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Timing or Not Timing Sex: What’s Good for Couples Trying to Conceive?

Several factors may affect a couple’s ability to get pregnant, including poor timing of intercourse. While couples are sometimes advised to have intercourse frequently (at least three times per week), conception can only occur around the time of ovulation, i.e., about five days before up to several hours after the egg is released. Consequently, to […]

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What You Need to Know about Birth Control while Breastfeeding

​Most moms who breastfeed exclusively experience lactational amenorrhea​, i.e., they stop having their periods during the time that they are breastfeeding exclusively. During lactational amenorrhea, a woman’s potential to ovulate is decreased. As a result, her chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeeding falls to about 0.5 to 2.0%.   Given the changes that occur to a […]

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iProven Fertility Kit Review

Who doesn’t love a brand that offers different options that you don’t need to drive yourself nuts looking over several websites or local stores to find the products you need to support your trying-to-conceive journey?  If you’re trying to conceive and you’re not really sure about your fertile window, an ovulation kit might help you […]

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Does a Toothpaste Pregnancy Test Work?

Despite the numerous brands of pregnancy tests on the market, toothpaste pregnancy tests are taking the internet by storm. What with a single home pregnancy test strip that can cost as little as $1 these days. While the chemistry behind the toothpaste test is not clearly explained, there’s this popular YouTube tutorial (currently has more […]

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Are Fertility-Friendly Lubricants Helpful?

So you’ve been trying to conceive and have been advised to have intercourse at least two to three times a week. Or have you been told to have intercourse every day during your fertile window? And if you didn’t conceive after the first month, chances are you’re having intercourse a little more frequently than usual. […]

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Ovulation Predictor Kits Versus Fertility Monitors

If you’ve been trying to conceive for a few months without success, you might want to consider using an ovulation test or a fertility monitor. These devices can help you track your ovulation cycles and maximize your chances of conception. But like many women, you might be wondering which of them–an ovulation predictor kit (OPK) or […]

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The Best Prenatal Vitamins for a Healthy Pregnancy

Everybody wants their child to have the very best start in life, and this process begins before birth. Nutrition plays a big role in baby’s development and looks after the mother too. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best of diets do not give our bodies what we need during pregnancy, which is why it is recommended […]

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Should You Use an Expired Pregnancy Test?

Many of us have been there, right? Waiting for a period that just won’t show up when expected or, on the contrary, hoping it doesn’t show up for the next nine months.  But then, there’re home pregnancy tests that you can use and the results will probably put you out of doubt. If you’ve got […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Egg Quality: 10 Strategies You Can Start Today

If you’ve never been pregnant and have reached your mid-thirties or early forties, you’ve certainly heard friends and/or relatives tell you that your chances of conceiving were rapidly declining. Although this is true, the decline is not as rapid as depicted by many people. There have been several instances where women in their forties have […]

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