Causes of Female Infertility and How to Cope with It

8 Nov

Women who want to get pregnant adapt to healthy fertility diet to ensure their bodies are fit for conception. But some women have a hard time conceiving. If you are trying to get pregnant but no matter how hard you and your partner try, you are still not conceiving, then you might have infertility problems. Doctor Serena Chen, a fertility specialist in New Jersey, talks about causes of female infertility in the video below.

Causes of Female Infertility

Female infertility can be caused by different factors just like the ones mentioned in the video. About 10% of women in the US population, whose age range from 15 to 44, have a hard time conceiving or staying pregnant. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But this does not mean that infertility can only happen in women. Infertility in men are also possible and can be caused by different factors too.

There are many causes of infertility on men and women. But facing the cause or problem can put stress in a relationship. Some ways to cope, help manage, and lower the stress of infertility are:

Acknowledge your feelings: Holding everything inside does not help. It actually takes more mental energy to hold your feelings back than to express them. Allow yourself time to feel the sadness, anger, and frustration.

Seek support: Whether through friends, professional counseling, groups, or online forums, finding somewhere to talk with people who understand can help you feel less alone.

Practice relaxation: Learning how to relax and calm yourself can help when feelings get intense and during treatments. Acupuncture, yoga, and relaxation techniques are all possible ways to cope.

Talk to your partner: Talk about your feelings together. Keep in mind, though, that men and women cope with stress in different ways. Women are more likely to express their sadness, while men tend to hold things inside. Neither way is wrong, just different.

Learn as much as you can: The more you know about infertility, including alternatives like adoption or living child-free, the more in control you will feel.

Don’t let infertility take over your life: Make sure you fill your life and your relationship with other things. If it seems like infertility is all you talk about together, set a specified time each day for the topic, and use the rest of the day to talk about other things.

Keep sex fun: As mentioned above, sex can quickly become more like a chore, than a fun way to express love for each other. Try to keep things loving and exciting. Light candles, play fun music, or watch romantic movies, whatever makes you both feel good.

Consider professional help: Many couples find that professional individual or couples counseling can help them cope with the emotional stress of infertility, and some fertility clinics insist that their patients seek counseling before and during treatment.


It is best for a couple to face infertility together. What a man feels about the situation may be different from a woman’s emotion but generally they are the same because both of them are affected. Keeping the lines of communication between the couple open can help on how they will cope with infertility. This can aid them in supporting one another positively.


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Postpartum Skin Care:Stretch Mark Removal Tips

15 Oct

During pregnancy, the belly skin of pregnant women stretch as their abdomens grow bigger. Skin starts to itch especially below the navel area. After pregnancy, skin begins to show the presence of striae or commonly known as stretch marks. This scarring of the skin on the belly, upper arm, breast, hips. lower back, and thigh area is caused by tearing of the dermis. They may appear reddish or purplish at first can gradually fade into a lighter hue. Check out this video on stretch mark and some postpartum skin care to address stretch marks that are being used nowadays.

Postpartum Skin Care:Stretch Mark 101

Skin does not go back to its original state once it has been stretched rapidly such as in the case of belly bumps and weight change. To be sure you choose the best postpartum skin care for your stretch mark, take into consideration your age and skin tone so that you will know the degree of success of the removal method you chose. A cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist can answer your queries on stretch mark removal.

Postpartum Skin Care – Stretch Mark Removal Tips

Some of the postpartum skin care for stretch mark removal are featured below. Whatever method you choose to follow, it is best to consult your doctor first to ensure your safety and your baby’s safety as well especially if you are breastfeeding.

Getting Started:

The sooner the better! It is best advised to follow the stretch marks removal tips in skin care as soon as you start witnessing the signs of it on your body. At times, if proper attention to stretch marks removal is not given at the initial stage then it becomes extremely difficult to get rid of them completely especially when they leave white silvery lines.

Hydrate your Skin:

Keeping your skin well hydrated is an essential feature of skin care tips. This holds true for the stretch marks removal also. Moisturize the affected area regular and twice or thrice a day. This helps drastically in minimizing and stretch marks removal within a short period of time. It is best recommended to use moisturizers and skin creams that have cocoa butter in them for stretch marks removal.

Consult a Skin Specialist:

If you think that nothing is working for the stretch marks removal, it’s time to consult a good skin specialist. A doctor’s advice and a good medical treatment can sure help you with better skin care and getting good results with stretch marks removal.

The Surgical Methods:

Many people opt for Micro-dermabrasion and laser treatments nowadays for the stretch marks removal. These procedures are very popular these days when it comes to skin care and you can opt for them too if you are in desperate need of complete stretch marks removal. These treatments are a bit costly, therefore, plan well ahead and talk to your doctor in detail before opting for any of these skin care procedures.

