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    1. Get a Head Start on a Healthy Pregnancy

      For women who want to rid their bodies and homes of toxins before pregnancy, there’s no shortage of dos and don’ts floating around. In fact, the list can seem overwhelming. So what are the best things you can do to stay healthy and make sure your children will be protected from environmental toxins

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    2. Twins in Demand Through IVF?

      Forget "Octo Mom." The hot debate among in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients and their doctors isn't about having lots of babies at once. It's about trying for twins. Patients who want twins point to the high costs of IVF, their ticking biological clocks, and their frustration and exhaustion from l

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    3. Life With Twins: Amanda Gifford's Story

      Amanda Gifford and her husband, Kenneth, are the parents of 9-month-old twins Ethan and Abigail, who were conceived the second time the couple tried IVF and were born eight weeks premature. Their first IVF attempt led to a pregnancy that miscarried. They live in Delta, Colo. Amanda spoke to WebMD ab

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    4. Life With Twins: Maureen Downey's Story

      Maureen Downey and her husband, Bo Emerson, conceived twins Rebecca and Joey with help from IVF 10 years ago. The couple, of Decatur, Ga., had two children conceived without assisted reproductive technology, but when the couple tried for a third child, Downey went through several miscarriages, so th

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    5. Life With Twins: Spring Kapchinski's Story

      Spring Kapchinski, 32, is pregnant with twins that she and her husband, Max, conceived through IVF. During the procedure, they had three embryos transferred. At first, their doctor only saw twins, and then the Katy, Texas, couple got a surprise -- there was a triplet. But a few days later, one of th

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    6. Getting Pregnant After Birth Control

      Women tend to spend half their lives trying NOT to get pregnant and then when they decide they are ready, they find out it's not always that easy to conceive. In efforts to prevent pregnancy, women today use oral contraceptives, hormonal patches, condoms, and numerous other birth control methods. Wh

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    7. A Healthy Beginning for Pregnancy

      It's been your dream, giving birth to a healthy, happy baby. Pregnancy is as natural as the birds and bees, but in today's world it takes planning to make sure things go well. If you've been taking your health for granted -- getting by on little sleep, hitting the martini bars, forgetting dental exa

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    8. Sex During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

      Sex during pregnancy is the absolute last thing on some women’s minds, especially when they are dealing with nausea, vomiting, and overwhelming fatigue. Other women, however, may crave sex in pregnancy. And men, too, are split into different camps regarding sex during pregnancy. Some men may find no

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    9. Pregnancy Symptoms: What They Never Told You

      In the movies, the first clue a woman is pregnant is when she darts out of bed, clutches her stomach and runs for the bathroom. But there are many lesser known pregnancy symptoms that rival morning sickness - which, by the way, doesn't only strike in the morning. "I've been thinking about what I've

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    10. The Essential Pregnancy Gear List for Expectant Moms

      While everyone's pregnancy experience is unique, certain types of pregnancy gear can help make the nine months easier, no matter what kind of pregnancy you have. Here's the WebMD trimester-by-trimester checklist of essential pregnancy gear: Prenatal vitamins . "Folic acid prevents neural tube defect

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