12.7_TTC-Tips-for-Making-Healthy-Sperm

Healthy sperm (or “swimmers”) are required to make a healthy baby. In order to optimize fertility for men, let’s review the physiology of male reproduction for those with normal sperm and those with low motility and sperm count. Unlike women who

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11.30_top-10-baby-names-80s

The 80s were an awesome decade. I can speak from experience. I wore jelly sandals, pegged jeans, and LOTS of neon. I watched the Gummi Bears on Saturday mornings, ate Count Chocula for breakfast, and jumped on my Pogo Ball during recess. And when

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11.23_optimize-natural-fertility

Whether you have just started trying to conceive or you have been trying for years, there are things you can do to give yourself the best chance of getting pregnant. In general, couples have about a 20% chance of conceiving each

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11.16_things-about-getting-pregnant-they-didnt-teach-in-sex-ed

Your school might have poured considerable planning and resources into its sex education program, but chances are good it was similar to most sex ed classes. Designed to scare teenagers about unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, and chock full of

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11.9_Why-Is-Everyone-Else-Pregnant

The worst part about checking the mail used to be expecting bills; now you have the same feeling in your stomach when you receive a baby shower invitation. You can’t go to the grocery store or the park without seeing a

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11.2_ttc-protecthing-dna-in-healthy-sperm

Protecting the DNA in Healthy Sperm All cells are fascinating, but maybe, just maybe, sperm cells are a little more fascinating than other cell types. Not only do they contain the man’s DNA (his genetic material), they also can swim to

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Mary Jane Minkin, M.D. is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, and a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine. She is a lead author and co-author of articles in numerous peer-reviewed

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10.26_7-things-to-give-up-to-help-you-get-pregnant-this-year

Every couple mired in infertility, every woman who has ever spent hours scouring the Internet for new breakthroughs and conception tips has had the same wish: For a clear-cut, easy-to-follow program that would guarantee a healthy pregnancy. Unfortunately, a simple do-it-yourself

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10.19_fun-activities-that-are-ttc-safe

Trying to conceive can easily become an all-consuming pursuit, but don’t let the stress of the conception rollercoaster keep you from having fun and enjoying your loved ones. If you find yourself looking at pregnant women and couples pushing strollers with

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fun-facts-on-ovaries

Most women know their own bodies very well, with great insight into its ebbs and flows. But how well do you know your ovaries? Without them our lives and our bodies would be very different indeed. Here are some fun and

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