Pregnancy

What is the corpus luteum?

The corpus luteum, which means yellow body in Latin, is what is left of the follicle after a woman ovulates. During the follicular phase of a woman’s cycle, several follicles develop under the influence of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). Each follicle contains an egg. In a typical cycle only one egg will become mature enough for ovulation. » Read more

Natural Ways to Conceive Twins: How to increase your chances of having twins

Naturally conceived twins occur in about 1 out of every 89 births.  Under normal circumstances, your odds of conceiving twins are slim.  Taking fertility medications or undergoing a procedure like » Read more

Keeping The Romance Alive While Trying To Conceive

By Nancy Da Silva

A growing number of couples are turning to less conventional, holistic methods to conceive children. Forgoing the drugs and invasive, sometimes painful medical testing for spas with fertility programs, couples only vacations, all natural diets, pilgrimages to fertile meccas and so on. » Read more

Negative Blood Test: Could I Still Be Pregnant?

Blood tests, just like urine tests, work by detecting HCG levels. Blood tests are much more precise and can tell you the exact number of HCG mIU/ml in the blood. Even with the most sensitive blood test, it is still possible to be pregnant with a negative test. » Read more

Choosing Surrogacy - How to Become a Surrogate Mom

Surrogacy is the answer for same sex couples, partners and individuals to have children when they are incapable. A surrogate mother is a female who agrees to carry a child for nine months so that the child can complete another’s dream of parentage. » Read more

7 Things You Should Know Before You Try To Get Pregnant

By Maria T. Pepin

It’s an exciting time in your life! You and your significant other have decided to expand your family and take the plunge into parenthood. In order to give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and baby, there are a few things you should do before you try to get pregnant. » Read more