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Getting pregnant naturally at 50: How likely is that?

Getting pregnant naturally at 50: How likely is that?

November 19, 2014 6:51 pm
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,...

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»

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

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

November 11, 2014 3:08 pm
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...

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)...

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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 […]

When to be worried: Autism warning signs in infancy

When to be worried: Autism warning signs in infancy

“Autism” is a word that gets thrown around a lot, and also something many parents are worried about. As autism is a spectrum of disorders rather than a single condition, the effects vary greatly. It is, however, clear that early intervention can be of great benefit to children on the autism spectrum.7

Warning: Anemia during pregnancy linked to autism

Warning: Anemia during pregnancy linked to autism

Iron deficiency is more common during pregnancy. Your blood volume goes up by 50 percent, and your baby and placenta also need additional iron. What’s more, the body often doesn’t have the stores it would need to ensure adequate iron levels when you go into a pregnancy. All of this leads to higher odds of […]

Are you at risk of developing preeclampsia?

Are you at risk of developing preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a very serious pregnancy complication that is characterized by high blood pressure with protein in the urine. Other organs, frequently the kidneys, can be damaged by preeclampsia. The only cure is the delivery of the baby, and preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome — which may have fatal consequences — if […]