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


The Pre-Baby Bucket List: 20 Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant!

Starting a family is an exciting prospect, and definitely something we can be eager to just start already! But before the stork arrives, it’s a good idea to try and do all the th ... More


Meditation for Conception

Making the decision to have a child is an exciting and promising time in one’s life. While the process happens very quickly for some, it can seem like an eternity, or even a losi ... More

More Workplaces Are Giving Employees Miscarriage Leave

It's a nightmare scenario that so many women have faced: miscarrying their pregnancy and ...
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7 Things I’ve Learned From Being Pregnant 7 Times

Lesson #1: Being pregnant never really gets easier. ...
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What to Do When Your Friend Miscarries and You Don’t

There’s nothing more exciting than when you and a friend are pregnant at the same time. ...
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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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