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Content Tagged: Health

Egg yolks and soya: a possible fertility treatment?

A couple who spent six years trying to become pregnant via in vitro fertilization are now parents to a baby boy – Joseph – thanks to an egg yolk and soya treatment. Cathy Garvey and her partner Dan Bowley underwent four unsuccessful cycles of IVF, one of which sadly ended in a miscarriage. After countless […]

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Cutting the caffeine: Giving up coffee while we’re trying to get pregnant

My partner Sam and I love our morning ritual: we wake up early, go for a run, and then grab large lattes on our way home. We sip our drinks, read the morning paper, and then get ready for work. I’ll often grab another large coffee mid-morning, and on a long workday, I’ll have another […]

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Higher dairy intake may improve pregnancy rates

Two new studies presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine provide evidence that eating and drinking dairy products may improve pregnancy rates in those undergoing IVF. The first study was conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Centre. Women who were undergoing IVF at the centre filled out a […]

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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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