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Advantages of IVF Abroad

The exorbitant cost and often impersonal medical care associated with in vitro fertilization in the United States has forced many couples to search elsewhere for solutions. Find out why so many couples are turning to IVF abroad as the solution to their fertility troubles.

The 6 Types of Spermicide

Spermicides are barrier birth control methods that are available over the counter. Once inserted, this contraceptive method kills sperm. Vaginal spermicides are available in several forms, like spermicidal jelly, cream, foam, tablets, suppositories, sponge and film. Spermicide is inserted into the v

How To Get Pregnant - Increase Your Chances

For those considering getting pregnant, there are ways to increase your chances of conceiving a child. There are no foods that are specific that will ensure pregnancy, however you can eat a healthy balanced diet. ...

Risk Factors of Fertility

For most couples, infertility is defined as the unsuccessful attempts at conceiving, or the inability of the woman to get pregnant despite having unprotected sexual intercourse for an extended period of time. However, it is highly possible for couples to have a healthy sex life, regular menstrual cy

Advancements in Breast Pump Technology

Breast pumps have long been a treasured and important tool used for working Mothers and Mothers that are unable to breastfeed their newborn for other reasons. Beast pumps' technology have tremendously enhanced in giving the ...

Winter Maternity Swimwear

Winter does not seem like the time of year for swimming, let alone a pregnant woman, but the cold weather should not deter you from getting really good exercise. Swimming can be very aerobic without the stress on your joints. Since you are more buoyant in water, letting your belly float can relieve

Eating During Pregnancy And Morning Sickness

Perhaps no single physical symptom quite exceeds the discomfort and inconvenience of morning sickness, and no other symptom can affect your pregnancy and diet so greatly. When you feel sick, you don’t want to eat—but of course you have to, to nourish your body as well as provide nutrient

How to Calculate HCG Level

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is the hormone that is measured to determine whether or not someone is pregnant. This hormone is produced after conception by the cells that form the placenta. HCG levels can be detected in urine and blood between 11 and 14 days after conception. These

Gestational Diabetes-Health Tools

Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Carbohydrate counting when you have gestational diabetes Dealing with low blood sugar when you have gestational diabetes H

Pregnancy Discrimination

While most people are aware that it is illegal to practice racial, political, religious, or gender-based discrimination in the workplace, people often do not realize that there are other forms of discrimination that are outlined in employment laws for the protection of workers. One protection that m

Facts About Ovarian Cysts and Birth Control Pills

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms either in or on your ovary. Most cysts are harmless and go away on their own without treatment. If you often develop ovarian cysts, your doctor may recommend that you take birth control pills to reduce their frequency.

What Happens During Childbirth Classes?

Childbirth classes are a way for expectant parents to prepare for labor and delivery. Having a baby can be challenging and overwhelming. Taking childbirth education classes can help the process of childbirth seem less frightening. Even moms that have already had one or more children often find that

5 Natural Weight Loss Tips After Pregnancy

Most celebrities get down to the red carpet less than two months after their child delivery and you begin to wonder how they go about this. It is no miracle that they lose almost all the 25 pounds they had accumulated during pregnancy. It is just their commitment in following the tips I would be sha

Baby's Face at 28 Weeks Via Ultrasound

Week 28 of pregnancy is at the start of the third trimester, not many ultrasounds are done at this point without a reason, like a complication.