In Honor of National Infertility Week: Lifting the Taboo from Infertility

In Honor of National Infertility Week: Lifting the Taboo from Infertility

As a young doctor, I quickly learned that some medical conditions were considered taboo. Infertility is a one of those conditions, and couples often suffer in silence. Even though there are many online communities for chatting with others who share their diagnosis, this is often done from the privacy of their living room and under pseudonyms. When infertility is a secret from close friends and family, walls go up and what the couple needs most...

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How to Breeze Past Barriers to Fitness Success

How to Breeze Past Barriers to Fitness Success

On your path to pregnancy, what are your barriers to exercise and how can you breeze past them to fitness success? TIME: This is the NUMBER ONE reason people give for not exercising. But a careful look at your schedule can usually reveal 30 minutes, 3-4 times per week, that can be devoted to physical fitness. Try keeping a time journal for a week to assess how you can better manage your time. Then commit to exchanging sedentary activities like...

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Strategize for Fitness Success on Your Path to Pregnancy

Strategize for Fitness Success on Your Path to Pregnancy

Last week you set SMART goals for yourself.  What can you do now to ensure your success? We have a few suggestions that can help you achieve your goals: 1) Hire a Trainer: You may feel as if you can’t afford a someone to work with you one-on-one, but consider the expense of fertility treatments like IVF. Investing in a trainer is much less expensive and can pay off in spades with a healthier you! 2) Self-monitor: Stay on track with your SMART...

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Get Physically Fit For Pregnancy Using SMART Goals!

Get Physically Fit For Pregnancy Using SMART Goals!

Physical fitness may not be part of your every day routine, but you know it’s important to your health – AND if you are overweight, getting in shape can improve your chances of getting pregnant. So how will you incorporate exercise into your routine? Effective goal setting is the best way to make this important lifestyle change that will support a healthier you before conception and beyond. And if you set SMART goals, you’ll be on the road...

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