Potential Fertility Boosters

There are claims all over the internet of things you should try that could make you have a baby, but here are five scientifically-backed, tried and true nutrients that can actually increase fertility (and none of them include vaginal steaming, which seems to be making the rounds on the internet lately). Astaxanthin — This one’s for the guys, but clinical … Read More

Foods For Fertility

Trying to get pregnant this year? Here are ten of the best foods to include in your diet for optimal fertility. (P.S. They also make great pregnancy foods, too!) Pomegranate One of the less commonly consumed fruits, pomegranate is a great source of dietary fiber and promotes balanced cholesterol. It is also rich in antioxidants that combat inflammation, as well … Read More

How Do I Detox For Fertility?

January is that time of year when many look to the idea of a detox—out with the old from last year, in with newer, healthier ideas. But is detox really that great for fertility? Some fertility experts say no, but as a fertility nutritionist, I say yes. However, the way that someone chooses to detox is essential to whether it … Read More

Fertility Resolutions

It’s the beginning of another new year, and for women who are desiring to have a baby, January often comes with new resolutions and health goals. Here are five resolutions you should make when it comes to your fertility—and how to actually succeed at them. 1. Resolve to be more than your fertility. It can feel disheartening to try to … Read More

The Economics of Women’s Fertility

Women are going to have sex. Women are going to go about their lives—go to school, have a job, be with friends, have relationships, etc.—and they want to be able to have control over their lives. At least this is what 60 percent of women surveyed by the Guttmacher Institute said when they were asked why they were using contraception. … Read More

When To See A Fertility Doctor

If you’ve been trying to have a baby for a few months or longer, you can start to wonder if something is wrong. Sure, typically babies don’t come on the first month of trying, unless you are my mom or my good friend Lisa. But, if you have been trying for a while with no positive pregnancy tests, you can … 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

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