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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Simple Ways to Detect Ovulation

If the key to life is water, then the key to pregnancy is ovulation. Ovulation is the process of releasing an egg from the fallopian tubes into the uterus, where it can wait patien ... 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


Top 12 Signs You Might Be Pregnant

Pregnancy symptoms are different for every woman and may even differ from pregnancy to pregnancy. While the most common sign of a pregnancy is indeed a missed period, there are mor ... More

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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3 Natural Ways to Combat PCOS

Whether you've been dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome for years or just got your ...
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