Ways to Get Pregnant Fast

For many couples, avoiding pregnancy is very difficult and simply talking about it makes the woman pregnant. For others, however, conceiving can be very elusive and exasperating. Here is what you should know in case you are wondering how to conceive a child. Eat healthy foods There a lot of factors responsible for pregnancy, but many doctors believe that a healthy diet is key. In a Harvard School of Public Health

How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant?

Many women get pregnant effortlessly. Some hit the jackpot after many months or years of trying. While some others seem to have run out of luck. Actually, the total time it may take for you to conceive a child is a fraction of a second, when a healthy sperm finds the egg and penetrates it. Including the time needed for you and your partner to begin and end the sexual intercourse, then you may get pregnant in only

How Often Should You Have Sex to Get Pregnant

Conception requires timing so exact that it is a wonder "accidents" happen left and right.  For couples who aren’t so "lucky", it is important to know when to have sex and how you often you should do it. Ovulation To get pregnant, you need to have sex when you are fertile – that is when you ovulate. It is believed that ovulation occurs on day 14 of the menstrual cycle, with day

Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Increases Risk of Birth Defects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study which showed that women who are diagnosed with diabetes before they become pregnant are 3-4 times likely to have a child with one or more birth defects than women who are not diabetic. The study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) article reports that pregnant w

Important Preconception Care

Preconception care is an important factor in ensuring that future parents may be able to conceive healthier babies. Preparing for conception is important so that women as well as men make themselves ready in terms of not only safe conception but also with reducing the risk factors that may affect a baby’s development. Here are some important preconception tips to follow: Learn more about what it takes to get

Want to Make a Baby Girl or Boy?

Danny and April are a happily married couple who are now ready to follow their beautiful three-year-old daughter with another baby. And they want it to be a boy. Although they think a girl would be great, they’re praying that their next child would be a boy. Of course, Danny and April know for a fact that there’s a 50-50 chance of conceiving a boy. Is there a way to conceive a baby of the gender of you

Fertility and Ovulation Test Kits

It’s like a second instinct for women to become mothers because women are innately caring and protective. When women have difficulty in procreating, they often feel sad and depressed because they feel that they are somewhat less of a woman because they cannot have a baby. If you are one of the many women who suspect that they are infertile, do not worry. There are many ways of finding out whether you have in

Baby Development: The Third Month

At the third month of pregnancy, your baby has reached more milestones in development. Here are some of the developmental changes your baby undergoes in weeks 9-12. Length and weight By week 9, your baby measures .9-1.2 inches from crown to rump. By week 10, your baby is now officially a fetus. He/she now measures 1.25-1.68 inches and weighs a little less that 2/10 of an ounce. By the 11th week, your baby is about

Fetal Development: The Second Month

The second month of pregnancy is also very crucial to your baby’s development. In a matter of four weeks, your baby will undergo a number of developmental changes. Let us look at how your baby will be progressing in the second month of its life. Embryo In the second month of your baby’s life, he/she will develop from a blastocyst into an embryo. By the 5th week of pregnancy, your baby will be around .05

Child Development: Your Baby's First Mounth

Your baby’s development is just amazing. A lot can happen in matter of weeks. The first few weeks of life are the most crucial period for your baby. Let us look at your child’s development in the first four weeks of his or her life. Ovulation Ovulation is the perfect time for you to get pregnant. The egg now only needs to be fertilized. Conception This is when the egg is fertilized by the sperm, and voi