Before Getting Pregnant

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.
Apart from the negative health effects and the social stigma attached to STDs, your fertility may also be taking the brunt of such diseases. Dr. Kecia Gaither speaks about Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, including diagnosis, treatment, and their effects on fertility.
Finding out that your uterus is retroverted may come as quite a surprise. As many as 20 per cent of women have a retroverted uterus, or as also commonly known, a ‘tilted’ or ‘tipped’ uterus. Here's all you need to know about your special uterus.
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.
Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of reproductive age suffer from PCOS. In the United States alone, 5 million women are currently affected by this condition. Dr. Sunny Jun, Co-Founder and Co-Medical Director of CCRM San Francisco speaks about lifestyle choices, PCOS, and the effects this has on fertility.