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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Your First Prenatal Visit and Tests

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

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.

The Importance of Glucose Testing

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

5 Tips for Quitting Smoking

Give up cigarettes forever. Your children will thank you.

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.

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.

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.

What to Expect at Your Ultrasound

You'll get your first glimpse of your baby at this test, but doctors will be ensuring that everything's growing just as it should.

Could Sunscreen Be Messing With Your Partner's Sperm?

If you and your partner are trying to conceive, you may want him to check the label on his sunscreen.

Study: Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Together Increase Child's Autism Risk

Both conditions increase autism risk, researchers have found, but the risk quadruples when mom has both.

Mom's Weight Before and During Pregnancy Linked to Infant Death Risk

A new study looks at the link between a woman's pre-pregnancy weight, and the amount she gains during pregnancy, and infant death risk.

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

Just stopped taking The Pill and TTC? No worries!

Health Update: Got a New Rx? How Will It Affect a Future Pregnancy?

The next time you're prescribed a medication, ask your doctor what would happen if you became pregnant while taking it.