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How to get pregnant on your own: part 5

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

A new study published in the Annals of Epidemiology reveals that stress lowers a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, particularly stress that occurs around the time of ovulation. “If you are feeling more stress than you usually do [around ovulation time], … Continue reading

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How to identify fertile days, part 3

In part 1, we discussed using a test kit to determine fertility, and in part 2, we covered how cervical fluid changes predict ovulation. In this, the final installment, we talk about basal body temperature and its relation to fertility. … Continue reading

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How to Identify Fertile Days, Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we discussed the best time during a woman’s menstrual cycle to get pregnant and how to determine that with test kits. Another way to check for fertility is by examining your cervical fluid. Cervical … Continue reading

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How to Identify Fertile Days, Part 1

Getting pregnant is more about timing than about love. Sperm can live inside a woman’s body for 3 to 5 days, but a released egg only lives for 4 to 12 hours. The highest pregnancy rates have been reported when … Continue reading

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