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.

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.

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: Second Trimester Fitness

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

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.

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.

Dormant Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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

Pregnancy Workouts: Best 10 Minute Workout

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

A Healthy Pre-Pregnancy Diet Can Lower Your Baby's Risk of Heart Defects

New research suggests that women who eat healthy before pregnancy can reduce risk of certain birth defects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pregnancy Workouts: Is It Safe to Exercise?

Every woman is different, but here are some things to keep in mind when adjusting your exercise routine during pregnancy.

How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: What "Eating for Two" Really Means

Your pregnancy appetite can be hard to handle. Here's how to make sure that you and baby are healthy when you're eating for two.

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.

Fertility Yoga: How To Do a Half Ankle to Knee Pose

When you do a hip-opening pose like this one, you release tension from your body, and you may promote better alignment of your pelvic organs -- which can make it easier to get pregnant.

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