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5 Ways to Prepare for Pregnancy

5 Ways to Prepare for Pregnancy

Technology can help in many ways, but don’t overlook basic health practices when planning for pregnancy. For example, one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your baby is also one of the simplest: remember to take a daily vitamin before you try to get pregnant and throughout your pregnancy. Folic acid, found in prenatal vitamins, can slash the risk of major birth defects of the fetus’ brain and spine between 50 and 70 percent. There’s…

Infertility and Your Relationship

Infertility and Your Relationship

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life, but for couples coping with infertility and infertility treatments, conceiving a baby can be trying. The physical, emotional and financial stress of infertility can, if you’re not careful, hurt your relationship with your partner. In fact, nearly one-fourth of women in a recent survey conducted by the nonprofit organization HealthyWomen reported that infertility had a negative impact on their relationships. The good news is that about…

Support for Fertility Challenges

Support for Fertility Challenges

A recent survey from the nonprofit organization HealthyWomen found that about half of those surveyed had friends or family members who had experienced fertility problems. That’s not surprising, since between 10 to 14 percent of couples will experience fertility problems at some point. If your friend or family member is struggling with infertility, she needs your support and understanding now more than ever. Unfortunately, too many people get uncomfortable around this issue and say or do the wrong thing. That’s…