Reproductive Age

When should you get pregnant? Age matters, of course. So does time of life, maturity level and a host of other life issues. In this section, we take a look at when to get pregnant, getting pregnant after age 35, and pregnancy risks after 35.

Signs of Ovulation

Are you ovulating? Even if you're not using an ovulation calculator or ovulation calendar, it's possible to identify the signs and symptoms that indicate the most fertile time in your cycle. Keep an eye out for cramping, mucus and these other symptoms that could predict if you're ovulating.

Conceiving in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Whether you're trying to conceive during your 20s, 30s or 40s, getting pregnant at any age has its pluses and minuses.

What's the Best Age to Have a Baby?

Moms reveal the pros and cons of having kids in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond.

Pregnant At 53: Older Pregnancy Happened To Me

This grandmother found out she's pregnant -- with twins!

Pregnancy Risks After Age 35

Find out how your age affects pregnancy -- and what you can to do ensure that both you and your developing baby are safe and healthy.

Pinpointing Fertile Days

Getting pregnant isn't always easy! This handy guide can help you learn the signs of ovulation and find out your most fertile days.

8 Ways to Get Pregnant Faster

Feeling the tick of that notorious biological clock is enough to turn the most patient woman into Veruca Salt -- "But I want it now!" Fortunately, there are easy steps to speeding along conception, no matter how long you've been trying.

5 Early Signs That You're Pregnant

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 5 early signs of pregnancy, from a missed period to increased urination.

6 Common Fertility Mistakes

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, shares 6 common fertility mistakes women make, from waiting until they're pregnant to start taking prenatal vitamins to missing their ovulation window.

Becoming a Two-Kid Family

You thought your first child was life-changing? Wait until you have your second one!

Age at First Pregnancy Might Predict Your Health Later in Life

A new study says a woman's health at age 40 is linked to how old she was when she had her first baby.

Five Women's Stories: When to Have a Baby

Is becoming a mom in your 20s easier or harder than it is in your mid 40s? We asked five women to share the ups and downs of having babies early, late, or somewhere in between.

Wondering if You Can Wait to Have a Baby? Now There's a Simple Test

This simple blood test may hold answers to the biggest question on many women's minds: Is it too late for me to have a baby?

Ovulation: Charting Your Basal Body Temperature

Whyand howyou should chart your basal body temperature.

Pregnancy in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

There's no 'right time' to have a baby -- but there are simple steps you can take to stay happy and healthy at every age.

What You Need to Know About Stopping Birth Control to Get Pregnant

Timing a pregnancy can be tricky. Here's what you need to know about stopping birth control in order to conceive.

Freezing Your Eggs: 5 Things You Need to Know

For women who want to become pregnant--but not just yet!-- oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, can seem like an effective way to cheat your biological clock. But what's really involved? These are five things you need to keep in mind if you're considering putting your eggs on ice.

How Accurate are Pregnancy Tests?

Alexandra Sowa, M.D., a doctor of internal medicine and a mom, answers one of her most frequently asked questions: How accurate are pregnancy tests? She also shares when to take them to increase your chances of getting an accurate result.

Your Timeline for Trying: When You May Need Help Getting Pregnant

Knowing when to get help can be tricky -- here's your ultimate cheat sheet!

It's Twins! How Four Became Our Family's Magic Number

In this month's letter from the editor, Parents' Liz Vaccariello shares the story of how she and her husband became proud members of the parents-of-twins club.

Should You Have an Amniocentesis?

Amnio can help diagnose chromosomal abnormalities, like Down Syndrome. Find out if you need this test.

Is There a Perfect Age to Have a Baby?

The pros and cons of having kids in your 20s, 30s, and 40s.

Is Waiting to Have Kids Actually Better for Their Health?

We've all heard that having kids later in life can be risky, but a new study says the benefits may outweigh those risks.

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