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Nuts for Healthy Sperm? Get Your Nuts Covered!

Western couples are very worried about the current sperm crisis. Last year a meta-analysis suggested a 50 to 60% decline in sperm counts among Western men during. While researchers agree that the causes of this continuing decrease should be urgently determined, few solutions have been proposed to resolve it. Recently, the International Nut and Dried […]

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Link Between Diet and Delayed Pregnancy

If you’re a fan of fast food and you’re trying to conceive, think twice before feasting on burgers and French fries–a diet of junk food and no fruits leads to delayed pregnancy, a recently published study suggests. A Brief Look at the Methods Participants included 5,598 women living in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, […]

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Are Male Fertility Supplements Helpful?

If you’re struggling with male infertility, you may have read or heard from friends and acquaintances that fertility supplements can help improve sperm count and boost male fertility. If you’re wondering whether it’s just a hype, this post will help you understand what science says about these supplements. What Do Most Male Fertility Supplements Contain? […]

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Are Fertility-Friendly Lubricants Helpful?

So you’ve been trying to conceive and have been advised to have intercourse at least two to three times a week. Or have you been told to have intercourse every day during your fertile window? And if you didn’t conceive after the first month, chances are you’re having intercourse a little more frequently than usual. […]

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What You Need to Know Before Taking Norethisterone

Norethisterone, also known as norethindrone, is a non-estrogen containing contraceptive. It is commonly referred to as the mini-pill or progestogen-only pill and works by acting on receptors in your body to mimic or exaggerate the effects of progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the ovaries, placenta, and adrenal glands. Contents What Are Some […]

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How Reliable Are Home Pregnancy Tests?

Pregnancy tests have been used as far back as the 1970s, with EPT being the first home pregnancy test. Since then, manufacturers have created devices using different forms of technology. Two types of devices are currently available on the market—manual and digital home pregnancy tests. Manual devices typically show a faint line, corresponding to a […]

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