trying to conceive

Daily Sex Improves Sperm Quality

There has been some debate over how frequently a couple should have sex when trying to conceive.  It was once thought that abstaining from sex for a few days before ovulation helped build up a man’s sperm count, » 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

Foods to Avoid While Trying to Conceive

You’re hoping to get pregnant soon, and while you’re preparing for this big life change, you’re trying to stay as healthy as possible. » Read more

Stress & Trying to Conceive: Can Stress Keep You From Getting Pregnant?

We live in stressful times, and the way we deal with it can have a profound impact on many areas of life. While research does suggest a link between stress and problems conceiving, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine there is no clinical proof that stress causes infertility. » 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

The Family Feud: When you are ready to start a family and he is not

So you want to have a baby? If you are reading this, you probably are thinking of having a baby. There are a lot of reasons why women want to have children. Some want children to fill a void in their life or solve a marital problem but most want children for more sincere reasons. Wanting a baby is a natural desire. » Read more

The Real Costs of Having a Baby

Whether you’re just thinking about having a baby or if you already have a baby on the way, it’s never too early to start making a “baby budget.” It’s not cheap to have a baby these days – and there are more expenses than you might realize – but if you plan ahead, you can make smart budget choices for your baby and your family. » Read more