Getting Pregnant

If you're thinking of getting pregnant - or already trying to conceive - you're in the right place. Here you'll learn about ovulation and fertility, the role of genetics in pregnancy, and the importance of healthy living pre-pregnancy. We also get into questions of infertility, and how age affects pregnancy.

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Early Menopause Made Me Want Kids For the First Time

I never wanted kids. But when my husband and I learned I was nearing menopause at age 33, we decided to freeze our embryos. Four years later, I'm pregnant with our first child and have really learned the meaning of "never say never."

How to Avoid Financial Risk When Buying Sperm

Artificial insemination costs are unfairly high for prospective LGBTQ+ (or hetero solo-by-choice) parents. That said, there are a few steps you can take to avoid financial risk when buying sperm.

Queer Parents Are Over-Charged for IVF-Here's How to Be Prepared

Queer people are already underpaid and experience greater unemployment rates than heterosexual individuals. The fact that insurance won't cover any fertility treatments for LGBTQ+ parents just makes family-planning even more difficult-and costly.

IVF is Cost-Prohibitive for Far Too Many Black & Brown Families-These Orgs Are Changing That

Birth rates are declining due to increased infertility-but most people who get access to IVF are white. To what extent is cost preventing Black and brown parents from seeking fertility treatment?

5 Ways to Pay for IVF When You Think You Can't Afford It

Are infertility treatments like IUI and IVF not covered by your insurance plan? Here are five other options to help fund your family-building.

The "Secret" Ways Patients Afford Costly IVF Drugs

The average IVF cycle costs between $10,000 to $15,000—but the cost of necessary fertility medications can easily double that. Here are the ways savvy IVF patients cut down their bills.
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Your Chances of Getting Pregnant at Every Age

Get familiar with these pregnancy statistics by age so can increase your odds of conceiving in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond.

14 Things to Know If You're Having Sex to Get Pregnant

Want to raise your odds of baby-making success? Here, we answer some common conception questions to help increase your chances of getting pregnant.

I'm Pregnant But My Friend Isn't: 6 Ways to Navigate this Difficult Situation

It's not easy when one friend gets pregnant while the other is having trouble. But you can celebrate your pregnancy while being sensitive to your friend's infertility challenges. Here's how.