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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 You Should Share Your Story — and How to Do It

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
I’m a firm believer in sharing your story with others. For my husband and I, it has been the recent struggle of trying to conceive (TTC) for a year and a half. Now I’m nine months pregnant and anxiously waiting the day I get to meet my little girl. But I don’t want to forget... read more

Getting Through the Two-Week Wait While Trying to Conceive

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Getty / The Bump
Live for today. If I could go back and give myself advice two years ago, that would be it. It took my husband and me about a year and a half to conceive. After a few months of “let’s just see what happens,” the reality that this would take longer than we anticipated set in.... read more

Study Links IVF to Birth Defects

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When it comes to in vitro fertilization (IVF) there are potential risks: ovarian hyperstimulation syndromestress and, now, birth defects, but for some families, the fertility procedure may be their only hope for conception. This past weekend, researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition reported that  IVF may increase birth... 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