Conception 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant
By Rachel Gurevich, About.com Guide
- Pregnancy Testing and Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
- Getting Pregnant After 35
- Fertility Basics
- Improve Your Fertility
How to Get Pregnant Basics
If you think you're the only one struggling to get pregnant, you're wrong. Plenty of couples feel overwhelmed and lost when they decide to get pregnant. Whether you're a beginner or been trying for awhile, these guides on how to get pregnant will provide you the know-how you need.
- How to Get Pregnant: For Beginners
- How to Have a Baby When You've Been Trying for Awhile
- Tips on How to Get Pregnant Faster
The more you know about ovulation, the better able you’ll understand how to time sex for pregnancy and make the best use of fertility drug cycles. Also, problems with ovulation are the cause for infertility in about 30% of women. Learn everything you need to know about ovulation here.
- Seven Signs of Ovulation
- Keeping a Fertility Calendar
- Ovulation Symptoms Quiz
- Ovulation Calculator
- Ovulation Predictor Kits
- How Long Does the Ovulation Period Last?
- All About Body Basal Temperature (BBT) Charting
- Using Cervical Mucus to Predict Ovulation
- How to Check Your Cervical Position
- Ovulation Calendars: Do They Really Work?
- Readers Respond: Which Ovulation Signs Do You Look For?
- Can I Get Pregnant with Irregular Periods?
- Why Can’t I Get Pregnant if I’m Ovulating Normally?
Unless you’re getting pregnant through IUI or IVF fertility treatments, you’ll need to have sex at the right time, in the right way, to get pregnant. How often should you have sex if you want to get pregnant? How can you know if it’s time for some bedroom baby dancing? Learn what you need to know.
- Complete Guide to Baby Making Sex
- Quiz: Conception Sex Know-How
- When Can You Get Pregnant?
- How Often Should You Have Sex?
- Does Lying Still After Sex Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant?
- What Is the Best Intercourse Position to Get Pregnant?
- How to Improve Your Sex Life When TTC
- How to Cope with Doctor Prescribed Sex
- How Is Conception Sex Different Than Just-for-Fun Sex
- Are Lubricants Like Astroglide and KY Jelly Safe for Conception Sex?
- Top Sperm Friendly Lubricants
- Readers Respond: How Often Do You Have Sex When Trying to Get Pregnant?
The Two-Week Wait
The two-week wait –- the time between ovulation and your expected period –- is a time of high anxiety for many couples. During the two-week wait, you begin to wonder if you might be pregnant, and that wondering can sometimes lead to imaginary pregnancy symptoms. Get the information you need here to help you get through the two-week wait with less anxiety.
- Two-Week Wait Survival Tips
- Coping with Getting Your Period
- Feeling Pregnant? Coping with Imaginary Pregnancy Symptoms
- Readers Respond: How Do You Cope (Or Not) With the Two Week Wait?
- Fertility Forums: Get Support!
Pregnancy Testing and Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Finally, the two week wait has come to an end, and you're ready to take a pregnancy test! Or perhaps it's not quite over yet, but you're thinking of taking an early test. When should you test for pregnancy? Can you use your body basal temperature chart to predict early pregnancy? What about your cervical mucus changes? And how about all those symptoms you're having? Learn what you need to know about predicting and testing for pregnancy here!
- When to Take a Pregnancy Test
- Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
- Pregnancy Symptoms Quiz
- Can You Detect Pregnancy with a BBT Chart?
- Can You Tell If You're Pregnant By Checking Cervical Mucus?
- Reader Experiences with Home Pregnancy Tests
- What to Expect During Early IVF Pregnancy
- I'm Pregnant! Now What?
- Due Date Calculator
- Pregnancy Success Stories
Getting Pregnant After 35
Age matters when you’re trying to get pregnant, and the media doesn’t always report the facts on age and fertility in a clear way. You might be surprised to learn that age isn’t just a factor for female fertility, but also male fertility. You may also have read about egg freezing, and wonder if it’s a practical way to preserve your fertility. Learn what you need to know about getting pregnant after age 35 here.
- Getting Pregnant After Age 35
- The Facts on Male Fertility and Age
- All About Egg Freezing and Vitrification
- What Are Your Chances of Getting Pregnant After 40?
- Can You Be Too Young for Infertility?
- Readers Respond: What Are Your Thoughts On Trying to Conceive After Age 35?
When you understand your body, you may feel more in control and make better choices about your reproductive health. Understanding the reproductive system will also help you understand fertility testing and treatments better. Get the basics on reproduction here.
- Quiz: Do I Have Infertility Symptoms?
- Quiz: Is My Period Normal?
- What Is Considered a Normal Period
- How the Female Reproductive System Really Works
- Fertility Facts vs Fertility Myths
- How Long Does It Take to Get Pregnant?
- How Long to Try Before You Seek Help
- What is Infertility?
- What Is Secondary Infertility?
Improve Your Fertility
You may be able to improve your chances of getting pregnant by making lifestyle changes. For example, cutting back on excess exercise or giving up smoking might give you an extra boost towards your trying to conceive goals. Learn more about lifestyle changes you can make that that may improve your fertility.
- 10 Tips to Increase Fertility for Men
- 8 Habits to Break to Improve Fertility
- Mind-Body Medicine for Fertility
- Does Caffeine Affect Fertility?
- Could Just Being Overweight Make Getting Pregnant More Difficult?