Before Getting Pregnant

Financing your retirement may be the last thing on your mind as you prepare for parenthood, but this does not mean it's not an important one. Bill Nickles speaks with Dreaming of Baby about the importance of securing your financial future and offers tips and advice on how to prepare for a comfortable retirement.
With child-related expenses always on the rise, it's wise to be financially prepared for parenthood. Nicole Merritt from jthreeNMe, shares with us some budgeting and saving tips for life with kids.
Parenthood brings new responsibilities; ensuring that you can constantly provide for your child's needs requires serious consideration. A long-term disability insurance can help you maintain your lifestyle even when illness or injury prevents you from working. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Steve Crawford on this subject.
It's never too early to start saving for college! Dreaming of Baby speaks with Erika Jensen, President of Respire Wealth Management in Houston, Texas, on healthy family financials, and the how and why of saving for college.
Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) affect 300,000 births each year worldwide and are one of the most common birth defects. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Angela Jones on the role of folic acid in preventing NTDs, diagnosing NTDs, and their prognosis.
The World Health Organization estimates that more than 40% of pregnant women worldwide are anemic. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Salli Tazuke from CCRM San Francisco on the effects of folic acid deficiency on a mom-to-be’s health and well-being.
Folic acid is imperative for a healthy pregnancy. Studies have shown that this water-soluble B vitamin, accompanied by a healthy diet and lifestyle, helps boost both male and female fertility. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Amos Grunebaum.
The relationship between lead and fertility has been a subject of study for years. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Vasiliki Moragianni about the effects lead has on health and fertility.
Male factor issues contribute to almost half of all infertility cases. Male infertility is hence something that we should be talking about. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Mr. Justin Lioi, a men's mental health expert.
In the journey to baby, creating the optimal environment for conception has a great say on outcomes. For long a subject of study, the relationship between lead exposure and fertility is one to take note of on your path to parenthood.