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Trying to Get Pregnant? Start Flossing

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Trying to get pregnant? Be sure to floss.
BBC News reports an Australian study presented at a fertility meeting in Sweden this week says bad oral health is just as bad as obesity when it comes to fertility and...
Study shows women with gum disease take longer to conceive.

Created for Her Bone Marrow, Marissa Ayala, Now 21, Has a Living Sister to Show for It

There are obviously many reasons to have a child.
But bringing a new human being into the world for the express purpose of creating bone marrow for someone else? It was extremely controversial 20 years ago. However, 21-year-old Marissa...
Girl was conceived 20 years ago to save her sister. They're both alive and well.

Have a Shagadelic Good Time in London

Does London make you feel horny, baby?
Looking for a great spot for your procreation vacation? Eurostar's not-so-subtle ad touting the, ahem, swinging city as a hook-up haven is enough to make any buttoned-up Brit blush. As for us, well, we...

2 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Your body is preparing for pregnancy during week two. Pregnancy Week 2 Ovulation, which may occur this week, kick starts everything. Consider investing in an ovulation detector so you know exactly when ovulation occurs. For most...

3 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

You probably won't know you're pregnant yet at week three. Pregnancy Week 3 You're pregnant! But a pregnancy test won't confirm it yet, so you have to wait it out. In the meantime, the guessing game can begin: Your baby's gender, eye...

Chinese Birth Calendar: What Is It?

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The Chinese Birth Calendar, also called a Chinese gender chart, is a way to predict your baby's gender by inputting the mother's age and the month of conception. This method is considered by some to be 99...

Trying to Conceive? We've Got Some Tips!

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We spend the early years of adulthood trying not to have a baby, only to discover that -- once we're finally ready for the pitter-patter of little feet -- it isn't always so easy to conceive....

Women's voices go up when ready to conceive

How does a woman signal to a man that she is fertile and about to ovulate? Researchers have found that women raise the pitch of their voice when talking in social situations; the better the timing for conception, the higher the pitch. This,...

Are women treated as "walking uteruses?"

It was nearly a half-century ago that science uncovered just how harmful drugs could be to a developing fetus. The threat--thalidomide. I don't even know what thalidomide is, save for the phrase from the Billy Joel song We Didn't Start the Fire, but...

Contraception is abortion says Bush administration

According to the definition of abortion contained in a new proposal -- "any of the various procedures -- including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action -- that results in...

Pregnancy fact or fiction: making baby

Based on my own personal experience, I've decided that getting pregnant is more of an art than a science. Those who've spent some quality time getting pregnant, and perhaps even those who got pregnant after only one attempt (and I find myself in...

Who needs men -- artificial sperm coming soon

Personally, I'm not into guys. What with women in the world, I don't really understand why anyone would be, my wife included (perhaps even especially). That said, guys are still kinda necessary for reproduction. For now, anyway. German geneticists...

Janet Jackson "allergic to marriage"

Janet Jackson has been happily unmarried to boyfriend Jermaine Dupri since 2002. And despite pressure from family and friends to tie the knot and make some babies, the pop star says she's not interested in walking down the aisle. "If it's [meant] to...

Janet Jackson and her 'baby making' music

You knew Janet Jackson made music, but did you know she's also responsible for the making of countless babies? It's not her high-tempo dance music but her slow and sexy baby-making songs that have provided fans with intimate inspiration. "You...

Can diet influence the sex of your baby?

While some couples who are ready to conceive really don't have a preference regarding the sex of their child, many do. From charting cervical mucus to attempting to conceive only during certain times of the year, there are many methods that will...

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