Baby Box University is an educational service provided by The Baby Box Co. in coordination with committed medical professionals, maternal health advocates and child development specialists for the purposes of reducing infant mortality and empowering parents.
It’s awesome that celebrities are sharing their IVF stories. Fertility doctors should take the same opportunity to teach the public about pregnancy risks in older fathers in light of the recent celebrity pregnancies in the same way that we educated people about risks in older mothers with Janet Jackson’s pregnancy news.
Thinking about getting pregnant? Then it’s time to get acquainted with the big O: ovulation. Just as menstrual cycles are different for every woman, so is ovulation. By learning to recognize the signs of ovulation, you’ll be able to time sex with your partner accordingly to boost the odds of getting pregnant.
When we’re trying to get pregnant we’ve got lots of questions. Like. . . How fast can I make this happen? Can I eat anything to aid in conception? And why is this process so strange and sometimes frustrating?!
After training for 15 years to become a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, I found myself 34 with no prospects for a long-term relationship and one year away from being the dreaded “advanced maternal age” — that age for a woman when her risk of having a baby with genetic abnormalities (i.e. Down syndrome) starts to increase.