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Where To Start When Diagnosed With Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

One of the first choices that all patients have to make is where to seek infertility care. It's a critical decision as practice patterns, treatment strategies, and technology used can vary greatly from one practice to another.

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Getting or staying pregnant is not easy for everyone -- for some, it can take time and money. While you might not be thinking of having kids right now, having a conversation with a physician about fertility while still in your early 30s could provide benefit later on.

21 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Struggling With Infertility

Further Food | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Further Food

So whether you're aware of someone's efforts to conceive or not, avoid the following statements:

What Not To Do When Trying To Get Pregnant After 35 | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 02.01.2016 | OWN

Do not wait a year to go see a fertility specialist if you're having trouble conceiving -- go after six months. That's the advice we got from every ex...

What 20 Years Of Marriage Really Looks Like

M. Blazoned | Posted 08.04.2016 | Weddings
M. Blazoned

Marking anniversaries with love songs and poetry is for the weak, right? Instead, I'm going to try to blog out my best summary of my actual reality of being married 20 years. Warning: Pregnant women should not read this post. It contains twists and turns and sudden drops

3 Fertility Advances That Could Make A Difference

Posted 06.17.2015 | OWN

Eleven percent of American women of childbearing age can't get or stay pregnant. If you think you may be one of them, here are a few reasons to stay p...

A Comical Take On What It's Actually Like To Try To Conceive A Baby

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

For many hopeful parents, getting pregnant can take serious -- and often silly -- effort. This all-too-real video from BuzzFeed, aptly titled "Wei...

What Infertility Really Feels Like In Your 20's

Audrey Bellis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Audrey Bellis

The relationship I have with my body is a direct expression of the relationship I have with myself. I can't wear exhaustion like a badge of courage anymore.

Don't Do This While Trying to Conceive

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

While planning a pregnancy can be an excitingly blissful time, it can also be extremely stressful when it's not happening as quickly as you'd hoped. But agonizing over not getting pregnant can be the exact thing that's keeping you from conceiving.

A Lesson From My Grandma In The Miracle Of Life

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

Sometime during that first week of the new year, as I thought very deeply about my grandmother's influence on my life, knowing her light was fading, I began to feel sick and very, very tired.

When Is the Best Time to Get Pregnant?

Napala Pratini | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

When it comes to saving money, people often overlook an important variable: the season of conception. Not only can your baby's time of birth affect his or her health -- there may also be a big impact on your wallet.

Getting Pregnant May Take Longer For Women With Asthma

Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 11/13/2013 07:14 PM EST on LiveScience Getting pregnant may take longer for women with asthma, a ...

Resolving the Question of Whether or Not to Have Children

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Raising a child is also an enormous task and its intensity cannot truly be imagined until it's experienced. Every aspect of your life will change when you have a child and parenting will account for much of your time. There are years when it may even define you!

A Love Story

Jay Miranda | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Jay Miranda

See, my life had meaning pre-baby. But Julia has added purpose to my life unlike anything else. Through her eyes I'm seeing the world for the first time again.

Women Often Miss Easy Way To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Posted 07.26.2013 | Parents

By: By Lauren Cahoon Roberts, Contributing writer Published: 07/26/2013 09:04 AM EDT on LiveScience There's a simple, free step women can take t...

10 Things Never To Say To A Pregnant Woman

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Of course you would never tell her, “Wow, I was wondering why you’d gained weight!” -- right? But please, please, don’t say ...

Nobody Told Me Getting Pregnant Would Be This Hard

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I'm not pregnant. If I were 17, this would be cause for celebration, but when you are ready for a baby and you can't just materialize one, an empty womb feels like an empty heart.

5 Reasons To Get Pregnant On Your Honeymoon (And 5 Not To)

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

Original post appeared on When I got married at 25, I couldn't think of a single pro to trying for a baby immediately after our wedd...

Romancing Infertility: How to Bring Sexy Back When Having Scheduled Sex

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Stacie Krajchir

"Sex, when you're dealing with infertility, is not great. My husband and I took a Jay-Z approach to the situation: We had 99 problems, but sex wasn't one of them."

10 Things to Do When You Are Thinking About Getting Pregnant

Carolyn R. Givens, M.D | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Carolyn R. Givens, M.D

Here are ten things I recommend doing when you are thinking about getting pregnant.

The Essential Fact Many Women Don't Know About Fertility

Posted 09.06.2012 | Women

By LiveScience Staff Date: 04 September 2012 Time: 03:38 PM EST Women seeking help getting pregnant at fertility clinics are often confused about ...

When Is the Right Time to Have Children?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.04.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I'm sick of myself. I am. As an avid photographer, perhaps I should put this in photography terms: I can't take one more picture of my husband and me. I'm longing for a new subject.

Catherine Pearson

Is This Man A Sperm Bank Or A Sex Partner? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Last fall, the Food and Drug Administration hand-delivered an order to cease manufacturing to a seemingly unremarkable recipient, a soft-spoken, 36-ye...

NIH Study Finds Stress May Delay Women Getting Pregnant

National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Oxford supports the widespread belief that stress may reduce a woman...