Trying to Conceive

What is the MTHFR Gene Mutation and How Can It Affect Your Fertility?

If you are currently trying to get pregnant and you are not having success, the MTHFR gene mutation may be to blame. The gene mutation affects men and women equally and is a factor in about 1 in 3 people who are struggling with infertility. The good news is there is an easy way to manage the effects of the MTHFR gene mutation, and the treatment may even be beneficial for people who do not have the mutation. What is [...]

Five Ways to Boost Your Oxytocin Levels When Trying to Conceive

You know the happy calm you feel when you’re in the middle of a long hug with an old friend? That same relaxing giddy calm comes when we cuddle and feel love. The feeling is a result of a surge of Oxytocin. It’s the hormone that is released during sex, childbirth, and other forms of love and connection. It is a vital hormone that helps both mother and father bond with their baby after childbirth. It plays a crucial [...]

Are you Aware of these Underlying Causes of Infertility?

There can be many reasons for couples to struggle with infertility. Metabolic conditions, lifestyle factors, hormone balance, reproductive organ’s structural abnormalities and dietary factors all play a part for both genders. Each situation is unique and can present a single issue or a combination of different issues leading to infertility. The good news is treating the underlying cause can help you conceive naturally and also boost the success rates of reproductive therapies like IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization). If you are struggling [...]

Facts and Myths about Infertility

If you are trying to conceive, and especially if you are struggling to conceive, then you may have begun to look into your concerns about infertility. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding infertility, and if you’re trying to make informed decisions with your partner, all that false information can cloud your judgement and make it difficult to know when to seek treatment. In honor of Infertility Awareness Week ( April 23 – April 29), we are breaking [...]

Is Your Diet Causing Infertility?

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. Your diet plays a major role in everything from your chances of getting certain diseases and your projected longevity to the condition of your skin and nails. What you put in your body affects every piece of your health, including your fertility. Infertility affects about 34 million women, and many of these women could have prevented their particular kind of infertility through their diets. Infertility is defined as being unsuccessful [...]

The Importance of Emotional Support When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

For some people it’s easy. They decide they’re ready to start a family, stop taking the pill, and a few months later celebrate over a pregnancy test with two pink lines. But if you are not one of those people, if you are so ready to have a baby but you’re having trouble getting pregnant, it can feel extremely isolating. It can lead to a roller coaster of emotions for both partners, while waiting to conceive. Whether you are [...]

Lifestyle Habits That Encourage Fertility

Are you trying to conceive? Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you and your family. If you are currently trying to get pregnant, you will want to do everything you can to prevent infertility and make your body as baby-friendly as possible. While infertility is often caused by large health issues that need to be treated with medication, there are also a lot of things that lead to infertility that you can take control of today. In other [...]

If You’re Trying To Conceive, Start By Managing Your Stress

If you’re trying (or struggling) to conceive, it’s likely that you’re experiencing a lot of emotions. You may be excited, afraid, hopeful, and anxious. But most likely, you’re feeling stressed. The process of trying to get pregnant, especially when you’re having a difficult time, is extremely stressful. You probably already know that stress is damaging to your physical health, and you know how difficult it can be, emotionally. But you may not realize that stress also plays a role [...]

Boost your Vitamin D Levels to Power up Fertility

Vitamin D is well known for its role in calcium absorption and bone health, but it also plays a crucial role in fertility too. The first confirmation on vitamin D’s role in fertility came to light via studies on mice. These studies found that female mice deficient in vitamin D showed underdevelopment of their uterus and produced immature eggs, resulting in poor ability to conceive or sustain a pregnancy if they did conceive. Subsequent studies on humans showed the presence [...]

Fertile Foods: What To Eat When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

When you’re trying to become pregnant, every little thing can feel like a struggle. There are so many underlying health and wellness factors that can impact your fertility. That’s why it’s so important to maintain a healthy diet while you’re undergoing fertility treatments. But there’s actually something else you can do in regards to your nutrition. Some foods are actually proven to improve your chances of becoming pregnant. Follow these simple guidelines to keep your body as fertile as possible [...]