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  • Ovulation days - Find tips & advice on conception - Huggies
    has been successfully fertilised What happens on ovulation days Ovulation days are a critical point in the menstrual cycle The timing of ovulation is controlled by hormones After menstruation in the days leading up to ovulation oestrogen levels start to rise and in response the uterine lining thickens and cervical mucus becomes thinner and more receptive to sperm At a certain level oestrogen triggers the release of the gonadotrophin hormones which collectively cause ovulation to occur and an egg to be released into the fallopian tube The combined effects of these hormones include an increase in sexual desire in women before ovulation and a rise in resting body temperature shortly after ovulation The egg lives for around 12 to 24 hours and unless it meets a sperm in the fallopian tube it will leave the body How can you identify the most likely ovulation day in your cycle The stock standard response is that ovulation occurs on Day 14 of your cycle with Day 1 being the first day of menstruation This assumes that you have a 28 day cycle but most women vary somewhat from the average cycle It can be very hard to identify ovulation days without having a clear understanding of your cycle so if you can try to chart your menstrual cycle for a few months to try to identify a pattern There are a number of ways that you can chart your cycle The most effective methods combine the possible symptoms of ovulation the tracking of your basal at rest body temperature and the composition of cervical mucus You should see a pattern after a couple of months although ovulation does not always run to plan and can be affected by such factors as stress illness physical activity and changes in diet Why many contraceptives prevent you from identifying ovulation days There s no point trying to chart your menstrual cycle if you are taking birth control pills or any other form of contraception that involves the release of synthetic hormones into your body you will not be able to identify the ovulation day in this case This is because the action of these synthetic hormones will override your body s usual hormonal rhythm and while you are taking these drugs your body will not usually ovulate The main contraceptives that affect your body s usual cycle of ovulation through the use of synthetic hormones are all contraceptive pills any injected contraception for example Depo Provera to implants that slowly release hormones from underneath your skin and to vaginal rings which release hormones Mechanical contraceptives such as condoms or non hormone laced IUDs or diaphragms can still be used safely while you track your body s usual ovulation cycle Why is it important to predict the ovulation day Planning is everything Your body s most fertile period starts around five days before ovulation and ends just 12 to 48 hours after ovulation This is because sperm can live in your body for four to five

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  • Ovulation predictor - Find advice on conception - Huggies
    other methods of measuring ovulation is that it can detect the rise in hormones that occurs in the lead up to ovulation Using the rise in your basal body temperature that occurs after ovulation as a measure of ovulation will only give you information after you have ovulated Little of your body s fertile time remains after ovulation So the ovulation temperature technique is only useful if you are trying to chart a pattern of ovulation over a number of months However an ovulation predictor will often give a result between one and two days before ovulation and so theoretically you are able to ensure that intercourse occurs at your most fertile time How accurate is an ovulation predictor There is very solid research behind everyday ovulation prediction kits and advances in medical technology have made these kits easier and cheaper to manufacture and therefore widely available However one of the drawbacks of an ovulation predictor is that the rise in hormone levels may occur several times before the egg is released It is reasonably common for an ovulation predictor to give a false positive result The result while accurately reflecting the presence of a high level of hormones does not necessarily mean that ovulation has occurred Urine tests Ovulation predictor kits OPKs An ovulation predictor kit OPK operates in a very similar way to a home pregnancy test These kits test for the presence of luteinising hormone LH in the urine which occurs between 24 and 48 hours before the release of the egg While each kit may have a slightly different methodology the kits usually require you to use them daily generally first thing in the morning is best for around a week at the time that you estimate will be your most fertile time Ironically women who have irregular cycles and therefore are most likely to need to use an OPK to assist them to predict the time of ovulation usually find the kit is less accurate to use because of the variability in their fertile period One solution offered by OPK manufacturers for those with irregular cycles is to use the kit more frequently throughout the cycle However this is a more costly option Most kits supply between five and 12 individual tests however it is possible to buy the tests in bulk in some places Saliva Ovulation test Another hormone which increases just before ovulation is oestrogen and the presence of oestrogen causes a slight change in the structure of saliva involving an increase in its salt content This increase in salt in saliva as a result of higher levels of oestrogen can be detected quite easily under a microscope because the salt laden saliva crystallises into a fern like pattern when it dries unlike the usual shapeless dotted pattern that saliva usually dries into Saliva ferning can be identified from around four days before ovulation and is also present for about two days after ovulation For this reason it is important to test daily

