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Social Media February 3, 2014

Having a baby after fertility problems ‘strengthens relationship’

Having a baby after fertility problems ‘strengthens relationship’

For most couples, going through fertility problems can put a strain on the relationship. Research suggests that women who have a baby after experiencing fertility issues are more likely to stay in a relationship.

This is according to a study published in the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

Around 11% of American women and their partners are unable to get pregnant after 1 year of unprotected sex. (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))

The research team, led by Trille Kristina Kjaer of the Unit of Survivorship at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Denmark, notes that previous research suggests that when couples experience fertility problems, this can affect them physically and psychologically.

Other studies have shown that if fertility treatment is unsuccessful, this can lead to a lower quality of life for the couple, as well as increased anxiety, depression and stresslevels.

Investigators say some studies have suggested that couples who go through fertility problems become closer.

The researchers analyzed data of 47,515 women from the Danish National Patient Registry and the Danish IVF (in vitro fertilization) Registry.

The average age of the women was 32 years. And all women had been referred to a Danish hospital for fertility problems between 1990 and 2006.

Women were followed for up to 12 years. On average, follow-up took place for 7 years.

During this time, 57% of the women gave birth to a minimum of one child, while 43% did not give birth.

The researchers found that women who did not give birth to a child were three times more likely to divorce or end the relationship with their partner at the time of the study, compared with women who gave birth to a child.

 Commenting on the findings, Dr. Kjaer says:

“Our findings suggest that not having a child after fertility treatment may adversely affect the duration of a relationship for couples with fertility issues.”

She adds that further research is needed to determine the relationship quality and well-being of couples who experience fertility problems.

Last year, Medical News Today reported on a study suggesting that a person’s personality may affect their fertility.

In more recent fertility news, experts published an analysis in the BMJ, stating that IVF is being overused and the risks of the treatment may outweigh the benefits.

Getting Pregnant Tips May 30, 2016

Tips to conceive a baby boy or a girl

If you wish to conceive and have a gender preference for your future baby, you will be glad to know that advice and tips exist that could have an impact on having a boy or a girl.

Timing

First of all; timing is crucial. According to research, the girl chromosome – X, has a tendency of travelling slower than the boy chromosome – Y. For this reason, if you want to conceive either a boy or a girl, this first step is to check our ovulation calculator link. Male spermatozoa are faster. To enhance your chances of conceiving a boy – have sex as close as possible to your ovulation day. On the other hand, if you wish to have a baby girl, it is advised to make love three days before you ovulate and then wait patiently until the end of your ovulation period. Male spermatozoa will tend to tire faster. They will be less resilient and may die off, leaving more female spermatozoa to fertilise the egg when released, leading to higher chances of having a girl.

Leafy greans

Don’t underestimate the effect of leafy green vegetables. Increasing the quantities of spinach, broccoli and other green vegetables to your diet can have a favorable impact on your pregnancy.

Green vegetables have a high level of foliates. A vitamin that can improve your ovulation and can reduce chances of having a miscarriage. Men, please don’t think you can pass up on this diet, joining your partner will improve your spermatozoa health which is vital to fertilization. Studies have shown that men eating dark green vegetables on a daily basis have 20% less abnormal spermatozoa than other men.

Success Stories February 25, 2016

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Pregnancy tips to help you conceive

The time to start working toward a healthy pregnancy is before you conceive. If you are trying to get pregnant quick, our pregnancy tips are good start to get your body ready for conception process. Read more here

More about Conceive Plus

If you have just started trying to get pregnant or have been trying for a while, Conceive Plus® can help increase your chances of conception naturally! Recommended by doctors, pharmacists and fertility clinics in more than 60 countries, this is the fertility friendly lubricant approved by the FDA and a prescription is not required.

