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One of the most exciting phases of your life are

when you’re trying to conceive.

5 tips to get pregnant easily

Track your cycle Studies show that if you track your cycle, you double your chances. Why is that? Mainly because you get to know your body better and always know exactly when the timing is right to get pregnant. Think positive Since you wanted a baby, pregnant women have been appearing everywhere or you see…

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Dietary supplements and vitamins before pregnancy

Before trying to conceive, many experts recommend taking dietary supplements and vitamins to prepare the body for the upcoming pregnancy. The baby should also benefit from the nutrients. Most people are familiar with dietary supplements such as magnesium for increasing sport performance. However, even if the desire to have children arises, it is still worth…

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Endometriosis- Every 10th woman is affected

The disease endometriosis, which is often related to infertility, is not taken seriously by many. Endometriosis is widespread. Every 10th woman is affected. Endometriosis is a disease of the uterine lining and one main symptom is strong pain during menstruation. Women, who for some reason experience their period as very painful are treated like special…

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Hair dyeing allowed in pregnancy or not?

Once you are pregnant, there are more and more questions about what you should do or what is still harmless. The same goes for the question “Can I continue to dye my hair during pregnancy?” Till now, there have been no studies to show that dyeing hair has a negative effect on embryos. The chemicals…

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How breathe ilo works

CO2 Partial Pressure as a bio-marker for the ovulation time. . It has been known since 1951 that a few days before ovulation, alveolar CO2 waste occurs. This means that the pulmonary alveoli cause a drop in carbon dioxide This effect is due to an excessive increase in respiration, the so-called hyperventilation. The cause of…

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Keep up the healthy lifestyle!

The action between the feathers should not be underestimated. In the different sex positions, different muscle groups are used and depending on the weight and age of the participants and the duration of the action, as many calories as can be consumed during a 30-minute walk.   Although strict calorie counting is not necessarily necessary,…

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Sleep baby, sleep!

The bed is not only the (most frequent) place of heating things happening, but should also be the place of sufficient sleep.   Sufficient sleep is important for many cognitive and physical processes. Sleeplessness, irregular sleeping times or lack of sleep not only confuse the serotonin/melatonin balance but can also affect your fertility. Therefore, pay…

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Take some time off!

Treat yourself to a break from everyday life and worries!   Often you have to recharge your batteries in order to be able to engage in battle again. Relaxation and recovery are enormously important, which is why some fertility centres offer fertility holidays in combination with their treatments. Or you can book one of the…

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Frankie say relax!

Physical and psychological stress can influence our hormones and are a strain on the mind and organism in the long run.   Even if it may sound impossible in our stress society at first, try to bring calm and serenity into your everyday life and actively avoid stress. Mediation techniques, stress management, yoga, sports in…

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The period. Full stop.

It is much more than a constant in a woman’s life , or an annoying and necessary evil, or opportunity for a “that’s-not-my-second-round-of-potato-chips-and-hand-me-some-more-chocolate-would-you” kind of evening”.   Menstruation is also called period, or other countless names like the Red Wave, Strawberry Week, Bloody Mary, or Aunt Rosa’s visit. The many synonyms testify to decades of…

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The first half of the menstrual cycle.

In the build-up phase, also follicle (maturation) phase, preovulation phase or proliferation phase, the egg cell matures.   The hormones FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinising hormone), which are produced in the pituitary gland (hypophysis), cause the growth and development of the liquid-filled follicle in the ovary in the first half of the cycle…

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Does a heavy flow equal increased fertility?

Are periods just horrible or necessary for fertility? Well, both. For some it’s a torment, for others a necessary evil, for even others, it’s a jackpot and they ride a weak and short wave.   However we experience our period, it is part of most women’s lives and absolutely necessary for female fertility. If there…

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Can cough syrup boost fertility?

As bizarre as it may sound, one tip for boosting fertility keeps making its rounds: drink cough syrup.   The guaifenesine contained in cough syrup is said to have an effect on the cervical mucus and to dilute it, thus facilitating the passage of sperm into the uterus. However, this has not (yet) been scientifically…

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What is up with synchronised menstruation?

Living together, working together or just gossiping over coffee together every week, can this lead to synchronized menstruation?   After several tests and studies in which women who live in the same household or work in the same workplace observed their cycles over several months, it quickly became clear that the phenomenon of synchronous menstruation…

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Can the Chinese calendar predict a baby’s sex?

