Getting Pregnant Directory
Ready to have a baby? There are some things you can do to prepare yourself for pregnancy and understand what to expect. Knowing when you ovulate is one key to getting pregnant quickly. You can track your fertility days using tools from WebMD. Some factors that affect fertility are age, weight, and more. If you want to get pregnant and you smoke, you should quit smoking immediately. Treatments are available if one or both partners are infertile. Early signs of pregnancy include a missed period, frequent urination, fatigue, nausea, and tender breasts. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to get pregnant, how to track fertility, and much more.
Your Pre-Pregnancy Checkup
To ensure you have a healthy pregnancy, many experts now recommend that women start seeing an obstetrician before they become pregnant for pre-pregnancy or preconception care. Find out from WebMD what's involved.
An Overview of Fertility Drugs
Learn more from WebMD about fertility drugs, including how they work and their side effects.
Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization
Learn more about in vitro fertilization -- or IVF -- including how it's done and success rates.
Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant
WebMD explains the causes of infertility and offers tips for getting pregnant.
Taking Care of Your Body
There's nothing like a fetus to keep you honest. No matter how much health sense you might choose to ignore when the consequences are only yours, it's a different ballgame with a baby on the way.
Are You Ready for Pregnancy
The night before I went into labor, I came down with a severe case of jitters.
Infertility Tests Every Aspect of a Couple's Life
Patti Gellman rode a physical and emotional roller coaster for two years trying to get pregnant for the first time.
Sex on a Schedule
For infertile couples, it's often doctor's orders: Have lots of sex. As great as that may sound, it can be difficult.
Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about changes you should make before trying to have a baby.
Pregnancy: How Old Is Too Old?
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about when a woman may be too old to have a healthy baby.
Tips for Spacing Your Pregnancies
How long should you wait before having a second child? Keith Eddleman, MD, has the answer.
How Long Should It Take to Conceive?
If you’re trying to conceive, how long should it take? It depends on your age and if you have other health conditions.
Slideshows & Images
Conception Timeline -- From Egg to Embryo
Explore conception -- the amazing journey from egg to embryo.
Slideshow: Fertility & Ovulation: Facts to Help You Get Pregnant
Trying to get pregnant? See how ovulation and fertility work so you can boost your chances of conception.
Which Infertility Treatment Is for You?
From IVF to acupuncture, WebMD's slides show the methods available to get pregnant. Costs, success rates, illustrations, and causes of infertility are also covered.
Your Prepregnancy Checklist
Trying to have a baby? WebMD shows you what you need to do before you get pregnant -- from vitamins to diet -- to make sure you have a healthy pregnancy and baby!