According to a just-released Gallup poll, most Americans — to the tune of 58 percent — think the "ideal age" for women to begin having children is "25 or younger." Scarily, there is no bottom cap for that range, which in theory means 58 percent of our great country may or may not support teen pregnancy.
Remember when we broke your guy's heart when we told you that some of his favorite things, from eating bacon to watching TV, are fertility? Well, we're ready to talk more about his sperm — but this time we bring good news! We count down the simple foods and activities that help improve your man's chance at becoming a father.
I have learned there is no way to understand the heartbreak of miscarriage if you have not experienced such a loss first-hand. I have known women who have had miscarriages, and I rather fear that my responses were sub-par. But if you are trying to support a couple who has just miscarried or lost a child before birth, based on my short experience so far, here's a list of my suggestions for what not to say and what you can do instead.
Trying to conceive can be an emotional process that often leaves couples feeling out of control. But there are some things you can do to improve your chances — and some things not to do.
Celebrities influence our lives in one way or another, even through their pregnancies and seemingly simple conceptions. Women may become discouraged throughout the process of conceiving, but this relationship expert will tell you why you shouldn't buy into everything that you read.
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After suffering a crushing breakup at age 34, Suzanne worried that she might not meet someone else in time to have kids. Though she never mentioned wanting to have a family with her dates, she couldn't help sizing up every man for his fatherhood potential. If she felt under that much pressure, she reasoned, her dates could sense it too. But as soon as she stashed away 31 eggs in the freezer to give herself more time to find a partner, she felt her anxiety float away.
On the first day of summer 2013 I finally made a choice. My matchmaker challenged me to show faith and remove the past from my heart. Not only would this make her job easier but mine as well. So she issued a challenge. It was simple. Her request was for me to say good-bye to any former love interests that still held a spot in my heart.
The summer solstice is here and if ancient tradition proves right, today could be the best day of the year for romance, whether you're in a relationship or hoping to meet "the one."
Researchers say that men who wear kilts are more fertile because their sperm is kept cooler.
Goodbye. Au Revoir. Auf Wiedersehn. This time it really is Sayonara to a long held hope (when hope is all you have) for love. Captain America was his name. The imaginary man I had envisioned. Sometimes I had a face in mind. Other times he was just a concept. Most of all, he was my hope. Unfortunately, what was my hope was really just a dream or better said, a mirage. Now that I am out of the desert and see clearly once more ... I've written off Captain America. The idea of him kept me company many a night believing we'd meet in person someday.
Here comes "BHop."
Few of us are good at managing stress. Whether it comes from work, relationship issues, or overall lifestyle, we all have stress in our lives. It can add a signficant layer of difficulty and challenge if you are trying to conceive. Fertility is seldom blocked by just one issue or condition. Everything we know about healthy conception also indicates that stress increases negative effects that we may already be experiencing. The complex biochemical changes occurring in our bodies from stress also create changes that do not support conception.
Both men and women are significantly affected by stress on the road to conception and pregnancy. Today we know that your body's function is impacted by stress. Humans only need to think about a stressful event in order to trigger the stress response in the body. Then we get knocked off balance, and a whole cascade of physiological responses take place.