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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The Preconception Checkup

Many women wanting to get pregnant start by seeing if nature will take its course. Others, however, chose to maximize their chances of a healthy pregnancy by vis ... 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


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

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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