Echinacea and conception
Echinacea has long been popular for colds and flu because it may help boost the immune system. It appears to be antiviral and stimulate T-cell production, very useful for a cold. However, it may also inhibit hyaluronidase, and this could factor in to decreasing your odds for conception.
Birth control and conception
At some point in their fertile lives, many women take birth control pills. They're very effective and reversible. But there are a lot of myths about "the pill."
Eating organic food and conception
I admit that I didn't always care about how well I ate. I was naturally thin and athletic, so I didn't care. I ate what I wanted. Over time, my mindset about food has changed. I started to read labels, and I learned more about modern farming, and I became more concerned about the food I eat.
Pre-conception genetic testing
Pre-conception genetic testing is offered to couples who are concerned about inherited disorders.
Leptin and conception
Leptin receptors are mostly found in fat tissue, but researchers have found a receptor for leptin in endometrial tissue. It has also been discovered that leptin levels rise during the follicular phase in pre-menopausal women and fall during your period.
Conception tips E book
For those of you who would like an E-book version of my columns from Bellaonline, you got your wish! I have compiled my columns into a book of Conception Tips, and it's organized to make it more useful. I also included a special section on surviving IVF, should you go that route.
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