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    Reasons for a Late Period Besides Pregnancy

    Although pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period, many other factors influence the menstrual cycle. Amenorrhea is the medical term for the absence of one or more periods. Primary amenorrhea is the complete lack of menstrual periods in women who are 15 years old or older and who have never had a […] More

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    Breastfeeding Significantly Reduces the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    The saying that breast is best usually refers to the significant benefits that breastfeeding provides a baby over formula feeding. However, breastfeeding is also best for mama. In addition to reducing the risk of breast cancer, breastfeeding also significantly reduces the risk of ovarian cancer among mother who breastfed versus mothers who never breastfed. Furthermore, […] More

  • Week 3 of Pregnancy: Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar
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    Week 3 of Pregnancy: Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar

    Congratulations! Your baby officially exists, albeit as a microscopic ball of cells floating down your fallopian tube. Although your baby is brand new, you are already three weeks pregnant.¬†You are in your first month of pregnancy. Your Baby During week 3 of pregnancy, your baby begins life as a fertilized egg or zygote as your […] More

  • Basal Body Temperature Chart Patterns
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    Basal Body Temperature Chart Patterns

    A basal body temperature (BBT) is the lowest temperature attained by the body during a twenty-four hour period, which is usually attained during a period of rest. For most women, the rest necessary for a BBT occurs after three or more hours of uninterrupted sleep, which usually coincides with nighttime sleep. In women, basal body […] More