How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Many women assume pregnancy will just happen if you don't try to prevent it. But some women may want to take steps to encourage pregnancy.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

'Contraception Deserts' Likely To Widen Under New Trump Administration Policy

Federal policies that restrict access to clinics that provide women with contraception may mean women will only have access to clinics that offer few options and promote abstinence, or that have limited effectiveness in preventing pregnancies.

Sexual Health

Biorhythms And Birth Control: FDA Stirs Debate By Approving 'Natural' App

FDA's approves two new methods for birth control – a phone app to help women understand when they are likely to conceive, and a long-term vaginal ring.

Sexual Health

Trump Proposes Cutting Planned Parenthood Funds. What Does That Mean?

The planned revival of an old policy may finally present a way for President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to “defund” Planned Parenthood.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Getting Pregnant: Improving Your Chances

Women who are ready to have a baby often have questions about how to improve their chances of getting pregnant. Nurse Barb Dehn offers some answers.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

'March Madness' Is a Peak Time for Vasectomies

The NCAA basketball tournament and other major sporting events are popular times for men to schedule vasectomies, because they have something to watch on TV while they recover.

Sexual Health

Taking Birth Control Pills After 40

For most women, it's fine to take birth control pills throughout their 40s and early 50s—and there may even be some advantages other than contraception.

Menopause & Aging Well

Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant?

If you are having trouble getting pregnant, find out some common and often treatable reasons why you may be having difficulty conceiving.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Are You Thinking About Becoming Pregnant?

If you're starting to consider becoming pregnant, you may want to ask yourself some questions about yourself and your partner and think about life as a mom.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

When Is the Best Time to Get Pregnant?

Picking the best time to get pregnant is a personal decision, but there are some physical and emotional factors to consider.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Signs You're Ovulating

If you're trying to get pregnant, it may help you get pregnant faster if you know the signs that you're ovulating.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Kids of Older Moms May Have Advantage Over Their Peers

Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.

Menopause & Aging Well

19 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

If you've been trying several months to conceive and have not been successful, check out these tips to boost your fertility.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

What Happens if You Get Pregnant While Taking Birth Control?

Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.

Sexual Health

Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage Risk

A well-known antifungal drug used for vaginal yeast infections may be linked to a slightly increased risk of miscarriage.

Pregnancy & Postpartum