Category Archives: Pregnancy

Your Odds of Getting Pregnant If You Have Sex After Ovulation

Your chance of getting pregnant after ovulation is small. One day past ovulation, your odds are between zero and 11 percent. But don’t let that stop you from having sex! You may be mistaken about your exact day of ovulation. Plus, sex after fertilization may boost your odds of pregnancy. Your Odds of Conceiving Before and After Ovulation Ideally, if…

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Why Women Experience Guilt During Their Pregnancy

It’s not hard to see why pregnant women can begin to feel overwhelmed as the months and trimesters wear on; few people get so much well-meaning, but unsolicited advice as expectant mothers. For first-time mothers, the feeling of not knowing what you’re doing often turns into guilt. Even second, third, or fourth-time mothers can feel…

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Getting Pregnant After Vasectomy Reversal

Getting pregnant after vasectomy reversal is possible. With micro-surgical repair, an average of 90 percent will regain sperm after three to six months, and an average of 73 percent will achieve pregnancy after a year. That said, success rates and time frames vary significantly depending on how many years have passed since the vasectomy, whether…

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10 Pregnancy Sleep Tips

During pregnancy, it’s not uncommon to contend with sleep disturbances. Mostly, these are the result of anxiety and stress, hormonal fluctuations, and physical discomfort. As your pregnancy progresses, you may find it more difficult to find a comfortable position, or you may have to get up several times during the night to empty your increasingly…

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Epstein Pearls in a Baby’s Mouth

If you’ve come across small, white bumps in your baby’s mouth, you may be wondering what they are. Although there can be many causes of mysterious bumps when it comes to babies, they may be Epstein Pearls.  Fortunately, Epstein Pearls are nothing to worry about, but here’s what you should know about those little white…

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Stretching The Groin

The adductor muscles of the leg are often referred to as the “groin muscles” and include the adductor magnus, adductor longus, adductor brevis, pectineus, and gracilis. They are fan-like muscles in the upper thigh that pull the legs together when they contract. They  help stabilize the hip joint. The adductors attach from the pelvis to…

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Can You Have Fertile Cervical Mucus but Not Ovulate?

If you are trying to get pregnant, you’re likely aware that fertile cervical mucus and a sustained rise in temperature are two important signs that it’s time. But what does it mean if you have days of fertile cervical mucus but your temperature seems to be all over the place? What could be causing this…

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How to Create and Use Positive Pregnancy Affirmations

Affirmations are statements that you use to help instill a sense of positivity in your mind about a particular subject. You use these short phrases and sentences to help your mind hear a positive message that you wish it to remember. Affirmations are an example of using positive thinking to increase the likelihood of positive…

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Top 10 Hurdles to Ultimate Orgasm

Many women — about one out of three — have trouble reaching orgasm when having sex with a partner. This is even more common for younger women who are just beginning to explore sexual relationships. Getting to know your own body, identifying preferences and overcoming roadblocks will make sex more pleasurable and can help you…

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5 Surprising Things You Don’t Know About Ovulation

Ever visit the zoo and witness the bright red bottoms of female baboons and macaques? Those blush butts signal the male mates that it’s breeding time. Thankfully, humans don’t experience such obvious (and embarrassing!) signs of impending ovulation and fertility. But… our most fertile days don’t go without notice. A woman’s fertile window — the time…

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