Trying to Conceive


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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Limit caffeine intake

If you drink a lot of coffee it is better to reduce your intake now than to try and stop suddenly once you're pregnant.

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Healthy eating habits

Nutritional status of both parents prior to conception can influence the health and well-being of your baby and its chances of optimum health throughout life.

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