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How to Tell When You Are Ovulating

By JustMommies staff

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, this will only let you know that you are displaying signs
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Implantation Bleeding Statistics

By JustMommies staff

Some women experience bleeding when the fertilized egg implants into the uterus. We have created the chart below to help establish some statistics on how many women have implantation bleeding and when implantation bleeding typically occurs. This is based off of emails submissions collected from Justmommies
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11 Reasons for a Late Period

By JustMommies staff

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
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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
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Can You Get Pregnant During Your Period?

By JustMommies staff

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. However, it is possible to get pregnant
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Ovulation Pain

By JustMommies staff

You may have noticed having a pain on one side of your abdomen right around the time you ovulate. This pain is called ovulation pain. If you are alert to changes in your body, you may also notice other signs of ovulation taking place, such as an increase in cervical mucous, bloating, or tender breasts.
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Can You Ovulate Twice in One Cycle?

By JustMommies staff

Some confusion exists on how ovulation works. While occasionally two eggs are released during ovulation, as is the case with fraternal twins, ovulation occurs just once per cycle. There has been some new research suggesting that ovulation can in fact happen more than once per cycle. You may have read
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Ovulation Spotting

By JustMommies staff

If you are trying to get pregnant you may want to look for some physical signs of ovulation. Some signs of ovulation include increased cervical mucous, cramping on one side, or breast tenderness. Some women will notice light spotting around the time of ovulation. This light spotting is known as ovulation
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What is the corpus luteum?

By JustMommies staff

The corpus luteum, which means yellow body in Latin, is what is left of the follicle after a woman ovulates. During the follicular phase of a woman’s cycle, several follicles develop under the influence of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). Each follicle contains an egg. In a typical cycle only one
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