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Vaccine update for conception
Vaccines are considered by most doctors to be very important, effective and safe. If you're trying to conceive, you may want to take a pass on most vaccines.
Thyroid function and conception
The thyroid is key to many body functions, including the menstrual cycle. If your thyroid is not working right, conceiving and carrying a pregnancy can be difficult.
GM foods and conception
GM foods may not impact your fertility today, but it will impact the fertility rates in future generations. GM foods will also affect your health, so if you want to see your children grow up, stay away from "fake food."
Dental work and conception
We have discussed dental mercury before in this column, but there is more to cover about dentistry and conception, like nickel.
Risk of birth defects
I think every woman worries about the risk of birth defects when she is pregnant. What happens during conception to cause birth defects?
Raw foods and fertility
Raw foods have their fans, but why? What is so great about not cooking (or minimally cooking) your food that makes it better for you? And what effect does that have for conception?
Conceiving a smart child
Can you impact how smart your child is by what you do before and after you conceive? Yes and no.
Pycnogenol for male infertility
Men are part of the conception equation, too, although we tend to focus on the women. Even though men don't really have an end to their fertile life, they can have sperm problems and need some help. Pycnogenol is an antioxidant that has been proven to help improve sperm morphology in a small stud
Faith and conception
If you're not a religious person, conception is purely a chemical event. But the fact is that if that were true, then scientists would be able to make embryos in the lab. They can't.
Good nutrition websites for conception
When you're trying to eat better, you need good nutrition information. Here are some good websites that make it easier to figure out if you're getting enough protein, fat, and keeping down the carbs.
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