Keeping the Fire Burning — Tips on How to Enjoy Sex When Trying to Conceive a Child

Getting pregnant can be challenging for so many people, and they often get stressed by the amount of failed attempts. But there are a couple of ways to spice everything up and to enjoy sex every single time. 

There is no reason for you and your partner to become burdened by the situation. In fact, it should be pleasurable and relaxing having sex with each other. Let’s take a look at what you can do to improve the situation and keep the fire burning hotter than ever. 

Not Having Fun at All

Deciding to have a baby is a huge step in anyone’s life. Everything you do will need to change, and you and your partner will need to alter your lifestyles. As you can probably guess, it can be stressful. But making this important decision is just one step of the way. And things rarely go as we planned.

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Most Common Fertility Myths Debunked

You Shouldn’t Believe These Myths About Infertility

Many infertile couples struggle with their situation. To make matters worse, people (sometimes even complete strangers) often give them unsolicited advice based on ridiculous myths about infertility.

It’s hard enough to cope with the fact that they are having difficulty getting pregnant. No need to add oil to the fire!

With the number of infertility cases in the United States increasing every year, having firm, concrete knowledge about the reproductive system and fertility is more prudent than ever. That’s why today we’re tackling the topic of fertility and infertility myths!

What Are the Top Myths About Infertility?

There are some common myths out there that are getting on everyone’s last nerve. Some of them you’ve heard before, while others will hit you out of nowhere, courtesy of a “concerned acquaintance who has wisdom to share.”

What Do You Mean You Can’t Get Pregnant?

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Tips to Successfully Conceive a Baby Boy

Many people believe that sex selection is possible. For some, it is simple science, while others see it as witchcraft. But there can be only one truth, right? Here, we will take a look at the popular methods and whether they are helpful. Whether you are looking to have a baby boy or a girl, we have a couple of tricks that will help you along the way. 

Facts and Fallacy

Many believe that a person can influence the chances of having a baby boy. But is that true? A lot of “scientific” theories have been around, and most of them are proven to be inaccurate. 

Let’s start with a crash course in biology. Chromosomes are what determines the sex of the baby. There is what we call male and female sperm. The male sperm contains an X chromosome, and the baby with XX combination will be a boy. On

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Having Trouble Conceiving? Here’s Why

Why Do Some Couples Have Trouble Getting Pregnant?

Although it may seem that it can happen to anyone at any time, getting pregnant is actually much harder than it looks. It’s the irony of life — many women spend their early 20s in constant “fear” of getting pregnant too early. Then, in their 30s, they have trouble conceiving and curse their younger selves.

Of course, that’s not the case for all women. What’s more, many are still pleased with their choices. However, the fact that many couples have fertility issues stands.

But why do some couples have trouble getting pregnant? Aside from age, there are plenty of other factors that might impact fertility. Irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, male infertility (low sperm count and motility), endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS, and other medical problems can all affect fertility.

It’s Not as Easy as It Looks

Some people think that making

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Bun’s in The Oven? Early Signs of Pregnancy Before a Missed Period

Are you anxious to find out if you’re really pregnant and cannot wait to see if you’ll miss your period or not? Maybe you have irregular periods, so that won’t make much of a difference to you at all. No need to worry because there are other symptoms you should pay attention to that can indicate whether you’re pregnant or not. Let’s find out what they are!

What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy Before a Missed Period?

If you don’t have a condition that causes you to have irregular periods, not getting one on time can definitely be a sign of pregnancy. That’s when most people ask themselves, “Am I pregnant?” and decide to take a pregnancy test. However, would you believe us if we said that there were signs of pregnancy before missing a period? These signs can look like your period is coming, but some definitely set

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Tips for Men Who Are Trying to Conceive

Many people know that general health is one of the major factors if you are trying to conceive a baby. But this doesn’t apply for ladies only. Men who are looking to become dads should also take care of their bodies. Here are several things you can do to increase your chances of becoming a father.

