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Human reproduction is confusing and error-prone. Sex ed in this country is a mess. The two combined make trying to conceive overwhelming and isolating. But you're not alone: You want a baby, we want to help. Here, we got top experts to answer all your questions about getting pregnant—naturally, through IVF, surrogacy, and more—even if, and especially when, it's not going as planned.
I want to get pregnant—where do I start? (opens in new tab)
How long should it take to conceive "naturally?" (opens in new tab)
What causes infertility? (opens in new tab)
Can men cause fertility issues? (opens in new tab)
Why did I have a miscarriage? (opens in new tab)
How long until I can start trying to conceive again? (opens in new tab)
What kind of testing will fertility specialists conduct? (opens in new tab)
What are the treatments for infertility? (opens in new tab)
What's the difference between IVF and IUI? (opens in new tab)
What is IVF and how long does it take? (opens in new tab)
How much does IVF cost? (opens in new tab)
What are the chances IVF works? (opens in new tab)
What's carrier screening, and should I get it? (opens in new tab)
Should I test my future baby for genetic diseases? (opens in new tab)
How does surrogacy work and what does it cost? (opens in new tab)
What is the process for freezing your eggs? (opens in new tab)
For an even more in-depth look at fertility, check out Marie Claire's Guide to Having a Baby, here (opens in new tab).
Jennifer Gerson is a Maggie Award-winning journalist whose reporting on reproductive rights, women's health, and sexual violence regularly appears in Cosmopolitan, as well as The Guardian, Yahoo, Allure, Teen Vogue, Mic and other national publications.
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