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Trying to get pregnant: Do sex positions matter?

Trying to get pregnant: Do sex positions matter?

December 16, 2014 6:11 pm
Are you right in the middle of the weird world of “TTC”, “babydancing”, or whatever else you want to call your venture to get pregnant? You are probably...

Fertility problems»

Premature menopause: could it happen to you?

Premature menopause: could it happen to you?

June 17, 2014 4:41 pm
Are you a woman in your twenties or thirties? The menopause is bound to sound like a scary process that will eventually strike you somewhere in your late forties or early...

Male fertility»

Older fatherhood: A health risk for children?

Older fatherhood: A health risk for children?

March 4, 2014 5:25 pm
Have you ever been envious of the fact that men appear to be fertile until the day they die? Don’t be. While a man’s gametes might not come with an obvious sell-by...

Parenting»

Bonding with your baby: What can you expect?

Bonding with your baby: What can you expect?

December 2, 2014 2:57 pm
Right after you give birth to your baby, they’ll be placed on your chest. You’ll look into those amazing little eyes right while you experience this wonderful...

Fitness and nutrition»

Exercise and fitness during pregnancy

Exercise and fitness during pregnancy

April 3, 2014 3:00 pm
Pregnancy is often described as a time of joy. Once you’re expecting yourself, it quickly becomes clear that pregnancy is also a time when you are bombarded with (unwanted)...

Recent Articles

Trying to get pregnant: Do sex positions matter?

Trying to get pregnant: Do sex positions matter?

Are you right in the middle of the weird world of “TTC”, “babydancing”, or whatever else you want to call your venture to get pregnant? You are probably hoping to get pregnant during your current or next cycle, and not a year from now! How do you make that happen? A good dose of luck […]

Maternal deaths down in UK, but more work to be done

Maternal deaths down in UK, but more work to be done

Maternal death rates in the United Kingdom have dropped, new figures from Oxford University demonstrate. The report shows that 357 UK women passed away during pregnancy and up to six weeks postpartum between 2010 and 2012.

Bonding with your baby: What can you expect?

Bonding with your baby: What can you expect?

Right after you give birth to your baby, they’ll be placed on your chest. You’ll look into those amazing little eyes right while you experience this wonderful oxytocin rush, and you’ll instantly be bonded — a love that you felt instantly will last a whole lifetime. 

Tips for teenage dads to-be

Tips for teenage dads to-be

Are you a teenage boy who just found out that your girlfriend is pregnant? You’re bound to be terrified, and you probably don’t feel like discussing all your feelings with your girlfriend, parents or friends. Turning to the internet is the logical next step — except most information for expectant teenagers is geared towards girls.

Getting pregnant naturally at 50: How likely is that?

Getting pregnant naturally at 50: How likely is that?

Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara became the oldest confirmed mother when she gave birth to twins very close to her 67th birthday. She was 130 days older than Adriana Iliescu, the 66 year-old Romanian mother who boasted that she had plenty of time to have another baby a few years back. These two women, and […]

What seasoned moms think you should know about having a new baby

What seasoned moms think you should know about having a new baby

When I started writing for Trying To Conceive, I was juggling a baby and a toddler and hoping to have another one very soon. Passionate about everything from using cervical mucus to find out when you’re really fertile (it works!!!) and natural childbirth to baby carriers and breastfeeding, I was tremendously excited to share the […]

Insane (but true) things about getting pregnant

Insane (but true) things about getting pregnant

Have you and your partner recently decided it’s time to start trying for a baby, or are you just contemplating it? You may be surprised how much your life changes before you ever even see that positive pregnancy test.

Things you should do before having children

Things you should do before having children

Kids are wonderful, and I for one cannot imagine what my life would have been like if I didn’t have my kids. From that milky baby smell, the nightly crying, and the first smile to toddler tantrums, the first friend dramas, and that time they tell you they don’t want to hold your hand any […]

Trying to conceive with heavy menstrual periods

Trying to conceive with heavy menstrual periods

Menorrhagia is the medical term for unusually heavy periods, which may also last for longer than usual. During these periods, a woman will lose more than 8o ml of menstrual fluids or her menstrual flow continues longer than seven days. While abnormally heavy menstrual periods are also frequently painful, this is not always the case.

Halloween costume tips for (pregnant) moms and babies

Halloween costume tips for (pregnant) moms and babies

Want to freak people out or make their heart melt on Halloween? If you’re pregnant or have recently had a baby, Halloween costumes are more fun than ever before! To make sure you have the right costume reading for this creepy holiday, you need to prepare now. We have some ideas to help you out […]