Before Getting Pregnant

Thinking about becoming a single mother by choice? There is much to keep in mind before taking the plunge towards motherhood.
Ready to embark on the parenthood journey? From preparing your body physically to addressing any health issues, discussing parenthood and the ways and means to reach it, to financial considerations, and employment and care prospects, deciding on baby is not always a simple decision to make. Let's help you out.
Fertility clinics in the US present reports on the number of IVF cycles carried out, as well as their outcomes. This data is a helpful source of information for those wishing to conceive via IVF.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Even if you’re not planning on conceiving in the short term, it’s wise to know that STIs can make it harder to get pregnant. Dreaming of Baby discusses STIs and fertility with Dr. Amesh Adalja, a board certified infectious diseases physician.