Preparing for Pregnancy Articles

  • The History of the Pregnancy Test

    The pregnancy test and the methods to find out if you're pregnant or not, have gone through a massive transformation.

  • Birth Control: Frequently Asked Questions

    There are several reasons why the Pill can fail, or be less effective. Some medication prescribed by your doctor can have some adverse effects on the pill. Some known medications that can actually lessen the Pill's effectiveness are certain antibiotics...

  • Are You Ready to Have Another Baby?

    Some women are ready to plunge into another pregnancy while they still have one or more children in diapers, others don't even want to think about seeing the pregnancy test come back positive again until their youngest child hops on the school bus for kindergarten! Here are some factors to consider when you're trying to decide whether you're ready to have another baby.

  • Fertility and Conception Tips

    Hoping to get pregnant soon? You've come to the right place! Here's everything you need to know to maximize your chances of conceiving quickly and to get your pregnancy off to the healthiest possible start.

  • Conception Countdown: Your Health Questions Answered

    Does "having a baby" top your list of New Year's Resolutions? There's no time like the present to start preparing your body for pregnancy. Whether this is your first time or you're hoping to conceive your second or subsequent baby, there's plenty you and your partner can do to increase your odds of giving birth to a healthy baby.

  • Anxiety and Depression Before Conception Linked to Baby's Sleep Problems

    Babies are more likely to wake in the night at six and 12 months of age if their moms experienced significant anxiety or depression prior to conception.

  • Post-Miscarriage Checklist

    The following is a list of information your doctor will need/ask from you after you have had more than three miscarriages (Habitual Abortions).

  • Just Say NO! to BPA

    BPA and other endocrine disrupting chemicals are linked to infertility, cancers and malformations. Want to reduce your exposure? These six simple steps will help!

  • Before Hiring a Midwife

    Before you hire a midwife, be sure to interview several carefully. Take your time reviewing their history, call up their references, have a list of questions handy, research the legal issues in your state and ask the midwife for proof of her certification.

  • Counting Your Eggs: Can a New Test Predict Your Future Fertility?

    For women trying to determine how long they can postpone starting a family, a new fertility predictor, called Plan Ahead, may provide some insight into the length of their fertile lifespan, but does this test offer only false promises?