"In vitro," which means "in glass," is a procedure in which a woman's eggs are fertilized with a man's sperm outside the body. There are many reasons why a couple might consider IVF (in vitro fertilization): blocked fallopian tubes, lack of response to infertility medication, low sperm count or sperm that are slow, or unexplained infertility. One cycle of IVF can take anywhere … [Read more...] about How Does IVF Work?
These are trying times for parents. Being stuck home with small children can be isolating. Without playdates, the days can drag on and on. Parents of teens are also struggling. Teens do NOT like being told they can’t hang out with their friends, and they’re using choice words to tell parents how they feel about the situation. With six kids between the ages of 10 and 20, I … [Read more...] about Survival Mode: Keeping Kids Busy During Social Distancing
Charting your basal body temperature gives you valuable insight and information about your menstrual cycle. Simply taking your temperature every morning tells you when you have ovulated. It shows where you may have fertility problems and can even tell you that you are pregnant. However, using your basal temperature as a sign of pregnancy is easier if you have been charting it … [Read more...] about Basal Temperature As Sign of Pregnancy
If just the thought of head lice makes your head itch, think about what it is doing to your child who has them. Lice are a common problem shared by school-age children across the United States. Most parents receive the dreaded letter from the school at least one time during their child's school career. The letter usually states that lice are going around the school and that you … [Read more...] about Cures & Remedies for Head Lice
Most new mothers know that they will not get much sleep due to the needs of a newborn, but sleep problems can start even before the baby is born. A pregnant woman may have a hard time getting comfortable at night. Expectant mothers may need to get up to use the bathroom several times in one evening. Unfortunately, many expectant mothers also suffer from night sweats during … [Read more...] about Night Sweats During Pregnancy