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How to Track Your Fertility Cycle

Tracking your fertility cycle can be used as both a natural form of birth control and to increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Women are most fertile the day of and five days before ovulation. This is because an egg only survives about 24 hours, while sperm can live for up to five days. Some methods are not for the squeamish, but they do give valuable information about your fertility cycle. Doctors even use these signs to help discover potential fertility problems.

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Pregnant Mothers & Cell Phones

When you discovered that you were pregnant, you likely immediately gave up alcohol, stopped smoking and eliminated certain foods from your diet to ensure that your infant would be born healthy and happy. You did not, however, likely quit using your cell phone. If one study, jointly conducted by UCLA School of Public Health and University of Aarhus, Institute of Public Health, proves true, you should have done just that.

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How Long Does a Positive Result Last on a Home Pregnancy Test?

Not all home pregnancy tests have the same level of sensitivity to hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), the pregnancy hormone, so some will show a positive result early in a woman’s pregnancy, and some won’t register positive until up to a week after a missed period. What the majority of tests do have in common is that positive results doesn’t always last long enough to show off to friends and relatives. That doesn’t mean you’re not pregnant, just that the type of test you took is subject to a time limit for reading the results.