How Do You Get Pregnant With One Ovary? Science Explains

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I tend to think of my ovaries as a disruptive pair of twins not unlike the little girls in the blue dresses in The Shining. However, some women have only one ovary waiting around to make them bleed or hand out eggs. You keep your ovaries in mind a lot more once you’re trying to conceive, but how do you get pregnant with one ovary? Do you need a matching set?

There are many reasons why a woman may have only one ovary, though the most common reason is surgical removal, according to Human Reproduction. If a woman has a particularly cystic ovary, or premature ovarian failure, it is likely that a doctor will choose to remove that ovary to prevent any possible complications in the future. This can be very worrying for women who are hoping to become pregnant in…

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