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2012 New Year’s Resolution- Get Pregnant!

Getting PregnantI know that this is going to be THE year for all of us!!!  The one thing I like about the New Year is that is gives you a sense of closure with the past and gives you the opportunity to refocus for the near future.  When you’re trying to get pregnant, it is the time of rallying the troops and hitting it all head on.  So that is what I am going to do.

Why Is Getting Pregnant So Hard?

Getting PregnantHave you ever wished there was just a magical herb or powder you could add to your soup to help with fertility?

Is Taking Letrozole Safe?

Fertility Drugs If you have been taking the fertility drug Letrozole as part of your TTC (Trying to Conceive) action plan, you may want to talk with your doctor after hearing about a radical drug recall in India.

Tips for Men While Trying to Conceive

Male FertilityWhen we are ready for a baby, women tend to immediately start researching all of the things they can do to increase their chances of becoming pregnant.  By the time the first baby making opportunity rolls around, they have already learned about their cycle, when they most likely ovulate and all of the resources that are out there in case it doesn’t happen as quickly as

Can More Sex Lead To Healthier Sperm?

healthy spermHmmmm.....  I have always read that men should hold onto their sperm during the days before ovulation.  The recommendation was to have sex every 2-3 days so that there are plenty of sperm in reserve.

There is a new study that now refutes this common practice.

Could Your Cold Medicine Be Keeping You From Getting Pregnant?

Getting pregnant and Cold MedicineHave you ever wondered about the effects of your over the counter medicines on fertility?  If you are actively TTC (trying to conceive), here are a couple of medicines to try and avoid.

1.  Laxatives

How Long Will It Take Me To Get Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control?

Getting pregnant after stopping birth controlIt is an exciting but strange feeling the moment you toss out your birth control pills and jump on the baby making train.  You spend your youth trying NOT to get pregnant and then in a blink of an eye all that diligence is thrown out the window.  Then you start to wonder….

Baby Trail

Baby TrailIf you are looking to mix it up in terms of your TTC reading list, you may want to check out, Baby Trail by Sinead Moriarty.

Could the Enzyme SGK1 Be the Answer to Infertility and Miscarriage?

Enzyme SGK1In a recent study done at the Imperial College in London, researchers looked at the connection between the enzyme SGK1 and infertility & miscarriage. 

The first part of their study involved looking at womb lining samples from 100 women who were actively trying to conceive. 

Is Ovulation Knocking at Your Door?

Ovulation DateFiguring out when you ovulate can be the most frustrating and exciting part of learning about your cycle.  It is more than frustrating if your cycles are irregular and you can’t seem to pinpoint the crucial 24-48 hours each month.  On the flip side it is soooooo exciting when you start noticing a pattern to your monthly cycle.  To be able to identify and use all of yo

Ovulation Calculator

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Increase your chances of getting pregnant! Our Ovulation Calculator will help you predict when you ovulate - your prime time for becoming pregnant.

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By TTC veteran and mother of two, Elizabeth Andrews.