Getting Pregnant

by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada The journey to parenthood can be unpredictable. While some folks appear to get pregnant by looking at one another, other couples endure years...
 Some women wait for a positive pregnancy test to improve their diet and opt for more positive habits. While adopting a healthy lifestyle at any stage of pregnancy...
by Della H. Harris Have you been thinking of tossing aside the birth control or are already busy making a baby? As you countdown the days and dream about your soon-to-be...

To be or not to be...

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That does seem to be the ultimate question for a woman as she tries to conceive. Are these symptoms I'm feeling pregnancy related or period related? Hmm.. only time will tell. Unfortunately I'm not a patient person so I've been sitting on pins & needles waiting for my period to come - nothing yet.

Before I ever started taking birth control pills my period functioned like clock work every month, always starting in the morning (what a happy thing to wake up to) and 28 days apart. About every 3 months I would have a short cycle of 24-25 days or a long cycle of 30 or 31 days.

Risk of Recurrence Meckel-Gruber Syndrome

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QUESTION

Dear Experts,
I have lost two babies to Meckel-Gruber syndrome. The first baby died at 12 weeks gestation; the second died at 15 weeks.

I really want another child -- my first child is now four and it's been 7 months since Angelina died.

Is it likely I will loose a third child in a row? I wasn't aware of this disease and then I loose two in a row, so I really need reassurance. Is it possible for me to have a normal child? I know we have one, but Megan wants a brother or sister and I really don't know what to say as she is only 4.

17 and Maybe Pregnant

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 17 years old and my boyfriend is 18. We love each other very much and plan to marry when I turn 18. Well, my mother died years ago and I have longed for a mother-child relationship. My father could care less if I die. While I was growing up, my main priority has been a family and becoming a mother. I do want to go to college but I would like to wait and have a child.

Nine Pregnancy Tests With Inconclusive Results

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QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I am so confused. I am 2 days late for my period. Last week I did early result HPTs; 3 came up positive followed by 2 negative. I went to the doctor and he said most likely not. The same day I got a strange pain (which later found out was cramping), went to hospital and they did a blood test. It came back negative. When my period was due I did another hpt and came back positive and 4 have since. I went back to doctor for blood test which came back inconclusive -- just on the borderline of positive apparently.

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Preparing for Pregnancy

by Della H. Harris Have baby on the brain? Your pre-kids bucket list could include buying a home, getting your emergency fund established, finishing a degree or finding a good job. You might think...
by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada The journey to parenthood can be...
 Some women wait for a positive pregnancy test to improve their diet...
by Bridgette R. Odom Natural family planning (known as NFP)...

Trying to Conceive

by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada Getting pregnant, trying to conceive, starting a family, or deciding not to are intensely personal decisions. Whether you've decided not to have children or can't, have...
by Julie Snyder As many as five million women in the United States...
by Julie Snyder The baby-making window You're ready to have a baby!...
by Julie Snyder If the time is right, a woman may conceive regardless...

Preconception Checkups

by Della H. Harris Have you been thinking of tossing aside the birth control or are already busy making a baby? As you countdown the days and dream about your soon-to-be new family member, we know...
Today i went in for my preconception appointment. i absolutely love...
by Mollee Bauer New guidelines were just released in December 2012...
by Gabriel Humffrey We often hear about cervical cancer and we get a...

Fertility Issues & Erectile Dysfunction

by Julie Snyder Starting a family begins with the decision to toss out the contraceptives and let the magic happen. For some couples the "waiting game" stretches into months and in some instances...
by Julie Snyder Starting a family begins with the decision to toss...
by Mollee Bauer One out of every six couples is affected by...
by Julie Snyder About 1 in 10 couples have problems becoming parents...

Vaccination Information

  What is this new flu? "Swine flu" is an influenza A (H1N1) virus normally found in pigs. There are many such viruses and they rarely infect humans. The virus currently causing human illness is a...

The Pregnancy Partners

by Jenna McCafee As moms-to-be (or those still trying to become one), there are a few basics that we would love to have from our partners. Learn how you can achieve these goals as you meet the...
by Jenna McCafee As moms-to-be (or those still trying to become one...