Ready for a Baby? Here's How to Get Pregnant in 2013!

If you're ready to become a mama, here's what you need to do to get pregnant this year (20 Photos)

Patty Onderko on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:07PM

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19 Things You Need to Do to Get Pregnant This Year

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a Patty Onderko on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:29AM

Once you decide you want to get pregnant, all you'll see are babies. Everyone will seem to be toting an adorable tot. All your friends will announce their pregnancies. Babes in arms will reach out for you as you pass, dropping their pacifiers at your feet. It will seem as if there are babies babies everywhere! If you're ready to get pregnant in 2013, here's what you need to know to get knocked up.

Schedule a Pre-Conception Visit
All women should talk to their gynecologist when they're thinking about getting pregnant. But if you have (or had) endometriosis, diabetes, or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), it's essential. Having these conditions does not mean you are infertile, says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., professor of obstetrics and reproductive sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven and co-author of The Yale Guide to Women's Reproductive Health, but you and your doctor will need to work to get them under control before you conceive. In some cases, you might need a series of fertility tests to determine the best course of reproductive action. Learn 15 things you need to do before you get pregnant here -- and learn how to get pregnant faster here.

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