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Stress reduces your chances of getting pregnant

Women who felt highly stressed during their fertile window were 40 percent less likely to conceive in that particular cycle, compared to less stressful months. That was the key conclusion in a study from the University of Louisville, published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology. The participants who reported feeling most stressed were also about 45 percent less likely to conceive than women who were …

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Vitamin D levels may drop when you stop using birth control

Women who stop using birth control pills risk having their vitamin D levels fall, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The researchers analyzed data from a study of reproductive health in nearly 1,700 African-American women, aged between 23 and 34. The analysis showed that women who were using contraception containing estrogen, such as birth …

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Can you ovulate twice in a cycle?

Is it possible to ovulate twice in one cycle? The short answer is no. Once your body has released a mature egg from one of your ovaries, it starts to produce the hormone progesterone, which hinders the release of more eggs until your next cycle. It is perfectly possible to release more than one egg — indeed, that’s how fraternal twins are conceived. However, the eggs …

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