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Having a Bad Day! :(

I am sure that the hormones of cd1 are not helping, but this day is getting worse by the minute! D...

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Is this a good sign

So, as many of you know, this is my second full cycle post BCP. I just had my first AF since BCP and...

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It came in!

Awwww yeah, my BBT thermometer came in yesterday, so I started temping today. Which is awesome becau...

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stupid stomach twinges!

so for the past few days I keep getting these twinge//muscle spasms in my side. They are super annoy...

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symptoms of pregnancy?

my husband and I have tried to get pregnant for the last 2&a half to 3 years. About 8 to 10 days ago...

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Understanding Your Cycle

Follicular Phase Explained

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Adoption and Surrogacy

Adoption: Where Do I Start?

On your journey to starting your family, you may decide that adoption as an option appeals to you. Even if you already have children and are looking to add your family, adoption could be the right course for you.

Boost Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Best Time to Get Pregnant

Everyone knows that it takes a sperm and an egg joining to get pregnant.  Most people know that women release just one egg a month and that men release millions of sperm with each ejaculation.  What people can’t seem to agree on is the best time for that one egg to be fertilized by a man’s spe

Deciding to Have a Baby

Should We Have Another Baby?

Deciding whether to expand your family by one more - whether this would be your second child or your sixth - is one of the most significant decisions you will make in your lifetime. There is no crystal ball to show the consequences of your decision in the future.

Fertility Charting Ovulation and Prediction

Follicular Phase Explained

Your menstrual cycle is divided into three phases – the follicular phase, ovulation and the luteal phase.  The first half of your menstrual cycle is known as the follicular phase.  Th

Fertility Medications and Natural Supplements

Clomid and Twins: What are your chances of having twins if you take Clomid?

Almost everyone has heard of Clomid.  It is one of the most commonly prescribed fertility medications and it has a great reputation for increasing a woman’s fertility.  In fact, it has such a great reputation for boosting fertility that many women assume that taking Clomid

Having Problems Getting Pregnant

PCOS and Infertility

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Approximately five to ten percent of women of childbearing age have PCOS. Most women with PCOS don’t even know that they have it. In fact, less than twenty-five percent of women with PCOS have actually been diagnosed.

Male Fertility

Daily Sex Improves Sperm Quality

There has been some debate over how frequently a couple should have sex when trying to conceive.  It was once thought that abstaining from sex for a few days before ovulation helped build up a man’s sperm count,

Pregnancy Tests

OPK as HPT: Can I Use an Ovulation Prediction Kit as a Pregnancy Test?

Ovulation prediction kits, OPKs, work by detecting the presence of luteinizing hormone, LH. LH is produced by the pituitary gland and triggers ovulation. OPKs are helpful in pinpointing when ovulation will occur, before it occurs. Before ovulation occurs, the body secretes a "surge" of LH, which triggers ovulation.

Trying to Conceive After Loss

Signs of Low Progesterone

The body is an amazing miracle in action. Every second, millions of reactions are taking place to maintain a perfect balance. People spend years of their lives studying how the body functions and they still don’t know everything there is to know about human life. One aspect of humanity is reproduction. For some women, becoming pregnant seems as easy as simply thinking about a baby.

Understanding Your Cycle

Follicular Phase Explained

Your menstrual cycle is divided into three phases – the follicular phase, ovulation and the luteal phase.  The first half of your menstrual cycle is known as the follicular phase.  Th