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Add Walnuts to Your Baby-Making Recipe

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Researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing have found that the nutrient-rich walnut may improve men's fertility. Eating about two handfuls of walnuts a day improved sperm health in their study

Dental Care, Fertility and Pregnancy

a blog by Beth Hartog, M.D., Damien Fertility Partners, June 25, 2012

When you are considering pregnancy, be sure to consider your oral health — it just may be the key to a healthier pregnancy.

Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums; dental caries, commonly known as cavities; and periodontitis, a severe form of gingivitis when inflammation of the gums extends to all of the supporting structure of the tooth, all negatively impact pregnancy. A connection between preterm birth (which results in low birth weight infants) and dental infections has been supported in recent research studies. There is some conflicting data, but the evidence of a link is mounting.

Giving Up Coffee to Boost Your Fertility

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Your morning cup may help you get going, but not get pregnant.

I’m giving up coffee!

This is not as simple as it may seem. First, coffee is part of my spiritual practice; I ALWAYS drink (make that “drank” ) coffee when I write. You can bet seven children’s novels, an adult novel, countless short stories and op-ed essays on that. Interestingly, I don’t need it or want it at any other time of the day, but in the morning, when I’m writing, nothing is nicer than a steaming cup of java.

You Need Body Fat for Conception

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There are ideal BMIs and body fat percentages for fertility

a blog by Cindy Bailey of the Fertile Kitchen™

Body mass and body fat both play an important role when looking at weight and fertility.

The Ideal BMI for Fertility

Fertility Boost

Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses the different ways a woman can boost her fertility.

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Staying Healthy During Fertility Workup and Treatment

A blog by Rashmi Kudesia, MD, RMA of New York, Brooklyn, October 5, 2015

Going through infertility treatment is often an incredibly stressful time. Due to the anxiety experienced in trying to conceive, frequent doctor’s visits or tension that can sometimes arise during treatment, it can feel nearly impossible to have a sense of healthfulness during this time. While there isn’t a lot one can do to influence how their ovaries or endometrial lining might respond to treatment, focusing on staying healthy can help reestablish a sense of control.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Body for Fertility Treatment, Physically and Mentally

A blog by Jessi Wallace, August 10, 2015
This fall, we’re embarking on an adventure of Follistim + IUI, so in the meantime I have been trying to relax and prepare myself for what is to come. I’ve noticed that anytime I take a break—especially if it’s at least 3 months long—my body responds better when I start treatment again. And since I have PCOS, my body is very sensitive to what I expose it to. Because of this little fact, here are 7 ways I am preparing my body for more fertility treatment – physically and mentally.

Does Your Prenatal Vitamin Include DHA and Calcium?

Written in partnership with Prenate®
June 29, 2015

If you are trying to conceive, you may benefit from a prenatal vitamin with DHA and calcium. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that provides nutritional support for women’s health and fetal growth and development. Calcium is an essential nutrient that women require in substantial amounts, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding. Calcium helps maintain bones, muscles and teeth, as well as help the heart, nerves and muscles work properly. 1

Benefits of Prenatal Vitamins with DHA

Written in Partnership with Prenate
June 29, 2015

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a type of omega-3 fatty acid which can help provide nutritional support for fetal growth and development, as well as essential nutrients for mom-to-be’s health and well-being.

A Kosher Certified Prenatal Vitamin

Written in Partnership with Prenate
June 29, 2105

It is recommended that all women of childbearing age take a prenatal vitamin specially formulated to support both mother and baby during pregnancy. Prenate® Star is a prescription prenatal vitamin that provides complete nutrition. What sets it apart from other prenatal vitamins is that it includes 1 mg of folic acid (USP) and 155 mg of calcium formate, a type of calcium which is more readily absorbed by the body than calcium citrate and calcium carbonate.1 And Prenate Star is kosher certified.

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