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IVM: In Vitro Maturation

An increasing number of women are turning to a lesser-known alternative to in vitro fertilization (IVF) these days: in vitro maturation (IVM). Women are exploring this newer approach to fertility for many reasons, some of which are medical, others of which are purely financial or personal. Regardless
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How to Lengthen Your Luteal Phase

By JustMommies staff

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. A typical luteal phase is around 12 to 14 days long.
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Clomid and Twins: What Are Your Chances of Having Twins if You Take Clomid?

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While many women have heard of Clomid, not all women understand the risks associated when it comes to the chances having twins.
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Clomid Side Effects

By JustMommies staff

Many women who have difficulty getting pregnant discover they have menstrual irregularities. If you have been diagnosed with an ovulatory disorder, your doctor may prescribe Clomid, a fertility drug used to induce ovulation. Clomid, or clomiphene citrate, is a commonly prescribed drug that works by stimulating
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HCG Trigger Shot

By JustMommies staff

The hCG trigger shot contains a synthetic form of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin. There are several brand names for the hCG trigger shot including Ovidrel, Profasi, Pregnyl, and Novarel. What is HCG? HCG is known as the “pregnancy hormone.” HCG is produced in early pregnancy by the cells
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Soy Isoflavones: Natural Alternative to Clomid

By JustMommies staff

If you are trying to get pregnant, you may be wondering if there are any natural ways to induce ovulation or boost your fertility. While there may not be any supplements out there that are specifically marketed as Clomid substitutes, some people believe that soy isoflavones may be just that. How Clomid
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Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

By Rebecca Pillar

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome is caused by excessive stimulation of one or both ovaries. Over stimulation is typically a result of using medications to increase fertility. During a normal menstrual cycle, one egg matures and is released. This is called ovulation. When a woman takes fertility medication,
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Fertility Boosting Herbs

By JustMommies staff

Long before modern medicine developed the drugs and high-tech procedures we’re all familiar with today, practitioners treated many ailments with herbal remedies, including infertility. If you’re exploring natural supplements as an aid to getting pregnant, make sure to first check with your health
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Clomid and Ovulation: Is Clomid Right for You?

By JustMommies staff

While you may have heard stories about other couples' success conceiving with Clomid, it is important to do your research before determining whether it is right for you.
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Clomid and Ovulation Tests

By JustMommies staff

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 ovulation test. How Clomid
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