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Trying to Conceive, Infertility, and Reproduction Basics

Whether you're just starting to try and get pregnant or learning you may be infertile, this is the place to learn more about fertility, how the reproductive system works, the basics of trying to conceive (TTC), and other essentials.Also, find information on infertility myths, infertility and age, fertility and sex, surviving the two week wait, and how to chart your cycles.
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5 Basic Things Every Couple Trying to Get Pregnant Should Know
Are you facing infertility and feeling overwhelmed? Here are 5 basic things you need to know.

How to Have a Baby When You've Been Trying to Conceive for Awhile
Get inside tips and beyond-the-basics advice on how to have a baby when you've been trying to conceive for a long time or with infertility.

Symptoms of Infertility
Usually, a couple doesn't realize they are dealing with infertility until after unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant. However, for some couples, there are warning signs or risk factors that may hint to a fertility problem, before they try for six months to a year. This list of questions will help you and your partner discover if you should seek...

How to Get Pregnant for Beginners
A complete guide to trying to conceive, especially written for those just starting out. Learn how to improve your fertility, increase your chances for conception, and what to do if things don't happen quickly.

When Is the Right Time to Have Children?
When is the right time to have kids? Should you have them now? Later? Or... never? Here's some food for thought when making this life changing decision.

How To Get Pregnant Faster
If you want to get pregnant quickly, read these five research-backed tips to learn actions you can take to get pregnant faster.

How the Female Reproductive System Really Works
The female reproductive system is highly complex, and for everything to work just right, several hormones, glands, and organs must do their jobs in the right order, at the right times. Once you understand how the reproductive system works, it's easier to understand how things can go wrong. It's quite a miracle that things go right at all, given...

7 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Fertility
From the effects of age to egg freezing, from your most fertile days to knowing when to seek help, here's everything they forgot to teach you during high school health class.

7 Things Every Man Should Know About Fertility
They didn't teach you everything you need to know about your fertility. Learn what every man needs to know before they start planning a family.

What Not to Do if You Want to Get Pregnant
So you know what to do if you want to get pregnant, but do you know what you should not do? Some of these suggests may surprise you!

12 Resolutions for Anyone Trying to Get Pregnant
Are you trying to get pregnant or dealing with infertility, and looking for some direction on what step to take next? These 12 resolutions -- one for each month of the year -- can help you take action on getting help and coping better.

What Is Infertility?
You probably already know the basic definition of infertility – an inability to get pregnant. But did you know that infertility also includes women who can get pregnant, but continually miscarry? Did you know that infertility can affect couples who have had children successfully in the past? Read this article to learn important facts on...

How Soon Can You Get Pregnant After You Start Trying?
Many couples wonder how soon they will get pregnant after they start trying. Find out how long it usually takes and how to know when it's time to see a doctor in this FAQ on how soon you can expect to get pregnant.

Fertility Facts vs Fertility Myths: What You Need to Know
There are so many infertility myths. Your friends and family may believe and repeat them to you as "helpful advice", and you may wonder if some of them are true yourself. In this article, I dispel 13 common infertility myths, and explain what the fertility facts are.

What Are the Chances of Getting Pregnant After 40?
You probably already know that getting pregnant after 40 is less likely than getting pregnant in your 20s or early 30s. But what are your actual chances? Find out what your statistical chances are for getting pregnant after 40 here.

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