Pre-Pregnancy Health

Before conceiving, you can increase your chances of having a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby. Eat a good pre-conception diet, be sure to exercise, and follow some important pre-pregnancy dos and don'ts.Also be sure to check out our section on general health.

20 Things All Couples Should Do Before Getting Pregnant

So you're thinking about trying to get pregnant? Congrats! Here's what to do now to get healthy, have fun, and feel prepared to start trying to conceive.

The Benefits of Folic Acid

Folic acid in early pregnancy can help protect your baby.

A Preconception Checklist

Preconception is a big part of babymaking. Find out how to get your body ready for pregnancy.

Health 101: HPV, Fertility & Cervical Cancer

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer if left untreated. But can it also impact your fertility or pregnancy? Read this and find out.

Your Pre-Conception Diet Makeover

What you eat while trying to conceive is as important now as it will be when you're pregnant. Here's what you should -- and shouldn't -- be eating (and drinking) to make sure your pregnancy is in the pink. (Or blue!)

Fitness Dos & Don'ts for Getting Pregnant

You may have heard that too much -- or too little -- exercise while you're trying to get pregnant can make it harder to conceive. Here, we separate the myths from the facts on fitness and fertility.

Pregnancy Workouts: Best 10 Minute Workout

You can do this quick and comprehensive ten-minute workout throughout your pregnancy.

Fertility-Boosting Yoga Poses

Try this yoga workout to relax, better align your pelvis, and increase blood flow -- all factors that may help promote quicker conception.

Pregnancy Workouts: Best Butt Exercises

Even in the third trimester, you can still work that butt! In this video, you'll see how to exercise comfortably and effectively.

Health Update: Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Folic acid is a vitamin essential for preventing birth defects and premature births -- and, as new research shows -- it's especially important to take long before you plan to get pregnant.

Pregnancy Workouts: Second Trimester Fitness

Stay fit throughout your second trimester with this well-rounded workout that you can do at least twice a week.

Dormant Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Elizabeth Pryor answers the question, Could I possibly harbor an STD without realizing it?

Traveling While Pregnant

Planning on taking a trip while you're pregnant? We went to the pros for advice on how to smooth out the bumps when traveling with a bump of your own.

Here's Why Your BPA-Free Products Probably Aren't Safe Either

It turns out, the replacement for BPA may be just as dangerous for your reproductive health.

Got Vitamin D? Maybe Not, If You Go Off the Pill

A new study points out the risk of vitamin D deficiency when women stop taking oral contraceptives.

A Guide to Your Preconception Visit

Even before you start trying to conceive, you should visit your doctor to ensure you'll have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

Pregnancy Workouts: Best Abs Exercises

When done correctly, ab exercises can be very beneficial during pregnancy. Do these exercises 2-3 times a week for best results.

Pregnancy Workouts: Third Trimester Fitness

Once you've reached the third trimester, you're in the final stretch. Keep up your workout regimen with these fun exercises.

7 Beauty Changes to Make Before You Try to Get Pregnant

Trying for a baby--or even considering it? You may want to rethink your skin-care routine.

Weight and Pregnancy: Gain Only What You Need

We all want our bodies to bounce right back after pregnancy. Here is how to stay healthy during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Workouts: First Trimester Fitness

Working out while pregnant doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. Try these exercises during your first trimester.

How to Kick 10 Bad Habits Before Getting Pregnant

You know there are a lot of things you can't do, eat, or drink once you're pregnant, but did you know you should also change your lifestyle when you're trying to conceive? Put out those cigarettes, pass on that glass of wine, and say sayonara to your triple-shot lattes from Starbucks. Here are the bad habits you need to ditch, and, more important, how to do it.

How Medications Can Affect Your Fertility

Your fertility may drop if you're taking certain medicines. Here's what you need to know to when you're trying to conceive

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