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Ovulation - It's All About the BIG O

At the beginning of a menstrual cycle, several ovarian follicles begin to mature anddevelop in the ovaries under the influence of pituitary hormones.

Ovulation Symptoms and Signs

What most woman don't realize is that when trying to conceive the single most important information is finding out if and when ovulation happens.

Ovulation And The Menstrual Cycle Period

Ovulation happens when the mature egg is ejected from the ovary. The time of the menstrual cycle and ovulation is one of the most important things a woman should understand about her body since it is the determining factor in getting pregnant and preventing pregnancy.

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Fertility & Ovulation Calculator and Calendar Predictor

This free ovulation calculator and fertility calendar and ovulation predictor calculates your fertile days, when you ovulate, and helps you improve your fertility and chances getting pregnant. Please enter the first day of your last menstrual period.

Making Clomid (Clomiphene) Work For You

Clomiphene Clomid is a medication to induce ovulation and then hopefully get you pregnant. Many women take clomiphene citrate (Clomid) and don't know what it does and how to take it.

Good Eggs and Bad Eggs

Good eggs and low FSH on CD 3 are important to improve chances of a healthy pregnancy.

TOP Fertility and Pregnancy FAQs

Many couple trying to get pregnant have questions which are answered by the BabyMed FAQs.

Anovulation - An Overview

Anovulation refers to a condition in women in which an egg is not released from the ovaries. This can lead to menstrual cycle irregularities (no periods, long or short cycles, irregular cycles).

Top Reasons/Causes for Infertility

The three major causes of infertility covering over 80% of cases include ovulation problems, sperm problems, and fallopian tube problems, while 15% of couples have unexplained infertility.

Progesterone Levels During Pregnancy

Progesterone levels in the blood come from the corpus luteum and are helpful after ovulation and to find out if you ovulated or not. Low progesterone levels are not normal.

Amenorrhea: No Menstrual Period and Not Pregnant

If you have amenorrhea and you don't have a period and are not pregnant, then certain tests can be done to find out why you are not getting your period.

My Infertility Journey: Acupuncture (Part 5)

After a year of tracking ovulation with extreme precision and no results, I decided to try a different tactic. I've long been a fan of acupuncture. I got it once a week for two years straight to help me with relaxation in my mid-20s.

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My Infertility Journey: Ovulation Tracking Obsession (Part 4)

I'd been reading a lot about getting pregnant and was surprised to discover that there are actually only two to three days a month during which a woman can get pregnant. These days depend on your cycle.

My Infertility Journey: Intrauterine Insemination IUI (Part 3)

After diagnosing us with unexplained infertility, our reproductive medicine doctor went over our options with us. The first two things she recommended were intrauterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization.

Antioxidant Use May Not Increase Fertility

Research has not provided any high quality evidence that using
antioxidants improves a woman's chances for becoming pregnant, according
to a new systematic review published in the The Cochrane Library.

Big Breakfast May Aid Fertility for Some Women

Eating a big breakfast can boost fertility in women with PCOS, according to a new study published in Clinical Science.

Fertility Medications: Cycloset and Parlodel (Bromocriptine)

A doctor may prescribe Bromocriptine to help women who have an ovulation
problem caused by a benign tumor in the pituitary gland, located in the
brain just behind the nose. Doctors refer to this condition as
pituitary adenoma.

Follistim (Follicle Stimulating Hormone - FSH) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Follistim during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use?

Clomid During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Clomid (Clomiphene) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use?

Effect of Sporadic Anovulation on Ovulatory Hormone Levels

Researchers from the Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development recently published a study on hormone
levels in women experiencing anovulation. The study was published in
the journal Human Reproduction.

Will the Birth Control Pill Cause Infertility if I Take it for a Long Time?

 The birth control pill has been around for decades and despite clinical study and assurance from the prescribing physician, women continue to hear negative rumors about possible side effects of taking the pill.

When to Work on Your Fertility

Fertility is at the heart of reproduction, conception, pregnancy and
parenthood, but many couples do not give fertility a passing thought
until something goes wrong in the process. It is then that couples want
to know when to work on fertility.

How Soon After Birth Does Fertility Return?

There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women ovulate
within a few weeks of giving birth and other women don’t ovulate for
more than one year.

Do I Have to Stop Breastfeeding to Get Pregnant?

You do not have to stop breastfeeding to conceive, but conception is
harder for some women while breastfeeding. Prolactin (breast milk stimulating hormone) may suppress
ovulation making it difficult to track fertility and to get pregnant.

Can I Get Pregnant Before I Have My First Postpartum Period?

You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period.
An egg is released (ovulation) before your period starts. Some women
have reported conceiving the first month after giving birth before
having their first postpartum menstrual period. 

What is Lactation Amenorrhea?

Breastfeeding mothers who do not experience a normal menstrual period
are considered to have lactation amenorrhea. The condition is considered
a natural means of birth control.

Is Breastfeeding Preventing Me from Getting Pregnant?

Some women experience lactation amenorrhea while breastfeeding.
Amenorrhea is the cessation of your monthly period. Hormones associated
with breastfeeding affect reproductive cycles.

Does Ovulation Change While Breastfeeding?

Your ovulation cycles will change while breastfeeding. The pituitary
gland releases prolactin when you breastfeed. Prolactin stimulates milk

Phyto-oestrogens, Ovulation and PCOS

The study shows an all-natural treatment works just as well as
prescription clomiphene citrate at inducing ovulation and other positive
changes to support conception in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

What Foods Interfere With the Pill?

Birth control pills often deliver estrogen to the body in doses high
enough to stop ovulation. Some foods also contain estrogen. This brings
up the question of foods that could interfere with birth control pills
and the effectiveness of those pills.

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