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How to Tell When You Are Ovulating

If you would like to know precisely when you ovulate, the best way to determine this is to use an ovulation prediction test and to keep a fertility chart.  You can get an idea of when you are ovulating simply by tracking your fertile signs; but, t » Read more

Ovulation Symptoms: Top 10 Signs of High Fertility

When a woman ovulates, hormonal changes take places that cause a number of physical symptoms. By paying attention to your body, you can tell when you are most fertile and close to ovulating.

11 Reasons for a Late Period

You were expecting your monthly visitor, your Aunt Flo, your little friend, or whatever you like to call her, but she hasn’t arrived.  Besides the obvious reason for a late period, what could be causing your period to be late?  There are plenty of reasons why your period might be delayed that do not include pregnancy.  Here are 11 of the most common reasons for a late » Read more

When is Your Fertile Window?

Your fertile window is one of the most important factors when you're trying to get pregnant. » Read more

Ovulation 101: What happens during Ovulation

Your body communicates with your brain and other parts of your body by way of hormones.  Hormones are messengers that tell your body what to do and when to do it.  When you ovulate, a sequence of hormonal events take place that tell your body it is time to ovulate.  Scientists know which hormones are involved in ovulation and have designed tests to detect for the hormone mess » Read more

Implantation Bleeding

After ovulation the egg travels into the uterus and burrows into the lining of the uterus. For some women implantation will cause slight bleeding or spotting. This is called implantation bleeding. This is sometimes confused for an early period. » Read more

Can You Get Pregnant During Your Period?

Yes you can get pregnant during your period, but your chances of getting pregnant during your period are slim. The best time for a woman to get pregnant is around the middle of her cycle, close to ovulation. For the average woman this is around cycle day 12 to 16. » Read more

10 Signs of Ovulation

Many women can tell when they are ovulating just by paying attention to their body and watching for fertility signs. Not everyone knows what signs of ovulation are or what to look for. You may have heard that you ovulate around day 14 of your cycle. » Read more

Cervical Mucous, Cervical Position and Ovulation

Charting basal body temperature is the best way to determine ovulation but a woman's body also gives signals when she is ovulating. » Read more

How to Lengthen Your Luteal Phase

If you have been keeping a fertility chart, you probably understand what a luteal phase is and know how long yours generally is. The luteal phase is the second half of your cycle, the time between after you ovulate and when your next period starts. » Read more