Before Getting Pregnant

Thinking about becoming a single mother by choice? There is much to keep in mind before taking the plunge towards motherhood.
A mom of two and founder of a thriving healthy food company, Leeann masters the balancing art of commitment and entrepreneurship with parenthood, and is energetically building a legacy for her little ones. She chats with Dreaming of Baby about the innate passion that keeps her going. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tessa Falk was in her early twenties and recently married when she was diagnosed with PCOS and Stage 4 Endometriosis. She speaks about the challenges she had to overcome in her path towards parenthood as a PCOS sufferer, and on the importance of support in coming to terms and dealing with this diagnosis.
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.
Home insemination offers privacy, affordability, and added comfort - identifying the right tools towards a positive pregnancy test helps you reach your dream faster. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Carol Lomas from Conceivex.
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.