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Q & A – Understanding Ovulation

Q & A – Understanding Ovulation

What Is Ovulation?

Ovulation is when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is made available to be fertilized.  Approximately every month an egg will mature within one of your ovaries. As it reaches maturity, the egg is released by the ovary where it enters the fallopian tube to make its way towards waiting for sperm and the uterus.

The lining of the uterus has thickened to prepare for the fertilized egg. If no conception occurs, the uterine lining, as well as blood, will be shed.  The shedding of an unfertilized egg and the uterine wall is the time of menstruation. read more

Must Have App – When You Think You Might be Pregnant

Must Have App – When You Think You Might be Pregnant

If you think you might be pregnant, there is one app that you need to download right now –

The Pregnancy Tracker by babycenter.com

Here’s  3 reasons why we think this app is helpful, even if you are not sure if you are pregnant:

1) Women are happier when they understand what is going on with their body.

As women, our bodies are on a continual roller-coaster ride as hormones shift constantly throughout the month. Sudden hormone changes can intensify emotions and energy levels, but our hormones don’t have to control us.  A good understanding of your menstrual cycle will help you learn to thrive every day of the month.  The Pregnancy Tracker app has articles and factual, scientific information about your menstrual cycle that can answer some basic questions before your appointment. read more