Success Stories January 22, 2016

“Pregnant with a baby girl”

“Worked for me after first time using it 🙂 (12 months trying with no luck)”
A.K, Facebook January 5th 2016

“I would like to thank a lot because we can conceive after almost 01 years trying. I am sure it was because of the conceive plus and now I indicate it to all the people that have problems to conceive. We got pregnancy in the first trying. Congratulations and thanks !!”
E.W, Facebook January 8th 2016

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L.T, Facebook January 13th 2016

“We got ours online 🙂 after 12 months of trying we conceived first cycle using this! Before that we tried some other brands but no luck.”
T.R, Facebook January 14th 2016

“11 months of TTC and just one use of the lubricant during ovulation am now 6 weeks pregnant!”
M.S, Facebook January 15th 2016

“I used it twice and I am now 5 weeks pregnant Very refreshing news after having a stillborn in October…Mommy misses u Keion”
L.T, Facebook January 19th 2016

“I took the small applicators, was trying for a year, finally gave in and accepted help from conceive plus and the first month using it I fell pregnant and I’m now 33 weeks with a baby girl :)”
B.B, Facebook January 21st 2016

Pregnancy tips to help you conceive

The time to start working toward a healthy pregnancy is before you conceive. If you are trying to get pregnant quick, our pregnancy tips are good start to get your body ready for conception process. Read more here

More about Conceive Plus

If you have just started trying to get pregnant or have been trying for a while, Conceive Plus® can help increase your chances of conception naturally! Recommended by doctors, pharmacists and fertility clinics in more than 60 countries, this is the fertility friendly lubricant approved by the FDA and a prescription is not required.

Getting Pregnant Tips, In the Media, Social Media October 24, 2014

Video – Are you trying for a Baby?

Are you trying for a baby, and looking for information on how to get pregnant? Having sex ‘on demand’ can take the fun out of it, which may lead to vaginal dryness. Most vaginal lubricants have been found to inhibit the conception process or have no positive effect at all. Conceive Plus® is different. When you are trying for a baby using this sperm friendly lubricant actively promotes egg fertilisation and increases your chances of getting pregnant.

Using Conceive Plus can increase your chances of getting pregnant naturally.

Conceive Plus is available in more than 60 countries globally, to find the closest retailer to you, visit our where to buy page

Pregnancy tips to help you conceive

The time to start working toward a healthy pregnancy is before you conceive. If you are trying to get pregnant quick, our pregnancy tips are good start to get your body ready for conception process.

Information about Conceive Plus

If you have just started trying to get pregnant or have been trying for a while, Conceive Plus® can help increase your chances of conception naturally! Recommended by doctors, pharmacists and fertility clinics in more than 60 countries, this is the fertility friendly lubricant approved by the FDA and a prescription is not required.

For where to buy Conceive Plus, visit our where to buy page

World News April 8, 2014

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Elisabeth Rohm says she can be voice on infertility

Elisabeth Rohm just wrapped up participation in Fertility Planit – a two day event April 4-5 at the University of California at Los Angeles. The first event of its kind, Fertility Planit was an all-fertility focused show featuring leading fertility experts. Topics included Beginners Guild to Infertility, Becoming a Single Parent by Choice, Egg Freezing, Creating a LGBT family, Adoption, Male Infertility, Fertility Over 40, Adoption, and IVF.

The actress talked about motherhood, IVF and her book, “Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not As Expected).” Other celebrities who spoke included Emily Blunt, The Guncles’ Scout Masterson and Bill Horn, and Jason Patric.

Celebrity Baby Scoop caught up with Rohm before the event to discuss Fertility Planit, her past struggle with infertility, and being mom to her daughter Easton.

Q: Many couples struggle with infertility, and in your book “Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not As Expected)” you openly share your experience. How do you think your story has provided hope for women who haven’t been able to conceive?

A: “I think we all need a friend and a safe place to be able to tell our truth. Secrets are sickness, and suffering in silence is not advised. We all need human connection and compassion. Turning a subject that is taboo into something that is open is also comforting. I hope it is comforting to younger women who have yet to traverse the road to motherhood but may want to. I want to give them the right information so they can have the power of knowledge about what’s happening with their bodies. I think it creates a deeper community with women.”

Q: Fertility Planit is a unique forum to learn more about treatment options. What inspired you to become a part of this outreach?

