Many marriages don't survive the stress of infertility and its treatment. The painful injections, the endless collection of sperm, the loss of intimacy, and the shame and anguish that often are part of the process prove too much for some couples.
Family planning is relatively new. Babies used to come when they wanted. Parents today have the luxury of planning their families, but how can couples decide on a perfect family size? And what about spacing between kids?
Some couples plan pregnancies around life events, career developments, or financial situations. Some start trying to conceive as soon as they feel ready. And others get pregnant with no planning at all. Which best describes you?
Not so many years ago, women trying to have a baby didn't think much about their health until they were pregnant. Today, that focus has shifted. More and more women are ensuring they're in good health to improve their chances of getting pregnant before th
When the birth control pill was invented, technology drove the final wedge of convenience between sexuality and reproduction. Now we know a lot more about the complexity of hormones and women's health.
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