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Trying to get pregnant?

Trying to get pregnant? We know that it can be both a frustrating and joyful journey. Luckily, we’re here to help, with expert tips on getting pregnant. But first, check out our pregnancy advice to find out whether you’re really ready for a baby. Then, find ways to start “the baby conversation” with your partner (after all, getting pregnant takes two). Learn the truth about trying to get pregnant, including the basics of home pregnancy tests, fertility tests, and leaving birth control behind. Our getting pregnant tips even include which sex positions will make it easier to conceive! Besides tips for getting pregnant, we’re your one-stop pregnancy planner. Check out our checklist of what you need to know now, and our ovulation calculator to help you time it just right. But, that’s not the only tricky part of getting pregnant. You’ll also want to read up on how to handle questions about your baby plans or the relationship issues that trying to conceive can kick up. Bottom line: This is an exciting time! Trying to get pregnant is only the beginning. We’ve got pregnancy advice on how to plan your baby budget (including easy ways to save!) plus the simple steps you should take to get ready for a baby -- like making sure you’re both healthy and keeping your stress levels in check. With all these helpful tips on getting pregnant, you’ll be more than prepared for your pregnancy.

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You're not totally bored at a friend's baby shower.

Admit it: Baby showers can be mind-numbing. Sure, the baby clothes are cute and your preggo friend looks absolutely adorable, but who isn't secretly watching the clock? I'll tell you who: Women who are ready to sport a big ol’ belly themselves. If you find yourself taking mental notes about which gifts you do and don't want for your own baby and dreaming about perfect baby shower locales, you’re in mommy mode.

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