Pre-Pregnancy Health

Before conceiving, you can increase your chances of having a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby. Eat a good pre-conception diet, be sure to exercise, and follow some important pre-pregnancy dos and don'ts.Also be sure to check out our section on general health.

20 Things All Couples Should Do Before Getting Pregnant

So you're thinking about trying to get pregnant? Congrats! Here's what to do now to get healthy, have fun, and feel prepared to start trying to conceive.

The Benefits of Folic Acid

Taking folic acid before and during pregnancy can help protect your baby from serious birth defects like anencephaly and spina bifida.

A Preconception Checklist

Preconception is a big part of babymaking. Find out how to get your body ready for pregnancy.

Pregnancy Workouts: Best 10 Minute Workout

You can do this quick and comprehensive ten-minute workout throughout your pregnancy.

Your Pre-Conception Diet Makeover

What you eat while trying to conceive is as important now as it will be when you're pregnant. Here's what you should--and shouldn't--be eating (and drinking) to make sure your pregnancy is in the pink. (Or blue!)

Fitness Dos & Don'ts for Getting Pregnant

You may have heard that too much--or too little--exercise while you're trying to get pregnant can make it harder to conceive. Here, we separate the myths from the facts on fitness and fertility.

Traveling While Pregnant

Planning on taking a trip while you're pregnant? We went to the pros for advice on how to smooth out the bumps when traveling with a bump of your own.

Fertility-Boosting Yoga Poses

Try this yoga workout to relax, better align your pelvis, and increase blood flow -- all factors that may help promote quicker conception.

Pregnancy Workouts: Best Butt Exercises

Even in the third trimester, you can still work that butt! In this video, you'll see how to exercise comfortably and effectively.

Health Update: Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Folic acid is a vitamin essential for preventing birth defects and premature births--and, as new research shows--it's especially important to take long before you plan to get pregnant.

Health 101: HPV, Fertility & Cervical Cancer

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer if left untreated. But can it also impact your fertility or pregnancy? Read this and find out.

A Guide to Your Preconception Visit

Even before you start trying to conceive, you should visit your doctor to ensure you'll have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

Dormant Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Elizabeth Pryor answers the question, Could I possibly harbor an STD without realizing it?

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

Kim Kardashian West Wants to Go for Baby #3, But Should She?

Despite having two high-risk pregnancies in her past, Kim Kardashian West may try for a third child.

No Birth Control? No Alcohol, Says CDC

Women having unprotected sex shouldn't be drinking alcohol, according to new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pregnancy Workouts: Best Abs Exercises

When done correctly, ab exercises can be very beneficial during pregnancy. Do these exercises 2-3 times a week for best results.

Pregnancy Workouts: Third Trimester Fitness

Once you've reached the third trimester, you're in the final stretch. Keep up your workout regimen with these fun exercises.

Pregnancy Workouts: Second Trimester Fitness

Stay fit throughout your second trimester with this well-rounded workout that you can do at least twice a week.

Weight and Pregnancy: Gain Only What You Need

We all want our bodies to bounce right back after pregnancy. Here is how to stay healthy during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Workouts: First Trimester Fitness

Working out while pregnant doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. Try these exercises during your first trimester.

How to Kick 10 Bad Habits Before Getting Pregnant

You know there are lots of things you can't do, eat, or drink once you're pregnant, but did you know you should also change your lifestyle when you're trying to conceive? Here are the bad habits you need to ditch--and how to do it.

Fertility Yoga: How To Do a Yoga Staff Pose

Try this yoga position to relax, improve your circulation, and maybe even boost your chances for getting pregnant sooner.

Fertility Yoga: How To Do a Half Ankle to Knee Pose

When you do a hip-opening pose like this one, you release tension from your body, and you may promote better alignment of your pelvic organs -- which can make it easier to get pregnant.

Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy: Diet, Exercise, and--a Good Relationship?

A new study says a good relationship with their partner lowers a pregnant woman's risk of illness, as well as her baby's risk of illness in the first year.

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