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If you’re just starting to try to conceive (hi, new #ttc club member!), you may be tempted to think that all you have to do is have a lot of unprotected sex. Well, that’s definitely key—and might be fun at first—but what’s actually more important...

When it comes to infertility causes, some might just be fake news. There are a lot of rumors out there about what does and doesn’t contribute to infertility. Some of them are brand new and some of them are as old as baby-making itself. So let’s...

Maybe you've already been told by a doctor to switch up your diet, or maybe you're just starting to think about trying to get pregnant and want to treat your body like the temple that it is. The question is, where do you start? Don't...

If you're think you probably want kids someday—just maybe not, like, today—you might want to consider egg freezing. Women who choose to freeze their eggs can find it really empowering, but it's also a big personal and financial investment. We spoke with an expert to...

On the surface, surrogacy might seem like a rather simple arrangement: find a healthy woman, willing to carry a child for someone else, usually in exchange for a hefty fee. But there are many legal scenarios (not to mention the surrogate mother cost) that can...

If you already have one child (or more), but you're struggling to conceive again, you're not alone. It has its own term: secondary infertility, and it's more common than you might think. Secondary infertility is just as emotionally jarring as primary infertility, but with its...

Infertility is a minefield of unknown factors, all of which are totally screwing with your life plans. Am I not getting pregnant because of air pollution? My addiction to gas station slushies? The toxins in my night cream? Probably not. But there do seem to...

Let's face it: infertility sucks. Whether you've always known you want to have children or have just recently embraced the idea, learning that it won't be easy—and may require months, or even years of invasive treatments—can cause a flood (and, to be honest, sometimes a...

Zika has been in the news a lot since it first came to public consciousness in 2016. And while it's definitely a very scary virus, there's some confusing information out there about how people get it and what the risks are to those of us...

Acupuncture: if you've never tried it, you may be totally freaked out by the prospect of having even more needles pricked into you. But more and more fertility specialists are recognizing the benefits of acupuncture and recommending it to their patients to ease their fertility...