A Good Diet:

Like all the other treatments for healthy and body, the importance of good diet for stretch marks removal cannot be ignored. Skin care is primarily all about good diet and maintaining a nutritious diet plan. The same holds true for stretch marks removal. Eating foods that help in boosting the metabolism and which helps is better blood circulation are ideal for stretch marks removal. Moreover, make sure that you eat certain types of foods that keep all cells of your body fit and healthy and prevent against cell damage.

So, stop worrying about stretch marks removal and start following these basic skin care tips. You will certainly see a difference in stretch marks removal and your skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated.


Aside from worrying about stretch marks that may manifest during or after pregnancy and how to get rid of them, there are other skin problems that need proper care such as annoying zits. To address this kind of problem, proper postpartum skin care  is important and it starts from having a healthy diet. Once you are able to find an effective skin care regimen for your skin problems, stick to it and maintain a healthy and glowing skin.

How Food Choices Affect Fertility Diet

3 Oct

Have you ever noticed the difference between the women in the good old days and the ones in the present time? At present, there are lots of women who are having problems of getting pregnant. This was not the case in the past. Getting pregnant four to five times was achievable. The reason for infertility to be skyrocketing nowadays is due to the food that we eat. Checking our lifestyle, we tend to overlook the value of eating adequate amount of healthy food. Below are articles stretching on the importance of adding fertility food and fertility diet to your daily menu.

Fertility Food on Your Fertility Diet

Fertility Food to be added to your Diet

Back in the day, women were getting pregnant five and six times easily and infertility as just a myth but nowadays women are having a lot of problems when it comes to infertility and many of them face problem getting pregnant

Understanding The Fertility Diet

Diet is very important for women who are trying to conceive. According to studies, women who are either overweight or underweight experience harder times.

Maca: A Fertility Enhancing Superfood

With its nutty aroma and delicious flavor maca is a high fertility food you should definitely consider adding to your daily diet. Maca has been used as a fertility enhancing food for thousands of years in South America. In fact, the

With the help of these articles, by now you have a clear understanding that for your body to create and sustain life you need to incorporate foods that are full of life in your fertility diet.

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Prenatal Pilates Made Easy

26 Sep

Exercising during pregnancy has evolved rapidly. The advocacy to help pregnant women have a fit and better living is a great way for them to build core strength. Pregnancy fitness, by way of exercising, aids pregnant women in having a risk-free and comfortable delivery. One particular exercise that moms-to-be prefer is Prenatal Pilates. It has become phenomenal due to the fact that it is adaptable in nature. You can adjust your exercise depending on the ability that you have developed as well as modify it depending on what stage of your pregnancy you are in. The video below highlights easy Pilates workout you can do during your first, second, or third trimester. The beauty about this video is that it is easy and efficient.

Prenatal Pilates Workout

The in-depth and detail-oriented execution of the Pilates workout makes it very easy to do. It is 100% safe and helps in toning your body. Back pains, weariness, soreness, and dizziness are alleviated with Prenatal Pilates. Incorporate this exercise in your daily life by routinely doing it. If you ought to take classes on prenatal Pilates, below are things to consider.

Attending Classes on Prenatal Pilates

If you want to attend a Pilates class during pregnancy, it’s best to look for one that’s tailored to pregnant women. If your instructor is not a health professional, make sure that she has a qualification in teaching exercise to pregnant women.

Even if you found the pelvic floor exercise described above easy, you may find that many ordinary pilates classes go too quickly for you. If there isn’t an antenatal Pilates class in your area, make sure your instructor knows that you’re pregnant. She’ll need to adapt the exercises for you.

If you experience any pain or discomfort then stop the class and let your midwife or doctor know before you continue.

If you attend an ordinary Pilates class, be cautious about the following:

  • Some of the positions, especially those lying on your tummy or back, or standing on one leg, are not suitable for mid-pregnancy and beyond.
  • You should avoid stretching any joint to its full range, especially in an unsupported position. This is because the hormone relaxin will have made your ligaments looser.
  • Supporting your weight on your hands and knees may make your wrists ache. This can be particularly uncomfortable if you have painful wrists (carpal tunnel syndrome). Your instructor should show you how to lean forwards onto an exercise ball if this is the case.

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Overall, Pilates during pregnancy can help you improve your flexibility and balance. But just like any other exercise, you need to make sure you are executing the routines in a completely, safe way. Some routines are challenging but do not put your body under strain. Do not jump directly to workout methods that you feel you are not yet ready to execute. Take it one step at a time. Happy Pilates everyone!

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