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...

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...

What should a non-birth mother do if she wants to nurse her infant child?

Could you please answer what a non-birth mother should do (nutritionally) if she wants to nurse her infant child? First, I would suggest talking to a lactation consultant for how-to breastfeed an adopted baby. Contact your state public health department, WIC or a certified lactation consultant to locate qualified professionals. You will need to prepare...

How many calories I should be taking to make sure my breast milk has enough calories and nutrition?

I am a 23-year-old female that is breastfeeding a three-week-old infant. I was wondering how many calories I should be taking to make sure my breast milk has enough calories and nutrition for my baby? I am wanting to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was 147 pounds when I got pregnant and I...

My wife and I are expecting triplets, but concerned that she can’t eat as much as recommended.

Hi. My wife Cyndee and I are expecting triplets! We're excited, but concerned that Cyndee can't seem to eat as much as is recommended in the literature we've received from the "Triplet Connection." During her first pregnancy Cyndee didn't have any problems with nausea, but this time it is much different (it took 3...

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.

My doctor told me I should gain 20 to 24 pounds during my pregnancy and was on a diet to lose weight.

My doctor told me I should gain 20 to 24 pounds during my pregnancy. I just found out I'm pregnant and I was on a diet to lose weight. So far, I have lost 10 pounds and I'm discouraged that I have to gain again. Listen to your doctor. He/she can guide you through your...

What would you suggest the protein intake for a pregnant woman?

Hello. Thank you for your informative website. One question. What would you suggest the protein intake for a pregnant woman? Thanks for your attention. Check it out yourself on the Healthy Body Calculator! Put in your age, gender, height, weight and check "pregnant". Your Nutrition Facts will include the extra nutrients you need during pregnancy...

I’m 3 months pregnant and have gained 9 pounds in 2 months.

I'm 3 months pregnant and have gained 9 pounds in 2 months. I'm not sure what I should eat. Fruits, especially citrus fruits are good, aren't they? My doctor gave me a list with haddock and whitefish on it. I don't eat those. What should I eat? You should slow your weight gain as you...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with breastfeeding women?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with breastfeeding women? The Women's Health dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with breastfeeding women. Many dietitians are breastfeeding consultants in state public health agencies. You can find a Find a dietitian on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include...

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