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How To Get Pregnant

Is the Secret to a Healthy Pregnancy in Mom’s Egg?

When you make a baby, half of the genetic information comes from the mom and half from the dad, right? Turns out, not exactly.

Docs Want Women to Plan How Many Kids They’ll Have

The American College of Obstetricians (AGOC) has something to say about reproductive life planning: The group believes that all healthcare providers, and especially OBGYNs, have a significant role to play in helping to determine how many kids, if any, their patients have.

Sperm Test Could Determine Your Fertility Treatment

Parents who are struggling to conceive could benefit immensely from recent research. A team from Lund University in Sweden suggests that a simple examination of sperm can serve as the foundation for a successful assisted reproductive plan.

Is There Such Thing as a Blizzard Baby Boom?

If you were in the Northeast this weekend, snowed-in thanks to the record-breaking Storm Jonas, we have an idea or two of what you were up to. Or should we say, the baby you tried to make? In about, say, nine or so months, we bet there may be an uptick in births, thanks to a blizzard baby boom.

Introducing the First Pregnancy Test Phone App

Is it that time to take a pregnancy test? There's an app for that.

FirstResponse knows that taking those tests can be incredibly stressful—from waiting for the results to getting the answer you don't want, there's a lot to freak out about when you're trying to conceive and going through the BFP/BFN motions. 

The Story Behind the First Home Pregnancy Test

I still remember the first time I took a home pregnancy test. It would be the first of eight sticks I peed on that day, to confirm that I was really, truly, (could this seriously be happening?!) pregnant. In the midst of my acute state of shock, it never occurred to me that years ago, finding out if your life would change forever was a lot more complicated.

3 Ways Miscarriage Can Make You Stronger

I had five miscarriages before I was eventually able to give birth to my son. After every one, my feelings were slightly different, from the unexpected devastation of the first to the overwhelming mournfulness of my 17 week loss. But having come out the other side of this terrible period in my life, I can look back and see how it's changed me, in many ways for the better. While I would never have wanted to go through it, I believe it has made me a stronger person.

When Is It Time to See a Fertility Doctor?

If you and your partner are trying to conceive, every month that goes by without a positive pee stick can feel like an eternity. But you may not need to rush off to the doctor just yet. Here's our guide to help you know when it's time to get checked for possible fertility problems. (But remember: These are guidelines. Please consult your doctor if you're at all unsure.)


4 Things You Should Avoid Before You Get Pregnant

So you and your partner have been seriously discussing having a baby. Congratulations! But before you start trying to conceive a baby, there are certain foods you should cut back on (and avoid), and some healthy lifestyle changes to start making.