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.
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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