Pregnancy and Parenting

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Herpes and HPV may get the headlines, but chlamydia ranks as the most common STD in the U.S. A lot of people with chlamydia never experience symptoms, but it's anything but harmless.

By Jennifer Sellers

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?

By Kevin P. Allen

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

By Kevin P. Allen

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A woman's menstrual cycle is much more complex than you might think. And with so many steps, there are opportunities for mishaps -- and the possibility of infertility.

By Katie Lambert

For a woman getting a routine checkup from her gynecologist, the news that she has an ovarian cyst could be quite troubling. Do you know how it can affect your fertility?

By Joseph Miller

Peruvians have eaten maca root for thousands of years, and it's earned a reputation as an aphrodisiac. But can it boost your fertility?

By Jennifer Sellers

For a couple trying to get pregnant, there's an endless list of do's and don'ts provided by doctors, family and friends. And it can be overwhelming. Here are five fertility myths, busted.

By Katie Lambert

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Prescription pain medication can make daily life a lot more tolerable for people suffering from chronic conditions. But could they also rob you of your ability to conceive?

By Maria Trimarchi

It's no secret that hormones play a major role in both the female and male reproductive systems. But why is progesterone called the hormone of pregnancy?

By Jennifer Sellers

When a couple is trying to conceive, the last thing they may expect is a lengthy process. If infertility has become a roadblock, could a fertility cleanse be just what the doctor ordered?

By Joseph Miller

Milk, the slogan says, does a body good. But when it comes to your fertility, can there be too much of a good thing?

By Kevin P. Allen

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It's no secret that practicing yoga helps improve your balance, flexibility and strength. But it may also increase your chance of conceiving.

By Maria Trimarchi

Adenomyosis is a structural gynecological disorder -- it affects the endometrial cells in the lining of the uterus and the muscular layer of the uterine wall. Does it contribute to difficulty conceiving?

By Maria Trimarchi

Metformin was developed in the 1950s as a treatment for diabetes, but doctors have now found a new use for the drug. Can it make you more fertile?

By Kevin P. Allen

Nearly 34 percent of American adults are obese -- a risk factor for infertility in both women and men. But can dropping a few pounds really help boost your fertility?

By Jennifer Sellers

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Men with prostate cancer face worries of their own well being -- and that of any children they hope to have later in life. Those considering brachytherapy treatment should weigh the benefits ... and risks.

By Brion O'Connor

If that ticking you hear seems to be getting louder, it may not be in your head. By the time most women hit age 40, only about 3 percent of their ovarian eggs remain. Can DHEA help fertility?

By Jennifer Sellers

Ayana Rose-Williams, therapist of My Mom is Obsessed, lays down the ground rules for teens and how much responsibility they should really have.

By Ayana Rose-Williams

It certainly seems like more and more multiple births are happening -- especially if you follow celebrity pregnancies. What's behind the multi-baby phenomenon?

By Maria Trimarchi

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Parenting is no cake walk, even if the rewards are sweet. And becoming parents to twins, triplets or higher-order multiples requires extra patience and planning.

By Katie Lambert

Parents, politicians and some researchers have touted the notion that listening to classical music can boost the mind, and maybe even test scores. But not everyone agrees.

By Tom Scheve

Important advice for being as healthy as possible before pregnancy. Learn more about these 5 ways to detox naturally before pregnancy.

By Sara Novak

There's no perfect science to raising a teenager. Some days just don't make sense. But if you know the traits teens dislike, you can at least brace yourself for what's ahead.

By Kevin P. Allen

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Axl Rose once sang, in November Rain, that everybody needs some time on their own. But how about when it's that sweet child o' yours?

By Jennifer Sellers

Parenting is like traveling without a map. It's easy to make mistakes. Sometimes, we go a long way down the wrong road without realizing it. Check out these 10 bad parenting habits and how to kick them.

By Heather Kolich