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

How I Did Everything Right – And Still Had Trouble Getting Pregnant

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My husband and I did everything "right". We got married, we traveled, we saved money, we bought a house, and after five years of being married, we were ready to be parents on paper and in our hearts. We excitedly stopped using protection and assumed that would be enough to get pregnant and have... Read more

“The Babymakers” Makes Getting Pregnant a Comedy

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Trying to get pregnant can be a stressful process, but a new movie turns it into comedy.  I caught this trailer over the weekend and thought it was pretty hilarious. The Babymakers, starring Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn, is about a couple, Tommy and Audrey, who are having problems conceiving. After seeing a fertility specialist,... Read more

Trying to Conceive Can Make a Guy Impotent or Even Cheat!

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Don’t pressure your guy too much if you’re trying to get pregnant. According to the Daily Mail, if you put a lot of pressure on your partner during ovulation time, it can drive him away. Researchers found that because of babymaking pressure, one in 10 men who’d been trying to conceive with their partners... Read more

Fertility Treatment Bans in Europe — Are They Fair?

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Europe’s tough fertility treatment rules have been getting a lot of buzz lately. In the U.S., it’s pretty easy for couples and single women to get IVF or artificial insemination. But according to CBS News, lesbian couples and single women aren’t allowed to get IVF in France and Italy. Austria and Italy ban sperm... 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