A: “I don’t necessarily know how to advise anyone on treatment, but I can be a voice of openness and compassion on the subject. I want to encourage women to be proactive on behalf of their bodies. This just happens to be the disease that I have. If I had a different disease, I’d probably care a lot about women in that regard and I’d want to be open about that, sort of like Angelina Jolie being very open about getting a double mastectomy. I think that that is the highest way to live. Women are a community by nature and should be, because they need to connect, they need to talk, and they need to be able to count on each other.”

Q: What kind of support is available to women who struggle with infertility?

A: “If I accomplished one thing from writing my book, it would be to help women in the reproductive generation. They have their destiny in their hands, as they can go to their OB/GYN and check their fertility levels and hormone reserves. If you start doing that at 30, then you are in control of your destiny as a mother. I really want to see women empowered with good information. As far as advising them on doctor’s stuff, I have an incredible doctor who helps me. I would happily recommend him.”

Q: You’re a huge advocate for literacy. What kind of books do you read to Easton?

A: “We’re reading Harry Potter and we love it. She’s getting ready to turn 6 in April, so she’s just learning to read. I think it’s a pretty big accomplishment that she’s letting me read her a 400-page novel!”

Q: What advice would you give to parents to help their kids develop good reading habits?

A: “Love reading yourself and put some life into it. Be excited about it, come home and say, ‘Let’s read what happens next in Harry Potter!’ I can’t wait when I’m shooting and I’m not home and unable to read to her. It breaks my heart and I say to her, ‘I can’t believe we’re not going to be able to find out what happens next.’ I love storytelling because it mirrors our human experiences. You can light that love in your child and make them fall in love with storytelling. Storytelling is all about truth . . . you’re coming to terms with your truth. You identify with characters in movies and books, and if you love that, then your children will love it too. My mother and stepmother love to read, and I love that my daughter now loves to read because I love to read.”

Q: Is Easton looking forward to summer vacation?

A: “You know, she’s one of those really happy kids in her school, which is great! She’s landed where I think she needs to be, but she’s definitely excited. She gets to come to Montreal with me on holiday while I work. Then she’ll roll right into her beachy summer plans.”

Q: What do you have planned to keep her busy this summer?

A: “We’re in a beach community so she’ll go to beach camp and learn to surf and all of that. My husband and stepdaughter are big tennis players, so she’s going to start learning tennis this summer. You know, just the usual stuff.”

Q: Kids can be our best teachers. What kinds of things have you learned from Easton as her mom?

A: “I guess what I’ve learned is, sort of like my own mother taught me, is that it’s not over until it’s over. There’s always the opportunity for renewal and restoration of love. Each day is new and you may fall into your bed haggard and worn out, then in the morning you wake up and you have a second chance at love and you have a second chance at mothering. She’s taught me that. Every morning I wake up and I’m like, ‘WOW, I love you like crazy!’ You always have a new beginning; it ain’t over until it’s over. Oh guess what? You get another day tomorrow.”

Q: What kind of mom would Easton say you are?

A: “She always tells me that I’m the greatest mom in the world. What I think she means by that is I’m fun. I engage with her and I like to keep her curious mind alive. I laugh with her, nurture her, and don’t ignore her. I think I’m present. I’m not sure what she’d say, she’d probably just go ‘You’re a great Mom.’ ”

Q: What is one of your favorite Mommy and Me moments?

A: “There’s so many. Ultimately, I guess it’s the moment I’m about to have that excites me.”

Q: Do you have any upcoming projects you’d like to share with us?

A: “I am filming a pilot right now for TNT called ‘Guilt By Association,’ and I have a movie out. That’s kind of what’s happening.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/07/4942499/celebrity-baby-scoop-elisabeth.html#storylink=cpy
Getting Pregnant Tips August 4, 2016

How to Exercise to Increase Your Fertility

When you’re trying to conceive, there are so many details that affect your body, and therefore your fertility. How much you exercise can be one of those things. Regular, light exercise can help to keep your body healthy and support reproductive functions. Too much intense exercise, on the other hand, can actually decrease fertility and may increase the risk of ovulation disorders. The key is to find balance; moderate exercise to maintain a healthy weight and keep your body baby-ready.

