Turkey becomes a destination for people seeking fertility treatments

 

Turkey has become the preferred destination for couples from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and even the United States who seek in vitro fertilization so they can have babies.

The secret of success: a cutting-edge technology comparable to that of the best European and American clinics at prices up to five times cheaper…and a welcoming atmosphere.

“Five years ago my husband and I wanted to have kids, and though we’re both fertile, I could only get pregnant through assisted fertilization, a treatment that in the United States costs some $16,000 for having it done just once,” Sarah Flores Sievers, director of a public health program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, told Efe.

“We faced a dilemma: do we pay our mortgage and our bills or do we have a baby?” Sievers said.

Even something as simple as a vaginal sperm injection, according to her husband, Fletcher Sievers, costs between $2,500 and $3,000 in the United States.

For that price a patient in Turkey can get the most advanced in vitro fertilization technology with a 40 to 55 percent rate of success, Bulent Tiras, head doctor of the fertility treatment unit at Acibadem Hospital in Istanbul, said.

Most of his patients are Turks, but Tiras estimates that from 10 to 15 percent come from abroad, mostly from Eastern Europe and the Balkans where the technology is less developed, as well as from Arab countries and Central Asia. EFE

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STOP What Your Doing & Listen..

Now that i have your attention .

I have but 3 things to said !

1.) Don’t be your child’s bestfriend.

Why?

Answer : Parents often feel that if they are a their child’s  FRIEND instead of parent that the child may tell them more, and be more open to them.

There is a fine line between being a friend to your child , & being to friendly.

One day your child may come home with a tattoo or maybe a new biker boyfriend. With you being a “friend” they expect you to be excited & supportive.  Therefore causing more arguments when you don’t agree. Picture this , what happens 70% of the time when you tell a child “no” ? they rebel right? Not always , but quite often. They might even rebel just because of the fact of you disapproving. 

 

2.) STOP making your child do sports or instruments they don’t want to do ! 

Why?

Answer :If your child is constantly doing  something just to impress, honor or make YOU happy , they could feel as if they always have to impress you. Causing more fights & arguments later on.

 

3.)Believe in your child no matter what !

Why?

Answer: Even if the both of you know for a fact your child will never be president, an astronaut, or an outer space alien give them encouragement . Without encouragement they may never reach their full potential .

 

 

 

 

What They Call “Conception” !

 

Pregnancy may be an ordinary occurrence to some people. We see women with bulging bellies, hardly able to walk straight, almost everywhere, on a daily basis. Most often, pregnancy is viewed as a consequence rather than a gift.

Few people realize what a miracle transpires once a woman becomes pregnant. Science can explain what the mechanics are, but if fully grasped, no amount of scientific explanation can entirely illuminate the real marvel of this experience.

As the girl’s body matures, her reproductive organ initiates a process called ovulation. This is when her ovaries start to release egg that is waiting to be fertilized. On most women, this happens on a monthly basis. During sexual intercourse and upon ejaculation by a man, millions of spermatozoa are released through the penis and finally to the female’s vagina where the egg sit silently, waiting to be fertilized.

Once these sperms are released, only the strongest and the fastest will be able to reach the egg; the first to reach the egg becomes the sole survivor. This sperm will enter an opening and penetrates the egg. Once it enters the egg, the sperm will lose its tail and its head will enlarge, the egg will start to enlarge as well. As this meeting happens, conception begins. The egg is now ready. It will implant itself to the uterus and if all goes well–a new being is going to happen.

As tedious as it may seem, this process roughly takes only 5-10 minutes—that is when it becomes a wonder. A most complex being, humans that is—only takes 10 minutes to generate. Cooking rice and washing dishes seems to take longer. And the best part is, as it happens, it never really occurred to anyone that it is happening. The process is so muted that even the bodies involved are not aware that a creation is about to begin or is already happening. Only when symptoms and pregnancy signs begins (usually after a month or so), that they realized they have finally conceived.

Options For Unplanned Pregnancy

One of the most difficult situation in life is to have an unplanned pregnancy. It is difficult to judge the thoughts and feelings because they are so confusing when you face an unplanned pregnancy. It is challenging to make a decision to know what to do at that time. Each and every woman has an individual right to make a decision on their own to handle an unplanned pregnancy. Before making any decisions, please make sure to confirm whether you are pregnant or not by taking a pregnancy test.

