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.
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.
One of the greatest concerns of women with PCOS is that the syndrome would affect chances of pregnancy. Twelve years after receiving her PCOS diagnosis, Sasha Korobov knew that she had to do something to take the upper hand over her fertility.
Thinking about becoming a single mother by choice? There is much to keep in mind before taking the plunge towards motherhood.
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.
The opioid crisis is placing more infants into foster care leading to further strain on foster care agencies and greater calls for foster parents. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. John DeGarmo on the opioid addiction crisis, the effects of opioid addiction in pregnancy, and the challenges and rewards of fostering a child with opioid withdrawal.