Pregnancy

Health Insurance Influences IVF Success Rates

Health Insurance Influences IVF Success Rates

TweetHere’s how to increase your chances for conception… In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is a modern method of conception available to help women who are having trouble getting pregnant. Simply put, IVF involves fertilization of the egg in a petrie dish, where it is allowed to sit and mature to an embryo before being implanted into the mother’s womb. IVF success rates hover around 40% ... »

There May a Link Between Herpes and Autism

There May a Link Between Herpes and Autism

TweetInfections during pregnancy may be the risk factor… Pregnancy is a difficult time for many women. Not only are they going through physical changes (there’s something growing inside them!), but their hormones are in serious fluctuation. Many pregnant women experience a variety of health problems—everything from gestational diabetes to acid reflux to an increase in yeast infections. All o... »

Micronutrients During Pregnancy Makes for Smarter Children

Micronutrients During Pregnancy Makes for Smarter Children

TweetEat better, be smarter! The term “micronutrients” describes the vitamins, minerals, fiber, enzymes, and antioxidants we get through the food we eat. It includes everything from Vitamin C to Vitamin K to folic acid to iron. These micronutrients are vital for a healthy body, as they play a role in all internal process: immune, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and all other functi... »

12 Gifts for New Parents They’ll Actually Use

12 Gifts for New Parents They’ll Actually Use

TweetWe rounded up 12 of the best gifts for new parents they’ll actually use so you know you’re not just throwing your money away. (Slideshow) If you have a new mom or dad in your life there’s a good chance they need a ton of stuff. Sure, they probably already scored the big items like a crib and carseat, but there are about a million other things they’ll need to raise... »

8 Things Nobody Tells You About Mom Boobs

8 Things Nobody Tells You About Mom Boobs

TweetEverything you never knew you needed to know about mom boobs. Once upon a time there was a girl.  This girl needed nothing more than one of those little cotton undershirts with a tiny rosette in the middle through Junior High, until one day when she required a massive underwire harness for her tremendous breasts.  Years later, the girl, now a young woman, got pregnant and the whirlwind starte... »

breastfeeding

A Creative Ad Campaign About Breastfeeding

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Cases of Bi-Paternal Twins: It Really Does Happen

Cases of Bi-Paternal Twins: It Really Does Happen

TweetBi-paternal twins: it’s rare, but possible! Did you know that roughly 3.5 out of every 1,000 children in the world are born a twin? That means 1 out of every 285 babies has a twin–either identical or fraternal. If you have already had a pair of fraternal twins, you are four times more likely to have another pair of twins. This is due to the fact that women who conceive fraternal t... »

How to Choose the Right Doctor for IVF/Egg Freezing

How to Choose the Right Doctor for IVF/Egg Freezing

TweetWondering how to choose the right doctor for IVF/egg freezing? Our fertility expert, Rachel Winston, walks us through it. After experiencing years of infertility, I decided to meet with a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinologist, also called the “RE”) based on a recommendation from a friend who had a friend, who had a cousin who allegedly had success at a particular doctor… so I mad... »

Secondary Infertility Vitamins: turns out, I’ve been taking supplements all wrong

Secondary Infertility Vitamins: turns out, I’ve been taking supplements all wrong

TweetReader-turned-writer, Rachel Winston, opens up about her ongoing battle to get pregnant, and how there’s so little good information circulating about secondary infertility vitamins. After being diagnosed with secondary infertility— yes that’s a thing—I decided to get serious about my health… like next level serious. Secondary infertility is when you have a child, and for various or unkn... »

A Britney Spears Inspired Pregnancy Announcement

TweetThis couple made a full-length music video to announce their pregnancy. I am not straight, and thus I will probably never have to make my own pregnancy announcement (although if it were possible for me to get pregnant, lets just say I would probably have a buy-one get-one free card for the clinic). This couple decided to get really creative about both their announcement, and their obsession w... »

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