Fertility Medical Research


How to Stop Feeling Hopeless When You’re TTC

You’ve been trying to conceive (TTC) for months or even years, and feelings of hopelessness are starting to creep in. Here are six powerful ways to stop feeling hopeless when you’re TTC. In Hope for Women Who Want to Get Pregnant, I share The Parable of the Maiden’s Horse. The moral of the story is that you may never know […]

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Hope for Pregnant Cancer Patients Getting Chemo

New research shows that some types of chemotherapy for pregnant cancer patients doesn’t hurt the baby. Here’s a summary of the study, plus hope for women getting chemo while pregnant. If a pregnant woman ever needs pampering, it’s when she’s fighting cancer! A Little Something for Mama-to-Be Organic Pregnancy Gift Set contains five gifts to pamper and encourage women who are […]


How Much Folic Acid to Take During Pregnancy

Folic acid and pregnancy go together like diapers and babies – you can’t have one without the other! “How much folic acid do I take during pregnancy” is often asked, and here’s the answer. The Nature Made Prenatal Multivitamin + DHA has the right amount of folic acid (0.4 mg of folic acid is how much pregnant women should take during […]

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Why You Should Get a Flu Shot if You’re Trying to Conceive

Whether you’re pregnant or trying to conceive a baby, you should consider getting a flu shot. Research shows pregnant women and unborn babies are at increased risk for flu complications during pregnancy if mom hasn’t had a flu shot. “Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care,” said Edward McCabe, MD, March of Dimes chief medical […]


How Stress Affects Fertility and Getting Pregnant

Stress and fertility are unhappy bedfellows. Here’s a summary of research showing how stress affects getting pregnant, plus tips on reducing stress so you can conceive a baby. I’m a huge fan of yoga for strength, toning, stretching, relaxation, and decreasing stress. Getting pregnant isn’t my goal, but feeling healthy and strong is! If you haven’t tried yoga for fertility, […]

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How Birth Control Pills Affect Ovarian Reserve and Fertility

The Pill may mask a severely diminished ovarian reserve, but will it permanently affect fertility and getting pregnant? Nope! Here’s the latest research on birth control pills and fertility for women. I also found an interesting study that shows that fertility in women is increased by the over-the-counter vitamin supplement 5-DHEA, which I’ll also describe below. If you recently stopped […]


Acupuncture for Fertility and Your Chances of Pregnancy

Learn how acupuncture for fertility can affect your chances of getting pregnant. I interviewed an acupuncturist about Chinese medicine and conception rates, and gathered research on acupuncture for fertility. The Zensufu Complete Acupressure Mat and Pillow is a wonderful option if you’re not comfortable with the idea of acupuncture needles. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but does not involve an acupuncturist putting […]

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