Adoption is an option for couples who are unable to conceive naturally or for whatever reason do not wish to have biological children.
Morning sickness or 'all day and all night sickness', involves feeling nauseated and possibly vomiting. It is one of the most common physical complaints of early pregnancy and is due to your body's reaction to the high levels of pregnancy hormones in the body.
When a woman ovulates (or releases an egg) her temperature rises slightly and stays elevated for at least 10 days. Taking your temperature daily can reveal this pattern to show you when your body tends to do this. As a guide, ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the next period is due to arrive.
Each month, women experience ovulation - the phase of the menstrual cycle that involves one of the ovaries releasing an egg (ovum). It generally occurs about two weeks before your period starts. If that ovum meets a sperm on its path along the fallopian tube, your journey to motherhood has begun.