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Clomid and Ovulation Tests

Clomid is a popular fertility medication used to induce ovulation.  Clomid helps a woman to ovulate by tricking her brain into making more of the hormones FSH and LH.  Since LH is the hormone that ovulation tests detect, taking Clomid can cause a false positive result on an ovula » 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

Clomid and Ovulation: Is Clomid Right for You?

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. » Read more

High FSH levels? What does it mean?

FSH, or follicle stimulating hormone, is one of the most important hormones in a woman's reproductive health. Follicle stimulating hormone, as the name suggests, stimulates the female ovaries to produce a mature egg for fertilization. Measuring a woman's FSH levels can give doctors an indication of the quality of eggs a woman has as well as her chances of having a successful pregnancy. » Read more

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 » Read more

Luteal Phase - Understanding what happens after you ovulate

After you ovulate, you begin the second half of your fertility cycle known as your luteal phase. During the first half of your cycle, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is produced. FSH signals your body to start the process of maturing eggs for ovulation. » Read more

Using an Ovulation Prediction Kit

Ovulation prediction kits are a very popular method of detecting ovulation. One of the benefits of using an OPK (ovulation prediction kit) is that you can predict ovulation before it occurs. » Read more