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New Research Tells Couples When to Start TTC

You know you want to have children some day, but then things like work get in the way and it can be tricky to settle on that exact moment to start trying. Good news: Much like asking Google whether you actually need to bring a gift to a gender reveal party, you can now leave it to an algorithm to figure out your life.

Drinking & Conceiving Could Put Baby at Risk

Trying to conceive often means skipping happy hour or your daily dose of wine or beer. But considering that up to half of all pregnancies are unplanned, many women continue to imbibe around the time of conception without even knowing they're putting their babies at risk.

Exposure to Toxins Before TTC May Harm Babies

The list of what not to do during pregnancy seems unending, but if you've heard the one about not eating microwave popcorn, you might want to follow it—even before conceiving.

New Sperm Test Could Solve Infertility Issues

Women might still be getting paid 77 cents on the dollar, but equality between the sexes is coming to the world of fertility.

A group of researchers, led by a professor from Wayne State University in Detroit, have developed a test for sperm that aims to give a more accurate measure of how much a wanna-be dad contributes to a couple's fertility, potentially helping couples conceive faster.

Over-the-Counter Fertility Pills Gain Popularity

If only getting pregnant was as easy as you thought it was in your early 20s. Instead, when you're finally ready to come off birth control, you're also ready to be pregnant, like yesterday. And when it doesn't happen after your first BCP-free cycle, the impatience sets in.

11 Things to Try Before Seeing a Fertility Doctor

Trying to get pregnant can be really exciting, but it can quickly turn stressful if months go by and you're not pregnant yet. First of all, know that it takes the average young couple 4-6 months to conceive, with approximately 85-95% getting pregnant after one year of trying.

Would You Photoshop Your Pregnancy Test?

We all want to know the second our baby is conceived. Although that's not actually possible, there is a new pregnancy test hack, which some women swear by, that could help you know sooner.

Could your iPhone Tell You You're Pregnant?

The future of early parenthood may be even more closely tied to our smartphones.

Blushing: A New Sign of Ovulation?

Scientists already know that men are more attracted to women's faces when they're ovulating, but the reasons why haven't been clear, until possibly now. A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE gives us a new clue: Facial redness in the cheeks increases at ovulation.

Oh, Boy: Is This the Era of the Designer Baby?

North West may have a designer wardrobe, an overflowing passport and a bigger bedroom than you do, but one thing she hasn't had is a sibling. This week, though, mom Kim Kardashian announced that she and husband Kanye West are expecting a baby boy.