Quit Smoking

Smoking can have a substantial impact on your health, and it can be a significant factor for male infertility. Besides fertility issues, smokers can develop problems keeping and getting erections. Furthermore, smoking can cause damage to the DNA, and thanks to damaged sperm, it will be transferred to the baby.

But all is not lost. Men always produce sperm, and it takes approximately three months for it to mature. And even if you are a smoker, the process is reversible. All you need to do is quit cigarettes if you want your …

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Conceiving Through In-Vitro Fertilization

Conceiving through IVF is a long, expensive, and unpredictable process. That’s probably why only 5% of couples who struggle with fertility turn to it. However, it’s a safe procedure that (eventually) has a great success rate.

It’s jarring to think that IVF was in its infancy 40 or so years ago. People didn’t know what it was and referred to babies born thanks to IVF as “test-tube babies.” In reality, IVF is the best thing the 20th century brought to couples who had trouble conceiving.

Today, infertility treatment, fertility medication, and the entire relevant field of medicine have advanced so far that in-vitro fertilization IVF is just another way to conceive.

A Walk Down Memory Lane — Brief History of IVF

IVF saw its beginnings in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Back then, it was a pioneering procedure. Not everyone thought so, though. The technique (and its trailblazers, Robert

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Can I Masturbate With Sex Toys While I’m Pregnant?

Masturbation and Sex Toys During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such a glorious time! Everything is new, and each day is an opportunity to experience some novelty. Oh, wait, that actually sounds quite scary, right?

Yup, because pregnancy, although a miracle, is essentially a wild ride into the unknown. Sure, you can read all the books you can get your hands on and listen to the wisdom other women bestow upon you. But, at the end of the day, your pregnancy will be a uniquely singular experience.

Thus, it’s entirely logical for you to be somewhat scared. It’s also sensible to have many questions. For example, many women have a lot of questions about pregnancy sex and masturbation during pregnancy. Is it perfectly safe? Will it cause preterm labor? Will it cause vaginal bleeding?

Is It Safe to Have Sex While Pregnant?

The good news is that any and all sexual activity …

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12 things to do when trying for a baby

There are things you can do now before you try for a baby that will affect your fertility and the health of your baby.

Your health before pregnancy will affect the lifelong health of your baby. By following the advice below you can:

  • improve your fertility
  • protect your baby’s future health
  • bring down your risk of problems in pregnancy.

Once you start trying for a baby (have stopped contraception) you won’t know you’re pregnant for the first few weeks.

So, if you’re trying for a baby, making these changes sooner rather than later will give you peace of mind when you get pregnant.

What to do

1. Get help to stop smoking

Smoking affects fertility (the ability to get pregnant) in men and women. If you stop smoking now it will improve your chances of conceiving. Smoking has also been shown to damage the DNA of your baby. During …

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9 Getting Pregnant Stories to Read If You’re Having Trouble Conceiving

There is nothing that can make you feel more alone—or stressed out—than trying to conceive. While you might have spent the better part of your youth doing all that you could to not get pregnant, when you’re ready to build your family and the going gets tough, it’s normal to have anxiety. Though TTC can feel exhausting, frustrating and lonely, the CDC estimates that more than ten percent of all couples will struggle with fertility—that’s 1 in 10 partnerships. Whenever you’re feeling discouraged, take a read of these inspiring stories.

The Fosters

Got Pregnant In: 2 years

Their Story: After getting married in 2001, Ashley and James began trying to conceive. “When we first started trying, I was obsessive and bought many pregnancy tests even if I knew my period was coming,” says Ashley. “We probably spent hundreds of dollars on tests. We viewed making love as work, and …

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Trying to Conceive: 10 Tips for Women

To optimize women’s fertility, taking better care of their bodies is a good first step. But what else can women do to improve their odds of having a baby?

The most important advice for a woman who wants to get pregnant is to get to know her body, specifically her menstrual cycle, said Dr. Ellen Turner, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and medical director of the in-vitro fertilization program at Northwestern Medicine’s Fertility and Reproductive Medicine department in Chicago.

“It’s important to know how far apart her cycles are so she can more accurately time intercourse to try to get pregnant,” Turner said.

