The Connection Between Your Home and Your Sense of Well-Being

Did you ever visit a restaurant where it seems like you could spend hours lingering over a meal, chatting with friends? Compare that to a casual fast food place. The differences in lighting, furniture and even music can encourage us to relax and stay a while, or eat quickly and get moving. But our surroundings …

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Junk Food And Your Fertility: Flour, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, And Processed Foods

We all know (or should know by now!) that what we eat affects our overall health. And our overall health affects our fertility, for both men and women. So why do so many of us (I am guilty as well) continue to rely so much on the junk food options as our nutrition sources??? For …

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10 Tips To Lead A Better And Healthier Life

When it comes to health and wellness, it’s the smallest and consistent effort that brings the best results. Sadly, too many of us are taking our well-being very lightly. If you wish to lead a happy and healthy life, it’s high time that you start giving your well-being the importance it deserves. Thomas Edison summed …

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Natural Family Planning: Be Empowered in Your Fertility

by Rebecca S on July 19, 2020 in Healthy Living, Pregnancy My husband and I don’t use birth control.  In a world where hormonal birth control and other contraceptives are a hot topic, I always feel a little vulnerable in telling people that. What? You don’t use contraception? Like at all? And when I go on to tell them we use Natural Family …

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It’s Not The Stress – It’s Your Reaction To It That Matters!

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Stress is part of everyday living. In fact, a stress-free life would be boring! Life is enjoyable when we have ample resources to experience and overcome the stresses we face. Not all stress is bad. A 20-minute workout for a fit and trim 55-year old is good stress. The same …

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The Importance of Morning Meditations for Fertility and Wellness

I’m sure you’ve heard or read about the benefits of having a morning meditation routine. Maybe you're a bit hesitant to start because you find the whole concept of meditating too daunting or you think that you need a lot of time to practice meditation. Or maybe, you tried it a few times but it …

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Guest Post: SEED CYCLING THROUGH IVF

Written by: Kalli on Life Balance on June 08, 2020 There's so many things we can do to try balance our hormones and obviously seeking professional help is the optimal priority when it comes to diagnostic health. But during my second round of IVF, transferring a frozen embryo, I googled frantically to find ways to …

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The Best Hashtags For Those Trying To Conceive

If you haven’t already done so, I highly encourage you to search the hashtag “#TTC” on Instagram right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait. There are THOUSANDS of other women just like you on Instagram! Sharing their successes and failures, trials and tribulations, fear and frustrations. There’s a beautiful, thriving, pineapple-filled community! In fact, many women …

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Why Are Hormonal Contraceptives So Effective?

Hormonal contraceptives (HC) are known to be extremely effective at preventing pregnancy and no one is disputing that. But have you ever stopped to wonder what makes them work so well? All HCs prevent pregnancy in essentially the same way, by combining the following three actions: They interfere with ovulationThey interfere with implantationThey prevent your …

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When I Interviewed… my Fertility Consultant

Written by Alice Rose on August 10, 2019 Its a fascinating and slightly weird experience, walking into a clinic which holds such profoundly moving memories and acting in a totally different capacity. There we were in this room where I had spent so many appointments. This room where I had sat, nervously waiting to hear how my …

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How Do Diet And Lifestyle Affect Sperm Quality?

When a couple is struggling to conceive, many women (and more than likely many men) are quick to put the blame on the female half of the duo. She is obviously the problem, because she is the one that has the egg that needs to be fertilized, the uterus in which the fertilized egg implants …

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How To Support A Loved One After A Pregnancy Loss

When I lost my last baby in 2019, I really didn’t have anyone to turn to. A couple friends, no family, and definitely no one that I didn’t feel like I was bothering by talking about it. This was my 7th miscarriage after having 4 live births. My family told me after each of my …

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One-Stop Guide for Surviving Your First Trimester

So you’ve peed on the stick and it’s positive! Congratulations!! Now what?? Everyone’s journey into pregnancy looks different. For some, it may be quick or unexpected, met with shock or surprise. For some, it may have been long and arduous following many months or years of fertility issues or IVF cycles. For others, the road …

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What Is The Menstrual Cycle and Why Is Understanding It Important?

The menstrual cycle is one of the most natural parts of womanhood, and yet most of us don't really know much about it other than we bleed once a month. The menstrual cycle is way more than just your period. In fact, the period is just the first phase of the cycle. The menstrual cycle …

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