If other mammals go into heat in their fertile window, should we expect to do the same? Some experts believe that we do have a heat-like experience during ovulation.
Until recently, researchers have focused a great deal on a woman's behavior during PMS, which takes place before menstruation but before ovulation. This may be
Amenorrhea is a symptom that refers to the absence of a menstrual period.Two types of amenorrhea Primary amenorrhea refers to a complete absence of a menstrual period, meaning that a woman has never had one. Secondary amenorrhea refers to the absence of a period for three consecutive cycles. With this type of amenorrhea, the woman would
When you are trying to conceive, every ache and pain is put under the microscope. Could it mean you are pregnant? Is something wrong? In reality, many of the feelings you will have during your cycle are completely natural and they were probably even present long before you were trying to conceive – they are just much more noticeable now. But
When you first start out monitoring your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) it can be a little confusing. However, do not be concerned as it is typical for it to take a little while to get the hang of it never mind actually understanding what your temperature is telling you.However, despite your best intentions there are a number of factors
by Robin Elise Weiss, PhDc, MPH, LCCE What is a menstrual cycle?
The menstrual cycle is a cycle of changes that a woman’s body goes through as it prepares to conceive each month. This includes building a uterine lining for a fertilized egg to implant and begin growing; releasing an egg to be fertilized, and
It is quite normal to struggle to identify your cervical mucus when you first start monitoring cervical changes in your efforts to conceive. For most women it only takes a little practice and perseverance to learn how to effectively pinpoint periods of ovulation.Some women only have a small amount of mucus and for a small proportion of
Many will tell you that age is nothing more than a number, but whether you are 20 or 40 and looking to become pregnant, age certainly matters.By the age of 45, most women are no longer able to conceive, but it is often the years leading up to this that people question. Can you get pregnant in your late 30s or early 40s? If so, how
When you are trying to conceive, it can seem like there is a whole new world of terms and definitions that previously escaped your grasp. Now, however, is the time to bring yourself up to speed.
Whether your doctor has mentioned it or you have read about it on a fertility forum, understanding your luteal phase is crucial to