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Content Tagged: pregnancy

I’m 28 and just had my first child 8 months ago. I am still breastfeeding my daughter. We were trying for about a year before becoming pregnant. We want to have another child, but aren’t sure when we should start trying again, especially if it takes another year. Is it easier to get pregnant again once you’ve had a child already?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.   Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! When women breastfeed their body produces a hormone called prolactin. This hormone can prevent ovulation and thereby keep your periods away. The more you breastfeed the higher your prolactin levels […]

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Planning the timing of my pregnancy and maternity leave

My partner Luke and I have decided that we’re going to start trying to have a baby! I’ve been charting my fertility and ovulation using an app, so I have a good idea of when I’m most fertile. Luke and I are both teachers, so I’m hoping to time the pregnancy so that I’m due […]

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I’m in my early 30s and I’ve been trying to get pregnant for about a year. One of my friends mentioned that maybe I’m not getting pregnant because I have a food intolerance or allergy. Is there any truth to the connection between infertility and food intolerances? If so, what should I do to be tested and what is involved in treatment?

Written by guest expert, Dr. Alana Shaw, naturopathic doctor at Boda Health, Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about Dr. Shaw here. We have known for centuries that the foods we consume can have a profound effect on our health.  More recently, food intolerances have been linked to a wide range of unpleasant symptoms and chronic conditions […]

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7 gadgets and apps to help track your fertility

Fox News recently profiled 7 new gadgets and smart phone apps that can help women get healthy and optimize and track their fertility. They include: Wink: Kindara’s Wink includes a wireless oral fertility thermometer to record basal body temperature. The thermometer syncs with a fertility app to help a woman track her menstrual cycle, cervical […]

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