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Male Infertility Treatment

Some of the treatments for male infertility actually mirror the treatments for female infertility. For instance, in vitro fertilization can be used to weed out the stronger sperm, fertilize the woman’s eggs in an external environment, and then implant them. In vitro fertilization remains the best medical treatment for a couple trying to conceive when […]

Early Signs of Pregnancy

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Predetermining The Sex of Your Child

Is it really possible to pre-determine or, more accurately, to select, the gender of your child? Several medical experts say that it is. These are a few methods currently used for gender selection. The Ericsson Method – This medical procedure can be pricey, but it is effective about 75% of the time when selecting a […]

Going To See The Doctor

If you have been trying to get pregnant without success for more than a year, or for more than six months if you are over the age of 35, it may be time to visit a fertility specialist. Before you see a doctor, however, make sure you have done everything in your power to get […]

Ovulation Predictor Kits

Many methods exist for tracking your dates of ovulation. Some, such as tracking changes in your cervical mucus or using an ovulation calculator, are free. But many women rely on over-the-counter ovulation predictor kits, which can be purchased at drugstores like CVS, Rite-aid and Walgreens, and at retailers like Wal-mart, K-Mart, and Target. You can […]

Diagnostic Procedures

Several tests performed by your doctor or reproductive endocrinologist will help diagnose the cause for your infertility. We already covered the tests your partner will go through in the section titled “Visiting Your Doctor.” The tests for you range from very simple in-office tests no more invasive than a PAP smear or ultrasound to surgical […]

Addictions and Trying to Conceive

If you drink, smoke or do any illicit drugs, now is the time to stop. All of these activities are dangerous to your unborn baby, and can also decrease your chances of conceiving successfully. It’s not easy to quit bad habits, so it’s best to struggle with the challenge before you’re pregnant, rather than after, […]

Natural Fertility Signs

One way to increase your odds of conceiving quickly is to make sure you are having sex during the most fertile part of your cycle — the days just before, during and after ovulation. Because sperm can live in the body for up to five days, but an unfertilized egg dies after 24 hours, you […]

The Best Positions to Get Pregnant

When a couple is trying to conceive, thoughts of ovulation dates, cervical mucus (isn’t that a romantic term?), and pre-natal vitamins often over-ride the most fun aspect of making a baby: having regular sex! Couples can—and do—conceive in any position imaginable. There is no medical evidence to support the fact that certain sexual positions encourage […]

Introduction to Trying To Conceive (TTC)

Congratulations! You’re entering an important and exciting time in your life as you try to conceive! Are you concerned about getting pregnant? Don’t worry; even if it doesn’t happen right away, the odds are in your favor that you’ll be selecting a layette set and painting the nursery soon enough. Statistics show: 25 percent of […]

Ovulation and Trying to Conceive

Ovulation occurs when a woman’s ripened egg, or ovum, is released from one of two ovaries, making the journey down the respective fallopian tube and into the uterus. By this time, the uterus lining has thickened to prepare to protect the egg if it becomes fertilized and turns into an embryo. If the egg is […]

Nutrition and Trying to Conceive

Trying to conceive? If you’re not already eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly, now is the best time to change your diet, and possibly even your lifestyle, to help insure not only a successful conception but a healthy pregnancy. By learning more about nutrition and developing good habits now, you’ll be in a good […]

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