When Someone Gets Pregnant

We have been struggling with infertility for 7 total years now. During those 7 years, we finally got our son via intrauterine insemination (IUI). However, we are still walking the road of infertility, trying IVF to see if we can press our luck and get one more baby. As you can image, 7 years of infertility is a pretty long … Read More

8 Rookie Tips For Getting Pregnant

Disclaimer: These tips are not for those of you who’ve been trying for some time, have done hours of research, and are at your wits end. These are for beginners. These are the tips that are shared over a boozy happy hour a few weeks after a friend mentions that she and her husband are “trying.” Usually this is followed … Read More

When You Know, You Know

I always knew I wanted two children. I grew up with an older brother and although we went through the typical sibling stuff (hitting each other, hating each other, I’m not touching you, I’m not touching you, DON’T! DON’T! DOOON’T!), having a sibling is awesome. Someone who is always there for you-whether you want them to be or not. So. … Read More

5 Questions You Need to Ask Before Having Your First Child

If you’ve never had a baby before, you’re likely full of excitement at the prospect of starting a family. However, there are several factors to take into consideration before you get pregnant. Your living space, financial means and career all come into play. Here are five questions you need to ask yourself before having your first baby. 1. Can I … Read More

Can Caffeine Make It Harder To Get Pregnant?

Ah, caffeine. The highly controversial stimulant of the trying to conceive crowd. Conventional advice says that if a woman consumes 200mg or less that her fertility won’t be affected. But if that applies to all women, including those without fertility issues, do women struggling to get pregnant need to take more drastic measures? How Caffeine Works According to researchers at … Read More

Everything Will Be Fine

My genetic counselor had the sweetest face— soft, angelic, trusting. After she took my aunt and I into a small room, she smiled, her eyes turned down and then her smile retreated a bit. “I was really hoping to give you different news today,” she said. I know she meant it. She proceeded to explain what my diagnosis of Lynch … Read More

When To See A Fertility Doctor

If you’ve been trying to have a baby for a few months or longer, you can start to wonder if something is wrong. Sure, typically babies don’t come on the first month of trying, unless you are my mom or my good friend Lisa. But, if you have been trying for a while with no positive pregnancy tests, you can … Read More

What They Never Tell You

Before I got pregnant with my first baby, I read all the books and magazines I could get my hands on, but there were still things that surprised me when I experienced them. I was expecting some surprises the first time, but you would think by the third time, that I would have experienced everything by then, but there were … Read More

9 Things That Harm Male Fertility

Male fertility has become more popular in recent years as science and medical discoveries have shown that it can affect conception and fetal health as significantly as a woman’s health can. For men, it doesn’t simply come down to changing their diet, either, although that is a starting point. Here are 11 areas where men can work to significantly improve … Read More

Can I Still Get Pregnant Even If I’m Stressed?

With all the talk of how stress impacts fertility, women want to know if they can still get pregnant when they’re stressed. The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, too, so the real question is how much harder is it to get (or stay) pregnant when you’re stressed? That answer is different for everyone. Everyone—even people who … Read More