getting-ready

Thinking ahead: freezing eggs and preserving fertility

Should you freeze your eggs? Technology and medical advancements have made so many things that were once imagine through science fiction a reality in our ever-evolving society. In the past, many women did not think beyond becoming a mother and housewife, which typically resulted in a woman becoming a mother in her early twenties—when fertility… Read More

Thinking ahead: birth control

There are some important things that you should consider and be aware of if you are thinking about going off of birth control,. There are various forms of birth control, ranging from pills to IUDs to Nuvarings (to name a few). Birth control is used to prevent unwanted pregnancy and because of the hormones that… Read More

Thinking ahead: ovulation

Ovulation tests are used to become familiar with your ovulation cycle. There are many different companies who sell ovulation kits over-the-counter, and they range in prices. The purpose of the kit is to measure the amount of luteinizing hormone in your urine. This hormone—always present in your urine—increases 24-48 hours prior to ovulation. Most kits… Read More

Pre-pregnancy nutrition and preparing your body for pregnancy

Whether pregnant or not, good health is something that we should all strive to achieve. At a young age, we are taught principles of good health: getting in a proper amount of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy on a daily basis, and of course, exercising. Though we know these fundamental principles of good health,… Read More

Understanding the difference between fertility and infertility

Fertility is the ability to reproduce. For women, this means being able to conceive, carry a baby to full term, and complete a live birth. A woman’s fertility is determined by whether or not a sperm is able to meet with the egg which is released from her ovaries during ovulation. Ovulation occurs about halfway… Read More

General women’s health

Women are complicated, and their bodies are too. So there are many different things to consider when addressing women’s health, and a lot to think about, pay attention to and keep track throughout your lifetime. Women’s blood pressure Getting to the heart of the matter, perhaps the single most important number to be aware of… Read More

Thinking ahead: prenatal vitamins

Why do I need a prenatal vitamin before trying to get pregnant? You should begin taking a prenatal vitamin as soon as you start thinking about getting pregnant. Many doctors recommend starting a prenatal vitamin regimen a full year before you start trying to conceive. Prenatal vitamins contain several key minerals and vitamins your baby… Read More

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