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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Is a Preconception Checkup Really Necessary?

By Michele Meyer for Baby + You Is it really important to schedule a preconception checkup as soon as you're thinking about getting pregnant? "Most women don't even real ... More

Can You Trick Your Body into Letting You Pick the Sex of Your Baby?

  The Trivers-Willard Hypothesis suggests that mothers who are in "better condition" will produce more sons, and those in "lesser condition" will produce more daughters& ... 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

4 Relationship Changes That Happen When You Find out You’re Pregnant

Long-term relationships are not always easy, and when life brings big changes, whether ...
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Getting Pregnant With PCOS

If you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), you may be wondering what that means for ...
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Why Don’t Your Kids Look Like You? (And Other Things Adoptive Parents Hear)

In February, the adoption community was abuzz with discussion about ...
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The Surprising Reason More Sex Boosts Your Chance Of Pregnancy

When I was writing this headline, all I could think about was how ridiculous it sounded. ...
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6 Tips for Surviving Secondary Infertility

When my husband and I finally decided to go for baby number 4, I was excited. I had ...
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What Are The Odds Of Getting Pregnant?

After having three children in four years, I admit that sometimes, I am a little ...
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