My Preconception

So, you've decided to start a family. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on an exciting journey. Here, you can find information on how to prepare for pregnancy, ways to boost your odds at conception, tools to track your fertility, explanations of terms and procedures, along with answers to your questions about alternative therapies, gender selection, adoption, and surrogacy.

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When is the Right Time to Try for Another Baby?

If you already have a child or children, and you want to have another, you might be wondering when the time will be perfect to have another. Should you start try ... More


Planning Your Baby’s Birth Month

Planning for which month to have a baby isn’t exactly a fool-proof science, but it can give mothers more control over when they give birth. Some parents prefer to decide when the ... More


SMEP: Increasing Your Ovulation Awareness

"Humans are not the most efficient reproducers, but there is cumulative success month to month. Usually 60 to 70% of couples will have conceived within six ... More

It’s OK If You’re Still Sad About Your Miscarriage

It has been two years, almost exactly to the due of my first miscarriage.  It has ...
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To the Mom Hoping to Get Pregnant

I know you promised yourself that you wouldn't take the pregnancy test early this time, ...
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Yes, You Can Use Fertility Charting with PCOS

If you've wanted to use fertility charting to conceive, avoid a pregnancy, or just keep ...
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3 Natural Ways to Combat PCOS

Whether you've been dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome for years or just got your ...
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Options to Consider When Buying a Pregnancy Test

There no test that you need to be accurate more than a pregnancy ...
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New Mamas: How Soon Can You Get Pregnant After Having a Baby?

For most women, getting pregnant after having a baby is probably the last thing on their ...
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