Want to start a family soon? Here is a quiz that will help guide you on what to do to get pregnant.
1. What is the primary step in starting a family? A. Planning; B. Deciding; C. Come What May? The answer is A.
The basic step in starting a family is planning it. When a couple feels that it is time for them to have a baby, planning comes beforehand. This is because starting a family or getting pregnant entails a lot of effort and critical decision making in the future. This is the time when couples look at and asses their financial capacity to grow a family including future possibilities, threats or risks and possible remedies to the possible problems.
2. Who to consult to for reproductive assessment? A. an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN); B. a Maternal-Fetal Specialist; C. a general medical practitioner; D. All of the Above? The answer is D.
Every woman who is preparing on getting pregnant must see an OB-GYN, a maternal-fetal specialist and a family doctor. Obstetrician-Gynecologists are the ones who help patients prepare for pregnancy. Maternal-Fetal Specialists are the ones who asses patients for high-risk pregnancy. General practitioners are basically the ones who regularly check patients for other medical concerns and ensure that they are healthy enough to carry and give birth to a child.
3. What is the safest age for a woman to get pregnant? A. 18; B. 16; C. 38; D. 24? The answer is D.
There are women who get pregnant in their early adolescence or late 30’s and they just do fine in their pregnancy. They are an exemption. Most healthy women can bear a child outside the safest bracket; however in general, early to mid adolescence and late 30’s are the red flag for pregnancy. Age is one big factor in getting pregnant because it is either that the reproductive system is not yet fully developed to carry a child, or the reproductive system is already worn out for pregnancy.
4. To start a family a woman must be physically healthy to bear a child. TRUE or FALSE? The answer is TRUE.
By being physically healthy means she is not overweight, not sickly or under medication, and definitely not in a stressful environment or situation. To be healthy, she needs to be eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. When a woman is overweight, she produces more estrogen than progesterone causing hormonal imbalance. Instead of giving progesterone pills, Doctors would mostly advice patients to lose weight for a balanced production of both male and female hormones in the body. During pregnancy, it is necessary that a woman takes iron, folic acid, calcium and other necessary vitamins and minerals for her and the baby.
5. Hormonal treatment can be hastened and boosted up. TRUE or FALSE? The answer is TRUE.
Hormonal treatment should be taken according to prescription. It should not be replaced with other treatment method, unless consulting other doctors. However, hormonal treatment can be enhanced using natural therapeutic products made from natural ingredients that are scientifically formulated to boost up the natural abilities of the body to cope with stress, heal, and provide balance.
Start a family by starting it right. Visit your doctor and discuss your plan with him or her so that you will be guided on the proper methods of getting pregnant without sacrificing your health.
What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein’s “e=mc^2.” Thanks to advances in string theory, physics may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence. While firing up our imaginations about the future, Kaku also presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why physics is the key to pretty much everything.
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Kaku’s latest book is The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (http://goo.gl/kGrVaR).
The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything
Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY
The Floating University
Originally released September, 2011.
Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler, Kathleen Russell, and Elizabeth Rodd