Getting Pregnant

Have a question about getting pregnant? Concerned about your chances of getting pregnant? Pregnancy-Info has everything you need to know about improving your chances of conceiving.  Learn more about the best times for trying to conceive, how to know when you are ovulating and what to do to prepare your body for pregnancy before you even start trying for a baby.  Also find out more about the many signs and symptoms of pregnancy so that you will know how to recognize that you might be carrying a baby.

Preparing For Pregnancy

If you and your partner have been experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, our trying to get pregnant section provides tips on improving your chances of conception, including information on fertility supplements, how your diet can be affecting fertility, as well as recommended products that can help you conceive.

Of course, there are many tools you can use to improve your chances of conceiving. We have information on how to calculate ovulation as well as how to figure out your basal body temperature (BBT), both of which can help you determine when you’re most fertile.  Also learn more about cervical mucus and what it can tell you about ovulation and read up on ovulation test kits that you can use at home.

Pregnancy preparation is also essential to improving your chances of getting pregnant. Ensuring that you and your partner are prepared physically and financially for the challenges of pregnancy and parenthood are essential.  Learn more about the importance of taking folic acid and prenatal vitamins even before you become pregnant.

Signs Of Pregnancy

Think you may be pregnant? Check out our Am I pregnant? section and learn about common pregnancy symptoms like tender breasts, a missed period, morning sickness, tiredness, and food cravings. Here, you can also calculate your due date and check out fun old wives tales to try to determine your baby’s sex.  Find out different tricks women do to try and determine if they are carrying a boy or a girl.  

Of course, proper preconception care is essential to both you and your baby’s health. Learn about how to stay fit and healthy during your pregnancy and what factors to avoid.  Find out about what food and drinks are no, nos during pregnancy and learn more about what foods are essential for staying healthy during pregnancy.

Finally, adoption can be an exciting and incredibly rewarding alternative to pregnancy. Learn about the adoption process and how to prepare yourself for this unique journey in our adoption section.  Learn more about types of adoption and about how to prepare yourself mentally for this new addition to your family.





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Ok so here I go. Where do I start....? I am a newby and outside of going to group therapy about pregancy, I figure this is the next best thing. So when I was 27 I was pregnant and it was discovered that I had rather sizeable uterine fibroid tumors. I continued with the pregnancy and miscarried at 20 weeks. 60 days after the miscarriage I had a myomectomy which appeared successful. The father and I attempted to restore our already strained relationship but to no avail and we parted ways. I was not attempting to get pregnant afterwards and practiced abstinence, safe sex (had a few oops moments), but managed to not get pregnant in 9 years. Fibroid tumors returned with a vengance and I underwent myomectomy #2 while engaged with the motivation of salvaging my uterus in order to start a family with my soon to be husband. We are now 2 years into the marriage, I am age 39 and Hubby is 30, lots of sex and still no baby. Docs have told us both that due to the positioning of the fibroids, my age and myomectomy history and scarring, my chances of conceiving conventionally are slim. Further we have been advised that if I do conceive my pregnancy will more than likely be complicated (early bed rest, increased growth of fibroid tumors, etc). Initially, because of the pain this is all causing me, my Hubby made it seem like having a child is no big deal to him, however it now appears to be a "deal breaker". My Hubby and I have discussed IVF (too expensive), we have discussed adoption (he wants his own baby), we have discussed surrogacy (waaaaayyy to expensive). My niece has offered to be our surrogate however, she is on the fence about using her eggs. I have never participated in any fertility treatment, calendar counting ovulation techniques or anything. In 2008 I was advised that my eggs are fine and Hubby's semen is good. I have researched at home insemination for myself as well as for our surrogate. I have been researching participation in research studies which would cover all costs of all treatments (IVF, IUI, ICI, medications, ultrasounds, monitoring, etc) if the participant meets qualification criteria. We are both military (Hubby is active duty and I am a reservist) and our health coverage does not cover "fertility" treatments and procedures. I do not currently have a full time job (looking) since I had to resign from my employment when Hubby changed duty stations. We are living off of one income and utilized resources to purchase a home when we relocated. Needless to say, finances, no baby, no job....CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!! Has anyone with uterine fibroids and my "no baby" track record ever been successful or know of anyone who has been successful with at home insemination? I am getting desperate with each passing day. :( Thanks for letting me vent...
6 years ago
I've been trying to get pregnant for 3 years. I've been to the doctor and he gave my clomiphene which helps me to ovulate. I have been on this drug for 6 months and the doctor would like to try IVF. I would like to have a more natural conception and I really think the reason i'm not getting pregnant is because i'm wanting it so bad (stress) can anyone help me out in how to relax or if anyone has been in this situation before? thank so much for your help...
6 years ago
who else is on clomid here? any fertile women taking clomid for twins where she mised o first round?
6 years ago
hi there ladies... im afraid this is a long one, but im so desperate for even the slightest clue from someone... my fella thinks im crazy... *sighs* here goes - AF visits me regularly, she is almost always on time, maybe a day either side... and i have never been pregnant and im 25. i stopped taking the pill 8 years ago, so i cant blame my problems on that. My partner and i aren't neccessarily TTC, but we're not using any contraception. we are due to be married in jan ;)and im happy and healthy. well, i say healthy.... around 5 weeks ago, i started feeling overwhelmingly tired. also, my BBs were killing me! and they never hurt, i barely have feeling in my nipples, but they were burning. this is still with me. and yes, they have gone bigger and darker, my fella doesnt think so, and jesus they are veiny! they look awful! and full of stretchmarks on the top. eww... (i swear im not going mad) and felt sick every day, only vomited once or twice from then till now, but feel like im going to every day at some point. so, i did LOADS of HPTs, all of which negative. bar one which had a smudge, but my mother convinced me i was mental. so i left it. 3 days later, i go for a wee, i wipe, and i see pink. light pink. id had a little cramping, not like usual, but thought nothing of it. so i put in a tampon. clean later. 3 more days and AF is due. a little cramping, but no way near as bad as usual. AF for me is usually massively heavy, and im in AGONY on the first day of bleeding. she finally arrives, a little light at first (again unusual for me, its just flood gates) but then heavy. only, it stopped after 3 days, im usually good for 5. i cry at love songs but im into rock and roll.... my fella gets screamed at, and i couldnt hurt a fly usually... dont really have a sweet tooth, but i dont know what ill do if there isnt ice cream in the fridge. havent really thought about it, but just realised its becasue i havent had to. there is ice cream in there. but the thought of there not being.... so ive been reading about breakthrough bleeding...? *another sigh* am i actually going mental...? or could i be right...? anyone...?
6 years ago
hi everybody,i have a question ive been wanting to know im 19 years old,engaged to my future husband,we been together for five years going on six in june,well ive been on depo since i was 14 years old and i got off depo on nov 23,2011 "my last shot"...i got it in aug 24,2011..and since then i have not started my period,ive been having mood swings,depression,i have to go pee everytime threw out the day and thats not me,my breast are sore and hurt alot ,i have alot of food cravings,i work at a fast food resturant and i cant stand the smell,i only spotted once but it aint like a period looking,it was brown...i went to get a pregnancy test and i was negative!could it be im to soon to find out im pregnant?am i under alot of stress and its causing this to me!!!please answer me,my husband excited thinking im pregnant and idk if i am!!!HELP!!!!
6 years ago