Your doctor has measured you and told you that you are 1 to 2 centimeters dilated, but what does that look like? Before labor starts a woman can begin to dilate and efface. When active labor begins, she will dilate from 1 cm all the way to 10 cm. Once she is at 10 cm she can start pushing.
Trying to conceive a baby can be tougher than it sounds. Making a baby should be as simple as having sex, but that’s not always the case. If you’ve been trying to conceive and haven’t gotten pregnant, here are must-try baby-making ideas to help you get
When a woman ovulates, hormonal changes take places that cause a number of physical symptoms. By paying attention to your body, you can tell when you are most fertile and close to ovulating.
When you talk to your couple friends who are trying to have a baby, you might say something casually, thinking nothing of it, about trying to conceive. Keep in mind that the process of getting pregnant isn’t always easy for everyone, and because of this, people that are trying to conceive can be sensitive about topics regarding fertility.
At the end of pregnancy, many moms look for a way to bring on labor. Keep in mind that babies come when they are ready, but when your body shows signs of readiness you can sometimes give it a nudge to get things going.
If you and your partner are trying to conceive, knowing how to identify your fertile days can speed up the process of getting pregnant. Each month you have around a 20 percent chance of conceiving (depending on your age). Knowing when you are most fertile and having intercourse during those days will greatly improve your chances of getting pregnant.
The average couple trying to conceive has sex four times per week, for at least six months. That's the good news. The bad news is that it can take even longer for a couple if the husband is struggling with low sperm count or other male fertility problems. Smoking, alcohol intake, lack of exercise and being overweight can all reduce male fertility. Here are 10 tips for boosting male fertility.
If you’re in the middle of a baby name debate with your hubby, we hope you’ll get a chuckle out of this list. Read on for the top baby naming styles that dads, for some reason, are just crazy about.
You have the meat. You have the veggies, but you have no idea what to cook for dinner tonight. If you’re tired of eating the same old, same old, here are 11 easy dinner ideas that your family will love.