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  • Ovulation

    What happens during ovulation?

    During ovulation your body communicates with your brain and other parts of the body by way of hormones. These hormones are messengers that tell your body what to do and when to do it. During ovulation the sequence of hormonal events take place. Scientists have developed tests that are designed to help you predict ovulation

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    ectopic pregnancy

    Ectopic pregnancy symptoms

    What is an ectopic pregnancy? An Ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. This ultimately means the egg will not develop into a baby and can be devastating to the pregnant woman. There could be no noticeable symptoms in an ectopic pregnancy and

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    a tiny heart

    A Tiny Heart

    One of the most exciting events in an expectant Mother’s diary is the date she first hears her baby’s heartbeat.  Just 7 weeks after conception, baby’s heart muscle develops and begins to pump blood around the body.  A tiny heart will beat over 2.5 billion times in it’s lifetime and will pump enough blood to

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    Couple with fertility problem

    Do I have a fertility problem?

    Many of us spend years actively trying not to conceive so it often comes as a shock to discover that when broodiness kicks in, getting pregnant may not be as simple as just having lots of sex. Unfortunately many couples only find that they have a fertility problem when they begin trying to conceive. What

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    Negative pregnancy test

    Negative pregnancy test but still feel pregnant?

    Have you got a negative pregnancy test result but still feel pregnant? Some women often feel pregnant when in reality they’re not. Why is this? This could be because they have been trying to get pregnant for months and think they are, when in fact they are not. If you browse the internet you will

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    Confused about implantation bleeding

    What is implantation bleeding?

    Studies show that up to thirty percent of women experience implantation bleeding and its symptoms during early stages of pregnancy. Implantation bleeding or ‘spotting’ usually occurs once the fertilised egg reaches the uterus or ‘endometrial lining’, this is because the endometrial lining is rich in nutrients and blood. When the egg is implanted a small

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