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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I Feel Sick! Am I Pregnant?

I knew I was pregnant when I suddenly started to experience painful, flaming, can't-sleep-all-night heartburn. I was not a frequent sufferer of heartburn, so I knew something was d ... More


10 Dietary Recommendations for Vegetarians and Vegans

A little over 2% of Americans follow vegetarian or vegan diets. Most continue to follow this diet during their pregnancies. Vegetarianism and Veganism are not just diets, but ways ... 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

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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