Here are 10 tips that may help increase a healthy woman’s chances of becoming pregnant.

1. Record menstrual cycle frequency

A woman who wants to have a baby should monitor whether the first days of her periods tend to come the same number of days apart …

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Broadening your choices with sex swings

Knowing the basics

Sex swings aren’t something many people know about or use. Unfortunately, they don’t know how much they’re missing out on because these pleasure swings could change their sex lives for good. 

While sex swings look like something reserved for BDSM only, they can actually be great for any vanilla play too. Their primary purpose is to help you achieve different sex positions with ease. Plus, they can really spice things up if you want them to. 

Just think about how many times you find a position uncomfortable. When you’re suspended on a sex swing, you’re as light as a feather. All you need to do is relax and let this sex furniture take you to new orgasmic heights. Additionally, sex swings are amazing for experiments of any kind. So, if you’re thinking of getting into the BDSM scene or trying some light bondage, pleasure swings are the

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Tips to Successfully Conceive a Baby Girl

What are some tips to conceive a baby girl? Is it possible to increase the chances of conceiving a baby of a specific sex, or is this just another myth you hear from time to time? Here, we will take a look at what scientists have to say, whether there are sex positions to conceive a baby girl (or boy), and everything else you might want to know about your baby’s sex.

Facts and Fallacy

Before we go into all the details, tips, and tricks, there are a couple of things we need to address first. Many people believe that some things are true when they are, in fact, an obvious lie. So let’s start with some facts as well as some common misinformation.

Women have a pair of X chromosomes, while men have X and Y. If the X-chromosome carrying sperm reaches the egg first, the child will be

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Vaginal Sex During Pregnancy — Safe and Mind-Blowing

Sex Benefits During Pregnancy

When it comes to sexual activity of pregnant women, some are still unsure if they should indulge. That’s especially true the closer they are to their due date. As that clock ticks the last few weeks of pregnancy away, women are less likely to engage in any sexual activity (or even want to).

Sex is often far (far, far away) from the number-one desire (or need) most pregnant women have. Still, if you have a healthy pregnancy, there’s no reason not to engage in sexual activity. However, most healthy pregnancies still include hardships such as morning sickness (which is not limited to mornings whatsoever), bloating, and the delightful raging hormones that are probably making the pregnant woman’s head spin.

Well, excellent news, everyone! Sex might actually be able to offer a helping hand with some of these ailments. Although it is far from a cure-all, sex …

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No Reason to Stop! 4 Reasons to Keep Having Sex During Pregnancy

What does a pregnant orgasm feel like? Will your partner’s penis traumatize the baby during pregnancy sex? And is sex even safe during pregnancy? If you’re pregnant and horny, we’ll show you that there’s truly no reason to stop! Here’s our breakdown of four reasons to keep having sex during pregnancy! 

Sex During Pregnancy Will Strengthen Your Relationship

According to sociologist and sexologist Pepper Schwartz, pregnancies can become the sole focus of future mothers. This can isolate their partners and make them feel left out. Schwartz believes that physical affection is incredibly important during pregnancy. It sustains intimacy and ultimately strengthens the foundation of your family.

When it comes to pregnant sex, most women will be able to have it from the first all the way through the final trimester. Unless your doctor specifically tells you to stay away, sex is a perfectly healthy and fun activity. It strengthens your

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The Many Ways to Boost Your Fertility

It’s not uncommon to hear stories about couples having trouble conceiving. Some estimate that almost 15 percent of couples have fertility problems. Whether it’s down to men or women, it’s an unfortunate state to be in if you want children. Luckily, there are ways to improve your chances of getting pregnant.

Here in our article, you’ll find examples of how to increase both female and male fertility rates. From changing your diet to improving your physical activity, you’ll quickly better your overall health and chances to conceive. Therefore, let us accompany you on this journey. We promise you won’t waste your time.

Who Needs to Boost Fertility?

In general, both men and women can have problems related to fertility. After all, various factors contribute to being able to have offspring. Therefore, differentiating people purely by their sex will not work here. It’s important to mention that age, genetics, way of

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