A fortune cookie of a different kind.   The Chinese conception calendar is supposed to be able to predict the birth of the unborn child with a surprisingly high probability. It is based on calculations made by Chinese scientists in the 13th century. On the basis of the age of the mother with the fertilization…

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Quit smoking!

The movies have lived it: after a hot affair, the cigarettes are lasciviously lit. Between blanket and pillows, smoke circles pile up and the lady and gentleman relax in the smoke of cigarettes. What Hollywood likes to label as romance and passion is an absolute no-no in the real world. Smoking is bad for your…

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Do tampons have effects on fertility?

It’s one of those things about monthly hygiene. The perfect solution for everyone does not (yet) seem to exist. Every product has its advantages and disadvantages.   Bandages, for example, can itch and lead to unpleasant sweating moments in the underpants, especially in midsummer. The advantage, however, is that they are used externally, so they…

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Libido – It’s all about love.

Pretty much everything, from the perception of reality to our dreams, takes place in our brain, and the more we learn about the human brain, the more we know that we hardly know anything.  It is probably the most complex organ known to us and the site of cognitive and neuronal processes that control not…

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Can sperm boost fertility?

Can sperm do more than assumed?   Male sperm consists mainly of water. Different hormones and proteins are only contained in traces, not in large quantities, as many mistakenly assume. Perhaps the myth touches the consumption of sperm would lead to an increase in fertility of the woman from precisely this misconception. The small amounts…

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Is ovulation set in stone?

Friday the 13th or was it the 14th?    Many women and men still believe that a woman would always ovulate on the 14th day of her cycle. Every cycle. On the same day. Always. That sounds too good to be true? It is.   The day on which the matured ovum is let into…

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Is it possible to measure the moment of ovulation?

If you are right in the middle of planning for a child, you would naturally like to make effective use of the scarce time available in everyday life and not miss a single opportunity. The fertility window exists only once per cycle and the maximum fertility only on one day.   Many couples chase after…

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Are women more attractive once a month?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, does ovulation make me the most beautiful in the whole world? Please do not reach for the red apple, we are all the most beautiful. It has turned out, however, that a woman is perceived as more attractive at the time of ovulation. And not only by men but also…

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Can yams help with boosting fertility?

No myth is so absurd that one could not, even if only over rough edges, gain a little truth from it. With this one you not only grab your head in riddles, you may also get hungry: The consumption of yams should lead to the conception of twins. Can that really be? Or is it…

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Does the moon influence the female cycle?

Full moon, low tide and then blood? The fact that the lengths of the menstrual cycle and the lunar cycle are so similar has been a reason for assuming greater importance for centuries and in many cultures.   The words “menstruation” and “menses” are also derived from the Latin and Greek terms mene (moon) and…

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How easy do couples get pregnant?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict when a wish to have a child will really come true. With some it happens the first time, others wait months to years. On average, it takes eight months for fertile couples with an active desire to have children to become pregnant. However, average values do not say…

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How long should the menstrual cycle last?

Every woman remembers her very first period. Some of us have been taken by surprise in the classic school toilet scenario, at worst with no tampons or pads on hand. Or did the red aunt visit for the first time at the pyjama party of the year and suddenly the “Now You Are A Woman”…

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The fertile window.

The female menstrual cycle is a fascinating, yet complex affair. It is divided into different phases, which in turn are controlled by different hormones and other factors. The question of how long a woman’s fertility phase lasts over the course of a cycle is asked frequently. But how much of a mystery is it?  …

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Allow me to introduce myself: The Ovaries.

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. In the female embryo, the pre-stages of hundreds of thousands of egg cells are already formed in the womb, but relatively few of these mature in the ovaries during a woman’s lifetime.   The two ovaries are located on each side of the uterus and can…

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Multiple ovulation / Hyperovulation

What is hyperovulation and why does it happen?   In order to reproduce, the human species needs the following: a uterus, a sperm cell and an egg cell. The exception, however, proves the rule and so it happens that sometimes not just one, but two or more egg cells mature in one cycle.   The…

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Allow me to introduce myself: The Uterus.

