Before Getting Pregnant

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.
Carrier screening analyzes DNA to identify your chances of having a child with a genetic disorder. Whilst carrier screening can be done during pregnancy, Lama Elkhoury from Sema4 speaks with Dreaming of Baby about the importance of testing prior to conceiving.
PCOS is a common cause of female infertility. The condition prevents consistent ovulation and is characterized by small cystic structures within the ovaries. Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, speaks about the varying degrees of PCOS, treating the condition, the journey to baby as a PCOS patient, and the role your eggs play in all of this.
"IVF is very advanced today and most couples will eventually conceive if they can persist." Dr. Serena Chen discusses the IVF process, including testing and medication, as well as provides insight on a very important question: how long does it take to get pregnant with IVF?
PCOS is a medical condition characterized by excess androgens, ovulation dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Lakeisha W. Richardson on your OB-GYN appointment when PCOS is involved, its treatment, and its effects on fertility.
Is your cycle too short? The follicular phase is the time in between the start of your period and the point at which your body releases the month’s fertile egg at ovulation. During this phase, follicles in the ovary mature and get ready to release an egg. A short follicular phase may affect fertility. Read on to find out how and why.
Every 25 minutes, a baby suffering from opioid withdrawal is born. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Amy Sedgwick on treatment options and support for pregnant women with opioid dependency, and women wishing to conceive after opioid addiction.
Officially, endometriosis affects up to 10% of all women. Despite its wide prevalence, it is also widely undiagnosed, with many unaware of what the condition involves. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr Abhishek Mangeshikar, Gynecological Endoscopist and Robotic Surgeon, specializing in endometriosis.
Apart from the physical symptoms associated with the condition, PCOS has also been linked to emotional and mental concerns. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Crystal Clancy, on mentally and emotionally dealing with the symptoms of PCOS.
In a study of close to 83,000 IVF patients published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, it was concluded that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.