What discomforts could actually be signs of pregnancy? Whether you are trying to become pregnant or trying to avoid pregnancy, knowing what signs to look for is important. Of course a positive pregnancy test is more reliable but some of these signs of pregnancy can clue you in before you take a pregnancy test. When… Read More 10 Early Signs of Pregnancy
Birth Control has been extremely effective in decreasing unwanted pregnancies and delaying childbearing. This allows professional women to complete their education and establish careers. However, now many women are starting birth control shortly after puberty and remaining on it for ten or twenty years. This raises the question- “What are the long term effects of… Read More What are the Long Term Effects of Birth Control?
This is the third article of a three part series on prenatal vitamins. Part One: Prescription vs Over The Counter Prenatal Vitamins. Part Two: 9 Essential Ingredients in Prenatal Vitamins. Part Three: In this article I review individual prenatal vitamin brands. I give you my honest recommendations of which brands are the best prenatal vitamins. Overall Best… Read More What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins?
Hopefully you read my last article on choosing between Over the Counter vs Prescription Vitamins. If you are deciding to choose your own prenatal vitamins, as most people do, you need to know what to look for. I’ve done the research and summarized the top 9 things to look for in prenatal vitamins. #1 Folate… Read More 9 Essential Ingredients in Prenatal Vitamins
Is there a difference between prescription and over the counter prenatal vitamins? What is so special about the prenatal vitamins your midwife or OB has prescribed? In short- there doesn’t have to be a difference between prescription and over the counter prenatal vitamins. Manufacturers are allowed to sell everything contained in a prenatal vitamin over… Read More Prescription vs Over the Counter Prenatal Vitamins
First you need to understand what a true period is. A true period or menses is bleeding that occurs following ovulation. It is the sloughing off of the uterine lining and contains blood, uterine tissue and the non-fertilized egg. If you don’t ovulate in a cycle (as would happen when you are on birth control)… Read More Can You Get Your Period and Still Be Pregnant?
With the recent announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement, the focus is once again on the effect of advanced maternal age on fertility. Women are waiting longer and longer to start a family and this is having significant impacts on the prevalence of infertility. Meghan Markle is 36 and her and Prince Harry… Read More Should You Freeze Your Eggs? What Impact Does Age Really Have On Fertility?
Maybe you’ve started charting your fertility and now you are approaching your fertile window. You don’t want to miss ovulation so you get busy in the bedroom. How often should you have sex to increase your chances of becoming pregnant? Is too much sex a bad thing? Do you need to wait a certain amount… Read More How Often Should You Have Sex to Get Pregnant?
Whether you are only starting to think about ttc or you’ve been trying for a while, tracking your fertility through an ovulation calendar can be beneficial. Women are incorrectly taught that all women ovulate on day 14, and if you falsely believe this, you may be missing your fertile window. There are many different ovulation… Read More Fertility Awareness Method: How to Start Fertility Charting
I convinced you to stop your birth control in my previous article, but now that your birth control is gone your menstrual cramps are back! Cramping around your period could be just that, menstrual cramps. But cramping could also be a sign of pregnancy. This is only more of a reason to avoid ibuprofen and try… Read More 6 Remedies for Menstrual Cramps when TTC