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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.

Study Finds Summer Sunshine Boosts Fertility

The long days and gorgeous weather of summer may have you feeling frisky, and if you're trying to conceive, here's a new reason to go ahead and get it on now: A new study presented at a European fertility conference last week found that women undergoing fertility treatments who had been exposed to more sunlight, higher temperatures and le

Is Kim Kardashian Considering a Surrogate?

Even though 1 in 8 couples struggle with getting pregnant on their own, fertility issues remain the pink elephant at the playground. That's why we're always thrilled when celebs are open and honest about their own experiences. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the latest power couple to share their story.

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