Author: Pregnant Naturally

Seafood lovers have more sex and get pregnant faster, study finds

Could eating fish get you pregnant faster? Quite possibly, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism in May 2018. The researchers followed 500 couples based in Michigan and Texas who were all trying to get pregnant. The participants logged their diet and their sexual activity …

High blood pressure before pregnancy tied to increased risk of miscarriage

Women who have high blood pressure (hypertension) before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage, even if they don’t have a diagnosis, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. The researchers studied more than 1,200 women who had already experienced pregnancy loss, …

The luteal phase: How long should it be, and how do you count?

The luteal phase is the second half of your menstrual cycle. It’s the part of the cycle that comes after ovulation, when the egg already has—or hasn’t—been fertilized, and you’ve nothing left to do but wait. But even though it comes after conception, the luteal phase plays a critical role …

When does conception occur?

Conception occurs when a woman’s egg meets a man’s sperm, and the two melt together to form the first cell in a new human being. This is familiar knowledge to most of us. But when can conception occur, exactly? And what happens next? Most of what follows is stuff you …

Which painkillers to choose when you are trying to conceive

Did you know that common over-the-counter painkillers can reduce your ability to get pregnant, cause miscarriages, and lead to severe birth defects in your baby? Luckily, there are a few safe options, but it’s important to understand the differences between safe and unsafe drugs. Also, don’t forget that it takes …

Sugary sodas could reduce fertility, both in women and men

Drinking one or more sugar-sweetened soft drinks per day could reduce fertility, both in women and men, according to a study led by researchers from Boston University School of Public Health. The study was published in the journal Epidemiology in January 2018. The researchers found that women who consumed at least one …

How to get pregnant fast with irregular periods

If your menstrual periods are irregular, it may be more difficult for you get pregnant – and it may not. Whether irregular periods will affect your ability to conceive, depends on why your cycle length varies so much. Other health and fertility factors may play a role as well. Irregular …

Poor fertility knowledge: 4 of 5 women don’t know when they’re fertile

Many women in New Zealand actively monitor ovulation, but their fertility knowledge is still poor — particularly their ability to correctly identify their fertile window. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology by a group of researchers from Otago University. Ovulation monitoring is common, but …