Preparing for pregnancy can have a positive impact on your health as well as your ability to conceive a baby. Additionally, it can impact the health of your baby during pregnancy. In this section of our website you’ll find articles focusing on preconception care, issues effecting falling pregnant and infertility.

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Articles on Preconception

How the Ovulation Cycle Works

Have you ever wondered how the ovulation cycle works? When you’re born, your ovaries already contain all the eggs you’ll ever have. At birth you have about 300,000 eggs. Ovulation is what happens when one egg (or ovum) is released each month. In the lead up to ovulation, the ovary develops about half a dozen follicles, or tiny fluid-filled sacs. Each contains an immature egg. Usually one follicle - the fastest and healthiest one to develop - becomes the