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Fertility
Fertility
Perineal Massage Made Easy
Pregnancy
Breastfeeding Emergency Preparedness
Breastfeeding
Women's Health
Women's Health


Fertility

Once couples decide to have a baby, it becomes front and center in the brain. And if it doesn’t happen as fast as you want (which is often the case!), it seems nearly impossible to stop obsessing about pregnancy. Dealing with infertility can be one of the most difficult periods in your life especially if your friends are having babies. Issues with infertility are more common than most people think. Roughly 15% of couples have difficulty conceiving and within those couples, the male factor is an issue roughly half the time. The saying that ‘it takes two to tango’ certainly holds true when trying to get pregnant.

Knowledge is power in the case of fertility. Exciting new studies are being conducted that provide strong science on ways to increase both female and male fertility. Women who know when they are ovulating each month have a much greater chance of becoming pregnant. Men who test for low sperm count and take steps such as antioxidant supplementation are showing huge improvements in their numbers.

Find the knowledge that will empower you in our articles and keep us posted on your news!


Pregnancy

The excitement has begun! There is probably no other time in your life where you will have so much happening within a nine month period. It all starts at the very beginning when you first start experiencing pregnancy signs and symptoms and maybe even getting a twinge of implantation pain. The rest of your nine months will be spent preparing for the big event of childbirth and baby in the house. Lots of research will keep you busy and the time will fly by.

Knowledge is power during pregnancy just like it is with fertility. You’ve heard the saying “eating for two” but now you really need to dig in and understand what certain minerals, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and more can do for both you and your baby to keep your pregnancy on track. The mother’s health is critical as well and thinking ahead about things like perineal massage to avoid episiotomies, treatment for high blood pressure and preeclampsia, ultrasounds, and other miscellaneous medical aspects is important so you are informed and calm if an issue pops up.

This helpful guide for pregnant women covers pregnancy by trimester, health & nutrition, and pregnancy challenges and risks.


Breastfeeding

One of the most important decisions you will make in the early days of parenthood is how to feed your newborn. And who knew there is so much to learn about one of those choices – breastfeeding? When first learning about breastfeeding, you might come across confusing terms like let-down, foremilk, hindmilk, latching, and plenty more. Many birthing centers fortunately offer lactation consultants to help you in those early days after birth.

Because you are so busy growing your baby during pregnancy, it likely will not be your first thought that you should start early to prepare your body to nurse. Your baby is already the ultimate parasite – claiming every nutrient he or she needs even at your expense. Just like during pregnancy, it is critical to ensure you have enough minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and more on board at the right levels to sustain both you and your baby’s needs.

Get started on your breastfeeding education with these helpful articles.


Women’s Health

Menstrual cycles, ovulation, pregnancy, birth control, peri-menopause, menopause – women have a unique list of health matters to consider versus men. Hormones play a central role in women’s health. Estrogen and progesterone are most well known because of their influence on a woman’s reproductive health. Many people think males have a monopoly on testosterone but that is not the case. Testosterone belongs to a class of male hormones called androgens but women also have testosterone.

A woman’s body makes and uses many other kinds of hormones that affect other aspects of health from energy level, metabolism, insulin management, weight, mood, and more. Hormones can affect your quality of life with issues such as vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.

Start your journey to a better understanding of women’s health issues with our articles.


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Getting Your Body Back into Shape

Many women are anxious to start an exercise program after giving birth. Once your body has healed from childbirth (at least 8 weeks postpartum), there is no reason you cannot start a fitness program. Moderate exercise will not change the taste or quality of your breast milk. There has been some concern that the lactic […]

Foremilk-Hindmilk Imbalance (Oversupply)

Written by Samantha Sorden Pediatricians recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first six months of life. Research indicates that breastfeeding is beneficial for both you and your baby – you experience lower risk of ovarian cancer, postpartum depression, breast cancer and diabetes, while your baby receives all the good nutrients and also has a […]

Breastfeeding and Alcohol

Many women miss having the occasional glass of wine during pregnancy and look forward to being able to drink again once baby is born. Breastfeeding moms need not completely abstain from alcohol, but there are good reasons to keep drinking to a minimum. When you drink, the alcohol is present in your breast milk the […]

Breastfeeding Pain

Written by Samantha Sorden Establishing a breastfeeding routine is extremely important for both you and your baby, though it’s not always easy. Only 14 percent of infants born in 2006 were breastfed exclusively for the first six months, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Women discontinue breastfeeding for a number of […]

Back to Work and Pumping: Maximizing Your Success!

Written by Marion Rice, Director of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon and Program Manager for Maternal/ Child Health at Oregon Public Health Institute After baby comes, it seems you have no time for anything you did before and you can’t believe you can’t remember what life was actually like when you didn’t have this amazing […]

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