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


Pregnancy Complications When You’re Over 40

Many women are now waiting until their thirties and forties to get married or have children. Some decide to wait so that they can focus on their career, some are waiting to find th ... More


Pregnancy Complications When You’re Over 40

Many women are now waiting until their thirties and forties to get married or have children. Some decide to wait so that they can focus on their career, some are waiting to find th ... 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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