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Clomid and Ovulation: Is Clomid Right for You?

By JustMommies staff

Clomiphene citrate, also known by its brand names Clomid and Serophene, is a drug you have probably heard about. You may be curious how Clomid works and when you might need to take Clomid. Clomid is a fertility drug used to induce ovulation. It is the most commonly prescribed fertility drug. If you are
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Luteal Phase Defect

By JustMommies staff

The luteal phase of a woman’s cycle is the second half of her cycle. It begins right after ovulation and generally lasts around 12-14 days. The luteal phase is named after the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum is a yellow structure that forms after ovulation. The corpus luteum is responsible for progesterone
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11 Common Baby Making Mistakes

When it comes to making babies, most couples don’t need to worry about getting everything right. But,
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Paying for Fertility Treatments

By JustMommies staff

Fertility treatments like IVF and IUI are unfortunately rather expensive. For the ten percent of couples dealing with infertility, the astounding price of fertility treatments may make the dream of parenthood seem out of reach. The average cost for just one cycle of IVF is about $12,400 according to
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IVF Guide - Everything You Want to Know About IVF

By JustMommies staff

In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is a procedure in which a woman’s eggs are combined with a man’s sperm inside a laboratory dish. The eggs and sperm are placed inside a dish along with a special culture that allows the eggs and sperm to survive outside the woman’s body. The dish is kept in an incubator
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Shattered Dreams: Young Women and Infertility

By Nancy Da Silva

For a young woman the knowledge that she may never be able to have children brings with it a double dose of pain. First is what might be the death of hope. A young woman, who has grown up dreaming of the day that she will start her own family, is suddenly told that it may never happen. She shares this
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Can an Abortion Cause Infertility?

By JustMommies staff

While there are many controversial elements to the abortion issue, from a strictly clinical point of view, an abortion performed by a medical professional under proper sanitary conditions is a safe and straightforward procedure, especially if done during the early weeks of a pregnancy. There is no scientific
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Can a tipped uterus keep you from getting pregnant?

By JustMommies staff

In most women’s bodies, the uterus is suspended vertically, straight up and down, or tilted slightly forward towards the abdomen. Some women, however, are born with a uterus that is naturally tilted backwards. There is nothing unhealthy about a tipped uterus, and this will not by itself have an impact
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Alcohol and Fertility

By JustMommies staff

There is no question that women should not drink alcohol while they are pregnant. Even small amounts of alcohol can pose a serious health threat to a developing baby. Once a baby is born, if the mother is breastfeeding she should continue to abstain. But couples should pay serious attention to the issue
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Age and Fertility – What the Statistics Say

By JustMommies staff

One of the basic “facts of life” is that a woman can become pregnant from the time she begins menstruating until she goes through menopause decades later. But the real life truth isn’t so basic. Despite news reports about women giving birth in their 50s – and even a random few in their 60s –
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