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Can Ovulation Make You Bloated?

If your average menstrual cycle is between 21 and 28 days, you may experience mild bloating around days 11 to 14. If your cycle is longer cycle, i.e., 35 days on average, you may feel bloated at around day 21 of your cycle. In general, bloating occurs before or around the time when you ovulate and […]

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Where to Buy At-Home Fertility Tests in Saudi Arabia

You can track ovulation by using an ovulation predictor kit or fertility monitor. These fertility tools take the guess work out of timing intercourse to help you determine when you are most fertile and, consequently, help maximize your chances of getting pregnant. However, when I was working in the clinical setting, I noticed that many women […]

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Best Baby Shower Gifts for Dads

Baby showers are often considered an event for moms. The expecting mother is thrown a baby shower and receives gifts (such as a pregnancy pillow or a fetal Doppler). While most of these gifts are items that the parents will need for the care of their newborn, the mother also tends to receive a few […]

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Living with Infertility: “One More Shot”

Couples who know what it feels like to live with infertility understand how challenging it can be to navigate the emotional journey toward living a happy life without children. Those who are just starting off with intrauterine insemination (IUI), Clomid injections, in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or frozen embryo transfer, just to name […]

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Is Hair Dye Safe During Pregnancy?

Congratulations, if you’re pregnant! While you’re looking forward to your little bundle of joy, your hair will certainly look its best ever during this period–it will be full and lush. But if you’re feeling that your hair is lifeless, you might be thinking of giving yourself a brand new hair look by changing your hair […]

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What You Need to Know about Birth Control while Breastfeeding

​Most moms who breastfeed exclusively experience lactational amenorrhea​, i.e., they stop having their periods during the time that they are breastfeeding exclusively. During lactational amenorrhea, a woman’s potential to ovulate is decreased. As a result, her chances of getting pregnant while breastfeeeding falls to about 0.5 to 2.0%.   Given the changes that occur to a woman’s […]

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Does a Toothpaste Pregnancy Test Work?

Despite the numerous brands of pregnancy tests on the market, toothpaste pregnancy tests are taking the internet by storm. What with a single home pregnancy test strip that can cost as little as $1 these days. While the chemistry behind the toothpaste test is not clearly explained, there’s this popular YouTube tutorial (currently has more than […]

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