Day: August 31, 2020

12 Potential Signs You May Have a Fertility Problem

12 Potential Signs You May Have a Fertility Problem

Infertility refers to how long you have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully. While there are possible early warning signs of infertility as well as risk factors (things that make it more likely you’ll have difficulty getting pregnant), some couples don’t have any signs or symptoms of infertility. If you do, it’s important to talk to your doctor. If you have been trying to get ... »

What Impact Does Male Smoking Have on Sperm and Fertility?

What Impact Does Male Smoking Have on Sperm and Fertility?

Can smoking hurt your sperm? Yes. It can also negatively affect your fertility. You already know that smoking is bad for your health, and you have likely guessed that smoking is bad for female fertility. In both men and women, smoking has been linked to an increased risk for many cancers, heart disease, emphysema, and a number of other health problems. The toxins in cigarettes take their toll not ... »

The Importance of Folic Acid in Female and Male Fertility

The Importance of Folic Acid in Female and Male Fertility

If you’ve been looking at supplements for fertility, you’ve likely come across recommendations for folic acid. One of the B-vitamins, folate (or folic acid, as it’s known in supplement form) is needed for the development of red blood cells and DNA production. Folate also plays an important role in cell division. Low folate blood levels are associated with a form of anemia. Folic ... »

Vitamins for Fertility: What Should You Be Taking?

Vitamins for Fertility: What Should You Be Taking?

There’s no question about it: food is important for all aspects of life, and fertility is no exception. Our bodies get the vitamins and minerals we need from our daily diet, and creating a new life­—which is exactly what fertility health is all about—also requires micronutrients. So, what vitamins are important for fertility? We don’t completely understand yet how diet and micronutrients dir... »

What To Know About Pregnancy Cravings

What To Know About Pregnancy Cravings

The Science Behind Cravings As of now, experts don’t know for sure why pregnancy makes you crave certain foods (and hate others!), but they know for sure that it happens. According to research compiled by Frontiers in Psychology, as many as 50% to 90% of pregnant people in the U.S. experience food cravings at one time or another. When Do Pregnancy Cravings Start? All pregnant people are different,... »

Iron-Rich Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

Iron-Rich Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

If you have been diagnosed with low iron or iron deficiency anemia in your pregnancy, you are not alone. Due to the increased demands on a woman’s body and the increase in blood volume, iron deficiency anemia is a very common condition in pregnancy. Overview Low iron may make you feel tired, have headaches, get dizzy, feel weak, or have shortness of breath. These are often things that a preg... »