Womens Health


Presumably, we all know the basics of how a baby is made – through the union of a male sperm and a female egg (ovum). But beyond this simple understanding, just how much do we know about this wondrous process called pregnancy?  Here in our conception section learn all about the best times to conceive a baby, how to increase your chances of conception, and about how to know when you are pregnant. 

Pregnancy Signs

Maybe you've been experiencing some of the tell-tale signs of pregnancy such as morning sickness, fatigue, tender breasts and food cravings and are looking to confirm your suspicions of pregnancy. If so, you'll want to read up on the most common pregnancy symptoms to find out what your symptoms might mean. If you're sure you're pregnant, you may want to read up on weight gain during pregnancy to find out how you can curb accumulating unnecessary pounds, which includes following a proper pregnancy diet.  While you need to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet to ensure that you are giving your growing baby the right nutrition, you are not really eating for two--as many pregnant moms like to say.  This means you don't have to increase your daily calorie intake all that much.  In all, you want to try not to gain more than 20 lbs throughout your entire pregnancy.  Learn more about how to keep a healthy weight during pregnancy.

Best Times To Get Pregnant

If you're looking to become pregnant you might be surprised to learn that finding out how conception actually occurs can not only expand your knowledge, but also help improve your chances of getting pregnant. You'll find out how keeping track of your menstrual cycle, such as through monitoring your basal body temperature, can improve your chances of getting pregnant. Also learn how to watch for changes in your cervical mucus and know when you are most fertile.  In addition, learn how practicing natural fertility treatments, such as fertility yoga can help get you in shape while at the same time reducing stress and helping you conceive!

If you are having difficulty conceiving or are worried about the signs or symptoms you’ve been experiencing, take a look at our FAQ page on pregnancy to learn more.  Many people today suffer from fertility issues.  Learn more about these various conditions and about what to do if you suspect that you may have a problem.  

Planning Ahead

If you have any other concerns about pregnancy, such as how a medical condition might become an obstacle to conceiving, check out the pregnancy complications section to get the answers to your toughest questions.  And remember, getting good preconception care helps to ensure a healthy pregnancy.  This is especially important for diabetic moms.  Find out why you need to get your diabetes under control before becoming pregnant because high blood sugar during pregnancy can be very dangerous for your unborn baby.

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