Is Your Daddy-to-Be’s Diet Bad for Baby’s Health?

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A new study led by Sarah Kimmins from McGill University found that your daddy-to-be's diet before conception may play just as big a role in baby's development as a woman's does. Yep! You heard that correctly, dudes, so pass on the fully loaded cheese fries, will ya? The research, which focused on the... read more

Hope for Families? More Lenders Offering Loans for Fertility Treatments

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Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
A new report released from the Hastings Center found that more and more lenders are specializing in loans for fertility treatments. And while it means more and more couples will able to afford the treatments, the Hastings Center Report journal notes that the increase in lenders has some concerned that doctors are only... read more

How I Knew I Was Pregnant — Before I Got a Positive!

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Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
The highs and lows of pregnancy tests can be a killer. We all dream of that big fat positive (BFP), but sometimes you can tell the babymakin’ worked well before even taking a test (ugh, my achin’ boobs!). Bumpies on the 1st Trimester board shared how they knew they were expecting before even taking... read more

10 Sneaky Ways to Hide the Fact That You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

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Photo: My Mommy Reality / The Bump
You're not totally ready to tell friends and family that you and your partner are trying to get pregnant, so how do you hide all your babymaking behavior? We asked other women what worked for them -- and here's what they said: "Tell your friends that you're on a dietand the easiest thing to cut... read more

The Surprising Way That Charting Helped Me Get (and Stay) Pregnant

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Photo: Getty / The Bump
I didn’t get pregnant quickly like I thought I would. Who knew that after years of trying to prevent pregnancy, I would actually have to try really hard? (Not me.) I’ve been pregnant five times and have two kids, and I’ve learned a ton about my body and conception along the way. Like most... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: How I Got Through the Two-Week Wait

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
You’ve tracked your ovulation, gotten it on with husband (a lot!), stocked up on pregnancy tests and now, you couldn’t be more ready for a BFP. But waiting another two whole weeks before finding out is killing you! Fortunately, Bumpies on the Trying to Get Pregnant board share how... read more

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Tried Getting Pregnant

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Photo: Thinkstock
Maybe I was naïve, but I thought getting pregnant was as simple as having unprotected sex, and I’d be a mom in nine months flat. We spent years trying to prevent pregnancy, waiting until we were ready and having panic attacks if my period was late. So naturally, once we stopped preventing -- boom! --... read more

Could Asthma Affect Conception?

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
The latest research published in the European Respiratory Journal found that getting pregnant may take longer for women with asthma. The study, which analyzed information from more than 15,000 women in Denmark, set out to determine whether or not asthma would affect conception and if so, why? Here's how they did it: Of... read more

Are Doctors Giving IVF Couples Different Advice When It Comes to Prenatal Testing?

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Photo: Veer / The Bump
Something called the "precious baby" phenomenon has parents-to-be worried that their doctors may be giving different couples conflicting advice, all according to how they conceived. An international study of 37-year-old moms-to-be recently showed that 45 percent of their doctors recommended an amniocentesis for mom if baby was conceived naturally -- and only 19... read more

Your Biggest Meal Should be Breakfast If You Want to Get Pregnant

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
While previous studies have hinted that eating like a Greek might help you conceive, there's one thing we can all agree on (feta-lover or otherwise): A hearty, healthy breakfast is more important than you would have ever thought. Sure, you'll need your nutrients and vitamins to power through the day, but did you... read more