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Can I Still Get Pregnant If My Periods Are Irregular?

A reader with unpredictable periods writes in to find out whether she can still get pregnant. Here’s what our expert replied.

9 Common Pregnancy Test Mistakes to Avoid

Problems can arise if you take the test incorrectly. Here are some mistakes to avoid.

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What Is a Sperm Count Test for Fertility?

Remember: An “abnormal result” does not mean you’ll never conceive.

Prenatal Care: The Basics

If you’re newly pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you’re likely curious: What exactly is involved in prenatal care?

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The Best Way to Calculate Your Due Date

There are many ways to calculate your pregnancy due date, but what works the best?

Pap Smear. Pelvic Exam. STD Test. What's the Difference?

Credit: Thinkstock When I was younger I assumed any vaginal examination would automatically include a Pap smear and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As I got older, I came to realize that my assumptions were false. Although the three ...