and can also affect your fertility. The month of March has been designated as Endometriosis Awareness Month to help women recognize signs of endometriosis and seek appropriate treatment.