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Adenomyosis and Fertility

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?

Does Metformin make you more fertile?

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?

Can weight loss increase fertility?

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?

Brachytherapy and Fertility

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.

DHEA and Fertility

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?

Does your teen have too much responsibility?

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

Are more people having multiples?

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

Preparing for Multiple Births

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.

5 Great Toys for Infant Development

You don't need a big budget or a fancy catalog for designer toys to provide your baby with fun tools for cognitive and physical development. But which toys are the best?

Can music make my baby smarter?

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.

5 Common Problems With Raising Multiples

It's been said that children are gifts -- little bundles of joy. And when those bundles arrive in twos, threes or more, it can be extra rewarding -- and challenging.

5 Unbelievable Deliveries

Every birth is momentous to those involved, but some birth stories stand out for being medical (or social media) miracles. Which five made our list?

5 Ways to Detox Naturally Before Pregnancy

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

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant: Bathroom Delivery

After experiencing a night filled with severe abdominal cramps, Katlyn is surprised to discover that she is having a baby - on the bathroom floor.

5 Parent Traits That Teens Hate

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.

How to Know When to Give Your Child Space

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?

10 Bad Parenting Habits

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.

10 Ways to Balance a Career with a Baby

Work-life balance is the ultimate test for any mother, and usually, it never equals out. But we've come up with some tips to help.

5 Ways Stress Can Affect a Pregnancy

We all know that it's bad news to be stressed out a lot, but what about when you're expecting? Should pregnant women be especially wary of this amped-up state? We'll ponder 5 ways that stress affects a pregnancy in this article.

Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy is never easy. But being aware of all the resources available can be a big help. See our list of top pregnancy resources to learn more.

10 Must-have Tests During Pregnancy

To make sure your little bundle of joy arrives healthy, it's a good plan to have regular monitoring tests during your pregnancy. See what's in store for the next nine months.

5 Bad Habits to Break Before Pregnancy

Bad habits are hard to break. But, if you're thinking about having a baby, here are five things you'll want to quit before pregnancy.

How does radiation exposure affect unborn babies?

Not all types of radiation are created equal. Some types of exposure is considered safe, while others are not. How does radiation exposure affect unborn babies?

What role does hCG play in pregnancy and fertility?

The hormone hCG is produced when a woman is pregnant. Find out what role it plays in pregnancy and fertility in this article.

What can you do at home to help childhood depression?

When dealing with a depressed child, it’s important to get creative and get moving. Learn more about what you can do at home to help childhood depression from this article.