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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The Pandemic Is Making Would-Be Parents Put Fertility Treatments On Hold—and There Are Emotional Repercussions

Hopeful moms have now been forced to put their family plans on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Experts explain what that means and offer advice on how to get through.
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Why I Never Wanted a Boy

Finding out I was pregnant with another boy wasn't easy. Why? Because I know what it really means to raise black boys in America.
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Amy Schumer's Plea For IVF Advice Is a Reminder How Hard Fertility Treatment Can Be

Amy Schumer joined a club no one ever wants to be a part of. I know, I was in it once, too. But Schumer's openness about going through IVF just proves how isolated a person can feel while undergoing fertility treatments, no matter how rich or famous they may be.
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My Fertility Treatment Ended My Closest Friendship

My best friend and I were going through fertility treatment at the same time. I thought it would bring us closer. But she feared I would get pregnant before her and that destroyed our longtime friendship for good.
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7 Wacky Ways to (Possibly) Get Pregnant Faster

If you're trying to get pregnant, we know you're likely up to try just about anything that may help. But before you test any of these trending fertility-boosting tales (from eating pineapple to eating parasitic worms—yes, really), see what experts have to say.
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Why So Many People Have to Travel for IVF Treatment

The cost of IVF treatment in the U.S. can be prohibitive for many. But that's not the only reason some patients, including myself, are making short and long hauls for their fertility treatments.
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More Getting Pregnant

Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Every Day of the Month

When sex coincides with your most fertile ovulation days, you'll increase the chances of conceiving. Get to know each phase of your cycle to get pregnant faster.
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10 Common Baby-Making Mistakes

When you're trying to get pregnant, don't let these avoidable mistakes affect your conception goals.
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I Felt Guilty When I Accidentally Got Pregnant With My Second Kid After Going Through IVF With My First

I started advocating for women with fertility issues after my first daughter was born via IVF. But then, I got pregnant with my second child without even trying. Instead of being happy, I was guilt-ridden. It took me a while to realize the beauty of my unexpected surprise.