Before Getting Pregnant

Platforms to assist freelancers find jobs didn't cut it for Irina Lunina, so she decided to create her own. Irina speaks with Dreaming of Baby about the tenacity required in pursuing mompreneurship. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Around 5 million women in the United States suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Dreaming of Baby speaks to Angela Grassi, a nutritionist specializing in the management of PCOS.
Albeit being a very common health condition amongst women of reproductive age, there is surprisingly a lot of confusion as to what the syndrome really entails. Dr. Rebecca Chilvers shares insight on what you need to know about PCOS and fertility.
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.
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.
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.