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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Are Pregnancy Tests Ever Wrong?

You purchased the most expensive test at the drug store. It included two tests inside the box, just so you could be doubly sure that the answers are correct. And now you are ready ... More


How Having a Baby Will Change You

If you are thinking about adding a little one to your family, actively trying to conceive, or pregnant, there is a good chance that you’ve spent many peaceful moments musing over ... More


10 Dietary Recommendations for Vegetarians and Vegans

A little over 2% of Americans follow vegetarian or vegan diets. Most continue to follow this diet during their pregnancies. Vegetarianism and Veganism are not just diets, but ways ... 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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