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What to Do When You Are Trying To Get Pregnant

Deciding that you want a baby is a significant decision to make. There are so many things that you need to consider which includes how you're going to raise the baby, feeding habits, clothing, health factors and schooling, amongst others. Before you get to those stages, conception is the first hurdle. Here are a few

Why Is Breastfeeding So Important?

With your first baby you will get a lot of advice from everyone. Each person you come in contact with will give you advice; whether you asked for it or not. Breastfeeding is one of those topics that people will give their opinion on. Whichever way you look at it, breastfeeding is very important in

Why Doesn’t Medical Aid Cover Fertility Treatments?

We are often asked whether fertility treatments cannot be claimed from a Medical Aid. Unfortunately they are not covered by Medical Aid and a couple will need to fund the cost of it on their own. Undergoing treatment is a big decision to make because it involves a lot of emotions and costs. If you

Is It a Good Idea to Take Folic Acid While Trying to Conceive?

A doctor will usually advise you take a folic acid supplement while you are pregnant but can it also be beneficial while you are trying to conceive? Firstly, what is folic acid? It is a synthetic form of vitamin B9 and it reduces the risk of neural tube defects in babies by up to 70%.

Is It Better To Plan A Pregnancy?

We are all aware that there are many pregnancies that are unplanned and a surprise to the couple. Living in a modern era where we are able to control and plan so many situations, pregnancy seems to be another event that could be planned. So is it better to plan a pregnancy? Let's consider a

Infertility Is Nothing to Be Ashamed About

Not being able to have children has gained a negative stigma in the past. So much that couples were afraid to speak about it because they felt ashamed. Centuries ago the woman was blamed for the inability to have children and it was not understood that infertility could come from both the male and the

The Joy A Baby Brings Into Your Life

A baby brings so much joy to a family. A part of you continues in another human being. Your genetics are passed on to a new generation. You can see your and your partner's habits in the little one. You can share life lessons and have fun while watching your baby grow and navigate through

Infertility: Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

When it comes to fertility, pelvic pain is usually associated with the menstrual cycle. Most women experience a painful sensation in their pelvic area before menstruation starts, while there are a few women who experience little or no pain. It is important to note if there is a distinction in the pelvic pain that you

The Emotions of Infertility

Infertility is a difficult subject to address for most people who have to deal with it. For a couple, it can be quite challenging because your emotions can get the better of you. It is important to recognise the emotions that rise up during this time. You will experience a range of emotions when you

Do Fertility Treatments Work?

Some couples who have fertility issues may tend to avoid fertility treatments because they are sceptical or afraid that it won't work. Advancements in the medical field have grown tremendously over the past couple of decades. There are different options available when it comes to fertility treatments for men and women. The key is to