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Implantation Cramping: Pregnant? Or Just Your Period?

Many TTC-ing moms want to know sooner rather than later if they’ll get that BFP test, and implantation cramping may be an early sign that they, indeed, will! But implantation cramping is tricky—not everyone experiences it and it can be similar to PMS cramps. In this post you’ll find more on: what exactly implantation cramping is what implantation cramping feels like how long implantation cra...
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How IVF Works

In Vitro Fertilization
In 1978, Louise Brown became the world's first baby to be born by in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Her birth revolutionized the field of reproductive medicine. Given that approximately one in eight heterosexual couples has difficulty conceiving, and that homosexual couples and single parents often need clinical help to make a baby, the demand for IVF has been growing. IVF is so common, that more...
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3 Tips To Help Improve Your Fertility

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When you want a baby, you want a baby now.  The problem is that sometimes it doesn’t happen right away, nor is it that easy.  It can be discouraging seeing negative pregnancy tests month after month when all you want is to be pregnant.  While I cannot guarantee you will pregnant, I would like to discuss three tips to help improve your fertility. Surely, there are more things that you can do to enh...
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Meditation During Pregnancy

I have always understood and believed that keeping stress levels down when trying to get pregnant is crucial. However, I didn’t realize that keeping stress levels down during pregnancy was just as important.  One of the best ways to staying calm and clear headed is through meditation. Meditation Strengthens The Mother-Baby Bond Yes!  Yes mediation during pregnancy is very beneficial.  Meditation...
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Does Marijuana Effect Fertility?

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A pretty popular question on birth forums in Colorado is: "does marijuana effect fertility?" Marijuana is the most popular recreational drug used among people of reproductive age.  So researchers at Boston University School of Public Health conducted a study on marijuana and its effects on couples trying to conceive.  With recreational marijuana being legal in eight states, it’s no surprise resear...
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My Journey To Conceive-Getting Pregnant

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  Getting pregnant sounds easy enough right? All we have to do is do the deed during the right time of the month and boom! Well, it isn’t as easy as they made it seem during sex education class. I would just like to take the time to share my journey to conceive with you. How It Began My husband and I had been together since 2002 and we never really discussed having kids. We traveled a lo...
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Would You Consider A Uterus Transplant?

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While watching the news the other day I saw that a woman delivered the first baby in the United States via a transplanted uterus and it got me thinking: “would you consider a uterus transplant?" The NBC Nightly News reported that 1 in 500 women are infertile. However, a woman is considered infertile after trying to conceive for over a year without success. Uterine transplants offer women who were...
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Pregnancy Symptoms By Week – Weeks 1 thru 13

During early pregnancy the symptoms can almost be identical to those during PMS making it hard to determine whether you are going to start your period or if you actually have a bun in the oven. We can take a look at pregnancy symptoms by week to break it down and you can figure out if anything is different from your normal period symptoms. When trying to conceive it is amazing how in tune we be...
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