Trying to conceive? Wish you had answers to questions you have about getting pregnant? This is a good place to start. We offer useful information for couples who are actively trying to conceive about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), from foods that you can eat to lifestyle tips that you and your spouse can adopt. For the men, we provide you with advice on sex positions, bad habits to quit and how to produce better sperm. Experiencing difficulty in getting pregnant? We give you and your spouse information you would want to know about fertility treatments such as IVF and intrauterine insemination (IUI). Also, try out our ovulation predictor to help you improve your chances of getting pregnant!
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Check out these Traditional Chinese Medicine tips for getting pregnant. Boost your fertility with some simple additions to your daily life and routine.
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Looking for tips on how to get pregnant faster. Read our guide on the best ways to boost fertility for you and your partner.
Having a baby is a big decision to make as a couple. You need to be sure that you and your partner are ready for the commitment it demands Here are 7 questions you should ask yourself before having a child.
Try out these fab feng shui tips for getting pregnant! Many Singaporeans swear by them? Will you enhance your conceiving luck simply by making a few changes in the home. It's certainly worth a try!
Could that meltdown at work, the sneaky bar of chocolate you had after lunch or the argument with your partner over who makes the tea, really be a sign that you are pregnant? We take a look at the first signs you are expecting a new arrival!
For couples who are struggling to get pregnant, it can be difficult to know when it is time to seek advice from a professional. Take a look through our guide to know when to see a specialist with our fertility checklist.
Recent studies show that being underweight and infertility could be linked. Hormonal health and normal ovulation require a fine balance. According to research, this balance can be disturbed by weight issues.
When you've made the decision to start a family, you want to be sure you and your body are in tip-top condition. Besides your overall general health, there are some pre-pregnancy vaccinations which can be considered.
It's a good idea to get yourself screened for a host of illnesses, like Rubella, Chicken Pox and Hepatitis B, as they can be easily prevented. Here's some more information you should know about important pre-pregnancy vaccinations to have before…
All the pre pregnancy tests can help your doctor have all the relevant information before you get pregnant. He or she can make the best recommendations for a healthy pregnancy based on these tests. Find out if you need to get a pre pregnancy test done...
Women who do night shifts have an 80% chance of suffering from fertility problems, miscarriage or menstrual disruption, say experts. Read more about the study and its findings.
Many women who stop birth control wonder how long it takes to get pregnant. The opinions can be very different among specialists. However, most recommend waiting a few months before trying to conceive.
Is there a body type that’s best for conceiving? Will contraceptive pills affect my fertility? How often should I be having sex? Which position should we have sex in? Should I try to stop the sperm from leaking out after sex? Find out everything you need to know about getting pregnant.
We all know that a pregnancy means a number of lifestyle changes, but there are some bad habits you should try to quit BEFORE getting pregnant too. Here's seven.
Deciding to try IVF in order to get pregnant is a hard decision, filled with a mixture of worry and anticipation. Don't rush into it. Make sure you do your research. Here are some helpful tips on finding an IVF clinic in Singapore.
Can the position you have sex in determine whether you get pregnant or not? It can! Try out these 15 positions for a better chance of conceiving and also whether you have a boy or girl!
Trying to conceive? Male infertility is steadily increasing but there are ways you can improve sperm count. We asked Dr. Fong Yan Kit, specialist in Urology at Raffles Surgery Centre, to explain factors that can affect sperm health.
Many women will pray to Zhu Sheng Niang Niang to help when they are trying to conceive. She is the goddess of birth and babysitting and is believed to watch over your pregnancy, delivery and newborn. Find out where and how to pray in Singapore.
If you are trying to conceive, you want to make sure your partner and his sperm are in tip top condition! Here's a list of nutrients to add to his diet for healthy sperm.
Does penis size really affect fertility? Can eating spicy food help get you pregnant faster? We look at the top ten fertility myths out there, and here's what we found out.
Here is a list of the best Kama Sutra sex positions to get pregnant. Plus, which positions are best to conceive a boy or a girl.
