Basic of Getting Pregnant

Basic of Getting Pregnant

How Many Weeks Pregnant Am I? Counting Pregnancy Weeks

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When you tell your friends you’re pregnant, you’re probably going to hear some variation on this question: “How many weeks are you?” It seem…
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Pregnancy After 40: Is It Really Possible?

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It’s a trend all over the developed world: women are marrying later, and having kids later. Thanks to advances in assisted reproduction tech…
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Female Hormones: Functions and Cycle

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We all have female hormones, and we all need them in order to stay healthy. So what exactly do the female hormones do in your body do? Let’s…
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Luteinizing Hormone: What Does LH Do?

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As you learn more about your fertility, you’ll probably run across the names of two hormones released by the pituitary gland: FSH (Follicle-…
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Embryo and Placenta: How Do They Develop?

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What starts off as fertilized egg about 0.1 mm (0.004 in) across emerges after 9 months in your belly as a newborn clocking in at about 3400…
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From Ovulation to Implantation: What Happens?

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If you’re trying to conceive, you’re going to be seeing a lot of terms like ovulation day, fertilization and implantation. But unless you to…
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Uterus Position and Size: How Does It Change?

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The muscle of the womb where your baby is living and growing is a very strong and flexible part of your body. As your pregnancy progresses, …
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hCG Hormone: What Is It?

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If you’re trying to work out whether you’re pregnant, you’re probably going to run across the term “hCG hormone”. This is the chemical that …
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Gonadotropin: What Does It Do During Pregnancy?

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Ever heard of a gonadotropin? This class of hormones is essential to human reproduction, and they play a number of important roles for the p…
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Sperm: Quality, Function And More

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Even if you consider yourself pretty well-informed about sex, it’s not unusual if your knowledge of sperm cells starts and ends with the dia…
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Ovum: the Facts on Egg Cells

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Everyone who ever lived and ever will start off the same way: a sperm reached an egg cell and fertilized it. But even once you know that the…
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Prolactin: Function and Normal Levels

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Have you seen the word “prolactin” pop up in books about pregnancy and childbirth? In general, it’s explained as the hormone that stimulates…
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Trying to Conceive: How to Get Started!

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Sometimes making a baby is easier said than done! If you’ve decided you want a baby and want to maximize your chances for a healthy pregnanc…
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Advanced Maternal Age: What Are the Risks?

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As women across the board are pairing up later and “leaning in”, the average age of a woman giving birth for the first time in the US hit a …
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Chemical Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms and Definition

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If you’re trying to conceive, then chemical pregnancy sounds like the world’s cruelest joke. You get a positive pregnancy test, so you think…