getting pregnant

Getting Pregnant after Birth Control

There are many types of hormonal birth control options. Birth control pills are a very popular form of birth control because they are affordable, convenient and effective. Depo-Provera is another type of hormonal birth control. It is given by injection every three months and one injection prevents you from getting pregnant for up to 13 weeks. » Read more

Very Faint Line on a Pregnancy Test (Pregnant or not pregnant?)

Taking a home pregnancy test is easy, right? Two pink lines, pregnant; one pink line, not pregnant. How much easier could it get? But here you are at the end of your cycle anxiously waiting to test. You take the test and there is a faint line. Now what does that mean? Are your eyes playing tricks on you or are you pregnant? » Read more

The Shettles Method for Choosing a Baby's Gender

When Dr. Landrum Shettles and David Rorvik co-wrote the book How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, it became a top-seller. The idea behind the Shettles method, developed in the 1960s, remains a popular conversation topic today among those who are trying to influence the gender of their baby. Dr. » 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.

Robitussin (Guaifenesin Cough Syrup) to Improve Fertility

You may be wondering what cough syrup has to do with fertility.  Robitussin’s main ingredient is guaifenesin.  Guaifenesin aids in fertility because it improves the quality of you » Read more

Is It OK to Diet While Trying to Conceive?

You and your partner are ready to start a family, but you’re still trying to lose a few pounds before you get pregnant. In the past you might have tried all sorts of crazy weight-loss plans, but this time it’s different: You want to be at your peak health because you have a future baby to think about as well. » Read more

Can a tipped uterus keep you from getting pregnant?

In most women’s bodies, the uterus is suspended vertically, straight up and down, or tilted slightly forward towards the abdomen. Some women, however, are born with a uterus that is naturally tilted backwards. There is nothing unhealthy about a tipped uterus, and this will not by itself have an impact on a woman’s ability to become pregnant or carry a baby to term. » Read more

Can a Chiropractor help you get pregnant?

The question, “Can a chiropractor help you get pregnant?” may sound like the setup to a joke, but when a woman is having trouble conceiving it’s no laughing matter. » Read more

Are You Trying Too Hard to Get Pregnant?

Trying to conceive is supposed to be a natural process that is easy, at least, that is what people would lead you to think. Yet, if you have been trying to conceive for many months or even years, you may realize that having children does not come easily for everyone. » Read more