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  • Baby Information, Parenting Advice, Nappies and Pregnancy Tips - Huggies
    Popular Disposable Nappy 0 3yrs Find out more Protect Newborns sensitive skin Designed to be ultra thick to manage runny bowel movements and help protect the most sensitive skin Buy Now It s ok to get messy Strong wipe for hands and face and all those everyday messy moments Buy Now Baby Names Ovulation calculator Due date calculator Pregnancy Week by Week Take a look at each week of your pregnancy from conception to birth with our comprehensive email newsletters It s FREE Sign up now Pregnancy Early Stages Pregnancy Recipes Getting Pregnant Signs Of Pregnancy Complications Pregnancy Work Setting Up The Nursery Pregnancy Care Popular pregnancy articles Spotting While Pregnant What is the difference between implantation bleeding and a period Find out here hCG Levels Chart Check your hCG levels using our handy week by week chart Pregnancy Symptoms Before you may even suspect you are pregnant your body will be undergoing significant changes which are designed to support your developing embryo Cramps in Early Pregnancy Worried about early pregnancy cramps Check in to find out what they might be caused by Inspiring Bedroom Design Get ideas and tips for decorating your baby s nursery and playroom View Gallery Baby Eye Colour Predictor Predict the eye colour your bub will have with our handy Eye Colour Tool Pregnancy Recipes Need some inspiration for pregnancy meal time Check out these healthy recipes Kids Height Predictor Want to know how tall bub will grow up to be Use this fun tool to guess Baby Understanding labour Newborn care Breastfeeding Baby Formula Newborn week by week Sleep Settling General Health Tips Monthly Milestones Popular baby articles 1st Birthday Parties Celebrate baby s first birthday Games cakes decorations and invitation ideas Milk intake for babies How much should bub drink each day Find out more about weaning baby onto milk Baby Thrush Thrush is common in little ones especially in the mouth on shoulders or around the nappy area Starting solids When is the right time to start feeding solids and what are some ideas for recipes that work Kids Birthday Cakes Find the best Minnie Mouse dinosaur and butterfly baby birthday cakes View Gallery Toddler Recipes Toddlers are notoriously fussy eaters Check out proven tot pleaser recipes Toilet Training Do you know if your child is ready for toilet training Take our handy readiness quiz and Join the School Kids Activities Looking for something to keep the kids and baby entertained We have you covered Huggies Forum Featured Huggies products View all products Perfection like never before deserves protection like never before The only nappy clinically proven to help prevent nappy rash Super soft 3D UltraAbsorb layer For boys and girls Size Newborn and Infant Learn More Buy now Huggies Ultra Dry Nappies provide up to 12 hours leakage protection Revolutionary DryTouch Layer instantly absorbs wetness leaving baby dry and comfortable For boys and girls Size Crawler Toddler Walker and Junior Learn More Buy now For a struggle free change try Huggies

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  • Metallic Taste in Mouth During Pregnancy | Dysgeusia - Huggies
    we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Metallic Taste in Mouth One of the more unusual symptoms of pregnancy can be a strange metallic taste in the mouth When this first appears it can be an almost vague unpleasant taste which is difficult to describe But it is very real and is so common that it actually has a name Dysgeusia Some people refer to this by its sensation and just call it metal mouth When is it likely I ll have a metallic taste in my mouth Dysgeusia commonly occurs in the first trimester and usually goes away as the pregnancy progresses The taste or sensation is described as having a mouthful of loose change or sucking on a hand rail It can also present as a sour taste which permeates the taste of food and the mouth even when it is empty It s an unfortunate case of bad timing that dysgeusia occurs just at the time when pregnancy nausea is more likely As if dealing with a queasy stomach isn t enough having a foul metallic taste in the mouth can really top it off For some women though dealing successfully with the nausea really helps to improve the sensation in their mouth For others there seems to be no link and each is just as challenging with or without the other symptom at the same time What causes dysgeusia Dysgeusia is most commonly due to pregnancy hormones especially oestrogen This is one of the female hormones which is particularly high during pregnancy This hormone normally plays an important role in our perception of taste food cravings and general enjoyment of food Because the level of oestrogen varies so much during pregnancy the sense of taste can change along with it This is why the taste of food when you re pregnant can vary so much One week something tastes delicious and the next well it s something else entirely Another cause for dysgeusia can be the connection between smell and taste During pregnancy it is common for women to develop a more acute sense of smell The relationship between smell and taste is well known but during pregnancy this can really be

