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    Question How it all happens

    This is going to sound like a really stupid question, but i'm curious.

    Can anyone give me a step by step, detailed description of what happens between AF starting, ovulation & conception & ending in a successful pregnancy? I know "how" a pregnancy occurs but i'm just curios as to the technical side of it all .

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    Try googling the Billings method. Details on ovulations etc. Might give you some answers.

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    this might help a little... it is a complicated process isnt it!
    http://www.woomb.org/bom/rules/index.html
    (home page http://www.woomb.org/index.html)


    or this
    http://www.ninemonths.com.au/content...1_id=3&l2_id=8

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    Ive already told you RB just share the same toilet seat & you will fall pg .... Happened for me !
    Why dont you trust me

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    Thanks NicoleE, thats a great site & exactly what I was looking for

    Ally, as much as i would like it to happen that way, there's no fun to be had

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    Thought we could use this sticky thread to post all that TTC Info that we all search for on a reugular basis.. what do you think girls?

    Originaly Posted by - Love my tommy Bub 1/3/07

    Great List of supplements that may help sperm production in Men.


    Vitamin C protects sperm from oxidative damage.1 Supplementing vitamin C improves the quality of sperm in smokers.2 When sperm stick together (a condition called agglutination), fertility is reduced. Vitamin C reduces sperm agglutination,3 increasing the fertility of men with this condition.4 Many doctors of natural medicine recommend 1 gram of vitamin C per day for infertile men, particularly those diagnosed with sperm agglutination. A lack of

    zinc can reduce testosterone levels.5 For men with low testosterone levels, zinc supplementation raises testosterone and also increases fertility.6 For men with low semen zinc levels, zinc supplements may increase both sperm counts and fertility.7 Most studies have infertile men take zinc supplements for at least several months. The ideal amount of supplemental zinc remains unknown, but some doctors of natural medicine recommend 25 mg three times per day

    Arginine is an amino acid found in many foods; it is needed to produce sperm. Most research shows that several months of arginine supplementation increases sperm count and quality8 9 and also fertility.10 11 However, some studies have reported that arginine helps few,12 if any, infertile men.13 Nonetheless, many doctors of natural medicine suggest 4 grams of arginine per day for several months to see if it will help infertile men.

    Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient used by the body in the production of energy. While its exact role in the formation of sperm is unknown, there is evidence that as little as 10 mg per day (over a two-week period) will increase sperm count and motility.14

    Vitamin E deficiency in animals leads to infertility.15 In a preliminary human trial, 100200 IU of vitamin E given to each man and woman of infertile couples led to a significant increase in fertility.16

    Vitamin B12 is needed to maintain fertility. Vitamin B12 injections have increased sperm counts for men with low numbers of sperm.17 These results have been duplicated in double blind research.18 Men seeking B12 injections should consult a nutritionally oriented physician.

    Carnitine is a substance made in the body and also found in supplements. It appears to be necessary for normal functioning of sperm cells. In studies, supplementing with 34 grams per day for four months has helped to normalize sperm motility in men with low sperm quality.19 20 Preliminary research suggests oral

    SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) may increase sperm activity in infertile men.21

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    I keep needing to refer to this CM information, so I thought I'd copy and paste it into here for everyone! (Thanks KrisitH - hope you don't mind! )

    What is a typical cervical fluid pattern?
    Cervical fluid is produced by your cervix as you approach ovulation due to increased estrogen. It flows from the cervix into the vagina where it can easily be observed. Your cervical fluid changes throughout your cycle, increasing in quantity and becoming more clear and stretchy as you get closer to ovulation.
    In the most common pattern, cervical fluid starts out dry after your period and then gets sticky, then creamy, then wet and watery, becoming most like eggwhite as you get closer to ovulation. Usually it dries up quickly after ovulation. You may get different types of cervical fluid on the same day.

    Cervical Fluid is the mucus that is secreted from the cervix. It is produced by the hormone estrogen in the first phase (follicular phase) of a monthly cycle. Fertile Cervical Fluid is necessary for conception. It helps keep sperm alive for up to five days. It also protects the sperm from the acidity in the vagina. It assists the sperm in swimming up to the fallopian tube so fertilization can take place.
    The last day on which fertile Egg White Consistency Cervical Mucus (EWCM) is observed is considered your day of "peak fertility

    You can check your cervical mucus by wiping your vaginal area with a tissue. Observe the tissue. Close the tissue around the cm and open it. Is it stretchy? EWCM should stretch 1-10 inches. You can also insert two fingers into the vaginal cavity and pull the mucus from the cervix. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with a anti-bacterial soap prior to doing this. Do not do this if you suspect infection.
    Stages of Cervical Fluid: Post Menses
    Stage 1: Lasting 2 - 3 days CM is Sticky or Gummy (S)
    Stage 2: Lasting 2- 4 days: CM is Creamy, Milky, Lotion Like - Beginning of your fertile period (C)
    Stage 3: Lasting 1-5 days: Egg white Cervical Fluid - At this time you are very fertile. (E)
    Stage 4: Dry, Moist or Sticky (Infertile)
    Peak fertile cervical mucus is thin and stretchy. After ovulation, progesterone abruptly suppresses the peak mucus and the mucus pattern continues with sticky mucus for a day or two, and then returns to dryness.
    Egg White Cervical Fluid

    How Long do you have it:
    Typically women in their mid twenties have it for approximately 5 days, by mid-thirties, only 1-2 days, but this is not the rule. Many women have several days of EWCM late into their thirties.
    Look and Feel: The Cervical Mucus will look and have the consistency of egg whites. It is slippery to the touch and if pulled between the fingertips will stretch 1 - 10 inches.
    Color: The color can be clear or iridescent and extremely wet. If your CM has an unusual odor, consult your physician, this may be a sign of infection. If your CM has the consistency of cottage cheese, this may be a sign of a yeast infection, also consult your physician.
    There are natural ways to improve cervical mucus. Some women have have what is called Hostile Cervical Mucus.
    After ovulation and under the effect of progesterone, the mucus becomes thick and sticky. Sperm cannot penetrate it. Once the sperm are in the mucus, they can stay there for a few days acting as a sperm reservoir. It can also be highly acidic and can kill the sperm.

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    Default HCG Levels

    HCG level for single baby (mIU/ml or IU/L)



    WEEK (DAYS AFTER CONCEP) HCG LEVEL
    Week 3 (7) 0 to 5
    Week 4 (14 next period due) 5 to 426
    Week 5 (21) 18 to 7340
    Week 6 (28) 1,080 to 56,500
    Weeks
    7 to 8 (35 to 42) 7,650 to 229,000
    Weeks
    9 to 12 (49 to 70) 25,700 to 288,000
    Weeks
    13 to 16 (77 to 100) 13,300 to 254,000
    Weeks
    17 to 24 4,060 to 165,400
    Weeks
    25 to birth of baby 3,640 to 117,000
    4 to 6 weeks after birth Less than 5

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    megaminz is offline Hmmm.....is this conclusive proof I ask????
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    thats good info, does the site break down the weeks at all....like at what point does it go from 5 - 426?

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    scratch that nevermind I saw Giag posted it earlier I will ask her where she got it


 

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