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Ovulation is one of the most important things a woman should understand about her body since it is the determining factor in getting pregnant or preventing pregnancy. Ovulation happens when the mature egg is ejected from the ovary. The most fertile days to make love are the 1-2 days before ovulation and the day of ovulation. Making love after ovulation is unlikely to get you pregnant.

Good Eggs and Bad Eggs

Good eggs and low FSH on CD 3 are important to improve chances of a healthy pregnancy. There are several blood tests to check for a woman's egg quality. ... more »

Anovulation - An Overview

Anovulation refers to a condition in women in which an egg is not released from the ovaries. It is the #1 cause of female infertility. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

Ovulation Predictor (OPK) Intercourse and Sex Calculator

The BabyMed Ovulation Predictor Kit (OPK) Intercourse and Sex Calculator will calculate when to have intercourse in relation to a positive OPK. ... more »

OPK Ovulation Predictor Calculator

The OPK Ovulation Predictor Calculator calculates when to start testing for the LH surge as well as your expected date of ovulation based on the first day of your last period and your cycle length. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

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? ... more »

Clomid During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

How Soon After Birth Does Fertility Return?

There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women ovulatewithin a few weeks of giving birth and other women don't ovulate formore than one year. ... more »

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. ... more »

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

You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period. ... more »

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. ... more »

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. ... more »

Does Ovulation Change While Breastfeeding?

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

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). ... more »

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. ... more »

The Menstrual Cycle

It is important to understand the menstrual cycle in order to know what is normal and be able to identify when you may have an issue. ... more »

How Long Do I Have to Wait After I Stop Taking the Pill in Order to Get Pregnant?

The birth control pill has been around for more than 40 years. Thebirth control pill, commonly referred to as simply 'the pill,' supplieshormones to the body, preventing ovulation, altering the lining of theuterus and altering cervical mucus. ... more »

Will I Get Pregnant if I Have Sex During My Period?

You would think with the body expelling the uterine lining during your menstrual cycle that sex during menstruation should be the safest time to go unprotected, but that is not the case. ... more »

Do I Ovulate When on the Pill?

The way most birth control pills work is by preventing ovulation. Birth control pills are formulated with a combination of estrogen and progesterone or progesterone only. During a normal fertility cycle, estrogen peaks at the middle signaling the pituitary gland to release hormones that tell the ovaries to mature and release an egg. ... more »

Explaining Anovulation - No Ovulation - And What To Do About It

When you miss your period (amenorrhea) with a negative pregnancy test then you likely did not ovulate. ... more »

Charting and Counting: A Man’s Guide to Ovulation

You are a supportive partner. You are there for your partner when she needs you and have decided to start a family together. You are excited about your role in the actual conception and pregnancy process, pale though it may be in comparison to hers. ... more »

Can I Get Pregnant With Only One Ovary?

In most situations, getting pregnant with one ovary is not only possible, but no more difficult then if you had two ovaries. More important is whether the fallopian tubes are intact. ... more »

Ovulation Induction Stimulation of Ovulation

Induction of ovulation is usually done with medications to help a woman ovulate and get pregnant. ... more »

Will Clomid Treat Your Infertility?

If you and your partner have been trying to have a baby for a while, you’ve probably tried calculating your ovulation carefully. ... more »

Planning Conception around Ovulation

When you finally reach that stage in life where you feel stable and ready to raise a little one, you might find that getting pregnant is more difficult than you expected. ... more »

How long does the egg live?

After ovulation, the egg lives for about 12-24 hours. Fertilization can take place only during this time period, but the sperm needs at least 9-12 hours inside the woman's body to get ready. ... more »

Semen Is More Than a Vehicle for Sperm It Induces Ovulation

There is reason to believe semen contains a secret ingredient that promotes ovulation so the female body knows it’s time to get pregnant.   ... more »

PCOS Does Not Have to Equal Infertility

If you are a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome, you’ve probably wondered whether or not infertility is something you will face. 10%-15% of women are diagnosed with PCOS, and it can cause infertility by affecting hormones during ovulation. ... more »

What are Fertility Awareness Methods?

For a few days prior to ovulation, tiny glands in the cervix called cervical crypts produce fertile cervical fluid (a slippery, raw eggwhite consistency). ... more »

Fertility May be Linked to Circadian Rhythm

According to a new research study, circadian rhythm may have a lot to do with menstrual and fertility cycles. ... more »

All About the Birth Control Pill

Birth control pills are a combination of female hormones used to inhibit fertility. Current birth control pills are more than 99-percent effective at preventing pregnancy. ... more »

How Long Do I Have to Wait After I Stop Taking the Pill in Order to Get Pregnant?

