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6 Baby-Naming Mistakes Most Parents Make

“I love you, Matt. Oh wait, Mark.” Sound familiar? You’re not the only one to accidentally mix up your kids' names, even if you gave each of them unique names: New research in the online journal PLOS One shows that the slip-up is more likely if your kids have the same initials.

The Pre-Pregnancy Diet Plan...For Him

You know it’s important to develop healthy eating habits before baby comes, but dad’s patterns matter, too, says new research from McGill University in Canada.

Male mice that consumed a folate-deficient diet were 30 percent more likely to have offspring with birth defects, compared to mice that ate a diet rich in folate.

Am I Really Pregnant?

Like most women who've missed a period, Jessica picked up a few pregnancy tests to see if a new baby was on the way. Her first test was negative, but her second, "slightly positive." Then, a few days later, she started to bleed, as if she had a regular period.

Since Jessica had miscarried once before, she had a few questions: “Do you think I was pregnant again, and my body rejected the baby? Or could this be some fluke thing, and this is a normal period?” Let’s break down each concern.

“Was I pregnant again?”

The 411 on Bacterial Vaginosis

A lot of women are worried about the impact of bacterial vaginosis (BV) on their fertility.  Should they be? Let's start by understanding the condition a litte more. BV is  a super common vaginal infection that affects around 16% of women in the US. It’s the most common vaginal infection diagnosed.

Have Celebrities Warped Our Beliefs About Getting Pregnant?

It seems like the media constantly bombards us with information about celebrities who have successful pregnancies. Jessica Simpson gets pregnant again when her first is only several months old. Angelina Jolie goes from having two gorgeous adopted children to a brood of six, including three that are biologically hers.

Ready, Set, Conceive!

If you're reading this, chances are good that you're thinking about having a baby soon. But before the serious baby-making begins, check out this get-ready-to-get-pregnant guide. Already started trying? No problem. It's never too late to make lifestyle changes that will improve your health ... and your child's.

Sperm Healthiest in Winter, Early Spring

Sperm are not suffering from the winter blues, according to a study out of Israel last year. Researchers say that human sperm are generally at their healthiest and "swim" faster in winter and early spring, making it easier to conceive during those months.

The Financials of Infertility

As more and more women — both young and older — speak out about their challenges in conceiving, the subject of infertility is becoming less taboo.

Fertility Blend

Fertility-Blend

Seems so. In a 2006 study of 93 women who had been trying to become pregnant for six to 36 months, 26 percent conceived after taking Fertility Blend for Women for three months compared to 10 percent of the control group.

Are IVF babies at risk?

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You may be referring to a procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, which is often done in conjunction with IVF. While research shows it might increase the risk of chromosomal abnormalities, that risk is slight, says Paolo Rinaudo, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of obstetrics-gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

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