Finding the Right Weight

Being either overweight or underweight can negatively affect your fertility. Ideally, you want to be between a BMI of 18.5 and 24.9, or a body fat percentage between 12% and 30%. Being either under or above a healthy weight can disrupt your body’s hormone production and ovulation, making it harder to conceive. If you are unsure whether you are in a healthy range, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor. Then you can adjust your diet and exercise to reach a healthy weight that will be good for both conceiving and supporting a baby.

Exercising to Make a Healthy Body

Moderate exercise can improve your fertility in a handful of ways. It improves your blood flow, which is essential for reproduction, and improves your muscle mass, which in turn helps to support your reproductive organs. Exercise also improves your strength and stamina, which will help you through a healthy and comfortable pregnancy. In addition, exercise is a great way to reduce stress, which is good not only for your general health, but to keep your hormones stable for conception. If you don’t typically exercise much, now is a good time to get started. Begin with light, simple exercise such as walking and stretching so that you can build up gradually. Ideally, you’ll want to work up to about 150 minutes of exercise a week, which you can break down into 5 30-minute exercise. Every person’s body is different, however, so you may want to consult with a doctor or personal trainer for some individualized recommendations.

Setting Limits

If you’re an athlete, it’s possible you’ll need to tone down your exercise in order to boost your fertility. Intensive exercise can slow hormone production and produce extra ammonia, both of which can interfere with conception. If you’re committed to your spin class or regularly competing in road races, you may need to scale back. As a general rule, you should keep workout sessions to under one hour and include some rest days in your schedule. It might be hard to adjust  if you’re used to intense exercise, but keep in mind that you  can return to your athletic regimen after having a baby.

Fertility-Friendly Exercises

Many kinds of exercise can be beneficial to fertility. Moderate cardio such as walking, jogging, swimming, and aerobics classes are great for getting your blood pumping without extreme impact. Yoga and pilates are perfect for reducing stress and building core strength. Strength training, such as lifting weights, a couple of times a week is also a good way to build strength and stamina. Look for kinds of exercise that will make you feel a little out of breath, but not over-exerted.

Pregnancy tips to help you conceive

The time to start working toward a healthy pregnancy is before you conceive. If you are trying to get pregnant quick, our pregnancy tips are good start to get your body ready for conception process.

Information about Conceive Plus

If you have just started trying to get pregnant or have been trying for a while, Conceive Plus® can help increase your chances of conception naturally! Recommended by doctors, pharmacists and fertility clinics in more than 60 countries, this is the fertility friendly lubricant approved by the FDA and a prescription is not required.

For where to buy Conceive Plus, visit our where to buy page

Getting Pregnant Tips April 13, 2017

When to Have a Second Child

When to Have a Second Child

If you want to grow your family, it can be hard to plan exactly when to have a second child. There are pros and cons to both small and large age gaps between siblings. When you’re planning a second pregnancy, you should think about your parenting style and what kind of relationship you want your kids to have. Of course, sometimes life makes its own plans, so know that no matter how much you plan things out, you may not end up with exactly the timing you want.

Under 2 Years

Some parents decide to get pregnant and have a second baby right after the first. The benefits are that their kids grow up at a very similar age and will therefore go through similar phases and interests together. Siblings close in age can grow up to be extremely close. On the flip side, they can also have more intense sibling rivalry. Practically speaking, having a second kid within two years will mean parenting a toddler while pregnant and while you have a new baby, which can be a big challenge.

2-4 Years

Many parenting experts recommend this age gap: parents have a chance to develop a stable (or at least somewhat stable) routine with their first child and even catch up on some sleep before having a new baby. Your first child may even be starting preschool, giving you some one-on-one time with the baby. The downsides are that you have to start the whole bottles and diapers routine from square one, just when you feel like you’ve finished it. A 2-4 age gap is small enough that your two kids will grow up together, although you may have to deal with feelings of jealousy in the older sibling.

5+ Years

Many parents opt for a longer gap between children either because that’s what works best with career and other life plans, or because they want to be able to really focus on each child’s youngest years. A larger gap allows you to maximize individual attention, and your older kids may even be able to help out with the youngest. The downsides are that it may be harder for your kids to bond as you grow up, and you’ll have to bounce back in forth between a baby and older child.

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