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What Is Estradiol?

What is estradiol, and how does it affect conception?
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March 2, 2017
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Estradiol is a type of estrogen, the female hormone that’s responsible for the development of the uterus, fallopian tubes and your other important baby-making bits. It’s considered the most important form of estrogen, and most if it is made and released from the ovaries and adrenal cortex.

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