Improving Male Fertility

For far too long, males have been left out of discussions about reproductive health because reproductive issues, like infertility, have been traditionally framed as “women’s issues”.  However, approximately 40% of couples having difficulties conceiving find that the fertility problem is with their male partner! To learn about how lifestyle factors can affect sperm health and…

Male Reproductive Health 101

It takes approximately 2 to 3 months for sperm to grow in the male body! Lifestyle habits such as unhealthy eating, stress, smoking, and excessive alcohol intake are linked to decreased sperm health (low sperm counts or damaged sperm) and can contribute to poor pregnancy outcomes like miscarriage, low birth weight, and other childhood illnesses.…

Self-Advocacy & Prenatal Care

Advocating for yourself with no medical knowledge isn’t easy, but it is key to having an empowered and healthy pregnancy. Never be afraid to ask questions and discuss any issues or concerns related to your pregnancy with your doctor! For more pregnancy self-advocacy tips, please visit https://www.pushpregnancy.org/advocating-for-yourself

Prenatal Care and Tests

While you are pregnant, you should expect to take some routine tests during your prenatal visits. There are some tests that are recommended for most women, such as blood work to detect anemia, your blood type, HIV, and other factors. However, other tests may be offered based on your age, personal or family health history,…

1st Trimester Prenatal Visits

Early prenatal care is crucial, so as soon as you think you’re pregnant, schedule a prenatal appointment! During the first visit, you can expect your doctor to ask about your health history, your family’s health history, and complete a physical exam.  For more information about what to expect at your first prenatal visit, please visit…