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Archive for October 2014

I’m 30 and my husband is 29. We plan to start trying to get pregnant in the next few months. I’ve been watching my weight, taking folic acid, and trying to eat well. I have a few questions. Is there anything my husband should be doing in terms of his lifestyle, diet, etc. to increase our chances of becoming pregnant? Will abstaining from sex in the 2-4 days before I ovulate increase our chances? Is there anything else we should be doing to increase our chances of conceiving?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada.  These are great questions and it is always smart to be proactive about your fertility. I’ll go through things systematically and address your questions. Healthy choices and lifestyle suggestions for your husband include the following: Avoid habits […]

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Women putting lives at risk by buying IVF drugs on the internet

A recent article in the Daily Mail Online profiles a concerning trend. Some women who are unable to afford expensive fertility medications and treatments may be putting their lives at risk by purchasing discounted fertility drugs sold illegally on the internet on sites such as eBay. Fertility drugs are usually available by prescription only and […]

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“The Stork” insemination device now available for purchase in the USA

The first at-home artificial insemination device called “The Stork,” is now available over-the-counter for purchase in the United States. At a cost of $79.99, this device could give those who are trying to get pregnant an alternative to more expensive fertility procedures. The Stork has a two-part mechanism for delivering sperm into a woman’s uterus. […]

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Deciding who gets pregnant first!

Alexis and I met through mutual friends a few years ago. We started talking about having kids on one of our first dates. We both knew that we wanted to have kids in the future. We’re now more than two years into our relationship, and things are going great. We both feel like we’d found […]

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