Trying to Conceive

Your Fertility Treatment Questions Answered

If you and your partner are trying (and struggling) to get pregnant, you may have discussed the possibility of infertility. This certainly isn’t a fun conversation, and the concept of infertility can be scary, but it’s important to have as much information as possible if you’re heading down the road of fertility treatments. One in eight couples will struggle with infertility, with either one or both partners having difficulty conceiving. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a [...]

7 Things to Try Before Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Couples with problems conceiving naturally may require the assistance of in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant. The decision to undergo IVF is not an easy one and often causes financial, emotional, and physical stress. While IVF may end up being your best option for successful conception, here are a few things to try first before you make the investment in time and money. Detox Preparing your body for conception should involve cleaning up your diet and detoxing your body of [...]

Five Factors That Affect Fertility

If you are currently trying to get pregnant for more than a year, you may be starting to worry about infertility. About 10-15% of couples experience some form of infertility. If you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year (more than 6 months if you’re a woman over the age of 35) and you’ve been unsuccessful, it may be time to consult with a doctor. But don’t stress too much yet. While some cases of infertility require surgery [...]

The Most Important Nutrients to Take When Trying to Conceive

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’re likely doing all you can to improve your chances. You may have even tried some seemingly crazy methods to get pregnant. But one of the best things you can do is prep your body for pregnancy with the right nutrients and vitamins. While a healthy diet and lifestyle can go a long way toward preparing your body, it’s also a good idea to take the right vitamins. If you’re trying to conceive, add [...]

Does Stress Affect Fertility?

Making the decision to have a baby is a very exciting time in a couple’s life. There’s so much to prepare for, nurseries to paint, and diapers to buy. But it can also be very stressful when things don’t go as planned, especially if you are going through invasive and expensive treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Not only is stress difficult to manage, but it can worsen your troubles with fertility. Stress 101 When your body is stressed, it [...]

Ways to Fight the Gloom of Infertility

One of the hardest parts of dealing with infertility is the emotional turbulence that comes with it. The stress and uncertainty that comes with IVF and other infertility treatments, the loneliness that comes from not being able to talk to friends or family about your personal experience, unexplainable feeling of isolation, and the physical pain that often accompanies depression and anxiety are some of them. If you are experiencing this overwhelming gloom, you are not alone. You’re not the first [...]

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 [...]