Trying to Conceive

If you're trying to get pregnant, we can help you sift through all the info and advice! Here's the lowdown -- including tips on trying to conceive, and information on the best time to conceive.

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For Disabled People, the Cost of Infertility Care Is Entirely Out of Reach

Between discrimination, lack of insurance coverage, and asset caps like the "marriage penalty," disabled people in America are often barred from family-building via IVF or other fertility treatments.

Fertility Treatment Was Too Expensive So I Had Sex With a Friend Instead

Between clinic costs, sperm bank, and Fed-Ex, I would have to pay more than $8,000 to use a known sperm donor of my choosing. So we went the old-fashioned route and had sex instead.

Yes, You Should Get the COVID Vaccine Even If You're Trying to Get Pregnant, Here's Why

While you should always check with your doctor if you have concerns about getting vaccinated, health officials have ensured the safety of the coronavirus vaccine. Still have questions about the vaccine and your fertility? Here are the answers.

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.

If Meal Kits Can Help You Cook, Could Pregnancy Kits Help You Conceive?

Gone are the days of simply "pulling the goalie" when you decide you want to get pregnant. Here's how at-home pregnancy kits are elevating the experience for people who are trying to conceive.

How Your Period Affects Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Trying to conceive but not pregnant yet? Maybe it's time to look to your monthly (or not-so-monthly) period for clues about why those two pink lines haven't showed up yet on your pregnancy test.
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Can the Birth Control Pill Boost Fertility?

A study shows that women who've stopped taking oral contraceptives after five years can conceive just as easily as non-users.

How to Find Your Fertile Window When You're Trying to Conceive

Did you know there's a six-day span each month when you're most likely to get pregnant? Here's how to calculate your fertile window.