In this article, we’ll dive into the facts about N-acetyl-L-cysteine, or NAC, and if it can help you get pregnant.

By fertility warrior and women’s health expert Halle Tecco

N-acetyl-L-cysteine, or NAC, is a powerful antioxidant thought to reduce DNA damage. It is used as a prescription drug to treat acetaminophen overdose. Over the years, it has also been tried as a cure for many things — cancer, depression, HIV — but clinical studies are mixed. So should you take NAC for fertility?

Unfortunately, there is little evidence that N-Acetyl Cysteine supplementation improves fertility. One small study in Iran did…


Thanks for sending in your questions! Dr. Nicole Avena answered all your questions about pregnancy and nutrition. Follow us on Instagram to ask your questions!

Q&A with Dr. Nicole Avena

What is your take on lacking animal fats and proteins in your diet and fertility and healthy fetal development?

There are some vitamins (such as vitamin B12) that can only be found in animal products, so for those who are vegan or vegetarian, it is necessary to take a supplement for this nutrient. Omega 3’s like DHA and EPA are also hard to come by in vegetarian diets because they are mostly found in fish. …


Thanks for sending in your questions! Dr. Nicole Avena answered all your questions about pregnancy and nutrition. Follow us on Instagram to ask your questions!

Q&A with Dr. Nicole Avena

Is it true that losing 10% of body fat can significantly increase chances of pregnancy?

Yes, even just a 5% weight loss can increase fertility. Excess body fat has been shown to send signals that cause metabolic changes that tell your body that it is not time to get pregnant. However, if you are underweight or struggle with an eating disorder, you may also have decreased fertility and irregular menstruation.

Are there any foods that are completely off limits and should be avoided while TTC (trying to conceive)?

It is always important to minimize sugary and processed foods which can lead to weight…


Thanks for sending in your questions about Dr. Nicole Avena’s new book, What to Eat When You Want to Get Pregnant.

Q&A with Dr. Nicole Avena

Making a healthy baby begins with healthy ingredients. In Dr. Nicole Avena’s new book, she uses new revolutionary research on how nutrition impacts the ability to conceive and offers a four-week plan to get readers on the path to parenthood.

Does your book cover essential vitamins to take (besides a prenatal).

The book covers all of the major vitamins necessary for women and men before and during pregnancy. …


What is the best prenatal supplement available for vegans? What about vegan DHA? Is it even safe to be a vegan while pregnant? Dr. Gleaton answers all these questions and more.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

There are a lot of prenatal vitamin options on the market, but few are vegan friendly. And even if a prenatal claims to be “plant-based,” there are a lot of hidden animal products in supplements that you’ll want to stay away from. In this guide, we’ll discuss what ingredients to look for and tell you about the vegan Prenatal for her.

Can vegans take prenatal vitamins?


You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers. In this guide, we’ll answer the most common questions we get about taking at-home pregnancy tests.

By fertility expert and OBGYN Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Not only can taking a pregnancy test be an emotional experience, but it can be confusing too. We’ve compiled a list of common questions and misconceptions so you can be confident that you’re getting an accurate pregnancy test result.

Can you pee on a pregnancy test wrong?

You sure can. But not all pregnancy tests are as easy to use as the Natalist Pregnancy Test! …


You may have started taking CoQ10 when trying to conceive and are wondering when to stop. In this article, we will discuss the safety of CoQ10 and how long to take it.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

CoQ10 is an antioxidant which supports healthy egg quality and has been shown to improve IVF outcomes. You may have started taking CoQ10 supplements when trying to conceive and are wondering when to stop. In this article, we will discuss the safety of CoQ10 and how long to take it.

Is CoQ10 safe?

Data from clinical studies indicate that CoQ10 is highly safe


Let’s talk about molar pregnancy , how it occurs, and what treatments are available.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Did you know that an empty egg can be fertilized? It doesn’t happen very often, but the result is a large mass in the uterus that shows up as a positive on a pregnancy test. Molar pregnancies occur about once out of every 1,000 pregnancies, and while rare, they can be dangerous and very upsetting for couples trying to get pregnant. Let’s talk more about what molar pregnancies really are.

What’s a molar pregnancy?

Also called gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), a molar…


Researchers discovered that most women have two waves of follicle development, but what does that mean for ovulation?

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Stepping back, what is ovulation?

Ovulation is the period of your menstrual cycle when an egg is released from an ovary. This usually occurs around two weeks before your period, and it’s a common belief that your ovaries alternate releasing an egg. Each ovary contains 1–2 million primordial follicles, each of which contains an egg. Once a follicle matures and is released, the egg waits to be fertilized (or if it doesn’t, menstruation occurs). …


If you’re trying to have a baby, you’ll want to know if and when you’re ovulating. Unfortunately it’s not always as simple as counting the days between your periods, especially if your cycle is a little irregular. Dr. Gleaton is here to give you the inside scoop on abnormal ovulation and more.

By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton

Being able to identify when you’re ovulating is a necessary part of family planning. But perhaps your fertile window has been difficult to pin down, or maybe there are months where you skip ovulation entirely. …

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