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  1. Cervical mucus in early pregnancy - what does it mean when you are TTCing?

    Cervical mucus in early pregnancy - what does it mean when you are TTCing?

    Cervical mucus in early pregnancy - what does it mean when you are TTCing?

    If you're trying to get pregnant, cervical mucus monitoring can be a helpful way to gauge whether or not you're ovulating. Here's what you need to know about cervical mucus in early pregnancy.

    During the first weeks of pregnancy, cervical mucus may change in color and consistency. You may notice stickier, white, or yellow mucus, known as leucorrhea. As your pregnancy progresses, your vaginal discharge may continue to change.

    Read on to find helpful advice from us.

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  2. What is anovulation and an anovulatory cycle?

    What is anovulation and an anovulatory cycle?

    What is anovulation and an anovulatory cycle?

    The anovulatory cycle is when the ovaries do not release an egg during a woman’s menstrual cycle. An anovulatory cycle is a menstrual cycle in which there is no ovulation. This means that an egg is not released from the ovaries and cannot be fertilized by sperm. This can make it difficult to become pregnant.

    Read our helpful blog and find out more.

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  3. How long does sperm live outside the body?

    How long does sperm live outside the body?

    How long does sperm live outside the body?

    The female body is tricky but what about the men? Trying to get pregnant can be a daunting task as a couple and getting sperm into the female reproductive tract isn't always easy. There are so many things to think about, and it can be difficult to know where to start.

    In this blog, we focus on sperm and take a look at the count, quality, tips for improving production, and health and lifestyle factors to consider when trying to conceive.

    Read on to find out how you can give yourself the best chance of conceiving naturally. 

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  4. Luteal phase symptoms of a short LP and why it's important when TTCing

    Luteal phase symptoms of a short LP and why it's important when TTCing

    This is the time from ovulation to your next menstrual period. This phase typically lasts 12-14 days but can be as short as 9 days or as long as 20 days.

    The length of the luteal phase is important because it determines how long the egg has to be fertilized by the sperm before it becomes too old and drops off the uterine wall. If the luteal phase is too short, there may not be enough time for fertilization to occur. 

    Read more to find out how you can help improve your chances of conception naturally.

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  5. 3 days late for your period. Could you be pregnant?

    3 days late for your period. Could you be pregnant?

    If you're trying to conceive, a missed period can be an exciting time. However, it's important to remember that a late period doesn't necessarily mean you're pregnant. There are a number of factors that can contribute to a delayed period, including stress, travel, and changes in your exercise routine.

    Read our helpful blog to find out more.

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  6. 9 dpo: 9 days post ovulation and what to expect

    9 dpo: 9 days post ovulation and what to expect

    So, you think you might be pregnant?  At 9 dpo (days post ovulation) there are definite signs to watch out for.  Read our helpful blog and find out more.  Wishing you the very best of luck!

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  7. 11 dpo:  what to expect 11 days post ovulation

    11 dpo: what to expect 11 days post ovulation

    There are some early signs of pregnancy you can track at 11 dpo (days past ovulation) that can be similar to period symptoms.  Read more here to understand more how to determine the signs.  

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  8. What is brown vaginal discharge?

    What is brown vaginal discharge?

    Brown vaginal discharge is a common symptom of many different conditions, from infections to menstrual irregularities. Knowing the symptoms and causes of brown vaginal discharge can help you get the right treatment and relief. 

    Read our helpful blog to find out more about the causes and treatments. 

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  9. 10 things you should do during your TWW (two week wait)

    10 things you should do during your TWW (two week wait)

    Here are 10 things you can do during your two week wait (TWW) while you wait to take a home pregnancy test.

    The two week wait can seem to last much longer while you’re nervous about whether you might be pregnant or not, so we thought we’d put together 10 useful tips to help you pass the time.

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  10. 10 DPO: early pregnancy signs and what to expect

    10 DPO: early pregnancy signs and what to expect

    You may be wondering what to expect at 10 days past ovulation (DPO). If they are pregnant, this is the point when many women may experience early signs of pregnancy.

    Keep reading to learn more about early pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms, and what you can expect. We’ll also cover how to deal with any symptoms you may be experiencing.

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