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 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.
Do you know when a woman’s most fertile time in her cycle is? Here are some facts about fertility.
Think a woman can’t get pregnant if she has her period? Here are some facts about when you can get pregnant.
Safefood in association with the HSE has launched an information campaign encouraging women who are sexually active to take folic acid daily. If you are sexually active and could become pregnant, whether you are planning to or not, you need to take a folic acid supplement every day. For more information visit Safefood or for some facts about folic acid watch the video below.