The tasks of the uterus include the accommodating of the fertilised egg, the supply of oxygen and nutrients during the embryonic, fetal and prenatal development phase, and contracting in labour.   The word ‘uterus’ is often mistakenly used as an umbrella term for the entire female reproductive system. In fact, ‘uterus’ is the correct term…

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Is it possible for a woman to get pregnant during menstruation?

Theoretically, for that to happen, the following conditions have to be met: – ovulation takes place relatively early in the cycle, and – sperm survive from the end of menstruation until ovulation.   Even if this sounds highly unlikely, it is not impossible. If the first half of the cycle is shorter, the time of…

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The inconsistencies of the female cycle.

The female cycle is like life itself: things don’t always work according to plan.   After all, it takes years for a cycle to find its balance and even then it does not always have the same length or is less irregular. A cycle comes with annoying things like cravings, PMS, pimples, flatulence, cramps and…

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Cloudy with a chance of blood drops – the second half of the cycle.

In the transformation phase, also known as the luteal phase, the empty follicle in the ovary is transformed into the corpus luteum.   The corpus luteum produces the hormone progesterone, which prevents the maturation of further oocytes and supports the build-up of the endometrium, such as the supply with nutrients and its thickening.   If…

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Is there an ideal sex position for conception?

Headstand, feet up, resting on your back – what is the best position in bed?   First things first: Sex should be fun. The most beautiful minor matter in the world bears this title for good reason. As long as both partners are not absolutely in the mood for it, the dance in bed does…

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Does daily sex increase the chances of getting pregnant?

How often should a couple go to business for the equation 1 + 1 = 3 to work out? There is no strict key nor beat for the dance of conception, but there certainly is a recommendation from fertility experts.   Within the fertility window, there should be intercourse once a day. If more frequently,…

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Boy or Girl? More than a 50:50 chance?

Should it be a girl at all costs? Or a boy at any price?   For many couples, the sex of the child is irrelevant. The health of the mother and baby should be of primary importance. Nevertheless, some ideas, tips and myths have been developed to somehow influence the sex of the baby. Probably…

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Watch your diet!

It should be balanced and healthy because essentially you are what you eat!   A healthy body masters the challenges of life with greater ease. Therefore, pay attention to your diet. Although there is no miracle recipe or product you could take, there are certain guidelines that can easily be followed and implemented. For example,…

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Biochemical pregnancy.

What does it mean if the pregnancy test shows a correct positive result, but the ultrasound examination at the ob-gyn cannot confirm any pregnancy?   Sometimes it can happen that even though the result of a pregnancy test was a real positive, it is not possible to confirm the pregnancy by ultrasound. This is referred…

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Have breakfast in bed together!

Sunday mornings are for breakfasts in bed. Whether you prepare it together or let your significant other pamper you, there is nothing in the way of enjoying a healthy snack. If you know what I mean.   And perhaps best of all, you help boost your fertility by having a lavish breakfast, as scientists from…

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Experience adventures together!

A strong relationship functions as the best foundation for bringing children into this world. To counteract the daily grind’s effects on couple life, new adventures that are experienced together as a couple can bring a welcome change into everyday relationship life.   Whether going climbing, a parachute jump, a visit to an amusement park or…

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Know your menstrual cycle!

Women who observe their cycle increase their chances of getting pregnant.   Every woman has been keeping track of her cycle since her first period. In the modern age, a plethora of apps makes it easier to track cycle and symptoms such as chest pains or mucus colour, and overall mood. Some women go as…

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New cycle, new opportunity?

If it didn’t work out last month, next one’s the charm, right? Are the chances of getting pregnant the same in every cycle?   The probability of getting pregnant is on average about 20% per cycle. Not exactly the peachiest prospects, but when it’s a matter of creating new life, it perhaps doesn’t really have…

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A small token of affection can go a long way.

To love means to value, to be attentive and thoughtful. Regardless of whether you are a couple right at the start of your relationship or committed in a long-term relationship, find love wherever you can.   True love doesn’t grow on trees, as far as we know. We aren’t quite sure where it comes from…

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Throw the pill overboard!

If you plan to become pregnant in the near future, but still use hormonal contraception methods, you should discontinue using them sooner rather than later, to give your body enough time to adjust your hormonal balance and thus prepare optimally for a pregnancy.   It takes the female body some time after quitting the pill…

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Is the woman’s orgasm necessary for conception?

