It is so easy to allow the lines you see on your pregnancy test to affect how you feel about yourself. Struggling to conceive and awaiting those two lines can really take its toll, physically and emotionally but don't let those lines lie to you and make you feel anything less than who you really … Continue reading One Line or Two
Can You Predict Ovulation?
Release of an egg (aka ovulation) 🥚 ➡️ is closely tied to changes in cervical fluid. This means that you can predict ovulation with up to 95% confidence by keeping track of your cervical fluid.See here to learn more about how charting your fertile signs could help you.
The Pill. What’s it made of?
Oral contraceptive pills are made of artificial steroids that mimic the effects of estrogen and progesterone. Some contraceptive (meaning against conception) pills only have artificial forms of progesterone in them. They are termed “mini” pills and work a little differently from those with synthetic estrogen and progesterone. I mention the pill because so many of … Continue reading The Pill. What’s it made of?
How long does the egg live?
Once released the ovum or egg lives (and therefore is only available for fertilization) for only 12-24 hours. If you are trying to conceive, this in itself provides a very short window of opportunity each cycle. The good news however is that cervical mucus, which is produced in the days leading up to ovulation. enables … Continue reading How long does the egg live?