When you decide that you're ready to try to conceive a baby, it marks the beginning of the monumental transition into parenthood. Want to give yourself the best chance of getting that positive pregnancy test? Here's everything you should know about preconception health.
Ah, yes. Everyone's least favorite thing about trying to conceive: the dreaded "two week wait." Obsessively wondering if you're pregnant, documenting your symptoms by the hour, blowing through packages of pregnancy tests even though you know it's too early to test...it's a difficult time to navigate.
At one point or another, most of us have wondered what "magic" food could help us lose weight, improve our mood or boost our energy levels. For fertility patients, the question becomes "What foods will help me get pregnant?" While there aren't any foods that can guarantee conception, incorporating these fertility superfoods can help set you up for success.
In theory, taking a prenatal vitamin could be considered one of the easiest parts of trying to conceive. In reality, choosing which supplements to take can be a confusing and overwhelming task, especially since these things can seemingly be a key ingredient to achieving all of your hopes and dreams. With nearly 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I'm here to share my top 10 tips for choosing the best prenatal vitamin!
We all experience stress. Even as we begin to see the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, anxiety and stress still seem to be at an all-time high. If you're dealing with the emotional roller coaster of infertility on top of all of that...well, it can sometimes feel downright overwhelming.
“I’m doing keto.” “I was on Whole 30.” “I'm doing a cleanse.” “I've been yo-yo dieting my whole life.” If I had a dollar for every time I've heard something of this sort, I would be a rich woman.
Is exhausted your word for the day? If so, know you're not alone. A lot of us are feeling pretty exhausted - especially those of us who are struggling with fertility challenges. Staying on top of life in general often feels tiring, but once you add fertility treatment to it...exhausted may be the exact word to describe how you're feeling right now. Taking the first step on a fertility journey is tough, but manageable. Find a fertility clinic. Schedule your first appointment. Go through fertility testing. Start fertility treatment. Keep going, one step at a time... Skip to a specific section: Are you tired of trying to get pregnant? Tips to Fight Infertility Fatigue Find Your Community Reach Out to a Fertility Counselor Take a Break Infertility is Exhausting More Infertility Resources