Home Pregnancy Test: Home pregnancy test can be bought from over-the-counter stores. This test can be done by measuring the level of HCG content in urine.
Clinical Pregnancy Test: This test is done by clinical people and taking sample of your blood test and urine test to confirm your pregnancy. This test gives you 100% result if you’re pregnant or not.

If you have confirmed your unplanned pregnancy, then you have two options :

• Parenting Your Own Child: If you and your partner feel ready to be parents, please select this wise option.

Placing The Baby For Adoption: If you want to give up your baby after 9 months of your pregnancy, select this option.  If you and your partner is not able to take care of the child, it is probably best that you find parents who want to adopt your child. There are so many foundations regarding adoption of a newborn.

Before Making Up Your Mind, Ask Yourself These Questions:
• How do you feel about this unplanned pregnancy?
• Do you want to parent this child?
• What about your partner feelings about your pregnancy?
• Can you handle the financial needs to raise your child alone?
• Does your partner support you in raising the child ?
• Who is going to support you?
• Are you ready to take care of the child 365 days/year?
• How will you manage your future goals with a child in your hand?
• How will you feel if someone else raise your child?
• How will you feel if you choose abortion?
• What will be your life as a parent in 1 or 2 years?

Getting Pregnant : Tips & Secrets

How you become pregnant

First off though, it is important to understand what is occurring during conception and to understand that it is not one singular event but a combination of several. Each month, you ovulate, or your body’s hormones stimulate the ovaries to release an egg. This generally happens on or around day 14 of your menstrual cycle, although this day can vary among women or even on a month to month basis. After the egg has been released, it will travel to the fallopian tubes. This is the optimum time for fertilization; you only have about 24 hours to unite the egg with a sperm. This does not, however, mean that you have 24 hours to have sex and get pregnant. Sperm can stay in the female reproductive tract for about two days, so it is best to engage in intercourse regularly during the days leading up to ovulation and increase your chances of becoming pregnant. If the egg becomes fertilized, it will travel to the uterus in about two-four days and there it will attach to the uterine lining. Congratulations, you’re pregnant! If this does not occur, the egg will break-down and you will simply have your period as normal.

How to know when is the best time to get pregnant

The key to getting pregnant, is knowing when your ovulation schedule is. This can be difficult for many women, especially if you have an irregular period. Some tools and methods that can be helpful in determining your peak times to get pregnant are the following.

Keep an eye on the calendar and know when your periods are and track them month to month so you can better predict your ovulation.

Look for changes in your cervical mucus. Just before you ovulate, a slippery clear mucus will appear and is it there to help the sperm have a better chance in reaching the egg, when this mucus turns a cloudy color, your chances of becoming pregnant are much more slim.

Monitor your basal body temperature (your body temperature when you are at rest), you will generally become warmer by approximately 0.5-1.6 degrees when you are ovulating, it is best to engage in intercourse for the few days before your temperature rises. There are also ovulation monitoring kits that you can buy over-the- counter for about 30-40 dollars, or more advanced ones that can cost up to 200 dollars. These test the urine for a surge of hormones that generally appears just before you ovulate. Another, more expensive, high-tech option is the ovulation wristwatch that monitors the sodium level in your sweat; these changes also reflect what is happening in your cervical mucus.

How to increase your chances of becoming pregnant

While knowing when you ovulate is the key to getting pregnant, it is also extremely important to make sure you take care of yourself.

Eating healthy, regularly exercising, and keeping your stress level low will help you as well.

Also, take your vitamins, especially your B vitamins, which are good for the baby and can help reduce the chances of them from suffering from neural tube defects.

Having regular sex, 3-4 times weekly, will increase your chances of hitting a fertile time period and for many couples, this is all they need to do. Increasing sexual intercourse to at least once daily during the 2-3 days before you ovulate will also increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

It is important not to smoke, drink alcohol, or uses any other kinds of drugs, prescription included, without first consulting a doctor. These things (especially the tobacco), can and will change the cervical mucus and make it more difficult for the sperm cell to reach the egg. If you are serious about becoming pregnant and becoming a mother, you would have to take these precautions anyway and it is better to make yourself healthier before you take on the responsibility of carrying a child for nine-months and then bringing them into the world.