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  • Old Wives Tales Baby Gender | Pregnancy - Huggies
    one sounds decidedly dodgy and is really not recommended It s based on the theory that when a pregnant woman s wee is mixed with old Drano the resulting colour indicates either a boy or girl But mucking around with Drano is dangerous It s far safer to stick with some of the other old wives tales which don t pose nearly the same risks How you carry your pregnant belly If your belly seems to be carrying your baby low then you are more likely to be having a boy If you re carrying high and all out in front then prepare for a girl This theory doesn t allow for the mother s individual body shape or her trunk size which can really make a difference to belly shape Muscle tone and strength can also make a difference to how a pregnant mother looks Women who have had more than one pregnancy often show earlier and look bigger at the same gestation than women in their first pregnancy The baby s heart rate This is one of the most popular old wives tales on how to predict whether a boy or girl is coming If the baby s heart rate is more than 140 beats per minute then you may be having a girl But if the heart rate is at a more sedate pace say under 140 BPM then a boy is more likely Be reassured that any foetal heart rate between 120 160 BPM is within a normal range Your baby s heart rate will change as a result of their maturity and activity just like yours How s your hair looking Do you find yourself looking wistfully at old photos and wonder where all those thick lustrous locks have gone Is your hair looking dull thin and just a little bit sad Then you could be having a girl baby More luxurious thicker hair is said to be due to boy genes Likewise if your legs are becoming a little more hirsute and you re reaching for the razor every couple of days then this maybe because you re having a boy Do you see some red highlights creeping through your normal hair colour Then a girl is sure to be on her way Having an adolescent breakout Don t despair pimples and oily skin are supposed to mean a girl is coming If you re reaching for the moisturiser and hand lotion then a boy is predicted Feeling any morning sickness Make way for a girl if you re rushing to the bathroom According to those old wives women who don t get morning sickness are growing a boy There may be some truth to this one because women who are pregnant with girls seem to produce more Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone HCG which contributes to pregnancy nausea What are you craving Are you weighing down the shopping trolley with meat fish cheese dairy foods and animal protein Then be prepared to have a

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  • Pregnancy Announcement | Creative Ideas - Huggies
    the thoughts and opinions of the participants and not ours There are specific Forum Terms and Conditions that apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Pregnancy Announcement Congratulations Now that your pregnancy is the real deal it s time to break the good news to your nearest and dearest Whether this is your first or your third time a surprise or part of your plan sharing this kind of news is always special Watching your friends and family react is half the fun The other half is deciding how you re going to make the big announcement Here are some ideas on how to make your pregnancy announcement memorable Telling your partner Whether your pregnancy is a surprise or an expected part of your plan telling your partner is the most special moment Tell your partner to hold out their hand and place a single pea or corn kernel on their palm Say something like Want to hear something amazing This is how small our baby is right now Buy two onesies one pink and a blue one When your partner gets home take them into the bedroom pull them out and ask them What colour do you think we are going to need If you re partner has a sweet tooth ask your baker to make a custom cookie or cupcake that is iced with the words I can t wait to meet you Make the father a card that

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  • First Pregnancy | New Mums - Huggies
    apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time First Pregnancy Being pregnant for the first time is one of the most eye opening experiences a woman will go through No matter how much people explain to you or how many books you read nothing seems to prepare you for it Although every pregnancy follows a predictable pattern every pregnancy is unique The most important thing to remember is to not panic and to try to keep an open mind It s completely OK if your experience is different to what you ve heard or read Your body will go through a number of miraculous changes over the nine months of your pregnancy and being informed can help you to feel more in control Here is a helpful list of the five key milestones coming up in your first pregnancy 1 Choosing a pregnancy healthcare professiona As a first time mum everything about pregnancy is going to feel new You may get confused over excited or simply overwhelmed That s why choosing the right healthcare professional to support you and your partner during this time is so important Just because you might have been going to the same doctor for 10 years doesn t mean they are a good fit for you and your new baby Explore your options find someone you are comfortable with and don t feel guilty about your choices 2 First prenatal visit At around eight weeks you should

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  • Baby Gender Predictor | Methods & Myths - Huggies
    the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Baby Gender Prediction Gender prediction is usually a hot topic of conversation after you ve shared that you are expecting Whether it is well meaning partners friends or family everyone wants to get in on the act of predicting your bub s gender The odds are evenly split at 50 50 but that doesn t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of anyone playing the game These days the technology we have available to us means the guess work element can be taken away if we prefer but for mums and dads who choose not to find out the gender prediction activities are fun to do Old wives tales gender prediction Once you ve confirmed your pregnancy every single aspect of what you say do eat or sleep will be open to scrutiny It s all part of the entertainment of working out whether you re having a boy or a girl Pimply skin You re definitely having a girl Craving fish You re definitely having a boy Remember that despite the multitude of gender prediction methods that people will use in order to guess your bub s gender they are just that Predictions We ve looked at just about every conceivable old wives tale used for gender prediction and what they might be based on The way you are carrying your pregnant belly through to how your hair looks are all ways to allegedly predict what gender your bub will be And while there is little to no science behind the theories they are a fabulous way to have a conversation with friends or to pass the final days of pregnancy when your bump balloons and you are eager to meet your little bundle of joy The wedding shower ring swing

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