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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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

9 Common Pregnancy Test Mistakes to Avoid

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

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What Is a Sperm Count Test for Fertility?

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

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

The Best Way to Calculate Your Due Date

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

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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 ...

By Alisha Bridges