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Latest Getting Pregnant Posts

Why EVERY woman should be taking folic acid

Ireland has a particularly high incidence of Spina Bifida and other Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), yet a simple folic acid supplement can help reduce the risks significantly – so why aren’t Irish women taking the advice? Speaking on behalf of safeFood, Prof Michael Turner, UCD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Coombe Women and […]

The role that Quinton can play in your fertility

Making sure you are not deficient in the minerals and trace elements our body needs to function optimally is an important consideration if you are trying for a baby. Even with a healthy diet, the foods we eat are largely deficient in the minerals and trace elements that our cells need to function properly. Government […]

Four supplements you should take during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant you have to mind what you eat in order to give your body and baby the best chance possible. Some supplements are even recommended to be taken before pregnancy so it’s important to watch what you eat when trying for a baby as well. As a lot of the good stuff is difficult […]

Five ways to survive the two-week wait

We’ve all been there. You’ve decided that the time is right to have a baby, done all your timings, looked for all the signs, did the deed many times and now you’re on an anxious wait to see if you’ve been successful. Known as the two-week wait (or 2ww for those in the know), time […]

What age is too old to have a baby?

The best age at which to have a baby is a topic that is debated day after day, and the question that almost always arises is: How old is too old? Are we taking risks by not having babies until we are older? Or worse – are we being selfish by not having babies until […]

Studies suggest this common childhood procedure increases fertility

Research carried out by Dundee University and University College London suggest that higher pregnancy rates may be present in women who have undergone tonsillitis and appendectomy procedures in their youth. Despite the popular notion that women who have undergone these common procedures will have decreased fertility levels, this study reveals the chances of becoming pregnant […]

7 reactions to seeing two blue lines appear on a pregnancy test

In a perfect world everyone’s lives would go exactly like the song ‘love and marriage, love and marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage.’ In most cases that plan eventually falls into place but not always and not always in that ‘perfect’ order. But hey we’re only human! Here’s 7 reactions women usually feel when […]

At What Age Does Fertility Decline?

As your age increases, your fertility levels decrease. As early as 30 years old, your fertility levels begin to decline. A national study revealed that 79 per cent of people between the ages of 25 and 44 did not know when their fertility begins to decline. Due to this worrying number of people a state-funded education campaign […]

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