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Fertility and Pregnancy

Reproductive health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system at all stages of life. Reproductive health implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so.

(Source: World Health Organisation)

Fertility Awareness

Fertility awareness is when a woman learns to monitor her monthly menstrual cycle to find a pattern and tries to predict when she is likely to be fertile. Fertility awareness can be used as a contraceptive method and as a method for those who want to plan a pregnancy. 

Facts about Fertility

Do you  know when a woman’s most fertile time in her cycle is? Here are some facts about fertility.

Facts about Pregnancy

Think a woman can’t get pregnant if she has her period? Here are some facts about when you can get pregnant.

Take on a new healthy habit - take a daily folic acid supplement

Safefood supported by the HSE is launching a new public awareness campaign encouraging all women who could conceive a baby to take a daily folic acid supplement (400 micrograms) regardless of whether or not they plan to become pregnant. The campaign is emphasising to women that even if they are taking contraception, it is not 100% effective and surprise babies can happen. In that case, it’s better to be protected in so far as possible against neural tube defects (including spina bifida).

For more information visit,-Diet-and-Health/Life-Stages/Pregnancy/Folic-Acid/Meet-Stella.aspx and you can also watch the video below.