If you have struggled with postpartum depression, will it affect your family plans for the future? Will you be ready for another baby? Mindful mums counsellor, Silvia Wetherell provides some helpful advice on making the decision to get pregnant again.
A new study shows that some women might be too skinny to get pregnant. We look at what exactly is too skinny and offer tips to help you gain weight healthily.
Here are some natural methods you can try to increase your chances of conceiving a boy or a girl.
Some pregnancy myths might sound crazy to you but you might wonder if there is any truth to these theories. Drinking coffee to conceive a boy is one such myth. While some women swear by consuming caffeine, there is simply not enough evidence to back up this old wives’ tale.
Check out these Traditional Chinese Medicine tips for getting pregnant. Boost your fertility with some simple additions to your daily life and routine.
There are often many misconceptions about the accuracy of results from a home pregnancy test kit. We answer your questions and tell you what you should do if you are still not sure.
If you are trying to get pregnant, do use the following ingredients in your recipes. These ingredients are believed to strengthen the womb and boost overall fertility in both men and women according to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Basal body temperature refers to when our body temperature is at its lowest level. Measuring your temperature at this time can help to track ovulation which is important for couples trying to conceive. Find out more.
The study looked at pregnancy rates after using the ICSI procedure. One group used fresh sperm, while another used frozen sperm for IVF treatments. The results showed that there was no statistically significant difference of delivery rate between the two groups.
Max Levchin clearly enjoys dabbling in a variety of projects - the co-founder of Paypal is also one of Yahoo!'s directors and the Chairman of Yelp, among other things. His decision to develop a fertility app, Glow, for women is only the latest venture in his string of thought-out ideas.
A miscarriage can be a very painful event, whether it happens early or late during pregnancy. It can affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. You may be eager to try to conceive right away after a miscarriage. But can miscarriage affect your chances to conceive?
The future of pregnancy testing could mean finding out just 48 hours after conception. Will you feel pregnancy symptoms this early on? Learn more about the early pregnancy factor which detects pregnancy almost as soon as you conceive.
Carrying a healthy baby through in-vitro fertilization depends on a series of weighing factors, including choosing the healthiest sperm and egg to result in the healthiest embryo, and looking at the surface, this was extremely difficult in the last few years. Now, researchers have started to probe much deeper.
How your foetus is developing when you're 22 weeks pregnant:
After 21 weeks, your bundle of joy is now about 28 cm long now that you’re 22 weeks pregnant, and his skin will be less translucent than before. His nerve cells are also continuing to develop, and he may feel his face or anything he can get his hands on. Although his hair may have begun growing in week 15, some babies are born with little…
The euphoria for getting a positive pregnancy result for the first time usually gives way to an insatiable desire to find out everything about pregnancy. Are my symptoms normal? How do I know if my baby is developing well? What is labour like? If you have all of these questions, here are the top 10 pregnancy books you should be reading.
1. The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
by the Mayo Clinic
If you’re looking for…
Most early miscarriages happen due to chromosomal abnormalities. If the fertilised egg is not viable, this can naturally result in an early spontaneous abortion. But when miscarriages are recurrent, there might be other factors involved.
Dysmenorrhea can be linked to fertility issues, depending on what's causing it. There are a number of health conditions that can lead to painful menstrual cramps, such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and uterine fibroids.
All parents are happy with the impending birth of their babies. There are, on the other hand, some parents whom have different wishes regarding the gender of their baby.
Many women of child-bearing age are having bariatric surgery to help lose weight. In fact many women are opting for this surgery to help become pregnant. Studies have shown that obese women have a harder time conceiving children.
Having the bariatric surgery greatly increases their chances of conceiving naturally. With this trend on the rise, studies have been done to make sure that it is safe to get pregnant after bariatric surgery. The latest studies show…
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder which can affect your lungs and other important organs. It is a serious condition which will continue to progress during pregnancy and yet many women are willing to take the risk.
Amenorrhea can be caused by many different factors and conditions. It can greatly affect a woman's chance of conceiving. There are many treatment options depending on the cause. Your doctor can rule out a possible pregnancy and can advise which treatment is best.
