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Below are the definition of conception terms.

Basal body temperature – the temperature the body is at rest.[WIDGET1]  Basal Thermometers are sold separately or included in Fertility Kits can be found in our store.

Cervical fluid – fluid produced at the cervix. This fluid is essential for conception to occur.  (Test how well yours “works” with The Fertility Tracker or OvaCue fertility monitors.)

Cervical position – the position of the cervix. During the infertile times the cervix is low and firm. During the peak of fertile times it is high and soft and very wet.

Cervix – The opening to the uterus through which semen and fluid begin the journey from the vagina to the egg.

Conception – The act of intercourse that ends in the union of the sperm to the egg – thus creating a fertilized egg.

Corpus Luteum – the cyst that forms when the egg is released from the ovary.  This serves to release progesterone until either the fertilized egg prompts it to stay alive or till it simply dies, thus bringing on the menstrual bleeding.

Egg – The cell from the female in which becomes fertilized by a sperm.

Estrogen – The hormone produced before ovulation – is responsible for fertile quality cervical mucus.  (Consider having hormones tested with a saliva based hormone kit.)

Fallopian Tubes – These connect the ovaries to the uterus and serve as the vehicle in which the egg travels from the ovary to the uterus.

FSH – The hormone responsible for the maturation of the eggs.  (Consider having hormones tested with a saliva based hormone kit.)

HCG – the hormone produced when conception has occurred.

Hormones – Substances produces by glands in the body to prompt the body to do certain things. (Consider having hormones tested with a saliva based hormone kit.)

Implantation – The act of the fertilized egg implanting into the uterine wall at  about five to twelve days past ovulation.

LH – The hormone responsible for prompting the ovary to release the mature egg.

Luteal Phase – The time from ovulation to the day before menstruation.Luteal Phase Defect – A luteal phase less than ten days.

Menstruation – The beginning of a new cycle. The time in which the uterus sheds the lining, “bleeding.”

Mid-cycle Spotting – spotting of blood during ovulation.

Ovulation –When the ovaries release a mature egg into the fallopian tube.

Progesterone – The hormone produced after ovulation has taken place. This hormone is responsible for the thickening of the uterine lining and helps to maintain pregnancy.  Type in Progesterone into our search box and find many progesterone articles. (Consider having hormones tested with a saliva based hormone kit.)

Sperm– The cells from the male in which fertilizes the egg.

Thermal Shift – the upward shift in basal body temperature the day after ovulation occurs.

Uterus – The organ in which a fertilized egg implants – and in which houses the pregnancy (growing fetus).

Vagina – Also known as the birth canal. The place in which the penis deposits the sperm in order for pregnancy to occur.

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