How Does Perimenopause Affect Fertility
A woman’s biology, in particular her reproductive biology, is complex and often riddled with misunderstanding. The transition to menopause is one area, in particular, where confusion seems to reign. While technically menopause occurs when a woman goes 12 consecutive months without a period, there is an extent of time, from two to twelve years prior […]
What Exactly is A Geriatric Pregnancy?
The term “Geriatric Pregnancy” conjures images of much older women and their burgeoning bumps. A late-in-life pregnancy perhaps, or something of biblical reference comes to mind. But the truth is the medical arena uses geriatric pregnancy to reference those who are pregnant and over the age of 35. The term is interchangeable with the less […]
8 Ways to Keep Active Throughout IVF
Going through fertility treatment is a wild ride of emotions. One day you’re upbeat and filled with hope and the next you feel as though a dark cloud looms over your head. These are normal feelings and you should expect them all along your journey. 8 Healthy Activities For Body and Mind Keeping your […]
5 Stretches All Pregnant Mothers Should Be Doing
Pregnancy takes a toll on your body, no doubt. Sciatica and back pain are extremely common at this time. Staying limber helps alleviate the pain and lowers risks for injury. One of the best and easiest ways to stay limber is by stretching. And, as a bonus, stretching your muscles, tendons and ligaments provides relief […]
Exercise, Mental Health and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Regular physical activity is one of the best ways to banish the blues, feel energized and relieve stress. No matter your fitness level or your skill set a quick 30-minute workout improves your mood and your quality of life. When you’re pregnant a daily fitness break becomes more crucial to your physical and mental wellbeing. […]
These 6 Exercises Will Help You Keep in Shape During Pregnancy
Congratulations! You’re pregnant! The good news is your baby is growing inside your uterus and no amount of normal exercise is going to change that. In fact, especially for those who have a practice of regular exercise, be it running, yoga, biking, swimming or even strength training, maintaining your regular workouts for the duration of […]
How Strength Training Affects Fertility
Strength training is a healthy fitness trend that’s really taken off in recent years. This form of exercise uses resistance to tone muscles and improve strength and endurance. You can incorporate the use of resistance bands, use isometrics and even plyometrics (jump training) but most people associate strength training with lifting weights. If you incorporate […]
How Does Psychotherapy Help During Infertility Treatment?
Infertility is a problem that impacts roughly 9% of men and 11% of women across the US. As mental wellness becomes more normalized in society more individuals are seeking counseling from a licensed professional to deal with difficult aspects of their lives. Infertility treatment is certainly a challenging experience; one that is hard on couples […]
The Truth About Covid Vaccines and Preterm Delivery
It’s no surprise that pregnant women focus on the health and wellness of their unborn children, first and foremost. However, your baby’s health is dependent on your own to a large degree. That’s why it’s very concerning to the medical community that statistics show only about a third of pregnant women in the US are […]
Can I Get Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy?
As we’ve all heard by now COVID-19 takes a far greater toll on pregnant people than of people the same age who are not pregnant. Pregnancy lowers your body’s immune response and for those who contact the COVID virus during pregnancy the odds are much greater for hospitalization, ICU, intubation and death. And, according to […]