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Menstrual Cycle Day 23

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What is happening internally?

The corpus luteum continues to release high amounts of progesterone to maintain the uterine lining. If conception occurred the zygote (fertilized egg) is increasing in size and growing every day. The amounts of hCG have doubled.

Outward symptoms:

Basal body temperatures remain high above the coverline. If conception occurred - you may see a third thermal shift known as triphasic. This is due to the extra progesterone being released to maintain the uterine lining. Cervix is low, firm and closed. Cervical fluid is dry or it may become creamy or sticky. You may experience bloating or water retention. You may experience a headache. If conception occurred you may have to urinate frequently and may or may not experience food cravings/aversions. Fatigue is another early symptom of pregnancy you may feel.


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Guest Sep 19, 2014 10:14:29 PM ET

Drinking 2 servings of whole milk a day is supposed to boost fertility! you could give it a try :)

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lola Aug 16, 2014 02:12:29 PM ET

I have been ttc for over 7 months, and i get disappointed every time my period comes. i don't know when will i finally carry that something special in me. my life seem boring at this stage, as my thoughts are constantly thinking about a baby.

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Guest Jul 1, 2014 05:59:31 PM ET

I've been trying to get pregnant for 3 months now and nothing yet. can anyone give advice?

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Nakia Oct 26, 2012 10:24:12 AM ET

I don't know whether i'm pregnant or not yet but i don't wanna test 2 early 2 find out. cause sometimes my body "acts" pregnant & have symptoms. then l8ter i find out that i'm not pregnant after all.

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Brooke Mar 27, 2012 08:03:08 AM ET

Can i test today? i so. located and sleeping constantly. urinating ridiculous amount and had a severe headache the day before last?

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