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There is a mantra commonly spoken by pregnant women reaching their due date: "Get this baby out". In the first trimester, most women barely feel the physical presence of the baby, while the second trimester is often marked with the growth of a cute, round bump and fluttering sensations when the baby moves. The third trimester, however, can be trying time with some women experiencing increased discomfort as the baby grows to the size of a watermelon.
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I have recently returned from a holiday overseas (of two weeks), it would have started at about day 14 of my cycle. I am now at day 30 and think I may have ovulated late. This is not normal for me as I normally ovulate around day 15 and my period starts about day 29. I track my cycles. Could travel overseas cause my cycle to be longer and ovulation later?
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