Have you been trying to conceive for over a year now and have sadly been unsuccessful? As you reluctantly pick up your phone to schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist, there are a few factors that you can prepare yourself with for your first consultation.
When couples are unable to have a baby, many question the fertility of the woman, but it is important to remember that the egg from the woman and sperm from the man together result in pregnancy. This means that there are chances that the male partner is the cause of not being able to conceive. Statistics show that male infertility is the cause of non-conception in 20% of couples.
It’s that time of year again. Decorations, celebrations, and food – so much food! Everywhere you go there are holiday treats to tempt you. This season since you are “eating for two” it feels easy to justify a little taste here and an extra helping there.
You’ve got the job, the house, and the partner. Finally, the time feels right. You are ready to start trying to conceive. Now what? How long before trying to conceive should you stop using your birth control? Will using birth control in the past make it harder to get pregnant now? What can you do to get your body ready for pregnancy?
You may know a lot of women above the age of 35 years that get pregnant, but did you know being 35 or older is considered advanced maternal age? A woman’s fertility begins to decline from age 30, and by 35 there is only a 15-20% chance that you might get pregnant every month. So age matters a lot, but it’s not impossible to have a child later in life. Here are some tips for getting pregnant after the age of 35 years.
About 10-18% of the population in the US suffers from fertility issues. One-third of the cases of infertility are due to female factors, one-third due to male factors, and one-third of the cases are due to a combination or male and female factors or unexplainable causes. Let’s consider some of the common risks of fertility issues that may interfere with your plans of starting a family.
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.