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5 Foods that Help and Hinder Fertility

When it comes to fertility, everyone seems to be an expert. They offer their opinions, whether they are wanted or not. Sifting through the tips like “My sister in law took castor oil shots and was pregnant in a month” can be confusing and extremely overwhelming. As it is the holiday season, we tend to be more indulgent in food and drink, regardless of what stage we are in life. Don’t feel guilty when Susan questions your choice of champagne at midnight on New Year’s Eve if you’re in baby-making mode. CELEBRATE and enjoy yourself. One glass won’t leave you baren! It’s all about choices and control. This month we’re breaking down the foods that can help to naturally boost...

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10 Facts EVERYONE Should Know About Male Fertility

In the world of fertility, women often put A LOT pressure on themselves. We download apps, clean up our diet, exercise regularly, take our vitamins, and even sometimes dance under the full moon during the fall harvest (no judgement here).  We feel your pain! BUT remember! It takes two to tango.  1. Pull that phone out of your pocket ASAP! Studies have shown that the radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (or free radicals) from your laptops and mobile devices have caused cell death, decreased motility of the sperm and damaged the integrity of the DNA. Can you say NO THANK YOU? 2. It’s Getting Hot in Here.. Excessive or prolonged heat is bad for the testes. They hang outside of the body...

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Fertility vs. Aging: What Really Happens?

DON’T RUN! This isn’t another lecture from your parents! (We *definitely* won’t ask you when you’re planning on getting pregnant.) BUT, it’s no secret that as we get older, things begin to change. Our responsibilities build and we have to think about things we never in a million years thought we would have to think about. Reproductive health is one of those topics that is so often overlooked until much later in life. Times have definitely changed from the baby boomers generation as more and more women are choosing to have children after the age of 30. And why not! With more women than ever in thriving careers, searching for Prince Charming is often put on the backburner. Unlike your...

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Top 5 things you can do to preserve your fertility now

1. Smoking is so passé I know I know you don’t really smoke or you’re trying to quit… get to it lady! I promise you’ll feel much better once you put that dart down. This also goes for social smoking; no one looks cute with a haze of smoke coming out of your mouth from deep down in your lungs, especially in a cocktail dress! Apart from all the negative effects smoking has on your general health it’s also awful for your baby maker. Side effects include: Higher infertility rates It takes longer to conceive if you’re puffing away Harmful to your ovaries Accelerates your already decreasing number of eggs Effects the quality of your eggs Not only does smoking...

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