What is multi-layered, creates controversy, and more often than not is the hot topic of conversation and discussion? You’ve guessed it; it’s the female orgasm.   Women come in different ways and with different intensity. Even though it is often unfairly claimed that women climax with more difficulty than men, women can count themselves blessed…

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Can sunlight boost fertility?

Too much sun should be avoided, right?  But to go completely without sunlight is not an option either. Soaking up on enough sunlight does not only help plants to grow but also slows down our biological clock and ensures good mood and good overall health. (Don’t forget the sunscreen, people!)   Sunlight is essential for…

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Take time for yourself.

Spend quality time with the most important person in your life: yourself. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. Retreat, reflect, and regenerate are the three “R’s” of solitude; cornerstones that can provide support and perspective in any situation in life.   The path to having children can be a hurdle and a…

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Why being hydrated is so important.

Adults consist of 50 to 65% water. Quite a lot, which is why it is vital to drink enough of this precious liquid.   Water is an important component of various processes in the human body and takes on essential functions. The adequate supply of fluids is also important for the fertility of men and…

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Can women over 40 get pregnant?

The ticking of the biological clock becomes louder and louder over the years. Especially for women. It is believed by many that it’s near impossible for women over 40 to get pregnant due to their fertility restrictions. Does this common belief hold any truth?   For a successful pregnancy,  a woman has to do more…

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Treat yourselves to a spa getaway!

A fertility journey can be very distressing and emotionally draining as well as pose negative effects on overall health, well-being and mood.   All the pressure and stress, the expectations and hopes, the comparisons with other couples and ideas about oneself as well as one’s partner, these are all factors that contribute to an imbalance…

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How can ovulation be determined?

Quite a few couples with an active desire to have children take ovulation test strips in order to gain more insight into their fertility state.   Whether a woman has had an ovulation in her respective cycle, can currently only be accurately determined with blood analysis or ultrasound. However, urine-based ovulation tests can indicate that…

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Avoid lubricants!

Many common lubricants contain substances that slow down the unrestricted movement of sperm, impair their longevity as well as attack their DNA.   Not only the components but also the consistency of the products can contribute to this undesirable effect. (Note: lubricants are not a safe nor an effective contraceptive!)   Saliva as a lubricant…

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Allow me to introduce myself: the clitoris.

The clitoris is the most misunderstood part of the female sex organ.   Most anatomical illustrations show only the part of the clitoris visible from the outside, consisting of a short shaft, a pearl-sized glans and a small hood at the upper end of the labia minora. Similar to the image of an iceberg, where…

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The ideal moment to get pregnant.

Getting pregnant is like playing the lottery. You play against all odds and hope for the jackpot, because conception and pregnancy still resemble a miracle.   In order for a new human being to come into existence, sperm cells must be released into the vagina to find their way through the cervix into the uterus…

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Does breastfeeding affect fertility?

To bury the myth once and for all: women who breastfeed are not necessarily infertile and can, in fact, get pregnant.   However, women who are breastfeeding have anovulatory cycles over the course of several months. This means that during breastfeeding, no oocytes are maturing and therefore they are infertile. This does not extend over…

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Kissed by the sun.

Adequate sun protection is important for protecting the skin from the consequences of strong sunlight. Not only during the summer months, proper sun protection is a must all year round. For women, especially in the days before menstruation.   In the course of the menstrual cycle, the concentration of the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone…

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When am I pregnant?

You’ve either seen it in movies or had the honour yourself: a test strip you’ve had the pleasure on peeing on, reveals the happy news – Congratulations … it’s two lines! Sometimes only discernible by squinting the eyes. Nonetheless, a signal of joy for those who wish to become pregnant. But what is the underlying…

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Home Spa – Ein Badekugelrezept.

Ein Bad sollte man sich ab und an gönnen. Nicht nur der Hygiene zu Liebe, sondern auch für den Entspannungseffekt. Damit man auch von den Vorteilen bestimmter ätherischer Öle profitiert, gibt es hier ein Rezept für eine Badekugel zum Selbermachen.   Vorsicht:  Ätherische Öle nicht direkt auf die Haut auftragen!   Ätherische Öle haben sowohl…

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