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Surfing the Moon’s Cycle

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 00:00
Menstruation: a thing which is handled differently by women. Unpredictable, long, filled with pain, emotive… Almost negative feelings … In a nutshell, on the physical side a woman’s cycle lasts for an average 28 days. From them the first 3-4-5 days are for the menstruation. Then your body starts growing…
In Part 1 of this article, AFTER MISCARRIAGE: Postpartum Care for Mothers Experiencing Loss, we discussed the care a woman should receive in the first several weeks after a preterm loss (or stillbirth) to help her through the grieving process, to assure her return to vitality, and—according to the precepts…

Natural Family Planning - Know Your Body!

Thursday, 02 August 2012 17:12
What is Natural Family Planning? Natural family planning (also know as The Billing's Ovulation Method) is a method used to determine when a woman is fertile. During the menstrual cycle, numerous changes occur in a woman's body. By learning to identify your natural signals of fertility, you can use this…
Common Reasons for Conception Difficulties An estrogen imbalance (usually excessive) can cause conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis, which cause problems within the uterus. An issue in the uterus can make implantation of the fetus difficult. The hormones FSH (Folicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH (Luteinizing Hormone) are responsible for ovulation.…

My Experience with IVF

Saturday, 10 September 2011 08:50
No one starts out trying to conceive (TTC) thinking about IVF. When my husband and I decided it was time to get pregnant, my daughter from a previous marriage was 9... and she was a birth control baby, so at 34 years old, I expected to be pregnant in no…

Problems Conceiving?

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 01:15
 Many couples who have difficulty conceiving seek fertility treatments. Often the first drug they will be perscribed is Clomiphene. This drug works by stimulating the ovaries to release an egg. Many women will ovulate after taking this drug and some will become pregnant. Before trying more invasive fertility options this…
I came across this video that gives a very good explanantion of fertility and how endometriosis affects it. It is presented by the American Fertility Association. It also explains that there are options even if you have been diagnosed with endometriosis. I appreciate these medical videos but I still believe…

Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Thursday, 13 January 2011 18:15
*Amenorrhea (cessation of period) or infrequent periods. *Irregular bleeding Infrequent or no ovulation. *Cysts on ovaries. *Increased levels of male hormone, like testosterone. *Infertility. *Chronic pelvic pain for six months or more. *Increase in weight or obesity. *Diabetes; over production and inefficient use of insulin by the body. *Lipid abnormalities…

The facts of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Thursday, 13 January 2011 16:48
*1 out of every 15 women world wide has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). *It is an endocrine disorder, meaning the hormones are not balanced with in many cases there being too much testosterone. *About half of women with PCOS also have diabetes. *Symptoms of PCOS. *PCOS is one of the…

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