Trying to Conceive


Green, leafy vegetables rich in folate.

Folate is key for expectant mums

Ten tiny fingers and 10 tiny toes, baby Aliyah arrived at Wollongong Hospital this week just as mum Kim McGuinness hoped: perfect.

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Be my baby: On the road to fatherhood

With a theatrical sigh, I took the still warm plastic contraption, held it at arm's length in such a way that it suggested it was radioactive and rested it on top of the toilet. I love my wife dearly, but there is a line. Well, actually, there were two lines.

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What can I do to increase my chances of conceiving?

What's the alternative?

I want to get pregnant this year. What can I do to increase my chances of conceiving?

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Pregnancy food

Low B12 mums 'up birth defect risk'

Babies whose mothers had low levels of vitamin B12 just before and after they were conceived could be up to five times more likely to be being born with a congenital defect, a study reveals.

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Sex education is important for young adults but it can often leave one with a lasting impression that falling pregnant is easy. Whilst this may be the case for some on average it can take a healthy couple up to twelve months to conceive.

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Your menstrual cycle

It’s probably been a good few years since high school biology and chances are your memory is a little hazy when it comes to explaining your cycle in detail.

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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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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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