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HCG Levels in Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

What is hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)? Human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, is produced during pregnancy. It can be detected by a blood test around eight to eleven days past ovulation. HCG maintains the corpus luteum, which is responsible for progesterone production in early pregnancy. Progesterone
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Luteal Phase Defect

By Laura Leavitt

doctor looking concerned luteal phase defect. Learn more about luteal phase defect and its affect on the process of getting pregnant.
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Luteal Phase Defect

By Laura Leavitt

doctor looking concerned luteal phase defect. Learn more about luteal phase defect and its affect on the process of getting pregnant.
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Luteal Phase - Understanding what happens after you ovulate

By JustMommies staff

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. The eggs are contained inside a follicle where
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Luteal Phase - Understanding what happens after you ovulate

By JustMommies staff

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. The eggs are contained inside a follicle where
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Progesterone Levels During Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

What is progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries that helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy. It is first produced by the corpus luteum in the ovaries and later is maintained by the placenta What does progesterone do? Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. Prepares the lining of
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What is corpus luteum defect?

By Laura Leavitt

couple talking to fertility doctor Seeing a doctor can help you know what these impacts may be on you.
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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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