Female fertility: Why lifestyle choices count

Lifestyle choices can affect a woman's ability to conceive. Consider some simple steps if you hope to get pregnant. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you're hoping to get pregnant, you might wonder about your fertility and whether you can improve it. Some factors might be beyond your control, such as medical issues that affect the …

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ANOTHER Office Baby Shower: How To Cope When You’re Still Waiting For That BFP

Susie has just announced that she is pregnant with her third baby and the office party planner has decided to throw her yet ANOTHER baby shower. Which, for someone who isn't struggling with infertility or who hasn't had a miscarriage, might just be another office event. However, for you, it seems like torture. After trying …

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What NOT To Say To Someone Struggling With Infertility

When you are struggling with infertility, you are already a mess of emotions. The last thing that you need is to hear unkind (although well-intentioned) things from others. In this article, we'll cover not just what NOT to say, but also some things you might say instead and also other ways to help support a …

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Everything You Need To Know About Improving Semen Quality

Last year, I wrote an article on what semen is made of. And it has brought a lot of interest from you readers, wanting to know more about it! And so comes this article, Everything You Need To Know About Improving Semen Quality. We all know that semen is an integral part of getting pregnant. …

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5 Strategies for Taking Control of Your Emotional Health

This is a guest post by Karen Vincent, a licensed mental health therapist of Karen Vincent Solutions. If you would like to write an article for our blog, read our guest posting guidelines. Emotional health is critical to our overall functioning. It impacts every aspect of our lives including our relationships, our careers, and our physical …

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Prebiotics Vs Probiotics

http://allergiesandyourgut.com/2014/11/18/prebiotics-probiotics/ You are what you eat. Or more accurately, you are what you feed the trillions of little critters that live in your gut. The lining of your gut, like every surface of your body, is covered in microscopic creatures, mostly bacteria. These organisms create a micro-ecosystem called the microbiome. And though we don't really …

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How Diet Can Affect Your Hormones And Your Overall Health

This is a guest post by Brea of Beneath The Surface. If you would like to write an article for our blog, read our guest posting guidelines. “Food can either be the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”– Ann Wigmore In school, I was the girl that ate …

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How to Declutter Your Life and Reduce Stress

Excessive clutter is often a symptom and a cause of stress and can affect every facet of your life: from the time it takes you to do things to your finances and your overall enjoyment of life. Clutter can distract you, weigh you down and in general, it invites chaos into your life. Tackling the clutter can …

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The Connection Between Your Home and Your Sense of Well-Being

Did you ever visit a restaurant where it seems like you could spend hours lingering over a meal, chatting with friends? Compare that to a casual fast food place. The differences in lighting, furniture and even music can encourage us to relax and stay a while, or eat quickly and get moving. But our surroundings …

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Junk Food And Your Fertility: Flour, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, And Processed Foods

We all know (or should know by now!) that what we eat affects our overall health. And our overall health affects our fertility, for both men and women. So why do so many of us (I am guilty as well) continue to rely so much on the junk food options as our nutrition sources??? For …

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10 Tips To Lead A Better And Healthier Life

When it comes to health and wellness, it’s the smallest and consistent effort that brings the best results. Sadly, too many of us are taking our well-being very lightly. If you wish to lead a happy and healthy life, it’s high time that you start giving your well-being the importance it deserves. Thomas Edison summed …

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Natural Family Planning: Be Empowered in Your Fertility

by Rebecca S on July 19, 2020 in Healthy Living, Pregnancy My husband and I don’t use birth control.  In a world where hormonal birth control and other contraceptives are a hot topic, I always feel a little vulnerable in telling people that. What? You don’t use contraception? Like at all? And when I go on to tell them we use Natural Family …

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