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Archive for March 2013

It isn’t as easy to get pregnant as you might think

Many people assume that once they decide to have a child and stop taking birth control, within a month or two they will be pregnant. In fact, many people plan when they want to have a child – for example during the summer months – and work back 9 or 10 months to determine when […]

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Omega-3s may be important during pregnancy

Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that are naturally present in some foods such as salmon and other oily fish, edamame beans, walnuts and flax. Omega-3s are also commonly added to other foods to enhance their nutritional value (milk, eggs). There are three different types of Omega-3 fatty acids: Alpha-linelenic acid (ALA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and […]

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My husband and I want to have a baby, but we’re scared of passing on a disease/genetic mutation. What are our options?

Principally, that depends on what particular genetic disease or mutation you have or are at risk of having. A genetic disorder is a disease that is caused by an abnormality in an individual’s DNA. Abnormalities can range from a small mutation or error in a single gene to the addition or subtraction of an entire […]

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Menstrual cycle monitoring and fertility-tracking on-line

There are several “apps” and online programs available to assist you in tracking your fertility. For example you might want to check out: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/, http://www.mymonthlycycles.com/,  and http://www.myfertilitycharts.com/. On your own calendar, you can use these programs to chart your basal body temperature (BBT), menstrual cycle, lifestyle factors that may impact your menstrual cycle (e.g., travel, […]

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