General Health

A healthy pregnancy begins before you get pregnant. Being healthy also increases your chances of conceiving.Learn about how your health and lifestyle choices impact your fertility, and discover ways to improve your overall pre-pregnancy health.

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.

A Preconception Checklist

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Zika Advice Tells Dads to Delay Fatherhood

The CDC has issued updated Zika prevention guidelines for couples of child-bearing age.

New Study Finds Some Good News About the Zika Virus and Immunity

Researchers find that the future looks brighter than we might have thought for people who have been infected with the Zika virus.

Your First Prenatal Visit and Tests

Learn how your doctor will confirm your pregnancyaand what else will happen at your first prenatal visit.

Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy: Diet, Exercise, and--a Good Relationship?

A new study says a good relationship with their partner lowers a pregnant woman's risk of illness, as well as her baby's risk of illness in the first year.

The Importance of Glucose Testing

This simple test looks for potential cases of gestational diabetes, to help prevent complications in your pregnancy.

It's Not Just Moms: Why Dads-to-Be Need to Kick the Smoking Habit, Too

A new study shows that kids whose dads smoked--even before their child was conceived--are more likely to have asthma.

5 Tips for Quitting Smoking

Give up cigarettes forever. Your children will thank you.

No Birth Control? No Alcohol, Says CDC

Women having unprotected sex shouldn't be drinking alcohol, according to new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Issues New Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women and Couples TTC

These guidelines are the first to address how long a couple should wait to TTC after exposure (or possible exposure) to the Zika virus.

Think You're Pregnant? 8 Prenatal Do's and Don'ts

Trying to conceive? In the early stages of pregnancy? There are some things you can do to support a healthy gestation.

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.

Hopeful News: Cause of Multiple Miscarriages Finally Discovered

A new discovery as to what causes women to suffer recurrent miscarriage may lead to treatment options.

Avoiding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Should I Quit Drinking When Trying to Conceive?

Here's what you need to know about drinking alcohol during pregnancy -- so you can make the best decision for your future baby's health.

Birth Control Pills Don't Cause Birth Defects, Study Says

Just stopped taking The Pill and TTC? No worries!

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.

8 Things To Do Now if You're Thinking About Getting Pregnant

If you're thinking about getting pregnant, here are 8 things you can do now to start to prepare for pregnancy.

The Surprising Thing That May Lower Your Chance of IVF Success

A new study shows that depression and anxiety may be associated with a reduced chance of pregnancy after IVF.

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