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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Are Pregnancy Tests Ever Wrong?

You purchased the most expensive test at the drug store. It included two tests inside the box, just so you could be doubly sure that the answers are correct. And now you are ready ... 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


Chemical Pregnancy: What Is It, and What Are the Risks?

It is estimated that about 50-60% of first pregnancies are chemical pregnancies. Chemical pregnancies, or early miscarriages, happen before five week ... More

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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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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