Posts Tagged ‘TTC’

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins: TTC through Breastfeeding Baby

 

Whether beginning to plan for baby #1 or deciding to add to your growing family, the importance of prenatal vitamins for mama and growing baby is essential to a healthy pregnancy and beyond. From the moment you make the decision to embark upon the journey that is parenthood, you need to start thinking and planning for both you and your baby’s health. Ensuring that your body has the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to conceive another human being and then to successfully sustain you both for the next 9 months is essential to a happy, healthy pregnancy and birth.

Once you are sure you are ready to start trying to conceive, the first thing you need to do is start taking a prenatal vitamin. A common misconception is that prenatal vitamins are only necessary once you become pregnant. However, the truth is that prenatal vitamins should begin as a part of your TTC routine and continue throughout your pregnancy. Prenatal or postnatal vitamins should then continue to be consumed to ensure the continued health of the mother and a breastfeeding baby until breastfeeding ends. At Mother’s Select, they have carefully crafted a vitamin regime to easily transition you through every phase of this journey from TTC through breastfeeding and infant care.

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How to Track Your Ovulation

No matter where you are in your family planning, monitoring your ovulation is an experience that can help you manage your health throughout the year.

As ovulation is the window during the month when a woman is most fertile, being aware of that time frame can help you to conceive or not conceive, dependent on what your goals and intentions are. When using a hormonal birth control like the pill, ovulation is prevented entirely.

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Top 10 Foods that Help Promote Fertility

Harvard Medical School released a study regarding diet and fertility explaining that, while there are uncontrollable factors that affect fertility, such as age or genetics, there are also controllable factors, such as specific foods you should be eating and also avoiding, in order to improve fertility. 

With some simple diet changes and a little inside knowledge on fertility, women and men can tip the fertility scale in their favor.

Here are the best super foods for both males and females to help boost fertility.

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Win It: First Response Football Package

Calling all football fans! Did you know that the home city of each year’s Super Bowl champs sees a surge in birth rates 9 months later? First Response, our go-to for anything from vitamins to trying to conceive to pregnancy, has put together a celebratory package, Broncos style of course, to help aide in the baby boom about to take place this year. But don’t worry if you’re not a Broncos fan; the winner chooses their football package!

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TTC – What it’s REALLY Like

Making a baby is one of the most natural things in the world, but for some it doesn’t come naturally. For those people, the months tend to drag on, and that second pink line never comes. For those who have problems conceiving, sex tends to become a chore rather than an intimate moment that you look forward to.

Today, we dive into the wacky world of trying to conceive.

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Ultrasound Gender: To See or Not to See?

To find out the baby’s gender or not to find out? That is the question, and some expecting parents can’t decide. One thing most parents-to-be can expect from the moment they announce their pregnancy is that they will have people asking whether they’re going to find out if the baby will be a boy or a girl. You and your partner impatiently wait for the 20 week mark where you are able to tell in an ultrasound what you’re having. As that time approaches, parents may find themselves on two separate pages as to whether they find out or not. There are plenty of arguments made for finding out the sex of your child and similarly there are arguments discussing reasons why not to find out the sex. 

Today we discuss both! Here are 5 reasons to find out and 5 reasons not to find out if your little one is a boy or a girl. 

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TTC: 8 Tips for Surviving the Two Week Wait

For those trying to conceive, the two week wait between ovulation and that moment when a pregnancy test might be able to provide reliable feedback is complete torture for many. 

For those couples yearning to see those two pink lines flash across the test screen indicating pregnancy, they are plagued with an array of emotions ranging from impatience, anxiety and sadness until that time. Nothing will truly take away such emotions, but here are some coping strategies that may help a couple trying to conceive make it through those dreadful fourteen days.

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Lubricants and Conception

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Should you toss the lube while trying to conceive? It may be a lingering question for many couples on the road to creating life. While some may think that lubricant will only help create a more fluid environment for the sperm’s journey to the egg, it is not necessarily the case. Explore reasons why conventional lubricants can actually deter you from getting pregnant and some ways to promote pregnancy with the use of non-conventional lubricants. Welcome to the world of “sperm-friendly” lubricants! 

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10 Tips for Maximizing Your Fertility

Growing up, sex education classes lead us to believe that we will get pregnant the first time we have unprotected sex. While this certainly can happen, oftentimes it can take a few months, or even years, to conceive. If you are ready to start trying to conceive or even just considering it in the near future, here are some things to consider to maximize your chances of getting pregnant as soon as possible.

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Best Books To Read Before Trying To Conceive

So you think you’re ready to have a baby. At least, you and your partner agree that you’re ready to begin trying to conceive. You’ve answered every question on the list Important Things To Consider Before TTC, and passed with flying colors! Now what? You head over to the local book store to pick up a few of the popular titles on the subject that your friends and colleagues suggested to give you some helpful tips on boosting your chances. Suddenly, you are standing in front of the largest, most intimidating wall of hundreds of pre-conception books, all claiming to be exactly what you need to achieve pregnancy quickly. Whether you’ve been TTC for a while or your journey has just begun, we have compiled a list of beneficial books, some of which have provided us, personally, with the knowledge to achieve our very own TTC goals.

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Important Things To Consider Before TTC

You feel your biological clock ticking. Scratch that. It’s all you hear, every second of every minute of every day. This ticking might have been the rhythm you’ve been marching to for years or it might have crept up on you unexpectedly one day as you were holding your best friend’s newborn for the first time. Either way, you want a baby. And you want one now. This overwhelming need fills every inch of your body; and you just know it’s time.

While your heart might be ready, however, there are some important questions you need to ask yourself – and your partner- before you jump headfirst into trying to conceive.

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Infertility Awareness Week

As we enter Infertility Awareness Week, it is important to remember that not every woman experiences the same struggles with infertility. You likely know someone who was pregnant within their first month of TTC and also someone who struggled with TTC for so long that they needed to begin the process of IVF, surrogacy or adoption.

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Day 1: $125 Fertility Set from Fairhaven Health

We are proud to present to you, our first giveaway in the 50 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS!

This one is for all of you, TTCing folk!

If you’re currently trying to conceive or are planning to in the future, this giveaway is a MUST!

Today’s giveaway is

A Fertility Set by Fairhaven Health.

The set is valued at $125 and contains:

  • FertilAid for Women
  • FertilAid for Men
  • FertileCM
  • Bend, Breathe & Conceive Fertility Yoga DVD
  • Fertile Focus Ovulation Microscope

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Fairhaven Fertility: Your TTC Resource

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y husband and I have been in the process of trying to conceive for 6 months and while I was charting and using OPKs I didn’t really use any products that would help our chances of conception. Then I was introduced to Fairhaven Fertility products and they have opened my eyes to so many fertility resources! Fairhaven Fertility has a range of products and supplements that will assist couples in their quest of conceiving naturally.

If you and your partner have tried to conceive but found that you are having trouble because of an irregular cycle or not having the right charting resources I recommend looking into Fairhaven Fertility before beginning any extensive medical procedures or testing. Read on to find out why Fairhaven might just be the resource you need!

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