Having a Baby – Getting From Someday To OK

“So when are you guys having kids?” This question was posed to me so many times during my late twenties that I lost count of how often I politely smiled, sipped my wine, and answered “someday.” The truth was I had no idea. I definitely wanted to have a baby and start a family. I just didn’t know WHEN I … Read More

After The Baby Arrives, Postpartum Depression Can Occur

You just had your first baby. It is a momentous time and something you’ve looked forward to ever since the pregnancy test results came out positive. So why do you feel like you are losing your mind? Why are you wringing your hands, fretting, eaten alive with anxiety and despair? Why can’t you enjoy this experience? There are many reasons … 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

Women Gambling With Genetics Due To Financial Constraints

Melinda carries the gene mutation known as BRCA1, which increases her risk for breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancer. After having chemotherapy and a double mastectomy at the age of 29, she told Norah O’Donnell, CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent that she didn’t want to pass on this potentially deadly mutation to her future children. “It’s a lifetime of … Read More