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Preconception

Preconception . . . Fertility . . . Trying to Conceive


What's New
     º When Does the Pregnancy Test Become Positive?
For a pregnancy test to become positive, the fertilized egg has to first implant into the uterus and then send enough amounts of hCG the pregnancy hormone into your blood stream for enough hCG to create a positive pregnancy test. So when is it possible to detect pregnancy with a home test? Amos Grunebaum, MD explains.
     º Healthy Tips to Help With Conception
You and your partner have decided it's time. You've stopped using birth control and you've begun the fun part of having kids, making them. Don't stress out if you're not pregnant in the first couple of months of trying. Here are some important things to keep in mind when trying to conceive.
     º How Long to Conceive the Second Time Around
If it took a year to conceive the first time, will it take that long the second time? Midwife Donna Balo answers.

hot topic thread
     º Home Pregnancy Tests
How many home pregnancy tests did you take before you believed the result? Add your voice to our survey on StorkNet's blog or click here to email your thoughts.
     º Telling Others
Have you told other people you're trying to conceive? If so, who, how, when, and why? If not, why?

In the News
     º Researchers Identify Key Proteins Needed for Ovulation
Study Reveals Essential Step in Female Reproductive Process

Featured Article
     º Fertility After Forty by Susun S. Weed
More and more women are waiting until their late thirties, early forties, even late forties, to have children. Is this too late? Are these destined to have high-risk pregnancies? The answer to these questions - and others like them - is "no!" for wise women who enlist the help of green allies to increase fertility, ensure conception, prevent birth defects, and promote a healthy pregnancy and an easy delivery.

And Don't Forget:
     º Our TTC tools! Pregnancy Planner, Ovulation/Due Date Calculator, and Printable BBT chart

Enjoy!  StorkNet's Preconception/TTC Staff

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