X

Important notice regarding updates to MyFertilityChoices.com - Click here

Unfortunately, due to the lack of funding, as of May 2015, no new information will be posted to this site. The static and weekly content posted since June of 2012 will continue to be available to visitors until the end of March of 2016.

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 […]

continue reading »

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 […]

continue reading »

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 […]

continue reading »

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, […]

continue reading »