There are more than 100 million women that are currently on the pill worldwide. Research on the side effects of birth control pills is still ongoing. Before going on the pill, it is worth knowing how it can affect your body.
Irregular periods are something that many women experience. They can be a cause for infertility, as well as carry a risk to miscarriage. There can be many causes for having irregular periods.
The link between stress and decreased odds of conception is not new. But experts say that stress is rarely the culprit for delayed conception.
A miscarriage is a devastating experience of loss. A woman's deep sense of grief is compounded exponentially when loved ones feel unable to help her cope. Feelings of emptiness, longing, sadness, loneliness, and confusion following a miscarriage are much more difficult to navigate when a woman feels alone in her suffering. As with many painful experiences in life, perhaps the best we can take from our sorrows is what we learn by moving through them.…
When trying to conceive, you'll probably start rethinking everything you do in your daily routine. Should I eat this? Can I drink that? It's all enough to drive you crazy, but when it comes to exercising when trying to conceive, the rules are pretty simple. Keep it in moderation and mind certain factors that make a difference for both men and women.
For women trying to conceive
Walking and fertility yoga are two of the best ways to…
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It seems that the Singaporean government has recently started a new campaign to remind Singaporeans to get hitched and have babies sooner in life. This time though, it’s couched in the form of those bedtime favourites we know so well as fairy tales. Except these familiar stories all have a not-so-hidden social agenda embedded in them...
Granted, these fairytales are witty takes on the Singaporean condition written by four university students as…
Science and medicine have come far in creating methods to help women with fertility problems maintain hope for conceiving a baby. A frozen embryo transfer is one of the newest techniques being used in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) today, and it has shown great potential to improve the odds of successful pregnancy. Recent scientific studies seem to suggest that there are a lot of benefits to a frozen embryo transfer, including higher pregnancy rates and fewer…
The online community of mums have a beautiful name for a baby that is conceived after a miscarriage: a rainbow baby, which symbolises hope. And now there is new hope for women who have experienced unexplained pregnancy loss. Scientists have recently discovered that taking aspirin may improve the likelihood of a sustainable pregnancy for a woman who has suffered a miscarriage.
In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine,…
Living in Southeast Asia, you are probably well-aware of the notoriety of Tongkat. This Malaysian jungle herb is famous for being a natural sexual aphrodisiac — but did you know that it can also be a great aid in getting pregnant? Scientific studies on this hardy tropical flowering plant have produced increasing evidence that Tongkat Ali not only increases sexual interest, but also boosts sperm count and has the ability to fight cancer. We'll give…
IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is an assisted reproduction technique. It is performed by opening the vagina with a speculum and inserting a soft, thin flexible tube through the neck of the womb (cervix) and injecting processed semen directly into the cavity of the womb. The whole process is fairly painless and takes a few minutes to perform. After the semen is injected, the patient rests for about 20-30 minutes.
The semen sample has to be…
When semen is ejaculated, it normally coagulates like jelly. After about 15-20 minutes, it liquefies due to the action of chemical substances secreted by the prostate gland. There will be semen spillage out of the vagina when penis is withdrawn.
Why you shouldn't worry
When the egg is released from the ovary during ovulation, secretions from the neck of the womb (cervix) facilitate active sperm to move rapidly through the womb and the fallopian tube towards the…
Are you experiencing painful sex? Could you have Vaginismus? Do you have pain during intercourse? Read about this Singaporean married woman who solved it
Even doctors around the world are divided on the issue of surrogacy. Some feel that adoption should be the way to go for couples who are unable to conceive, while others even take it to another realm, and believe it should be an option for even gay couples.
According to doctors, 50% of Singaporean women experience some form of sexual dysfunction but most of them do not seek help.
Infertility is definitely a worrying problem. In Singapore, about 15% of couples do not get pregnant successfully within 12 months of trying to conceive. If you are one of the 15% of Singaporeans who have trouble conceiving, you might want to alter your diet to increase your chances says one nutritionist.
According to the author of the Fertility Diet, Sarah Dobbyn, peas are the enemy of women trying to conceive. She also suggests that eggs, fruit juices,…