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"Am I Pregnant?" 6 Things You Should Know About the Two-Week Wait

Any couple trying to conceive knows how nerve-wracking the two-week wait—the time between ovulation and when you can take a pregnancy test (or your period shows up)—can be.

Here's what you can expect during this stressful time, courtesy of Helen Kim, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Director of the In Vitro Fertilization Program at the University of Chicago.

Infertility Frustrations: Why "Trying" to Conceive is So Darn Hard

There are few conversations about sex that actually make me want to punch a wall—even three years later. But one conversation in particular has had that effect.

Trouble Getting Pregnant? Blame Stress!

You ditched your birth control pills, tracked your cycles using our ovulation calculator, and did the deed (many, many times). So why aren’t you pregnant? Ohio State University researchers may have your answer: You’re too stressed.

Fertility Facts: What 50 Percent of Women Still Don't Know About Conceiving

Ditch the birth control and get busy. That’s all it takes to make a baby, right? Not always: Many lifestyle factors may impede on your journey to motherhood. Still, many women are ill-informed when it comes to fertility, according to a new study published in Fertility & Sterility.

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?”

Prenatal Vitamins from A to Z

Q: When should I begin taking a prenatal vitamin?
A: Start three months before you begin trying to get pregnant, if possible. “The egg starts maturing about three months before it’s released, and it’s critical that the proper nutrients are present during the earliest stages,” says OB-GYN and reproductive endocrinologist Robert Greene, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a fertility specialist at cny Fertility center in Syracuse, N.Y.

Medically Speaking

More Intense First-Trimester Medical Care
While the average mom- to-be doesn’t undergo her first ultrasound until 12 weeks, followed by a second (and often final) scan at 20 weeks, an ART patient often sees her baby’s heart beating at six weeks (four weeks after conception).

Formerly Infertile

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, people had sex to get pregnant. They peed on sticks and waited with giddy excitement for two pink lines to emerge. And when they learned a baby was on the way, they were happy.

My Future Baby

Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples in the United States, according to federal statistics. Many women turn to specialists, online research, books and DVDs to gain as much knowledge as possible when it comes to dealing with this struggle — and, of course, the stories of other couples who have been through it and have successfully become parents.

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.

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