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Problems conceiving, part 3: Medical conditions

Getting pregnant may seem simple, but the act of conceiving a child can often be very difficult. The primary causes of failure to achieve pregnancy fall into three categories. Last week, we talked about the first one, lifestyle factors. In … Continue reading

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Problems conceiving, part 1

Getting pregnant may seem simple, but the act of conceiving a child can often be very difficult. It involves many bodily functions and systems being in good condition in both the male and the female, all of which must happen … Continue reading

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How to get pregnant on your own: part 4

Before exploring fertility care and services, couples should first try everything they can to increase their chances for natural conception. In the fourth part of our series on how to get pregnant on your own, we offer this tip. Step … Continue reading

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Do you really know how to get pregnant?

That may sound like a silly question, but the truth is, many couples don’t understand how they can maximize their chances of getting pregnant without infertility treatments by knowing how to improve their odds of getting pregnant. That includes making … Continue reading

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Study links stress in women to reduced fertility

In North America, 20 to 25 percent of women and 18 to 21 percent of men of reproductive age report daily psychological stress. Although previous research has suggested that stress can decrease the odds of conception, few studies have examined … Continue reading

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3 in 10 women conceive naturally after infertility treatment

Everyone has heard a story in which a woman who once needed infertility treatments later is able to conceive and give birth naturally. It turns out that this is more common than you might think. Women who have IVF/ICSI infertility treatments have … Continue reading

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Study: No need to wait long to try again after lost pregnancy

Couples who attempt to conceive within three months after losing an early pregnancy, defined as less than 20 weeks’ gestation, have the same chances of achieving a live birth, if not greater chances, than those who wait for three months … Continue reading

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