Reproductive Age

When should you get pregnant? Age matters, of course. So does time of life, maturity level and a host of other life issues. In this section, we take a look at when to get pregnant, getting pregnant after age 35, and pregnancy risks after 35.

What's the Best Age to Have a Baby?

Moms reveal the pros and cons of having kids in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond.

Conceiving in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Whether you're trying to conceive during your 20s, 30s or 40s, getting pregnant at any age has its pluses and minuses.

Age at First Pregnancy Might Predict Your Health Later in Life

A new study says a woman's health at age 40 is linked to how old she was when she had her first baby.

Pregnant At 53: Older Pregnancy Happened To Me

This grandmother found out she's pregnant -- with twins!

6 Signs You're Ovulating

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 6 signs that you're ovulating, including increased sex drive and pain in your lower abdomen.

Pregnancy in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

There's no 'right time' to have a baby -- but there are simple steps you can take to stay happy and healthy at every age.

If You Want to Get Pregnant, When Should You Stop Birth Control?

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, answers one of her most frequently asked questions: When should you stop taking birth control if you want to get pregnant?

How to Measure Basal Body Temperature

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares how to take your basal body temperature. It's an inexpensive and reliable way to figure out exactly when you're ovulating.

Pregnancy Risks After Age 35

Find out how your age affects pregnancy -- and what you can to do ensure that both you and your developing baby are safe and healthy.

Five Women's Stories: When to Have a Baby

Is becoming a mom in your 20s easier or harder than it is in your mid 40s? We asked five women to share the ups and downs of having babies early, late, or somewhere in between.

Becoming a Two-Kid Family

You thought your first child was life-changing? Wait until you have your second one!

Wondering if You Can Wait to Have a Baby? Now There's a Simple Test

This simple blood test may hold answers to the biggest question on many women's minds: Is it too late for me to have a baby?

Pregnancy After 35

The older you are, the more challenges you may face during pregnancy. Be sure to read on if you're over 35 and pregnant.

Your Ovulation Calendar: When Are You Most Likely to Get Pregnant?

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, helps you figure out your ovulation calendar so you can get pregnant faster.

6 Common Fertility Mistakes

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 6 common fertility mistakes women make, from waiting until they're pregnant to start taking prenatal vitamins to missing their ovulation window.

How to Get Pregnant Faster?

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 8 ways to get pregnant faster (before you even start trying to conceive!).

What You Need to Know About Having Baby #2

If you're thinking about having a second child, there are some things you need to know. Baby #2 is not often planned, so take it from these moms, forget about "feeling ready," and go for it!

5 Early Signs That You're Pregnant

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 5 early signs of pregnancy, from a missed period to increased urination.

Freezing Your Eggs: 5 Things You Need to Know

For women who want to become pregnant--but not just yet!-- oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, can seem like an effective way to cheat your biological clock. But what's really involved? These are five things you need to keep in mind if you're considering putting your eggs on ice.

Can You Increase Your Chances of Having a Boy or a Girl?

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, answers one her most frequently asked questions: Can you increase your chances of having either a boy or a girl?

Should You Have an Amniocentesis?

Amnio can help diagnose chromosomal abnormalities, like Down Syndrome. Find out if you need this test.

Is Waiting to Have Kids Actually Better for Their Health?

We've all heard that having kids later in life can be risky, but a new study says the benefits may outweigh those risks.

Is There a Perfect Age to Have a Baby?

The pros and cons of having kids in your 20s, 30s, and 40s.

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