Planning to conceive a child requires healthy sperm. People often downplay the importance of sperm health for fertility--when you should be taking all the necessary precautions for your future family.
These days, you don’t have to choose a traditional way to start a family. Many people are more focused on their career goals to find the right partner for life. If you’re single and feeling pressures of the biological clock, or frustrated by short-term casual relationships and are still ready to meet someone to have children with, co-parenting could be a great option for you!
Choosing to start a family by a sperm donor is increasing in popularity and enhancing family dynamics. In fact, some 30,000 to 60,000 babies born in the United States were conceived through sperm donation, out of approximately four million American babies born that year in 2017.
Today, parenting roles, styles and relationships are taking a progressive leap. Parents don’t necessarily have to marry or even live together to raise a loving, connected family. However, choosing this arrangement raises a lot of questions. It is important to communicate with one another throughout the process and set guidelines, even if the parents are not living together. Here are some tips for a successful co-parenting situation when you don’t live together.
Leading a healthy lifestyle for the baby (and for yourself!) is much more than just eating the right foods. Maintaining - or starting - healthy exercise habits is best for your mental well being as well as weight fluctuation and daily discomforts. We are going to talk about how exercise can help you stay healthy and specific exercises that will help with the many discomforts of pregnancy. There are other important ways to stay healthy like eliminating toxins and essential oils from your home (bet you didn’t think of that one!). Finally, we want to focus on mental health because we know how much anxiety can come from pregnancy and the looming knowledge you are about to have your first baby.
Choosing to become a sperm donor is a decision that should be carefully thought through, since it may have many benefits--but also a lot of responsibilities. You have the ability to give the gift of a family by choosing to become a donor. These days, there are many ways to donate sperm. However, choosing this right path for you can be a tough choice. This may require more planning and preparation than you originally anticipated. Either way, it’s important to be informed before making the leap.
Pregnancy can be a crazy and beautiful journey for women. Your body will change no matter what, but one part of the change - the weight gain - can be controlled through a healthy, yet nutritious diet. Women should plan to eat an extra 350-500 extra calories a day in the second and especially third trimester.
It’s a really big deal to wrestle with the idea of starting a family. It’s a huge decision for anyone, but it becomes even bigger for same-sex couples due to the amount of options to look through. Exploring all the options can be a major task in itself.
Topics: Same Sex Parenting
The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on everyone and everything in 2020. From our work lives to our time with friends and family, each of us has had to make personal sacrifices that put our mental health, happiness and peace of mind at risk. Romantically, the harsh realities of this year are no different.
Using a known donor, sometimes referred to as an “open donor” has become increasingly popular in recent years for couples trying to start a family. When In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and artificial insemination were first being used, people didn’t want to use a known donor because of rare stories of children wanting to have a parental relationship with their donor and it going poorly, or other complications with the upbringing and relationships.
Topics: Sperm Donors