What Your Period Is Telling You About Your Health – Part 2

Read Part One here. We all know that periods happen once a month, last 7 days, rinse and repeat the next month, right? Not for all women. You should have regular periods unless you are pregnant, breastfeeding, postmenopausal, or have a medical condition that causes your periods to stop. Irregular, painful, or heavy periods may …

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What Your Period Is Telling You About Your Health – Part 1

We all know that periods happen once a month, last 7 days, rinse and repeat the next month, right? Not for all women. The "normal" range for bleeding is from 3 to 7 days. A normal cycle length can be anywhere from 21 days to 35 days. Blood should be bright red, with no spotting …

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When Should I Start Prenatal Vitamins?

Everyone knows how important getting the right vitamins and minerals is during pregnancy. Most women have to take a daily supplement although some do okay with diet changes. I recommend using both methods combined. Baby takes a LOT out of mom, so it's best to be as healthy as possible from the get-go. But when …

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Secondary Infertility: Trying To Get Pregnant Again

What is Secondary Infertility Secondary infertility is the inability to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy after having already given birth. It's more common than you might think, accounting for about 50 percent of infertility cases. In fact, more couples experience secondary infertility than primary infertility (infertility the first time around). It’s especially common in …

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Relax and Recharge: Home Aromatherapy

We all know that trying to get pregnant can be extremely stressful. If you don't have the chance to take a full day off to pamper yourself and relax, then why not light a few candles or wax melts in relaxing scents throughout your home? If you keep doors closed, you can even use different …

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Are You Infertile: The Answer May Surprise You!

I recently had an appointment with my OBGYN. We have decided that we are going to start trying to conceive again and I wanted to make sure that I was healthy enough since I have been high risk with all 4 of my pregnancies. We had the usual talk, she asked me about my kids …

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I Want To Get Pregnant: Where Do I Start?

I want to get pregnant. Where do I start? This is the number one question I get asked. And for some people, it's an easy answer. For me, I struggle with finding that perfect starting point. Because there are so many things simultaneously. But the answer was right in front of me the whole time: …

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Whole Body Nutrition With Sample Meals

Being healthy is not something that matters only when you are trying to get pregnant. Every day, you choose what goes into your body to nourish and sustain it. The quality of your diet, along with how active you are and whether you smoke, can stack the reproductive deck in your favor. It can also improve …

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5 Ways To Invite Positivity and Fertility Into Your Life

Every day is not going to be all sunshine and rainbows. We all know that. But what most people don't realize is that they don't have to suffer through as many rainy cloudy days as they do. But how does one change the weather? Literally speaking, you can not change the weather outside. But just …

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Can You REALLY Get Pregnant Any Day Of Your Cycle?

I remember sitting in my 8th grade science classroom as a woman explained to us about sex, condoms and STDs. Honestly, the thing that sticks out most about that day was each of us having a little cup of water and 2 people had food coloring in theirs. She had us all pour a little …

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Cervical Mucus: No, You (Most Likely) Don’t Have an Infection!

Have you ever noticed that white discharge in your panties and instantly worried that you had gotten a UTI or some other kind of infection? Well, I am here to tell you that you are (most likely) perfectly fine! Overview Cervical mucus (CM) is produced by the lining of the cervical canal (Epithelial folds called …

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