I am pregnant and was told I am low in iron. I cannot take iron pills due to constipation / cramping.

Hi, great page, thanks for the info, especially on iron! I am currently pregnant and was told that I am low in iron 11.9-12.2 and absolutely cannot take iron pills for fierce constipation/cramping (also my levels never increase anyway). The only thing that works for me is red meat and liver. However, my family...

Could my diet or my extra weight be interfering with my chances at conceiving?

I had a baby 20 months ago and haven't been able to lose the 20 - 25 extra pounds since then. I want to have more children. My husband and I have been trying to no avail to have another child. Could my diet or my extra weight be interfering with my chances at...

I gained 30 pounds during pregnancy and lost none of it even breastfeeding for 8 months.

My first baby was born last September 24. I gained about 30 pounds during pregnancy and have lost none of it even though he was breastfed for 8 months. My suspicion is that lack of exercise is my particular problem. My question, though, is related to the advice I have received not to worry...

My wife has poor egg quality and her fertility doctors say they know of nothing to improve her eggs.

My wife & I have been told that her "egg quality" isn't good. We were told this recently after a "high tech" procedure was done to retrieve her eggs and fertilize them with my sperm. The fertilization didn't take and we had an "out of the womb miscarriage "according to our fertility doctors. They...

I am pregnant and can you give me info on my weight gain?

I just found out that I am pregnant and I went on your Healthy Body Calculator and it said I was overweight. I'm 5 feet 2 inches", 128 pounds, very active and I look good. I'm a size 6 and I am really worried that it said that I should gain to 158-168 pounds...

I am 23 weeks pregnant and would really like to know how many calories are?

I'm wondering if you can answer my question in regard to calories and pregnancy. I am 23 weeks pregnant and would really like to know how many calories are adequate for someone in my situation. I exercise every day. I do weight work for 20 to 30 minutes and also cardiovascular (treadmill and bike) for...

I have morning sickness and am two months pregnant. What do I eat to get rid of this nausea?

I have morning sickness and am only about two months pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and I don't know what to eat to get rid of this nausea. What should I eat? Morning sickness does cause nausea and vomiting. It does not always occur in the morning however and may last the entire pregnancy....

My daughter is 7 months pregnant and the corners of her mouth are so cracked. I’m concerned that she has a vitamin deficiency. Any advice that will help her?

My daughter is 7 months pregnant and the corners of her mouth are so cracked that the skin is growing back crooked. I'm concerned that she has a vitamin deficiency, although she takes vitamins. Any advice or a cream that will help her? Thank you. Does she drink milk? If not, she could have...

My husband & I are trying to conceive and read that B6 vitamin can help increase cervical mucus. Is this true?

My question is regarding the B6 Vitamin. My husband & I are trying to conceive. I'm looking for the "natural" signs prior to ovulation. I read that the B6 vitamin if taking approximately 200 milligrams per day can help increase the cervical mucus. Is this true? Thanks in advance!! Intakes of pyridoxine above 100 milligrams for...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with infertility?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with infertility? The Women's Health dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with infertility. You can find a dietitian at the American Dietetic Association. Include your zip code or city/state, the type of service you want (individual consultation) and expertise.