Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, there wasn't a ton of information that was spectacular or things I haven't heard before, but I did take some notes.
- 7.3 million women in the U.S. struggle with infertility
- 1 out of 7 couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility
- 2/3rds of couples treated for infertility go on to have healthy babies
Well, this helps those of us who think we're all alone and we're the only ones not having babies. It also gives hope that, with help, we will someday be mommies!
The owner/creator/something of Conceive Magazine was there talking about foods that help boost fertility. She also wrote a book "Cooking to Conceive". You can sign up to win a copy of this book on Tyra's website.
- Pancakes vs. Prepackaged Muffins -- Pancakes: They were made with buckwheat - which increases ovulation and helps with PCOS - and buttermilk - full fat milk, this kind of fat is good for you. Those muffins are high in transfat which is bad.
- Turkey Burger vs. BLT -- Turkey Burger: They contain lots of iron and the cheese gives you your dose of full fat dairy. Vegetables and beans are also very good. Bacon is high in saturated fat.
- Pasta with Salmon and Asparagus vs. Beef -- Pasta: This contains a lot of folic acid.
- Cheese Cake Brownies vs. Angelfood Cake -- Brownies: Instead of using butter they used Omega 3 canola oil. They used dark chocolate which has lots of antioxidants.
The Scoop on Sperm
- Sperm is made up of citric acid and sugar
- Avoid hot tubs, saunas, and anything else that causes excessive heat. Also, don't let your hubbies put laptops on their lap, keep them on a table.
- Hubbies should use their cell phones less and keep them either turned off or out of their pockets or on their hips. Keeping their phones on standby and in their pockets or clipped to their belt isn't good. Tyra suggests a man purse.
- Make sure your hubby is getting his daily servings of fruit.
I hope some of this information is helpful. I found the show a bit interesting, but most of it was things I had heard before. I'm excited to explore this new website and I'm going to look into this magazine too! Good luck to everyone out there trying for their little bundle of joy!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I saw this website on a friend's blog yesterday, and another friend gave me the link from Facebook. I don't know how new this is, but I'm excited to have found it. I have only read a few parts of this website, but I think it'll be a great source of information and strength for me, and hopefully for you too. I've added a button on the side if you want to click there!
"We welcome members of all faiths to join in our community and to strive to understand infertility from a religious perspective." -ldsinfertility.org