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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Understanding Your Husband Through Conception & Pregnancy

Yes, he agreed to have a baby with you. And he is more than happy to take part in the trying to conceive part, especially in the beginning. What could be better; no holds barred se ... 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


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

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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