Lose Weight during your Favorite TV Shows

Weight loss can often be a challenging task that demands much time and resources from a person. But there are actually ways that you can do this without having to sign up for a gym membership, or buying different diet books and exercise guides. There are exercises that you can do in the comfort of your home, even while you’re reading a book or watching TV! All you have to do is be a little creative. There are many tools in the house that you can use to break a sweat and burn those calories. The following are some suggestions Continue reading →

How to Lose Weight After Pregnancy

Now that baby is here, there are probably more things that you will be thinking about: the baby’s food, your sleeping schedule and maybe even how to lose the extra pounds that you have gained during pregnancy. Generally, for women who started with normal weight, and gained the extra pounds the doctor recommended, they can expect to lose this within a few months. This is considering that they follow a healthy diet and exercise. For women who were overweight before pregnancy or gained more weight than the doctor’s recommendation, weight loss may probably take up to a year. It is Continue reading →

4 Weight Loss Secrets You Won’t Find in Diet Books

With the overwhelming choices of weight-loss techniques, plans and fad diets, it has become difficult to determine which among them actually works best for people. There are some that are too restrictive, others are too extreme and those that don’t even feel like real diet plans. But no matter which of them you may try, there are always fundamental things that you should remember when trying to lose weight. 1. Mental and Physical Readiness- There are many changes that will happen once you follow a strict diet. Make sure that you are physically, emotionally and psychologically ready to go through Continue reading →

Do’s and Don’ts After a Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy during the first 20-23 weeks. The most telling symptom is vaginal bleeding, which may also be accompanied by cramps and a period like pain. About 15% of pregnancies experience miscarriages. They can be caused by different factors like: Non-vital fetus Blighted Ovum (Undeveloped fetus) Infections Poor Health Condition Drinking, Smoking and/ or Drugs But in most cases of miscarriage, an actual cause is very difficult to determine and single out. This is why it is very important for the parent/s to understand that it is rarely their fault and there has Continue reading →

How to Reduce the Risks of Miscarriage

It is rarely the couple’s fault if a miscarriage happens. About 15% of pregnancies suffer miscarriage and the causes cannot be ascertained. There are 3 main factors to watch that can contribute to the risk of a miscarriage: lifestyle, diet, and the health condition of the mother. One’s lifestyle must change once pregnancy is confirmed: There is evidence that suggests smoking and even secondhand smoke increases the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth 2. A study by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, showed that a consumption of 200 milligrams or more of caffeine per day (about two cups of Continue reading →

Things to Try for Pregnancy after Miscarriage

A miscarriage during pregnancy can be a very stressful and confusing experience. This causes a person to ask many questions and look for different answers and reasons as to why and how the miscarriage happened. There are many possible factors that contribute to a miscarriage: an abnormal development of the fetus; the health condition of the mother; a problem with the chromosomes of the fetus; hormones, and; an infection. But most often, the cause of a miscarriage is difficult to pinpoint.   An estimated 10 to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. This number may actually be higher since there Continue reading →

Preparing Yourself for an IUI Procedure

One’s knowledge of IUI can help increase the chances of success of the procedure. Research is part of the preparation. In this article, we aim to provide basic information on intrauterine insemination. Initially, of course, you may want to look around for a facility that provides IUI services. You will then have access to information regarding doctors, cost, risk factors, and health matters. It is also beneficial to look for a support group that deals with psychological readiness for the couple to deal with any outcome the procedure may deliver. Some questions you might have regarding IUI: The differences Between Continue reading →

How to Know if Cryopreservation is Right For You

Not every couple who deal with infertility will need to undergo in-vitro fertilization, and not all IVF patients will need to worry about cryopreservation, the freezing, storage of sperm, oocytes, or embryos. For example, the embryo cryopreservation process requires high quality embryos at Day 3 of development, after the best embryos have been transferred to the mother. They can also be preserved at the blastocyst stage on Day 5 or Day 6, as long as development has progressed normally. Most embryos do not progress beyond Day 3 unless they are viable and likely to result in pregnancy. Cryopreservation should be Continue reading →

How To Find A Good Egg Freezing Clinic

Couples in search of a fertility clinic also need to know how to find the best egg freezing clinic as well. Ideally, the assisted reproductive therapy clinic, laboratory, or egg bank offers the cryogenic freezing of eggs for future use. Unfortunately, neither the CDC nor other government regulations entity collects data on the success rate for freezing eggs. Fortunately, data on pregnancy rates and live birth rates from these procedures are indeed submitted to the CDC. This information is available to the public for free. The difference between choosing an HMO and choosing an ART provider is that the latter Continue reading →