How your partner can help

It is important to remember that you are not the only factor involved in whether or not you become pregnant. Your partner will also have some things that he should do in order to insure that his sperm have enough motility to reach the egg. While you are trying to have a baby, your partner should avoid wearing briefs and other tight apparel. He should also avoid Jacuzzi and hot baths. He is more likely be less fertile if he does not avoid these things. There are over- the-counter sperm fertility test available as well; these generally test the motility of the sperm rather than the actual count as a sperm analysis will do. These test are basic and if one says that your motility is bad, it’s bad and your partner should go and see their doctor and assess what there options are.

When to see a doctor

If you are under the age of 35 and you and your partner are both healthy and have been trying on your own for a year with no success, then you should see a doctor to see if there is an underlying medical problem that you don’t know about. If you are over the age of 35 you should see your doctor sooner, preferably before you start on your own to see what you can do to increase your ability to have children.

First Trimester Exercising

pregnancy first trimester exercise fitness

If you are just starting to exercise, the key is to start the habit slowly – just 15 minutes per session two or three times a week. You can build up to more frequent, longer sessions as you are able. You should warm up, exercise, and slowly scale back before you complete your session (Weiss Kelly, 2005). Always stop if you feel short of breath or are in pain. It is wise to get your doctor’s approval before you exercise while pregnant.

Low-impact aerobics, yoga and relaxation techniques, Pilates, weight training, stretching, and Kegel exercises can be done safely during the first trimester of pregnancy.

 

Low-Impact Aerobic Exercises for Pregnant Women

Aerobic exercise is any activity that raises breathing and heart rate. Examples include brisk walking and swimming. Aerobic exercise can:

  • improve the body’s use of oxygen
  • improve the supply of oxygen to the fetus
  • prevent problems like hemorrhoids, fluid retention, and varicose veins
  • increase muscle strength and tone, which can prevent back pain and ease labor
  • improve blood sugar control and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes
  • burn calories
  • improve sleep
  • improve wellbeing and confidence
  • reduce the risk of preterm birth (Juhl, et al., 2008)

To get the greatest benefit from aerobic exercise, sessions should last 20 to 30 minutes, several times per week (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists).

Walking

Walking is good exercise that poses few risks. Make sure you get properly fitted shoes that provide good support. Be conscious of the weather, and avoid overheating by not walking long distances outside in hot or humid weather. Walking for thirty minutes every day has been shown to improve birth outcomes. It is a safe and helpful exercise that can be continued throughout pregnancy (Ruchat et al., 2012).

 

Yoga and Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques help you breathe and focus, relieve stress, feel more satisfied and energetic, and let go of emotional tension. This can be very helpful during labor and delivery. Yoga, meditation, and other breathing exercises can improve your physical and mental health during the first trimester (Beddoe, et al., 2009).

Yoga can help you control your breathing, and it provides an excellent way to stretch and tone muscles. Yoga exercises the body and mind, strengthening muscles and leaving you with a sense of peace and calm.

There are many styles of yoga from which to choose. Some popular options include kundalini yoga, which focuses on breathing and meditation; iyengar yoga, which emphasizes posture, alignment, and balance; and power yoga, which uses aerobic workouts to build strength and endurance.

One of the other major benefits of yoga is the focus on breathing techniques. Learning to be aware of your breathing can help you stay calm and focused during labor (Babbar, et al., 2009).

In your second or third trimester, your doctor may tell you to avoid yoga poses that require you to lie flat on your back (Mayo Clinic). 

Pilates

Pilates is an excellent and safe exercise to do during the first trimester and beyond (Balogh, 2005). Join a prenatal Pilates class or ask a certified instructor for modifications to use during pregnancy. Pilates can strengthen core muscles, support good posture, and prevent back pain once you begin gaining weight. Pilates may also improve balance and stability, strengthen pelvic floor muscles to help with delivery, and speed up weight loss after childbirth.

 

Stretching

General stretching is a safe exercise to do in each trimester of pregnancy. It does not increase heart rate as much as walking or other gentle exercises, but stretching may reduce the risk of injury and certain complications (Yeo, 2010). Stretching is safe even for women with certain pregnancy complications.

Stretching can be done multiple times per day – even at work and without special equipment – making it a great form of light exercise during the first trimester. Stretching is also important to do before and after other forms of exercise.

Special This Trimester: Treat yourself to a massage. Having your body stroked and kneaded can help loosen tight muscles, calm your nervous system, increase blood flow throughout your body, and ease the discomforts that can accompany pregnancy. Some studies suggest that massage may even boost your immune system.

