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

What I Learned About Infertility While Trying to Conceive Our Second

Hope and positivity did not treat my PMAD. Instead, treatment restored my hope and positivity.

Real Women, Real Stories

Could Pot Harm Men's Sperm?

New research shows that marijuana causes genetic changes in sperm, though it's not clear what effect those changes have, or if they're passed on to a man's children.


Crazy Cool Things That Happen When You Ovulate

Can you tell when you're ovulating? Can others tell? You may be surprised at some of the outward signs of ovulation—from how you look to how you act.

Sexual Health

Study Debunks Idea That Epilepsy Can Hamper Fertility

Having epilepsy doesn't appear to lower a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, new research finds.


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

Can Diet Boost IVF Success?

A small study suggests the so-called Mediterranean diet boost success of infertility treatment involving in vitro fertilization.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Having Too Little of This Nutrient Could Harm a Woman's Fertility

Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility.


Low Thyroid Levels May Affect a Woman's Fertility

Having even a slightly underactive thyroid may interfere with a woman's ability to get pregnant, a new Harvard Medical School study has found.

Your Health

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

Top Causes of Infertility in Women

If you're having trouble getting pregnant, you may want to find out more about some of the most common causes of infertility in women.

Your Health

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

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

Women who undergo fertility treatment but don't get pregnant may have a slightly higher risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.


What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

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Health Facts: Endometriosis

Details about endometriosis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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