Getting Pregnant

 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...
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...

Finding Out

After several days of worrying and fear, I took a test on Sunday, December 13, 2009. The test turned positive almost immediately. I knew it would, which was why I waited all weekend before taking the test. I had no other symptoms at all at this time, until the middle of the night on Saturday the 12th. I thought my breasts felt a little full and that's when I pretty much knew.

What Every Woman Ought to Know About Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests

Saving money always gives me an adrenaline rush. So imagine the rush I felt when I discovered that dollar stores now sell pregnancy tests and are giving name-brand competitors a run for their money. 27 dollar-store pregnancy tests were tested and compared the results with the early-response name brands. The dollar store brand was 100% accurate.

Overwhelmed

So I've been reading on a few websites on and off today at work. Mostly about fertility and getting pregnant after you go off the pill. I put 9 books on hold at the library! One for my hubby and one that I'm expecially excited for, "What to Expect Before You're Expecting". I've also been reading all about pregnancy! The blogs, FAQ's, and websites are full of all kinds of information. Some of it breaks my heart to read about these wonderful women who want nothing more than to have a family. It makes me thing of how my mom must have felt. She and my father tried for 10 years to have children.

Here Goes Nothing!

My husband and I have been married for almost a year and a half. We've decided that it's time to bring a baby into our family! We have a wonderful 4 1/2 year old yellow lab, but we've been feeling like something's missing. (How cliche does that sound?) I went to the OB for my yearly check-up a few weeks ago and got the 'ok' to go off the pill. I have two weeks left of my pack and I'm starting to get NERVOUS! A zillion thoughts have been running through my head, "Are we too young? Are we being stupid? What if something goes wrong? What if we can't get pregnant? Is our apartment too small?

I think this is a little abnormal... my HCG is lowwer then it should be. Can you advise me?

My last period was on the 24th of August and here I am surely pregnant with a HCG level of 9432. How is that possible??? I should be about 2 and 1/2 months pregnant, yet my HCG level shows 6 to 7 weeks. So I'm abit confused with the results and my last period. And for sure my belly doesn't look 6 to 7 weeks pregnant. So I truely need some advice from the wise.

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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...
 Some women wait for a positive pregnancy test to improve their diet...
by Bridgette R. Odom Natural family planning (known as NFP)...
by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada The journey to parenthood can be...

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 Mollee Bauer One out of every six couples is affected by infertility. Couples who are unsuccessful in their attempts to get pregnant can undergo an infertility diagnosis. If the condition rests...
by Mollee Bauer One out of every six couples is affected by...
by Julie Snyder About 1 in 10 couples have problems becoming parents...
by Julie Snyder Starting a family begins with the decision to toss...

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...