Do Guys Need Prenatal Vitamins, Too?

Do men need prenatal nutrient support? Yes, although not the same nutrients that are in female prenatal supplements. Taking a good quality multivitamin will never hurt, but there are other factors to consider when supplementing a man’s diet for fertility purposes. Here are the top four supplements to consider. (Keep in mind: supplements should be approved by a doctor or … Read More

What They Never Tell You

Before I got pregnant with my first baby, I read all the books and magazines I could get my hands on, but there were still things that surprised me when I experienced them. I was expecting some surprises the first time, but you would think by the third time, that I would have experienced everything by then, but there were … Read More

Birth Control: What Are My Options?

Birth control may not just be a women’s issue anymore. Indonesia has been trying to harness the power of their plant, “gendarussa,” to create a birth control pill for men. Bambang Prajogo, the research project’s lead scientist told the LA Daily News, “It’s 99 percent effective.” However, because of US FDA rules, it could be ten years or more before … Read More

Before Becoming a Parent: The Baby Bucket List

In the back of my mind I always acknowledged that becoming parent would change my life forever. Realizing that parenthood does come with certain limitations, at least for a while, there were things in life I always hoped to experience before becoming a parent. I think at some point most women develop a Baby Bucket List of things they want … Read More

9 Things That Harm Male Fertility

Male fertility has become more popular in recent years as science and medical discoveries have shown that it can affect conception and fetal health as significantly as a woman’s health can. For men, it doesn’t simply come down to changing their diet, either, although that is a starting point. Here are 11 areas where men can work to significantly improve … Read More

The Miracle of Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you may feel as if it is an outer body experience that you never thought possible. There are so many things that happen no one ever told you about or prepared you for, with a number of myths quickly being debunked. No, morning sickness doesn’t just happen in the mornings. No, pickles don’t fall into the … Read More

Back-to-Back Babies: Is This For You?

Some women intentionally have their babies close together, bunching them up. The mom’s age may be a cause in making this choice. If she’s in her mid-thirties or older, time is of the essence, the infernal biological clock is ticking. If she wants more than one child, she needs to do it now! Other women do not intentionally have their … Read More

Can I Still Get Pregnant Even If I’m Stressed?

With all the talk of how stress impacts fertility, women want to know if they can still get pregnant when they’re stressed. The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, too, so the real question is how much harder is it to get (or stay) pregnant when you’re stressed? That answer is different for everyone. Everyone—even people who … Read More

Why, Exactly, Is Stress Bad For Fertility?

Everyone trying to conceive for any length of time has heard the obnoxious advice to “just relax and it’ll happen.” The belief that stress plays a major role in infertility is still prevalent, but just how true is it? Can stress make it harder to get pregnant? And how does that work? What Is Stress? Stress is defined as a … Read More