How Does The Cervix Change At Ovulation?

How Does The Cervix Change At Ovulation?

  Just as each woman’s body is unique, so too are their signs of ovulation. The cervix is the passageway into your uterus, and you can feel it change throughout your cycle. Checking on these changes can help you determine where in your cycle you are.  During different phases of your cycle, your cervix will behave differently. There are two main phases for the cervix – the infertile phase and the period where the cervix is approaching ovulation. Most women have a menstrual cycle of 28 days, but it is also reasonable to have anything from 21 to 35 days. Some women have irregular menstrual cycles, which can significantly affect their chances of conceiving. There are those who have more...

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Is It Possible To Get  Pregnant During Menstruation? Not Likely but Possible!

Is It Possible To Get Pregnant During Menstruation? Not Likely but Possible!

  You are probably here because you had unprotected sex while you were still having your period. You thought it was a "safe" time, but now you are concerned about the possibility of getting pregnant. While you can get pregnant at that time, it isn't likely. It all depends on how your cycle works. How You Get Pregnant - The Bare Bones Basics It is surprising how many women do not fully understand the mechanics of getting pregnant. For the majority of women, their menstrual cycles are 28 days long. Menstrual bleeding is only the beginning of the full cycle. Finding out how long your cycle is, is easy.  All you need to do is count the days between when...

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Chances Of Getting Pregnant With Low Sperm Count

Chances Of Getting Pregnant With Low Sperm Count

What is Low Sperm Count? If a couple has been trying to conceive a child for a while, they may become worried that the man might have a low sperm count. If this is a concern, he can go to the doctor for a sperm count and motility assessment.  Optimally, a couple will want the results of the assessment to show that the man has sperm count levels that are between 40 and 300 million sperm per milliliter of semen. A semen sample with less than 20 million sperm per milliliter is considered to have a low sperm count. The Diagnosis of Low Sperm Count Receiving a diagnosis of low sperm count can be very hard for any man to...

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Tips for Using the BabyHopes Online Ovulation Calculator

Tips for Using the BabyHopes Online Ovulation Calculator

BabyHopes Online Ovulation Calculator Did you know that we have an awesome ovulation calculator on our website? We can help you figure out when the best time to have sex to make getting pregnant possible. It's pretty easy to use. It will work for you if you: Have a menstrual cycle that is between 21 and 35 days long. Have a "normal" cycle. That means it is typically the same number of days long each month. Know when your last period started. Unfortunately, if you don't have the right cycle length or if your period is not normal, the calendar won't work well for you. For now, that is. Chances are you have a hormonal imbalance but we have help...

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Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant By Using Natural Remedies

Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant By Using Natural Remedies

Making the decision to try to have a baby is easy; the hard part is actually conceiving the child. Most people think it happens easily and for some it actually does, unfortunately, it does not go that smoothly for everybody. It can be extremely frustrating figuring out the length of your cycle or even pinpointing the exact date of ovulation. In addition, if you were on birth control, it may take a bit of time for your cycle to return to its natural state. As such, once you make the decision to have a baby the key principle you will need is patience as chances are you will be waiting for a while. Luckily, you can cut down this waiting...

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False Positive Pregnancy Tests - What Causes Them and How Common Are They?

False Positive Pregnancy Tests - What Causes Them and How Common Are They?

False positive pregnancy tests are rare - though there are instances and conditions where they can occur.

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Natural Fertility Signs

Natural Fertility Signs

Knowing your natural fertility signs can help you when it comes to conceiving. Many women are under the misconception that they can just get pregnant whenever they want. That is just not true. With conception, timing really is everything and in order to determine the correct timing to have sex, you need to be able to identify your natural fertility signs. Learning your fertility signs can make all the difference when planning to become pregnant. Cervical Mucus One of the best ways to determine whether you are fertile is to pay attention to your cervical mucus. Secreted by the cervix, your cervical mucus alters throughout your monthly cycle. Right after you have stopped menstruating, you will have a few days...

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Mittelschmerz - Ovulation Pain and Cramping - OH! The Pain!

Mittelschmerz - Ovulation Pain and Cramping - OH! The Pain!

  Most women are fully aware that their period can come with pain and cramping, but what about the cramping (mittelschmerz)  that occurs during the middle of your cycle, around the time of ovulation? About 1 in 5 women will experience ovulation related cramping, mittelschmerz, about two weeks before their period is due to start. For most women, this condition is associated with a sharp pain that diminishes into a dull ache.   Mittelschmerz - What It Means The word, mittelschmerz, is German in origin and literally means:   Mittle = Middle or Medium Schmerz = Pain   It is a very accurate description of what is going on for some women - pain in the middle of your menstrual...

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Pregnancy Tests

Am I Pregnant If My Positive Pregnancy Test Turned Negative The Next Day?

For many women, gathering up the courage to take a home pregnancy test is one of the most stressful experiences ever. There is nothing more devastating than to take a test one day and have a positive result only to take a second test the following day and get a negative result. Since home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate, the question about whether or not the individual is in fact pregnant is a valid one. Chemical Pregnancies and Early Miscarriages One of the most common reasons for a positive result one day followed by a negative result the following day is due to a chemical pregnancy, which is commonly known as an early miscarriage. According to Baby Centre, early miscarriages...

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Staying Encouraged while You’re Trying to Conceive

Staying Encouraged while You’re Trying to Conceive

For many couples, the process of trying to conceive is stressful. It gets frustrating to try month after month, only to be disappointed. If we’re not careful, we can even turn the fun part of trying to conceive into a stressful chore. It’s not unusual for it to take time to conceive a child. Even if you time your fertility cycles perfectly, have sex regularly during your fertile period, and don’t happen to have any fertility issues, you only have about a 25% chance of becoming pregnant in any given month. So, you might as well relax and have fun with the process. The Relationship between Stress and Infertility Doctors believe that up to 30% of infertility cases are stress...

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