Maximizing Your Fertility

Boost your fertility to increase your chances of having a baby. Check out our fertility calculator to determine when you're ovulating.Also, visit our related Ovulation section to learn even more about fertility and gain a better understanding of which days of the month are your most fertile.Finally, don't forget to take our quizzes, and grab some cool apps!

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    10+ Ways to Boost Your Fertility

    It's an aspect of our health that most of us take for granted: Have sex, get pregnant, right? In reality, even minor stressors can throw your body out of whack. If you're trying to conceive, these simple health moves can help protect your fertility.

    Health 101: Stress and Fertility

    Can excess stress keep you from getting pregnant? Read about the surprising links between stress, anxiety, and infertility -- and what you can do about it.

    Ovulation: Pros and Cons of Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs)

    Learn all about OPKs before relying on them.

    Getting Pregnant Sex Q & A

    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. Here, we answer some common conception questions to help increase your chances of getting pregnant.

    8 Surprising Facts About Fertility

    What you should know about the odds of getting pregnant.

    Best Vitamins and Nutrients to Aid Conception

    These fertility boosters can be found in a variety of foods.

    Can Your Sex Position Make It Easier to Conceive?

    Is all sex created equal? We asked the experts and found out.

    How Medications Can Affect Your Fertility

    Your fertility may drop if you're taking certain medicines. Here's what you need to know to when you're trying to conceive

    9 Fertility Dos and Don'ts

    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.

    Trying to Conceive: 5 Ways to Get Pregnant Faster

    Dr. Obosa Osawe suggests 5 ways to boost fertility and get pregnant faster.

    Trying to Conceive: 5 Little Signs You're Ovulating

    Dr. Obosa Osawe lists five signals that you are ovulating and ready to get pregnant.

    How Much Sleep Your Man Gets at Night May Be the Reason You Aren't Getting Pregnant

    New research looks at the link between male sleep patterns and fertility, and the results are eye-opening to say the least!

    Can Eating Tomatoes Give Men Super Sperm?

    A new study is looking at whether lycopene, the antioxidant found in tomatoes, can increase a man's sperm quality in addition to sperm count.

    8 Myths About Trying to Conceive

    There are several misconceptions about conception. We break it down and tell you what's fact and what's fiction.

    What to Eat to Get Pregnant: The Conception Diet

    Can what you munch on affect your fertility? We asked the experts.

    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.

    Get Pregnant: 7 Natural Fertility Boosters

    These simple tips can make a big difference in the baby-making department!

    Jazz Up Your Baby-Making Sex

    Trying to conceive doesn't have to be boring. Here's how to shake things up.

    Your Odds of Conceiving at Every Point in Your Cycle

    Trying to conceive? Find out your odds at every point in your cycle, from your period to post-ovulation, then aim for the fertility sweet spot!

    Trying to Conceive: 5 Common Fertility Mistakes

    Follow Dr. Obosa Osawe's advice, and avoid making these five common mistakes when trying to get pregnant.

    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.

    Health Issues That May Affect Your Fertility

    Being overweight? STDs? Thyroid disease? These and other conditions affect not just your health, but also your chances of getting pregnant.

    Trying to Conceive: How To Track Basal Body Temperature And Get Pregnant Faster

    Dr. Obosa Osawe explains how to track your temperature to determine when you are most fertile each cycle.

    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?

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