Feeling the Olympic let-down? Having Ryan Lochte or Usain Bolt withdrawal already?
"Oh joy," you are thinking, "there's nothing on but baseball and reruns. When, oh, when will The Voice start back up so I can follow the Adam Levine/Blake Shelton bromance?"
No worries. High drama is right around the corner because the political season is kicking into high gear,. August 27 marks the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, and September 3 is the kick-off for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. And the ads, aren't you so looking forward to the political spending increase so that the airwaves are completely saturated. (We especially love it when they run the same ad two times in a row.)
But really, we're looking for a candidate to run on the Fertility Platform. What is that, you ask? Well take a look at this video from Singapore.
When am I most fertile? If you are trying to conceive, there are certain times in your menstrual cycle when you are more fertile than others. Fertile days in your menstrual cycle occur around the time of ovulation, when your ovaries release a mature egg for fertilization. If you are trying to get pregnant, it is important to plan sex during your most fertile days. Fertile days vary from woman-to-woman, depending on the length and regularity of her menstrual cycles. Women are most fertile during ovulation, when a woman releases an egg to be fertilized.
Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses normal conception rates. Dr. Koopersmith talks about how many couples do not realize what it takes to get pregnant as many couples believe that that once they decide to stop using birth control, they will conceive immediately.
A working knowledge of the reproductive system and the conception process is helpful for any woman who is trying to conceive. In order for conception to occur, certain biological processes in both the man and woman’s body must take place at the right time.
The role of sperm in reproduction is to deliver the male's DNA to the egg, to keep the DNA protected, and to supply specific instructions for the early development of the fertilized egg. At times, men may have a low sperm count or women can have a hostile environment for the sperm, in these cases intrauterine insemination, IVF, or ICSI can be performed in order to ensure conception, explains Dr. Seth Levrant with his clear analogy of a winning lottery ticket. Dr. Seth Levrant participates in the clinic Partners in Reproductive Health in Munster, IN and Tinley Park, IL.
Dr. Christopher S. Sipe, at Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses infertility, a common problem affecting 15% of all couples trying to conceive. General infertility is the attempt to conceive a child over a year without having a successful pregnancy. Plenty of people who are deemed infertile will still get pregnant.
For many couples this is also the moment when you are ready to begin a family. While it may be easy to just stop using contraception and conceive, I recommend that you put as much effort into planning for your pregnancy as you did for your wedding.