Kegel Exercises and Training

Kegel exercises are good for all women, but they have special benefits during pregnancy. They strengthen and tone pelvic floor muscles and prepare these muscles for delivery. Having strong pelvic floor muscles also helps them return to their former shape after delivery.

Try following this sample daily Kegel exercise regimen:

  • Locate and contract the pelvic floor muscles.

 

What Activities Should I Avoid While I Am Pregnant?

Activities that put you at a high risk of injury should be avoided during pregnancy (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists). Examples of risky activities include downhill skiing, horseback riding, mountain climbing, and contact sports (like soccer and basketball). Racquet sports carry the risk of blunt trauma to the abdomen from the ball. They can also cause joint injury and falls from abrupt side-to-side movements.

Women should make a decision about exercise choices after talking with a doctor. In most cases, the exercises below should be avoided as of the first trimester of pregnancy.

High-Impact Aerobics

High-impact aerobics can be dangerous, even during the first trimester. Activities like basketball and gymnastics are considered high-impact and should be avoided during pregnancy. High-impact activities include jumping, hopping, bouncing, both feet leaving the ground at the same time, and other high-energy motions. These moves are especially risky for women with a history of miscarriage or with a co-existing health condition.

Note: Jogging is often classified as high-impact. However, it is usually safe to run or jog at your own pace during pregnancy unless you begin to experience complications. Ask your doctor before beginning a jogging routine if you did not run before pregnancy.

Contact Sports

Contact sports can be risky for women during pregnancy. Sports like football, kickboxing, and hockey can cause physical trauma to the abdomen. Forceful physical contact from pushing, hitting, or falling can cause a miscarriage or harm to the fetus. In addition, contact sports may increase the risk of general injury.

 

Other activities that are not safe for pregnant women – even during the first trimester – include sports and activities with a high risk of fall, changes in atmospheric pressure or altitude, and specifically contraindicated for your personal health situation.

Activities with a high risk of falling include mountain biking, rock climbing, ice skating or inline skating, downhill skiing or water skiing, horseback riding, and volleyball. Some women may experience a change in balance ability during pregnancy, which can make it hard to stay safe during these activities. These exercises are even riskier during the second and third trimesters, after weight gain causes the body’s center of gravity to shift.

Scuba diving and exercise at high altitudes can be dangerous for the developing baby. Scuba diving may increase the risk of birth defects or preterm birth. Exercise above an altitude of 7,500 feet (such as mountain climbing and high-altitude hiking) can be harmful during pregnancy as well. These activities and settings should be avoided from the first trimester, if possible. Women who live at or above 7,500 feet should discuss safe exercise options with a health professional. This can help ensure sufficient oxygen supply for pregnant women and their babies.

Warning Signs for Exercise During Pregnancy

Many forms of exercise can be safe during the first trimester and throughout pregnancy. However, physical activity can be risky for women with little experience exercising. Exercise can also be dangerous for women with pregnancy complications. Even if you are an expert, there are certain warning signs that you should not ignore.

Stop exercising immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • faintness
  • dizziness
  • blurry vision
  • nausea
  • heart palpitations
  • vaginal bleeding
  • new contractions
  • back, abdominal, or pelvic pain
  • unusual lack of fetal movement

The following are some tips on how pregnant women can avoid overheating during exercise:

  • Do not exercise in very hot or humid conditions
  • Do not use saunas and hot tubs
  • Wear loose clothing and exercise in well-ventilated areas
  • Stop exercise before you get overheated
  • Do not push your body to extremes
  • Stay hydrated – drink at least two cups of water every hour you exercise

Exercise by Month in the First Trimester

1st Month

Most women do not notice changes in energy or physique during the first month of pregnancy. If you are aware of your pregnancy during the first month, start building a habit of safe exercise while you still have the energy. Beginning a routine early will help you keep up an exercise program later in pregnancy. Start now to make it easier when you have less energy and more difficulty doing certain physical motions.

2nd Month

For many women, the second month of pregnancy is a time of significant fatigue. While exercising may seem too exhausting, it is important to keep doing some form of exercise at this stage in the pregnancy. Many women report that regular exercise actually reduces feelings of fatigue. Even a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood every day can make you feel more energetic, strengthen your heart and lungs, tone your muscles, and stimulate your body’s natural feel-good chemicals (endorphins). Just make sure you get a thumbs-up from your doctor on your chosen workout and don’t overdo it. Moderation is key!

