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


Pregnancy and Exercise: Can You Continue?

Learning what types and levels of exercise are still appropriate during pregnancy can be a stressful experience. Some women become overwhelmed by the conflicting opinions of others ... More

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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Important New Guidelines Advise Couples To Try To Conceive Within Three Months After A Loss

For women who have suffered a pregnancy loss, the prospect of getting pregnant again can ...
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4 Hard Lessons I Learned After 12 Miscarriages

If you were to read my kindergarten yearbook, you'd come across a mini-bio of myself ...
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Moving Forward After Miscarriage

Today marks the last day of the worst year of my life. 2015 was the year I lost my sweet ...
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