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Phthalates and conception
Phthalates are chemicals commonly found in cosmetics, perfumes, and other personal care products. They are potent hormone disrupters, and that's the problem.
Lifestyle changes and conception
I get a fair number of emails with questions along this line: how fast will I get pregnant after changing "insert something here"? That's a complicated question, but I'll try to answer with some examples.
Smoking and Conception
For those of you smokers trying to conceive, let me scare you with this information: women who smoke go into menopause about two years earlier than women who do not smoke. For those of you who are approaching 40 and hope to conceive, smoking could keep that dream from becoming a reality. Smoking
Aspirin and conception
Aspirin is a cure-all. It's great for preventing heart attacks or stopping an incipient heart attack, and it helps prevent colon polyps in people with a family history. And it's great for menstrual cramps and headaches.
Breast-feeding and Conception
Can you get pregnant while breast-feeding? Yes and no.
L-arginine and conception
ink that L-arginine might be the most disputed conception aid. Some sources state it improves quantity of eggs but decreases quality.
Ginkgo Biloba and Conception
Ginkgo biloba is probably the most popular herb today. Boosting your odds of conception, though, is probably not a good use for it.
Fenugreek and Conception
Fenugreek is a plant native to India, North Africa and the Mediterranean. It has been used to treat halitosis, stomachaches, bloating, burns, and to increase breast milk production. That last use is probably its most important.
Professional help for Conception
The current statistics for infertility quote that 1 in 7 couples will have problems getting pregnant. That seems fairly high, so if you feel that you're alone with a fertility problem, you are not. When do you need professional help conceiving?
Wine, Alcohol and Conception
While alcohol is blamed for many an accidental conception, does it really help or hinder your attempts to get pregnant?
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