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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When Are You Most Fertile?

Some couples, when they decide they’d like to become parents, discontinue the use of their birth control methods and just say, “When it happens, it happens.” While that’s c ... More


5 Reasons It Rocks to be Over-the-Hill and Pregnant

They say forty is the new twenty, and with the rise of women waiting until later in life to marry or have children, it must be true. Aside from maybe having a little less energy th ... More


Do You Want a Financially Happy Marriage?

According to the National Marriage Project, marriages are more likely to experience troubled waters during a time of financial unease. This is especially likely for marriages that ... More

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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Options to Consider When Buying a Pregnancy Test

There no test that you need to be accurate more than a pregnancy ...
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New Mamas: How Soon Can You Get Pregnant After Having a Baby?

For most women, getting pregnant after having a baby is probably the last thing on their ...
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