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What Is Serotonin?

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Odds are, you’ve probably heard of serotonin - one of the neurotransmitters thought to be linked to conditions such as depression and insomn…
Detecting Ovulation

Signs of Ovulation: Symptoms and Period

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If you’re trying to conceive, then odds are, you’re going to be thinking about your ovulation day more often than ever before in your life. …
Preconception Health and Wellness

Ovary Pain: Causes and Types

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Have you ever noticed a prickling pain or twinges in your lower abdomen? And yet, it’s not quite what period pain feels like? You may be exp…
Detecting Ovulation

Ovulation Bleeding: Causes and Signs

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Have you ever noticed some blood in your pants, even when you’re weeks out from your period? It’s a bit alarming, but you’re not alone! Ovul…
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What is Ovulation?

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Compared to menstruation, ovulation probably isn’t something you spent as much time in health class focusing on. Ovulation is the time of th…
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False Pregnancy (Pseudocyesis): Symptoms and Treatment

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A woman has morning sickness, a growing belly, and all the signs of being pregnant - and yet, there’s no baby to be found. Believe it or not…
Tips for Getting Pregnant

Increase Sperm Motility: What Can We Do?

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Infertility isn’t an issue that only affects women. In fact, at least one-third of cases, it comes down to an issue on the male side.1 Some …
Infertility Treatment

Morula Stage: Is Transfer Possible?

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Many couples turn to assisted reproduction technologies like IVF when they’re having trouble conceiving. In IVF (in vitro fertilization), th…
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Ovarian Follicle: Function and Growth

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If you’re trying to conceive, odds are you’re going to be hearing about the “ovarian follicles” that mature in the ovaries over the menstrua…
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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH): What Is It?

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One of the hormones the body releases over the course of the menstrual cycle is Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH). This hormone exists in b…
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Luteal Phase: Length and Symptoms

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Your hormone balance ebbs and flows along with your menstrual cycle. If you’re trying to conceive, then learning a little more about what’s …
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Fertilized Egg: What Happens to It?

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Just like you learned in school, all babies start off as a fertilized egg - but if that’s where your memory of the process starts and finish…
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What Is Estrogen? How Does It Work?

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You don’t need to be an endocrinologist to know about estrogen. But what exactly does the so-called “female hormone” actually do? Let’s run …
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How to Conceive a Boy: Is It Possible?

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At the end of the day, everyone wants a healthy baby - but you sometimes hear couples saying they’re “trying for a boy”. What does trying to…
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How to Conceive a Girl: Is It Possible?

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If you’re talking with other aspiring mommies, you might hear “trying to conceive a girl”. But is there really any way to tip the scales in …