When it comes to conception there is a lot of discussion about successful positions for 'making babies'. Are some sexual positions better than others for conception?
If you're hoping to conceive, one of the most important things you need to know about is ovulation.
When couples have trouble conceiving, it's natural to suspect a glitch in one partner's reproductive system – but it might be something to do with lifestyle.
Abstaining from alcohol during preconception and pregnancy is usually considered to be the woman’s responsibility. The main concern surrounding alcohol exposure during pregnancy often relates to well-established evidence of newborns developing a range of behavioural, physical and cognitive disabilities later in life.
What if I'm a bad father?
Infertility, defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after at least 12 months of regular, unprotected sex, affects about 15% of couples worldwide. Several factors can lead to infertility, but specific to men, infertility has been linked to lower levels of antioxidants in their semen. This exposes them to an increased risk of chemically reactive species containing oxygen, which can damage sperm.
Baby-making sex is "inconvenient and unromantic" finds a new study of women actively trying to conceive.
Even low levels of cannabis use can cut sperm counts.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently recommended obstetricians, gynaecologists and other related health care providers offer pre-pregnancy carrier screening for genetic diseases to all patients.
One in 6 Australian couples has difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term, leading many to use fertility services. In my private nutrition practice, I'm seeing more and more clients in their 30s and 40s who are trying to get pregnant and want to make sure their eating habits help their chances of conception and support a healthy pregnancy.
Does it really matter?
We asked our Facebook fans what not to say to a mum trying to conceive - here are the most common responses.
Sperm that's been to space is good enough to get mice pregnant – and give birth to healthy offspring.