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Infertility and diet: Increase your chances of pregnancy with more vegetable protein, study reveals

Oct 10 2017 - 3:00am
Increase your chances of pregnancy with more vegetable protein, study reveals

According to the CDC, The US fertility rates has hit a historic low as per 2016, a result that can be explained by the fact that about 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States, between the ages of 15-44, have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. As the US and other western countries fall below the replacement level, whole societies enter a dangerous path where there is not enough young people to replace the aging workforce. Usually couples struggling to conceive, don't really think about their nation and how fertility as a whole may impact in society. Many in desperation seek their answers in fertility clinics but because the costs are exorbitant, it becomes something for few to access. So, if you are one of the many struggling to conceive and fertility clinics is not an option, you can use diet to increase your chances of pregnancy, here is what scientists found.

3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier

Oct 6 2017 - 8:53pm
3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier

According to the CDC About 6% of married women aged 15 to 44 years in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying (infertility), and about 12% of women aged 15 to 44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, regardless of marital status (impaired fecundity). Fertility treatment clinics advise exercise, eating foods that promote fertility and undergoing other natural therapies to promote uterine health. So, here are the 3 natural ways to improve fertility that will make you healthier, based on scientific research.

Boost your folate levels during pregnancy with these vegan foods

Sep 29 2017 - 10:12pm
Boost your folate levels during pregnancy with these vegan foods

According to Linus Pauling Institute Folate (vitamin B9) is a generic term referring to both natural folates in food and folic acid. This essential nutrient is critical in many bodily metabolic reactions, such as: the metabolism of nucleic acid precursors and several amino acids, as well as in methylation reactions. Inadequate folate status during early pregnancy increases the risk of congenital anomalies. But, you can Boost your folate levels during pregnancy with these vegan foods.

Keep Holding Your Baby: Why Babywearing Is Best For Everyone

Jul 21 2017 - 4:08pm
Baby Carrier Sling

"If you hold that baby all the time, you’re going to spoil her!" New moms and dads have all had that annoying friend, relative, or neighbor who insists that they are holding the baby too much, and issues the dire warning that they are on the fast track to spoiling the baby. These comments are definitely upsetting, especially in the first days and weeks of parenting, when stress, sleep deprivation, and hormones make a new mom second guess everything she is doing.

SCAD: The Dangerous Heart Attack that’s Striking Healthy Young Women

Jul 20 2017 - 12:12pm
SCAD heart attack

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection — sometimes referred to as SCAD — is an uncommon emergency condition that occurs when a tear forms in one of the blood vessels in the heart. This frightening condition strikes suddenly, without warning, and is most common in young healthy women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, and you have probably never even heard of it.

What We Know and Don't Know About Zika Virus and How To Take Precautions

Jun 29 2017 - 7:38pm
Zika virus mosquito

Last year, the headlines were everywhere warning us of the dangers of Zika Virus. This “new” and terrifying mosquito-borne illness captured our attention, as we learned it is harmful to the most vulnerable amongst us—pregnant women and babies. Researchers have discovered some information about how this virus is transmitted, how it affects us, and what we still don’t know. Read on to learn how you can be informed and take precautions to avoid being infected during mosquito season.

One Big Reason Moms Should Test For Heavy Metal Toxicity Before Conception

Jun 25 2017 - 2:47pm
Heavy Metal Toxicity Pregnancy New Born Autism ADHD

What if one simple measure taken before conception could allay the fears of your unborn child having autism, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, vaccine injury and more? Heavy metal toxicity has been discovered to be a catalyst in these conditions, and according to new research, are inherited from generations past. Heavy metals are dangerous because they accumulate in blood tissues, feeding bacterial bugs and viruses that contribute to many childhood and adult disorders. However, heavy metal removal methods can be employed safely and naturally.

C-Section Delivery Side Effects and 15 Things Nobody Tells You

Jun 17 2017 - 4:48pm
childbirth and c-section side effects

Before heading to the hospital, find out c-section delivery side effects and 15 things nobody tells you. There are mixed feelings when you discover you need a c-section. Sometimes you find out in the delivery room like I did with my first child. Other moms know ahead of time. Either way, you soon realize surgery will be part of your birthing process.

What Precautions to take on 4th of July while Pregnant

Jun 13 2017 - 11:52am
4th of July

4th of July has always been my favorite time of year. Summer, friends, and barbecue are what come with this time of year, especially being a Military Brat. However, this year will be different for me than any other year. This will be the first year that I will be pregnant with my baby girl. Instead of reaching for a cold one, I’ll be reaching for that water bottle and there will be a few more changes to come. Join me in this article and see what other changes will be made for myself and any other pregnant moms out there.

Carpal Tunnel During Pregnancy: Push and Pay Off Will Be Worth It

Jun 8 2017 - 2:59pm
Carpal Tunnel During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a beautiful time in any woman’s life. The act of growing a human being can be an amazing thing, but there can be many setbacks during this time. Some include morning sickness and fatigue, but one of the lesser known symptoms of pregnancy include Carpal Tunnel. Swelling from pregnancy can put pressure on different nerves on your body, especially in your hands.

Best ways to safely lose weight after pregnancy

Mar 1 2016 - 5:49pm
Losing weight after pregnancy

Nothing can beat the feeling of joy when a woman gives birth to a baby. However, for many women, that feeling is met with mixed emotions and frustrations because their bodies have changed due to pregnancy. Multiple studies show that many women retain between 2.5 and 5 pounds following the birth of their children, but at least one quarter of women retain 11 pounds or more. Although this may not seem like a large amount, if a woman has multiple children without losing weight in between, the pounds can add up quickly.

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