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Why can't I get pregnant?????
You have visited the doctor and he/she has tested for some possible reasons:
Ovulation irregularity? Nope
Not able to pinpoint ovulation? Nope
We have talked in the past about different fertility friendly diets. Western doctors recommend eating things such as leafy green veggies and including a serving of dairy to the TTC (trying to conceive) woman's diet.
There are many theories on why there are more and more studies that indicate that men’s overall semen health has been declining over the years. Is it because of lifestyle? Diet? Toxins? Pollution? Whatever the reason, the result has been an increased focus on how to strengthen semen health to get it in baby making form!
Like many other women, you may have been trying to lose those last 5-10 pounds before getting pregnant. You may have upped your exercise, cut out dairy, eliminated sugar or have been tracking what you eat each day.
If you are like me you can daydream about a new little one for hours on end. I can picture myself holding the baby while it coos looking into my eyes. I can picture my baby holding onto my little finger while rocking him or her to sleep. I picture the baby’s room, the cute little outfits, family events and celebratio
There has always been some debate on whether or not caffeine works against you while you are TTC (trying to conceive). However, in a recent study just presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology it seems as if there is good reason to stay away from the cup of Joe if you are opting for IVF or ICSI.
If you are new to TTC (trying to conceive), you are probably reading everything you can get your hands on to give yourself the best chance of becoming pregnant. You may have even started using ovulation kits and BBT temping each morning to try and nail down the most fertile days of your cycle.
If you have been TTC (trying to conceive) for awhile, you have probably found that there are some months or weeks or days or hours that are more stressful than others. At times, trying to get pregnant can be all consuming and also completely frustrating and emotionally depleting.