Pregnancy & Fertility

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Can I Get Pregnant If…? Common Questions, Answered

Learn whether you can get pregnant on your period, from preejaculate, or using the pull-out method, along with how long sperm lives and more.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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.

Why Is My Period Late If I'm Not Pregnant?

Negative pregnancy test? Here are the other reasons why your period might be delayed or irregular.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How to Plan for a Baby When You've Had Postpartum Depression Before

If you’ve had postpartum depression (PPD) in the past, future pregnancies can be daunting. Here’s how to prepare for the postpartum period.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Ovarian Cysts: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments

Ovarian cysts are actually pretty common. How do you know if you have one, or if it needs treatment?

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

6 Tips to Boost Male Fertility

Are you and your partner trying to conceive? Learn about lifestyle changes you can make to increase your sperm health and more.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How to Reduce Your Risk of a Cesarean Birth

Learn about why c-sections are performed and things you can do to make them less likely.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What You Should Know About Pregnancy After Weight Loss Surgery

Learn about the risks and benefits of getting pregnant after bariatric surgery, including precautions you may need to take.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How a Breast Cancer Survivor Changed a Fertility Preservation Law

When Melissa Thompson’s fertility preservation wasn’t covered by her insurance because of her breast cancer diagnosis, she took action.

By Katherine Malmo

10 Fertility- and Period-Tracking Apps: Pros and Cons

Overwhelmed by the number of period-tracking apps in the app store? Read through this slideshow to learn the pros and cons of each.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.