3rd Month

At this stage of pregnancy, most exercises are still considered safe. Jogging, swimming, low-impact aerobics, dance, and weight training are all good choices for this month’s exercise routine. You may need to change or stop some of these activities later in pregnancy, so now is the time to make the most of it. At the end of the third month of pregnancy, you should discuss potential changes to your exercise regimen with your prenatal care provider. This can help you plan for exercise during the second trimester of pregnancy.

 

Top 100 Most Popular Baby Names

Boys Top 100 Baby Names Girls

 

1.   Jacob   1.   Emma
2.   Aidan   2.   Madison
3.   Ethan   3.   Emily
4.   Ryan   4.   Kaitlyn
5.   Matthew   5.   Hailey
6.   Michael   6.   Olivia
7.   Tyler   7.   Isabella
8.   Joshua   8.   Hannah
9.   Nicholas   9.   Sarah
10.   Connor   10.   Abigail
11.   Zachary   11.   Sophia
12.   Andrew   12.   Andrew
13.   Jack   13.   Alyssa
14.   Dylan   14.   Brianna
15.   Jayden   15.   Madeline
16.   Logan   16.   Grace
17.   Caden   17.   Alexis
18.   Caleb   18.   Sydney
19.   Alexander   19.   Samantha
20.   Nathan   20.   Riley
21.   Noah   21.   Lauren
22.   William   22.   Taylor
23.   Jackson   23.   Chloe
24.   Christopher   24.   Ella
25.   Joseph   25.   Ava
26.   James   26.   Elizabeth
27.   Daniel   27.   Ashley
28.   Benjamin   28.   Makayla
29.   Anthony   29.   Lily
30.   Cameron   30.   Anna
31.   Austin   31.   Kayla
32.   Evan   32.   Megan
33.   Gavin   33.    Zoe
34.   Luke   34.   Mackenzie
35.   Brayden   35.   Kylie
36.   Brandon   36.   Natalie
37.   Christian   37.   Allison
38.   John   38.   Maya
39.   David   39.   Katherine
40.   Sean   40.   Morgan
41.   Gabriel   41.   Isabel
42.   Jonathan   42.   Mia
43.   Samuel   43.   Jasmine
44.   Elijah   44.   Jordan
45.   Colin   45.   Rachel
46.   Justin   46.   Julia
47.   Alex   47.   Jessica
48.   Mason   48.   Savannah
49.   Jordan   49.   Ariana
50.   Thomas   50.   Victoria
51.   Hunter   51.   Paige
52.   Lucas   52.   Avery
53.   Kyle   53.   Abby
54.   Owen   54.   Trinity
55.   Jake   55.   Brooke
56.   Devin   56.   Katie
57.   Jason   57.   Peyton
58.   Liam   58.   Alexandra
59.   Cole   59.   Jaydn
60.   Adam   60.   Rebecca
61.   Dominic   61.   Jenna
62.   Aaron   62.   Bailey
63.   Ian   63.   Leah
64.   Hayden   64.   Gabriella
65.   Isaac   65.   Faith
66.   Robert   66.   Caroline
67.   Carter   67.   Sophie
68.   Isaiah   68.   Nicole
69.   Chase   69.   Audrey
70.   Landon   70.   Gabrielle
71.   Riley   71.   Molly
72.   Eric   72.   Ashlyn
73.   Max   73.   Claire
74.   Nathaniel   74.   Kennedy
75.   Tristan   75.   Amelia
76.   Brian   76.   Gracie
77.   Ashton   77.   Marissa
78.   Brendan   78.   Amanda
79.   Cody   79.   Erin
80.   Carson   80.   Destiny
81.   Julian   81.   Reagan
82.   Wyatt   82.   Kate
83.   Blake   83.   Brooklyn
84.   Seth   84.   Alexa
85.   Sebastian   85.   Jada
86.   Xavier   86.   Mary
87.   Will   87.   Angelina
88.   Bryce   88.   Ellie
89.   Garrett   89.   Danielle
90.   Kevin   90.   Aaliyah
91.   Sam   91.   Alicia
92.   Patrick   92.   Sierra
93.   Brady   93.   Gianna
94.   Charlie   94.   Kendall
95.   Parker   95.   Charlotte
96.   Trevor   96.   Maria
97.   Charles   97.   Autumn
98.   Cooper   98.   Shelby
99.   Timothy   99.   Amber
100.   Henry   100.   Shyanna
     
     
 

 

This is the Most Popular Top 100 Baby Names for the past 20 years.

 

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