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Conception

Conception may happen on purpose or by happy accident. Learn what is happening during conception and what you can do to encourage conception when you're trying to get pregnant.

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Will certain sexual positions help raise my likelihood of conception?

Though the evidence is largely anecdotal, there are some simple steps you can take to improve your chances of getting pregnant, including a change in positions.


You Can Get Pregnant When You're Already Pregnant

It's extremely rare but not unheard of. So, how does it happen? See more »

Is it possible to get pregnant with PCOS?

Being overweight or obese can make it harder to get pregnant, sometimes due to a reproductive condition called polycystic ovary syndrome. But does PCOS make conception impossible? See more »

Can you still get pregnant with an IUD?

As far as contraceptives go, intrauterine devices (IUDs) are generally the most effective method short of abstinence. But does highly effective mean fool-proof? See more »

Can you get pregnant on the Depo shot?

When it comes to keeping track of your birth control, Depo-Provera -- administered via injection from your physician every 12 weeks -- seems to eliminate a lot of worry. But how effective is it? See more »

Can you get pregnant after having gonorrhea?

Finding out you have gonorrhea and learning how to treat it can be challenging enough. But you also need to be aware of how this STI could affect your fertility. See more »

Will certain sexual positions help raise my likelihood of conception?

Though the evidence is largely anecdotal, there are some simple steps you can take to improve your chances of getting pregnant, including a change in positions. See more »

5 Tips for Getting Pregnant After 40

Whether you planned all along to have a baby after 40 or it just happened that way, it's no secret you could be facing an uphill battle. These five tips could come in handy. See more »

Do thyroid problems make it harder to get pregnant?

The miracle of life brings joy to many expecting parents when they welcome a child into the world. But an improperly functioning thyroid gland could make conception a challenge. See more »

Can women with HPV get pregnant?

HPV, or the human papillomavirus, can cause precancerous cells in the cervix, among other complications. But how does having it affect your chances of getting pregnant? See more »

Can too much exercise hurt our chances of conceiving?

It's well-documented that a sedentary lifestyle can have negative effects on your health. But can too much exercise harm your fertility? See more »