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Can Eating Peanuts While Pregnant Prevent Allergies?

When people find out you’ve got a bun in the oven, the “helpful” advice inevitably comes in like a tidal wave of things you should and shouldn’t be doing, wearing, watching, and eating. From deli meat to caffeine consumption . . . well, let’s just say it can be a lot to take in. In [...]

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Can Eating Peanuts While Pregnant Prevent Allergies?

When people find out you’ve got a bun in the oven, the “helpful” advice inevitably comes in like a tidal wave of things you should and shouldn’t be doing, wearing, watching, and eating. From deli meat to caffeine consumption . . . well, let’s just say it can be a lot to take in. In [...]

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Can Acupuncture Improve Fertility

What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body. These points are pathways in both the exterior and interior of the body. These points, when needled, can regulate the way in which the body functions. How Does Acupuncture Improve Fertility? Acupuncture helps by addressing problems that affect [...]

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Why “Don’t Worry It Will Happen” Always Makes Me Cringe

Time is the longest distance between two places. – Tennessee Williams So often when I talk to others about our struggles with infertility, I realize that most people don’t really know how to respond in ways that are truly supportive and comforting. They often say things in an attempt to be supportive, but end up [...]

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A History of Pomegranates and Fertility

Pomegranates are a  longstanding symbol of fertility all around the world. The fruit are also icons for abundance and marriage, revered for their various medicinal properties, and are also considered sacred in multiple religions. Plus, they’re  incredibly tasty, too! The fruit, which is native to modern day Iran, and is easily identified by it’s abundance [...]

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Victoria’s Infertility Story

Fertile Fairy reader, Victoria, is sharing her personal journey with infertility with us today. Want to share your own fertility story with our readers? Read our guidelines for submitting a guest post here.    Three months after meeting my husband, Ryan, I conceived our first son.  And when Logan was three-months-old, we found out I [...]

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Are BPAs Causing Your Infertility?

Couples experience infertility for a multitude of reasons – some known and some unexplained. According to a recent study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers, one of those unexplained causes may be coming from our containers. A recent Boston Globe article reported that researchers suspect that women who have high urine levels of BPA may [...]

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Desire for Variety Higher During Ovulation

Ever have one of those days when you want to eat a little bit of everything? Turns out, it could be a signal that you’re ovulating. In a recent article in Ottawa Citizen, researchers have now found that a woman’s desire for variety and quantity in pleasurable means is linked to what day she’s at in [...]

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Italian Pregnancy Superstitions

Superstitions are beliefs of supernatural casualties: that one event leads to the cause of another without any natural process linking the two events, such as astrology, religion, omens, witchcraft, etc., that contradicts natural science. Every culture is filled with superstitions, some have to do with the clothing you wear, how you bake your bread, to what [...]

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Australian Miracle IVF Triplets Born 8 Days Apart

The story of Sarita and Colin Saltmarsh’s family is one of those reminders that miracles happen every day. The couple are the new parents of triplets, who were born over a week apart, both by natural labor, at a mere 26 weeks gestation. When Sarita suddenly gave birth to her first daughter, Yasmin, at the [...]

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Stressful pregnancies increase risk of stillborns

A new study posted in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found that the more stress a woman faces while pregnant, the higher her risk of stillbirth. The study shows that women who’ve experienced five or more stressful life events in the past year, which include things like death, illness, divorce or separation, losing a job, or [...]