Planning Your Pregnancy

Now let’s be realistic, most of us spend our initial reproductive years trying NOT to get pregnant. Whether we’re using barrier, hormonal or other methods of birth control, we’ve manipulated our bodies to some extent to prevent pregnancy. Now that you’ve made the decision to have a child, let’s look at how to get pregnant and all the factors that may affect and improve your chances of having a baby.

The average healthy couple has about a 25 percent chance of achieving pregnancy each month. Most experts suggest couples try for at least a year (six months for women aged 35+) before consulting a doctor about possible fertility issues. Rest assured you’re not alone.

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    The medical world has a language all its own. As you navigate...
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