Ladies, for most of your life, you’ve looked for every possible way not to get pregnant. Your high school health teacher would have had you believe that getting pregnant is as easy as being in the same zip code as an ejaculating penis. When you reached adulthood and decided you were ready to start a family, you were under the impression that it would be as easy as…well, making sure you were in the right zip code.
With the bond you share with your partner growing stronger every day, being anxious to start a family together is only natural. However, trying to conceive isn't as easy as you think.
Ditch the birth control and get busy. That's all it takes to make a baby, right? Not always: Many lifestyle factors may impede on your journey to motherhood. Still, many women are ill-informed when it comes to fertility, according to a new study published in Fertility & Sterility.
Whether you’ve been at it a while or you’ve just decided to have a baby, trying to conceive can be an emotionally wearing process. You’re in a hurry to grow your family, but getting pregnant doesn’t always happen right away. No matter where you’re at on your journey to motherhood, there are five supplements you should consider taking to prep your body for new life and improve your chances of conceiving.
Remember when we broke your guy's heart when we told you that some of his favorite things, from eating bacon to watching TV, are fertility? Well, we're ready to talk more about his sperm — but this time we bring good news! We count down the simple foods and activities that help improve your man's chance at becoming a father.
I have learned there is no way to understand the heartbreak of miscarriage if you have not experienced such a loss first-hand. I have known women who have had miscarriages, and I rather fear that my responses were sub-par. But if you are trying to support a couple who has just miscarried or lost a child before birth, based on my short experience so far, here's a list of my suggestions for what not to say and what you can do instead.
Despite the onslaught of celebs who have come clean about infertility, including Hollywood A-listers Courteney Cox and Julia Roberts, the issue remains highly stigmatized. Both men and women feel the pressure to have kids, but, as with most things, the genders deal with and communicate about the problem differently.