Trying to Conceive


Optimum pregnancy

For optimum pregnancy

Your maternal instincts have kicked in and you are planning to start a family. In looking forward you have thought of everything from due dates to midwives, from names to parenting magazines; but have you thought about your body’s need to prepare for the best possible conception?

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Nutrition for Pregnancy

Reproductive Health Diet

Establishing good nutrition and health not only supports your chances of healthy conception, but also means that you are set up for continued healthy habits for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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Ready to start a family?

Having a child is almost certainly the biggest responsibility you will face. They turn your life (and house!) upside down and all of a sudden you have a small life whose existence depends on you.

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Boy or girl ... What does science say on whether timing sex can result in shifting the gender ratio?

The Shettles Method of gender selection

Dr Shettles claims that his method of gender selection has a success rate of up to 85 per cent. Here are his recommendations for choosing your baby's sex.

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Contraception alternatives

Baby don't wait

Women will be urged to work out a reproductive life plan from the age of 25 to prevent the agony of not being able to have children.

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Time to talk

Now is a great time to fact-find and get chatting to other mums about their experiences.

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Conceiving a baby

Having a child today as compared to having children 20 years ago is quite different. These days we can make a conscious choice about whether or not to have children, and we can also choose when we will have them.

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A man's guide to conception

There are some pretty important basics that you should be aware of if you want to successfully conceive.

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Limit alcohol intake

Alcohol can damage both the sperm and ovum prior to conception, so consideration should be given to both you and your partner's alcohol intake if you are trying to conceive.

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