Basic of Getting Pregnant

Basic of Getting Pregnant

Second Child: Are You Ready?

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Planning for a second child? Deciding to add another member to the family is an exciting event, but before you get started, you might alread…
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Safe Period: How to Calculate It

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Laying your cards on the table and declaring that you don’t want a child (or another)? Then, when is the safe period in which you can have s…
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What Does the Uterus Do?: Anatomy, Size, and Function

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What does it mean to be a woman and have sexual organs that are used during reproduction? Let’s look at the uterus and find out what this sp…
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Cervical Position: What It Means for Fertility

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The inner workings of the womb and the cervix might feel a little mysterious at first. But knowledge is power, and getting acquainted with y…
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How Pregnancy Occurs

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How does pregnancy occur? It's a basic question, but it's also what lots of people wonder about it. To know the answer, you need to understa…
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Conception to Implantation: What Happens?

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Remember the sexual education classes you had to sit through in school? Was it exceptionally detailed? Or did you miss out on most of it fro…
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Fertilization Process: How Does It Go?

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This is the creation story: In the beginning, you and your partner brought together the sperm and the egg. Since the big bang theory of the …
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Pregnancy After Ectopic Pregnancy: Possibility of Recurrence

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After an ectopic pregnancy, you might have another ectopic pregnancy? No way! What’s going on and should you abandon all hopes of getting pr…
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Can You Get Pregnant Right After Your Period?

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You may have heard this little pearl of homespun lady-wisdom from a well-meaning friend: “Don’t worry, you can’t get pregnant right after a …
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How to Check Cervical Mucus for Fertility

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In order to get pregnant, a sperm and an egg need to combine, but this can only happen around the ovulatory phase of your cycle. One of the …
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Anti-Müllerian Hormone: What Does the Level Test Tell You?

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Unless you grew up in a family of endocrinologists, Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) probably doesn’t come up in conversation that often. Howeve…
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Pregnancy After Miscarriage: How Long Should You Wait?

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If you’ve ever felt the heartache of a pregnancy loss, you’re definitely not alone. It’s estimated that as many as 40% of all pregnancies en…
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Best Age to Have a Baby: When Is It?

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When celebrity moms like Halle Berry and Madonna can conceive and give birth well past 30, it feels safe to kick the whole “do I want kids?”…
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Chances of Getting Pregnant: Can I Raise the Odds?

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Deciding you’re going to start trying to conceive is one thing … actually getting pregnant is another! Making a baby seems simple on the fac…
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How to Have Twins: Factors That Increase Your Chances

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There are many reasons a couple might think about trying for twins. Maybe you want to dress them up in matching onesies? Or maybe you’re a t…