trying to conceive

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6 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Pregnancy After 40

Here, you’ll find tips for getting pregnant in your 40s plus inspiration from a 51 year old woman who is enjoying a healthy pregnancy! Yes, she is rare…but she shows what’s possible. If you want to have a baby, you’re a woman over 40, and you’re considering in vitro fertilization (IVF), you’ll be inspired by Mary Beth’s story… “I woke up […]

How to Overcome Setbacks When You’re Trying to Conceive

These five “Blossom Tips” for overcoming setbacks when you’re trying to get pregnant are inspired by a reader. He and his wife are struggling to conceive a baby; he commented on one of my most popular fertility articles… “My wife and I have been trying to have a baby, in the last year we have both undergone fertility tests,” writes […]

How to Stop Feeling Hopeless When You’re TTC

You’ve been trying to conceive (TTC) for months or even years, and feelings of hopelessness are starting to creep in. Here are six powerful ways to stop feeling hopeless when you’re TTC. In Hope for Women Who Want to Get Pregnant, I share The Parable of the Maiden’s Horse. The moral of the story is that you may never know […]

How to Prepare for Pregnancy

Getting pregnant takes preparation for most couples, so you need to know what “preparing for pregnancy” means. These tips are inspired by The Parable of the Mountain Climber – they’ll help you set your emotional and mental equilibrium – because a stable mind, heart, and spirit is what you need when you’re trying to conceive. An online article can’t tell […]

Why You Should Get a Flu Shot if You’re Trying to Conceive

Whether you’re pregnant or trying to conceive a baby, you should consider getting a flu shot. Research shows pregnant women and unborn babies are at increased risk for flu complications during pregnancy if mom hasn’t had a flu shot. “Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care,” said Edward McCabe, MD, March of Dimes chief medical […]

4 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Trying to Conceive

These tips on stressing less when you’re trying to conceive are from the founder of Circle and Bloom, Joanne Verkuilen. She has PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and had a difficult time getting pregnant. But not only did Joanne conceive, she went on to start a fertility website that helps other women who are trying to conceive! She also writes articles […]