Ready to Conceive
Why Are We Having a Hard Time Having a Baby?

It’s been three years since you and your college sweetheart got married, and you are excited to cradle a cute bundle of joy in your arms. In fact, you and your hubby have been trying for the past two years without any success. Understandably, you’re starting to get a little frustrated, and sometimes even downright […]

The Gender Game: Conceiving a Boy or a Girl

In some cultures, one gender is more preferred over the other. While conceiving a specific gender is greatly dependent on the parents’ chromosomes, there are several methods developed throughout the years to increase the chances of conceiving a boy or a girl. Here are some ways to help increase your chances of conceiving a boy […]

The Right Position

You got the calendar timing right, the correct body heat, and you even got the silk sheets, rose petals and scented candles going (if that’s what rocks your boat)…Now what? The million-buck question would be: Is there a sure-fire position to score a baby-win? If you and your partner are both “typically” fertile and everything’s […]

When to Stop Taking Birth Control

When you and your partner are ready to start a family, ask your doctor about how and when to stop the birth control method you are on first. Barrier methods are easy to figure out, but you need your doctor’s advice regarding any hormonal birth control medication such as oral contraceptives, injectables, or hormonal patches. […]

The Relationship Between Exercise and Fertility

It used to be that moving a lot and exercising too much was a no-no for women who wanted to get pregnant. Old school thinking tended to blame physical strain for difficulties in conception. The effect of physical activity, however, is not the same for everybody. Some conceive easily while training for a marathon; others […]

The Preconception Checkup

If you and your partner are planning to have a baby, it’s best for both of you to go to the doctor for a checkup. Even if you both have an annual physical or you’ve already had babies, a preconception checkup is vital to ensure that you are hale and hearty to be growing another […]

What Not to Do If You Want to Get Pregnant

If you are gunning to make your coosome twosome a lot cozier with an added bundle of joy to snuggle with, there are some habits and practices you should avoid. What NOT to do are less known, so check below! Our list of no-no’s might be helpful on your journey to conception. • Have sex […]

How to Choose Your OB-Gyne

Now that you’re pregnant, you have to choose the right health care partner to assist and guide you and your hubby through this precious time. It’s important that you are completely comfortable with your chosen OB/Gyne or Obstetrician. Trust is an imperative since you are placing your health and that of your baby’s in his […]

Choosing Birthing Methods

These days, there’s more than one way to welcome your brand new little person into the world. You can now make plans according to your own personal beliefs and philosophies, supported by advances in medical technology. The following are just a few of the options that you may want to look into: Natural childbirth: This […]

Charting Your Basal Body Temperature

Now that you are ready to start a family, it’s time to get down to business. However, there is really more to it than just what the birds and the bees do. Taking a proactive step in maximizing all your powers to conceive requires you to know more about your body and the optimal conditions […]

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