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Understanding My Body

Ovulation is your most fertile time. However, there are many components that factor in to when you ovulate. Tracking your basal temperature or the LH surge in your urine and getting a better understanding of your menstrual cycle as well as ovulation timing can help to improve your chances of getting pregnant.

The Female Reproductive System is a series of complex functions. However, every woman is different so it is important for you to understand how your body functions.

Not every woman has a 28 day cycle. Understanding how your cycle works will help you determine your most fertile days.

Your basal body temperature is your temperature at rest, usually first thing in the morning. Charting this temperature can help you understand your ovulatory patterns.

A woman is born with all of the eggs she will ever have. Each month a woman who is ovulating normally will drop one egg, this process is called ovulation.

Although a man’s reproductive system is not driven by hormones like the woman’s, it is far more complicated than one might suspect.

Conception is a complicated process. It all comes down to one egg and one sperm.

Progesterone is a natural female hormone. Called “the pregnancy hormone,” it is essential before and during pregnancy.

While many women think that getting pregnant will be no trouble, millions of women in South Africa struggle with infertility.

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    Carmen Arnolds


    Me and my husband have been struggling with infertility for +- 10 years.2 unsuccessful IUI, 2 unsuccessful operations – 1 to unblock my fellopian tubes(tubes to damaged) – 1 to remove my fellopian tubes, my tubes was damage because of hydrosalpinx (toxic fluid in my fellopian tubes).Than 2 unsuccessfully IVF. So after +- 10 years we are financially trying to recover. I guess we do not deserve to be parents because we do no have R 25000 to R50 000 cash for the cheapest IVF session .The fertility clinic take advantage of desperate couples, the sad thing their is no law protecting the infertility community, as the perception of infertility is a luxery not an illness.


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