• How a Baby Changes the Couple's Relationship

    When a couple has a baby, it is a profound transition in their lives. It is the most important change in their adult life. How becoming a parent affects each of them as individuals and as a couple is still not well understood in our culture.

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your GYN Visit

    For most women, the physician they are most likely to see on a regular basis is their gynecologist. Women visit their gynecologist's office for birth control, STD testing and any number of other health matters, from vaginal infections to menstrual cramps. How can you get the most out of your visit?

  • Yule: Traditional Meat Recipes

    There are countless recipes for this festive time of year; many having unique and interesting origins. So let's delve into some of these recipes and learn how they came about and the meaning behind them -- meanings that at one point in time held great significance to the people of yesteryear.

  • Yule: Gingerbread Men

    The making of gingerbread men and gingerbread homes is popular Yuletime favorite. For an entertaining activity, share stories while decorating gingerbread men. According to old Germanic tradition and folklore... Here are some of our family's favorite gingerbread recipes.

  • Trauma and Our Youngest Children

    For children and adults alike, traumatic situations are similar to earlier times in our lives when we had no words for our worst fears and when our cognitive resources were not yet up to the task of ordering and making sense of complex experiences.

  • Yule: Customs and Traditions

    Winter solstice celebrations and rites are some of the oldest known -- rituals in honor of the forces of nature as a way of ensuring the return of the sun and warmer, more fertile days. These same Yule rites and celebrations are still being held even to this day.

  • What's a Good Diet for Preconception?

    I have a couple questions for you. What is a good diet for a woman who is trying to conceive? Is there anything I should avoid or things I should make sure to eat? Any advice in this area would be greatly appreciated.

  • Stress and Infertility

    If you have been trying to get pregnant, chances are that you have heard, "just relax and you'll get pregnant." Stress can have a dramatic impact on one's reproductive life. Many women with infertility will share with me that they do not feel like "real women" and are not members of the club who have experienced pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Seeking Help for Male Infertility

    Most of us assume that our ability to have children is secure. After all, procreation is a basic human right, is it not? Well for some, this basic right is not so simple. Infertility can be a painful and confusing experience for couples mentally prepared to have children.

  • Maintaining Male Fertility

    Certain men worry about their sperm count, whether or not they are in the process of trying to have a child. Other men might find a low sperm count unimaginable. In reality, a low sperm count is the most common reason for male infertility.