There are many tips for helping a woman get pregnant sooner, especially if she has been using birth control for a long time or if you haven’t had much luck so far in conceiving. Having children can be not only extremely exciting but also a lot of fun as they do fill your life with a sort of adventure. This is why so many people look forward to getting pregnant and having children, and doing so as quickly as possible is generally the goal as the anticipation can be a

Are you looking for old fashioned names for girls or possibly a more traditional name for your daughter? Our parenting group did a bit of research and came up with a list of 50 possible choices that are as lovely today as they were back then. Old Fashioned Girls’ Names Agatha Agnes Amelia Audrey Bonnie Blanche Blythe Claire Cora Cynthia Dorothy Edith Eloise Esther Evelyn Florence Frances Gaia Gladys Greer Greta Harriet Hazel Helen Helena Henrietta Ida Iris Lucinda Lydia Mabel Margot Marietta Maude Melinda Nora Penelope Priscilla Ruth Selene Shirley

On average, the couples in my group parenting class spend between $15-$23 for a digital at-home pregnancy test. The most popular brand and style is the Clearblue DIGITAL Pregnancy Test with Smart Countdown.  This specific test is a little more on the higher end, but well worth the cost. There are usually two (2) tests in the box, so you’ll be able to confirm your test results a second time. But don’t get me wrong, some pregnancy tests can cost less than $5, but some say these are inferior to

Once question I get asked a lot is,…  “What are my chances of having a false positive pregnancy test result?” To answer that question, we first must understand exactly what a false positive reading is and why it might occur. A false positive test result is when a pregnancy test indicates that a woman is pregnant, but in fact the woman is not. While not very common, they do indeed occur and can truly be a heartbreaking and frustrated situation for many couples that have been trying to conceive. I usually tell couples

For the past 25 years,  I’ve personally used, recommended and worked for facilities that recommend the Clear Blue Pregnancy Test products.  Every expecting mother in our “trying to conceive” group are given 2 per month for home use and the local planning parenthood resource hands them out to each patient that requests one. In the past 10 years, I’ve only seen 2 females get a false positive using a Clear Blue pregnancy test, and one of those was under a heavy dose of Clomid. In other words, I feel that both

One question that I am often asked during my monthly group conceiving classes is: What exactly is a pregnancy blood test and how does it work? Simply put, a pregnancy blood test is an alternate (and more accurate) way of confirming a pregnancy by testing the level of hCG in your blood. Most of the time, these types of tests not only test for hCG but also measures the exact amount of hCG in your bloodstream.  Knowing this information, your doctor can determine the exact age of the growing fetus.

Can you get pregnant while you’re pregnant? While it is extremely rare to become pregnant once you have already become pregnant, it does occasionally happen. This has occurred only a handful of times in medical history, but it has happened. This rarity is called superfetation where a second egg is released and becomes fertilized, then embeds into the uterus to become a second fetus or baby. When this occurs the babies are not twins, but rather siblings of the same age. Twins, which are completely different are when two eggs

If you are finding the challenge of getting pregnant a little bit more difficult to bear than originally expected, you might want to consider taking advantage of some of the most popular fertility drugs available on the market today – to give you that “boost” you’re looking for. Believe it or not, a lot of infertility challenges are directly related to equilibrium of the menstrual cycle and your regular ovulation. This is a biochemical issue at its very real core, which is why so many popular fertility drugs have been

Meditation can do many amazing things for your body and soul as it can help you relax, control your breathing, and reduce the level of stress you are under. One of the many causes of infertility is stress as relaxing and allowing your stress to melt away can allow you to more easily conceive. One form of meditation that is used to assist in fertility is called Japa and is the type of meditation that has you repeat a mantra over and over such as ‘baby’ or ‘love’ and ‘peace’.

Many individuals believe that there are specific sex positions that help you to conceive a child. It is true that there are optimum positions that will increase your chances of conceiving. Having the woman’s legs in the air is one of those positions that helps sperm reach the egg at a much faster rate. There are also certain positions that decrease your chances of becoming pregnant because it stops the flow of sperm to the egg. So you may be curious to know which ones are better for conceiving a

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