Are you taking care of your emotional health?

Feb 12, 2012 | Fertility Care
If you're one of my patients, you've probably heard me mention probably most of the things on my blog.....including the one thing I say over and over: it takes 3 things to have a baby: eggs, sperm and tubes that are open. Learn about all 3 and you can figure out why a couple is having a problem conceiving. I'd like to officially add emotional health to the list......I think that emotional health is essential when trying to conceive and if you don't have emotional health, that in and of itself could possibly affect your chances of conceiving. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and their behavior. When bad things happen, they're able to bounce back and move on. Mental and emotional health takes an effort to build and maintain. As couples are trying to conceive, they should not only spend energy on their physical health but do things to boost their mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life.  Every patient of mine will have their own ideas about how they can build and maintain their emotional health. Here are some tips: 1. Take care of your physical health: eat right and maintain...

Are all prenatals alike?

Feb 12, 2012 | Fertility Care
The answer is no. I read a great article in Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Take the time to read it because it talks about how one important difference among prenatals is the source of folic acid.   Just click here and you can read it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3250974/ Then after reading it, you're going to do what I did and you're going to ask, which prenatals contain L-Methylfolate? So then I foudn this source: http://www.empr.com/prenatal-vitamins/article/125903/. You can find the prenatals that contain L-methylfolate. Or you can just buy L-methylfolate separate from your prenatal. Hope this article helps!