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Why the Holidays Ruin Babymaking

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You've been charting and temping and diligently doing the deed, and the holidays are about to ruin everything. While sleeping on a pullout couch and dodging nosy questions from aunts and uncles, TTC is downright impossible. That's why we've created a workaround guide. Problem No. 1: You’re in your old bedroom Let’s see, what’s the opposite of romantic?... read more

From Fertilization to Birth: Watch It Happen (GIF)

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It's time we had the talk. Sure, you know about where babies come from, but do you know how the whole thing actually works? We finally have a great visual to show you the ins and outs of embryogenesis -- the process of of egg fertilization and fetal development. Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz created... read more

Neil Patrick Harris: The Paternity of My Twins Doesn't Matter

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While the public may be wondering which one of their dads Gideon and Harper takes after, Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka aren't concerned. "I have no interest in [finding out]. We are their parents and I love them implicitly," the actor told Barbara Walters in her 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2014 special. The now four-year-old twins... read more

Which Form of Birth Control Is a Close Second to the Pill?

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The No. 1 form of birth control is, you guessed it, the pill. Among the 62 percent of American women taking birth control, the majority (16 percent) are on the pill. With generic brands covered by insurance, it's the cheapest and simplest way not to get pregnant. But the runner-up? A much more permanent choice: sterilization. The findings... read more

After IVF Journey, Bobbie Thomas Is Pregnant!

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The Today show baby boom is going to continue if Bobbie Thomas can do anything about it. The Today style editor, who shared her IVF journey all summer long, is pregnant! While she's early on in her pregnancy -- only about five weeks, she wanted to continue to share her news with the world. And the best... read more

Is Sunblock Messing With Your Guy's Fertility?

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Sure, it's November, and sunscreen might be the last thing on your mind. But if you're planning a winter getaway, you might want to keep track of how much your partner is slathering on. A new study from the National Institutes of Health links benzophenone chemicals that filter out UV rays to a 30 percent reduction in male... read more

There's No Such Thing As a Free Sperm (Or Is There?)

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You’re gonna love this one. We’re all for fertility treatment advancements, and are happy to report that in 2014 alone, we’ve seen innovations like three-parent IVF and single embryo transfer. Apparently, there’s a whole subculture of guys looking to further the fertility cause — through natural insemination. Sperm donors are connecting... read more

Gardner Quadruplet Surgery a Success

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The Gardner Quad Squad is on the upswing after two sudden surgeries Wednesday. Ashley and Tyson Gardner, the parents-to-be of two sets of identical twin girls, found out Monday that one pair was suffering from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). What that means: there is an unbalanced blood flow between fetuses who share the... read more

What the Facebook and Apple Egg Freeze Means for Working Women

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Free, unlimited snacks, a reportedly awesome maternity leave policy … now Facebook and Apple are paying up to $20,000 for women employees to freeze their eggs. Since each round of egg freezing costs about $10,000, it's no wonder this made headlines across our social media feeds. Leave it to these Silicon Valley giants to completely one-up the... read more

Viral Facebook Couple Reveal Reason They're Sharing Quadruplets Story

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The Gardner Quad Squad might sound like a band of superheros. And since Ashley and Tyson Gardner are getting ready to welcome two sets of identical twins, they might need all the superpowers they can get. The Utah couple have been trying to have a baby for eight years. Ashley, 27, was diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition where... read more