fertility

Pregnancy Test Accuracy Chart

Want to know the real stats on pregnancy tests? We have asked our members to help us develop stats from real moms on the accuracy of pregnancy tests. » Read more

Should We Have Another Baby?

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care and The No-Cry Sleep Solution

Deciding whether to expand your family by one more - whether this would be your second child or your sixth - is one of the most significant decisions you will make in your lifetime. There is no crystal ball to show the consequences of your decision in the future. » Read more

Autoimmune Disease and Fertility

By Gary Rothbard, MD, MS, AutoimmuneMom.com writer

The majority of women with autoimmune disorders are able to conceive and progress through pregnancy with little problem, producing healthy babies with few if any apparent complica » Read more

Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding: FAQ about Fertility and Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding your baby, chances are that you won't be getting pregnant anytime soon. In fact, exclusive breastfeeding has been shown to be 98 percent effective in suppressing ovulation. » Read more

11 Common Baby Making Mistakes

When it comes to making babies, most couples don’t need to worry about getting everything right. But, if you have been trying to conceive for a while you may want to know about some of the most common baby making mistakes. Here are 11 common mistakes couples make when trying to conceive.

Soy Isoflavones: Natural Alternative to Clomid

If you are trying to get pregnant, you may be wondering if there are any natural ways to induce ovulation or boost your fertility.  While there may not be any supplements out there that are specifically marketed as Clomid substitutes, some people believe that soy isoflavones may be just that. » Read more

Relax and you will get pregnant?

By JustMommies

You have probably heard this before. If you stress yourself out while trying to conceive it can keep you from getting pregnant. But, is there any truth to this? New research suggests that stress can have a negative impact on fertility. » Read more

Secondhand Smoke and Fertility

Now there is another reason for parents not to smoke around their kids, or better yet, quit smoking all together.   We all know that second hand smoke is bad for kids and the other people stuck breathing in the toxic fumes, but a new study suggests that secondhand smoke can actually cause permanent damage to a woman’s fertility. » Read more

Preconception Checklist for Men

Most pre-pregnancy advice you will read is directed toward women; however, men have an important role in preparation too. Before you and your partner start trying to conceive, there are several important steps that the male partner should take to improve his fertility and increase his chances of fathering a healthy baby. » Read more

Male Fertility: What He Needs To Know

By Nancy Da Silva

Historically the shame of being unable to have children was solely placed on the woman's shoulders. People, doctors included, couldn't possibly fathom that the fault for not being able to pro-create could belong to the male. Men were, by their very conquering nature, supposedly fertile creatures. » Read more