The birth control pill, commonly referred to as simply 'The Pill,' supplies hormones to the body essentially tricking the body into thinking it's pregnant. ... more »

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Fertility: Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

Before getting pregnant there are some major changes that need to take place in order to get your body into shape for the baby. Fertility is a tricky thing, but it is easier if you are able to do a few simple tasks yourself. ... more »

Tools, Charts, Tips, Advice and More.

 Find out how to improve your chances getting pregnant. Tools, charts, tips, advice and more. ... more »

Your Fertile Window

The "Fertile Window" is the days of the menstrual cycle during which intercourse is most likely to result in pregnancy.Your most fertile days are the 4-5 days before and the day of ovulation. ... more »

All About a Conception Calculator

The conception calculator can be used to estimate the date of pregnancy conception. Conception calculators use the first day of the previous menstrual cycle to estimate the date of conception. ... more »

Why Does Implantation Bleeding Happen?

If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen? ... more »

What Can I Expect During My Pregnancy?

Many women wonder what they can expect during pregnancy. This is especially true of first-time mothers. Changes during pregnancy are physical and emotional. ... more »

Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms. ... more »

When to Test for Pregnancy With the Best Results

Despite the claim that home pregnancy tests are effective as little as two to three days before the first day of your next menstrual cycle, the female body does not always live up to this expectation. ... more »

Questions About Chances Getting Pregnant

When women are trying to conceive, they often have questions regarding their chances of getting pregnant. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to getting pregnant. ... more »

The Ins and Outs of Pregnancy Cramps

Pregnancy cramps can be scary for a pregnant woman. The cramps may be light and barely noticeable or strong and painful. They can signal a problem in pregnancy or be no cause for concern at all. ... more »

What Happens in the First Trimester of Pregnancy?

Understanding what happens in the body during the first trimester of pregnancy is important as some changes may not feel the way a pregnant woman expected. ... more »

How do I Know When to Get Pregnant?

Women often want to know when to get pregnant, but the answer is not as clear cut as some would like. ... more »

The 4 Steps of a Tubal Ligation

After having children, some women choose to have a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies. ... more »

What Happens After Ovulation?

As the egg is maturing, estrogen levels rise causing the luteinizing hormone to increase. The luteinizing hormone forces the egg out of the follicle where maturation occurs. ... more »

When Can You Get Pregnant?

Can you get pregnant before you ovulate? ... more »

When Am I Most Fertile? When Are you Most Fertile? When Are We Most Fertile?

Couples who are trying to conceive may wish to answer the question- when am I most fertile? ... more »

Ovulation - It's All About the BIG O

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

3 Important Physical Ovulation Symptoms

Many women use the physical ovulation symptoms their body displays to predict when they are most fertile in order to increase the chance of conception, or in order to prevent pregnancy. ... more »

The Female Body is Your Best Ovulation Predictor

Women often use the body as an ovulation predictor to estimate the time of month when they are most fertile and increase the chance of conception. ... more »

Best Time To Get Pregnant Faster

The best time to get pregnant fast is to have sex or sexual intercourse once a day every day during the 4-5 days before and on the day of ovulation. ... more »

Ovulation Symptoms and Signs

When trying to conceive, the single most important factor is finding out if and when you ovulate. ... more »

Ovulation Predictor: Methods of Finding Out When and If You Ovulate

Predicting ovulation and find out ecxactly if and when you ovulate is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your chances getting pregnant. ... more »

Long Menstrual Cycle and Basal Body Temperature BBT

The first thing to do if you have a long menstrual cycle is you should confirm that you are not pregnant by doing a pregnancy test. ... more »

Fertility 101: Lesson 09 - Create That Ovulation Fertility Chart

Learning about your fertility through a BBT chart is a very exciting way to get pregnant! It makes you understand your body and often gives TTC more of a purpose. ... more »

Fertility 101: Lesson 08 - I Want That Coverline

The coverline is a horizontal line drawn after ovulation to help differentiate temperatures before ovulation (low) and temperatures after ovulation (high). ... more »

Fertility 101: Lesson 07 - The Big O Ovulation And Your Temperature

Your BBT or Basal Body Temperature is your body's temperature at rest, when you have slept for several hours. The best time to take your BBT is first thing in the morning when you wake up. ... more »

Fertility 101: Lesson 06 - Why Do Ovulation Fertility Charting

The BabyMed ovulation and fertility charting tool can improve your chances getting pregnant ... more »

Fertility 101: Lesson 03 - The Big O Ovulation

Female fertility all comes down to the BIG "O": Ovulation. You need to ovulate so that the egg becomes fertilized with a sperm and eventually becomes a fetus and a baby. ... more »

Implantation Cramps and Cramping

For many women cramps and cramping are a normal part of their menstrual cycle, while for others it may signify implantation cramps and pregnancy. ... more »

Ovulation and the Menstrual Cycle Period

The timing 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. ... more »

Seven Fertility Myths Preventing You From Getting Pregnant

Read her more about the many myths and misconceptions about fertility and getting pregnant. ... more »