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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Fitness & Nutrition to Increase Your Odds at Conception

Congratulations on your decision to try and conceive. This is no doubt an exciting time for you and your partner, filled with emotional ups and downs and anticipation ... More


How Do You Tell Your Partner He/She is the Infertile One?

For those with fertility issues, trying to conceive can feel overwhelming. The pressure to "produce" eventually takes the fun out of the production! Add to that the uncomfortable r ... More


Planning for Childcare, Before Conception!

Recently, I was at a birthday party where I met a new mother. She was expressing her disappointment in her in-laws and parents for leaving her hanging when it came to childcare for ... 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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