While 14% of recent mothers experience some form of postpartum depression (PMD) We never think it’s going to happen to us. When I was pregnant, it never crossed my mind that the thing I wanted most in the world would also have me feeling bad about myself. Continue Reading
More sex doesn’t always equal better odds of getting pregnant. It’s undeniable that having sex in the time period when you’re actually ovulating is crucial to conception, where we’ve gotten it wrong is thing that more sex is better. How can that be you ask, more sex is always better. Isn’t it? Continue Reading
I recently listened to a compelling discussion on “designer babies” the ethical issues surrounding screening embryos for chromosomal disorders and abnormalities before implantation. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a gift to those challenged with natural conception, but it does raise deep philosophical questions when we have the ability to predetermine the sex of a child or screen for the abnormalities that have been a part of our natural evolution. Continue Reading
Getting pregnant can be the simplest thing in the world or the most complicated when it’s not going as planned. There can be so much pain and emotion associated with the struggles of conception. When a couple faces infertility issues and starts stressing about becoming pregnant, the added pressure and self doubt unfortunately don’t help the body get into a relaxed and receptive state conducive to getting pregnant.
Unlike most things in life, the goal of getting pregnant isn’t usually achieved by more planning, more research, and “trying harder”. While these strategies are great for other obstacles in life, they fall short for women struggling with infertility.