What you eat on a regular basis does play an important role in helping you become pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby. To ensure you are eating a well balanced diet, here are 10 nutritious foods that are known to help increase fertility:
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.
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.