... Whether you're officially TTC (Trying to Conceive) or just planning ahead, these essentials... will help maximize your chances for conceiving and delivering a healthy baby. 1. Stop using birth control... to the end of your current cycle before stopping the pills, then start trying the next month (some doctors...
Sure, you know the basics of what to do in the bedroom. But when it comes down to the business of making babies, there are more questions and old wives' tales out there than sex positions in the Kama Sutra. Can you choose gender through sex? Should you put your feet up afterwards? Here, we answer these and other common conception questions to help increase your chances of getting pregnant.
When you're trying to conceive, sperm and egg aren't the only words you'll hear tossed around. From cervix to zygote, our primer in fertility lingo will help you (and your partner) understand the process -- and parlance -- of conception, so you can sound like a pro throughout your pregnancy.
When you're having trouble trying to conceive, your emotions are running high, and that can leave you feeling alone and confused when you start to think about what's next. So we asked Ali Domar, Ph.D., a professor of Ob-gyn and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF, to reveal the top nine dos and don'ts of fertility to clear up any confusion.
Although you'll be the one carrying the baby for those nine months, dad-to-be has an important role too -- his sperm affects whether you'll get pregnant at all and if the pregnancy will be healthy. To keep his boys in tip-top shape, he should make these changes.
Odds are with you -- only about 12 percent of women have trouble getting or staying pregnant, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Of course, you won't know for sure until you start trying to conceive, but these clues are a good indication that your body is baby-ready.
You expected the glowy skin and gorgeous bump -- probably not the itchy boobs or extra gas. Here, we've got the lowdown on everything you've been dying to ask about your most blush-worthy pregnancy issues.