Category: Trying to Get Pregnant

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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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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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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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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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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Best Advice Trying to Get Pregant

We all know that TTC can be stressful, frustrating and very trying. To make it worse, you’re probably drowning in all kinds of confusing, conflicting or unhelpful advice. That’s why we asked several mothers, mothers-to-be, and women who are currently TTC

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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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I am not pregnant yet.  But I hope to be, and I’ve found that even carrying around that hope in my heart has changed parts of my life in big and small ways.  Here are some serious and some silly ways

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If you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, you may have heard of DHA. But what is DHA? DHA is an acronym for the nutrient docosahexaenoic acid, an Omega-3 fatty acid. (No wonder they abbreviate it.) Today, with people often eating

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You pee on a stick and then a few minutes later the answer to one of the biggest questions in a woman’s life appears, seemingly almost by magic, in a small window. It reads either “pregnant” or “not pregnant.” But how

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