Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fertility Jewelry - Can It Offer Strength And Hope?

A friend of mine who is struggling with fertility problems recently received a gift that she shared with me. It was a beautiful bracelet made of rose quartz and moonstone beads. She told me that it was a fertility bracelet and she felt tremendous hope and comfort in wearing it while she continued her efforts to try and get pregnant.

I found out the bracelet was ordered from a website and I checked it out to see what it was all about. Here is a brief description of this bracelet from the artist who made it:

"Moonstone is said to have powers that aid in nurturing receptivity and balancing of the emotions. I included them in my fertility bracelet to help prepare the mama-to-be to welcome new life into her body, and into her life.

Rose quartz are the beads of love and fertility. They are said to help promote pregnancy and to protect the mother and unborn fetus from miscarriage.

Turtles are a potent symbol of both protection and fertility."

I wish I had known about this when I was going through my struggle to conceive. I think I would have really liked wearing a piece of jewelry that was meant to enhance fertility. It may not have magical powers, but it can be a symbol of hope and I think many women would benefit from this. If you want to go check it out, here is the link for the Fertility Jewelry

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Early Diagnosis Of PCOS Improving Fertility In Women

Some new research suggests that diagnosing and treating PCOS in younger women, it can help them learn to incorporate healthy diet and exercise into their lifestyle.  These changes may help to improve fertility later on, which is often negatively effected by PCOS.  Read more..

Early Diagnosis Of PCOS Improving Fertility In Women, FL - 28 minutes ago
And in treatment, weight loss is key. Research shows losing just five-percent of excess body weight can improve fertility.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Heavy Cell Phone Use May Be Tied To Infertility

Here's an article I think is worth reading.  While the research doesn't prove that cell phone use can cause reduced sperm count, there may be a causal effect.  More research is definitely needed, but I think it may be best to cut back on the cell phone use for males trying to get their partner pregnant.  Read more...

Heavy cell phone use tied to poorer sperm quality
Reuters - 7 hours ago
The findings, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, add to questions about the potential health effects of cell phones and other wireless ...