Vitamin D deficiency is one of the leading dietary deficiencies worldwide. It is especially prevalent among women and children. Vitamin D deficiency affects every 1 out of 3 women in the reproductive years of 19 to 45. Depending on your skin color, amount of time you spend outdoors and the latitude of the place you live in, chances that you are vitamin D deficient could be even higher. Statistics have shown that 93% of the women with infertility issues […]
Do you have reasons to think you may have poor egg quality? Are you are struggling to conceive due to your age of over 35, high FSH, or any unexplained cause? Maybe you are already in fertility treatmens? There is really no need to feel desperate. It is still possible to become pregnant, and the best is that there are many things you can do yourself to make that happen. For example, you can start with improving egg quality and
Countless women worry about how to get pregnant faster, mainly those who are 35 and above. When biological clock starts ticking its last years, women have no choice but to wish to have a first baby quickly, then wait a few years between pregnancies and complete their family as soon as possible. So they may opt for Mediterranean diet which is believed to help women get pregnant faster. This nutrition style has a solid scientific basis and a proven […]
One pleasant way to cut tension while trying to get pregnant is the fertility massage. For this, you can hire a practitioner, or watch one of the many good YouTube videos (like one above!) on how to perform a fertility massage. In my opinion, women have a better feeling of their own abdomen themselves and can probably relax better in the sauna after a workout, or in the privacy of their own bathroom. So how can fertility massage help you get pregnant? Massaging your ovaries, uterus, and the whole abdomen is best done in the days
You want start taking DHEA because you heard it helps improve egg quality? Or you’ve read in the internet forum how DHEA helped many women improve egg quality? You feel ready to take it or have already bought DHEA […]
If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while, live in a modern Western society (especially if you are over 35), you definitely need supplements during preconception time. Besides improving your chances to get pregnant, they also give the best start possible to your baby, which will need a lot of support (and B-group vitamins!) in order to
We all now know that DHEA can improve egg quality in women, especially those who are not 20 anymore. But DHEA has come a long way in the past ten years – from a coincidental finding, to the more systematic research, to the recent large, independent, separately confirmed clinical studies. It is now official, and we are happy and grateful to […]
The first email I had a look at this morning was from my dear Itallian friend Elena (name changed). I know that she’s been trying to get pregnant for about a year now, and with each new email from her a part of me is hoping to hear good news. Unfortunately, the news this morning was not good.
When an average woman in her late 20es considers becoming a mother, what is a picture that TV and magazines help her arrive to? Sarah Jesssica Parker gets twins in her mid-forties, Heidi Klum models in underwear only a few weeks after giving birth. Becoming children can’t be too difficult, right?
The Internet is full of half-information on biological clocks ticking away the last minutes of child-bearing years. In terms of biology, if this problem were real, women would have evolved physiological mechanisms to help them capitalize on their remaining fertility. In other words, nature must have helped us to develop mechanisms to increase the likelihood of getting pregnant before menopause occurs and the conception becomes improbable. The team […]
If you are over 35 or trying to get pregnant for a longer time (or both!), you probably wonder whether there is anything you could do in order to boost your egg quality. Are there any foods or supplements which women can take for a certain time which will help them improve their eggs? Especially those who are in preparation for the next IVF or IUI – delivering good […]
Doctors often refer to pregnancies in women of 35 and older as “advanced maternal age”. Sounds more like a diagnosis then a birthday reminder, right? No wonder that most women hate that term and leave it only for the medical community to use it. So let’s face it: what are the risks of becoming a mother after the age of 35? Women of 35 and above do have increased risk of giving birth to babies with chromosomal disorders, such a Down syndrome. […]
When you are trying to get pregnant, you become impatient to see a positive test result. But how to cut anxiety and survive the 2-week waiting time? By 1) searching for information, 2) searching for emotional support, and 3) doing a few more extras. You search for all kinds of information, day and night, applying hardly any selection criteria. Ladies from internet forums become your family during this time. Which is OK – internet forums are a great source of information and support while you are waiting to get pregnant. […]
Most women are aware of this natural decline in fertility. So how can be explained that they don’t do anything to counteract it? In 2005, a study published in Fertility and Sterility […]
The longer a couple tries unsuccessfully to conceive a baby, the more pressure and anxiety typically infiltrate into their sex life. Some will manage better to keep these feelings under control, but after a certain time almost all couples are asking themselves questions such as: Why are we not getting pregnant? How often should we have sex? What are the best positions to get pregnant? Are we a good match? Is […]
Many women know little about their own reproductive systems and are often surprised when infertility issues arise. Often there is time to fix those issues, but even more often, a woman over 35 might find herself running a race with her biological clock. I think that information about fertility postponement and the […]