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You Really Want A Baby Boy or A Baby Girl

Society has such strong opinions as to what gender baby you should have. In most cultures a boy is highly revered because it carries on the family name. In other cultures a girl is more of a gift because of their helpful abilities and "lobola" possibilities presented when they get married. Consequently, so much pressure

Semen Analysis: The Cornerstone of Testing Male Infertility

Semen analysis is the test which shows fertility doctors what the issue may be. It is such an important part of fertility because the analysis can indicate whether the male is fertile or infertile and why. Once infertility is determined and the reason for it, an appropriate course of fertility treatment can be administered. During

Infertility: Is Anyone to Blame?

Infertility can be a very sensitive topic for many couples. Seeing other couples have babies while you're trying so hard to conceive can be disconcerting and heart breaking for a couple. Although it's a sensitive issue to both parties, there may be a tendency to blame someone. It is human nature to blame someone if

Are You Considering a Vasectomy Reversal?

Young men too often rush to have a vasectomy because at the time they think they don't want to have children. You may feel like that at the time but, did you know, that every ten years you become a different person? Your dreams and aspirations change. You don't want the same things in your

The Long Wait Before You Fall Pregnant

You and your partner have decided that you want to start a family. That moment is very exciting and you literally cannot wait for the day when the baby is born. But the reality is, of course, that it is going to take nine months before a baby is born and the time before conception

What If I Can’t Fall Pregnant Naturally?

There are many cases where women are not able to fall pregnant the natural way. After years of trying with no results, it can be frustrating for the couple if they don't know what the cause is. There is a course of action that you can take if you're not able to conceive naturally. Take

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%.