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

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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

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Tried Getting Pregnant

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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

March Pregnancy Madness: Your Guide to Getting Pregnant While Watching the Games

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My husband and his father celebrate an annual tradition of attending the Final Four together. Two years ago, he left for their 13th straight trip, in Houston, just as the two of us were embarking on our 17th month of trying to get pregnant. When you’ve been trying that long and that hard... Read more

Superstorm Sandy Baby Boom — We’ve Got the Details!

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Not so long ago, Superstorm Sandy damaged coast lines and homes all up and down the east coast. The storm even resulted in unprecedented disruptions to our every day family life. For many, it was lights out for weeks. So even though the storm was costly, was terrible and was a huge inconvenience for so... Read more

Sign You’re Ovulating: Sex Fantasies!

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If you’re trying to conceive, you might be doing a number of things to track your fertility, like counting the days of your menstrual cycle and taking your basal body temperature. And now there’s one more detail that might help you know when you’re most fertile: The number of sex fantasies you’re having. According to... Read more