conception

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

Trying to Conceive: Why I Love Charting

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I love charting! You know, the process of taking your temperature every morning with a body basal thermometer in order to help pinpoint if and when you're ovulating. I've been a charter for almost three years -- since January 2010 when my then-fiance and I decided to use it to prevent pregnancy.... read more

I’m Fertile? Survey Says Most Women Don’t Know When to Conceive

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We know when we're ready to have a baby, but do we know when our body is ready for us to do the babymaking deed? Apparently not. A survey conducted by Monash University in Melbourne Australia found that most women don't know when they're fertile. Researchers polled 204 women who were seeking treatment at assisted reproductive... read more