Do You Know When you Ovulate?

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Knowing ovulation involves three basic principles: the knowledge of what to look for, the daily awareness of the body, and recording observations. Let’s first discover what ovulation even looks like, then we’ll see how to track YOUR ovulation. These skills will help you with whatever goal you may have: trying to conceive, avoiding pregnancy, or helping your doctor solve any …

You CAN Improve Your Egg Quality

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**This post mentions miscarriage and how to reduce your chances of it occurring. If you are sensitive to this topic, please pass on reading until you feel comfortable – thank you!** We had a miscarriage 4 months ago (to read my experience click here).And although I had many women offer their deepest sympathies and encourage me to understand that “it …

What does ‘fertility’ mean to you?

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Most of us think about baby bumps, baby showers, and crying babies when we hear the word ‘fertility’. Which, for most of us ladies, makes us want to run for the hills. But what does the word ‘fertility’ really mean and what does it have to do with you? Clearing up the ‘fertility’ misconception Whether pregnancy is on the radar …

The Ideal Period

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First a little caveat, a healthy period looks different for every woman and can even vary from month to month for the same woman. This post is here to give you a baseline to compare how periods looks and feels. If you find irregularities that concern you, consider talking with your trusted doctor. An Ideal Period looks like this… Period …

Steps to Reverse PCOS

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This one is for the girl who is struggling with PCOS – the girl who’s fighting those dark hairs on her chin, cystic acne on her jaw, irregular and long periods, and when she does get her period, she’s met with crazy mood swings, anxiety, PMS, and cramps. She might even be trying to get pregnant but faced with false …

Menstrual Cycles and the Moon

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Today’s guest blog is written by Chrstiane Northrup MD. Click here to read the original article. Enjoy! The menstrual cycle is the most basic, earthy cycle we have.  The waxing and waning, the ebb and flow of the tides, and the changes of the seasons are also reflected in the menstrual cycle of women. The monthly ripening of an egg and subsequent …

Low Progesterone

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When we think about the menstrual cycle, nothing really happens in isolation – the cycle is all related to each other. So when we talk about low progesterone, it’s most certainly not an issue happening in isolation. In fact, there is a bigger picture we must look at to find the root cause. Purpose of Progesterone In the follicular phase, …