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


10 Warning Signs of Financial Crisis

Most personal financial crises take years to overcome. Watch out for these warning signs to stop your financial problems from becoming too serious! ... More


Should You Freeze Your Eggs? 7 Facts to Consider

There are as many different reasons for freezing eggs as there are people doing it, but it's important to truly evaluate the reasons for wanting to do it. Choosin ... 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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