THANKSGIVING AS FERTILITY HOLIDAY- SYMBOLS, FEASTING, AND GRATITUDE

in MIND-BODY PRACTICES FOR FERTILITY on 28/09/20 Thanksgiving has absolutely always been one of my favorite holidays. Family coming together and eating a huge feast commemorating the bounty of the earth and collaboration between peoples- PLUS a big turkey . . . what could be wrong with that? Well, for some couples struggling with infertility (like we did), …

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12 Signs You Need to Take a Break ASAP

Running errands, keeping up with an ever-growing pile of laundry, caring for a small person while juggling work — it can all become a bit much. By the time you lie down for the night, your head is spinning with an endless to-do list that only keeps growing. Symptoms of burnout can vary from person to person, …

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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Cardiologist Recommended Natural Remedies for Pregnant Moms

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a phrase you never want to hear when pregnant, and understandably so. Pregnancy already is no walk in the park, and any type of complications comes with a set of worries and fears. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is rare but not unheard of, and doctors are well-versed in the symptoms and treatments. There are …

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How to Support Someone with Fertility Problems

Written by Alice Rose on October 10, 2019 It’s Fertility Week in the UK! Wooohoo! I’m not sure why I’m woo-hooing, other than this week gives me even more reason to talk about my fave topic: FERTILITY! And namely: how to get through a fertility struggle/ fertility journey/ fertility problem. And do you know what? I’m becoming more and more aware …

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What is Cervical Mucus?

The glands in a woman’s cervix secrete cervical mucus when stimulated by the hormone estrogen. Cervical mucus usually aids in conception as well as serves to protect the uterus from bacteria and various other foreign intruders. This cervical fluid is very important for conception because of its ability to keep the sperm alive for as …

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20 Desserts That Are Gestational Diabetes Friendly

Anybody else get diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GD) and still have a HORRIBLE sweet tooth? No? Just me? Perfect. 🙂 Well for those of you who do, or who are just looking for some healthier options, this article is for you! Desserts can be tricky when you live with diabetes. You absolutely can have a sugary dessert …

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Gestational Diabetes: What You Need To Know

For anyone who's been pregnant before, or spent much time in the pregnancy forums online, we're all pretty familiar with the glucose screen performed between 24 and 28 weeks. For a lot of women, they have to fast for 8 to 12 hours, then drink that nasty liquid glucose, and then get their glucose checked …

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Six Things You Should Be Doing During the Two Week Wait

 Written by Dalene Barton - Certified Herbalist, Birth Doula Reviewed by Christine Traxler, MD Updated October 8th, 2018 Through the timed intercourse, tracked ovulation and countless fertility methods, here you are waiting to take a pregnancy test. You are in the dreaded two-week wait and the wondering is killing you. It seems simply amazing that two weeks each cycle can …

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A Color-Coded Guide To Vaginal Discharge

It is common to wonder whether the color or consistency of vaginal discharge is normal or needs to be checked out. Vaginal discharge can be many colors, and several indicate a healthy body. In this article, we provide a color-coded guide to vaginal discharge. Learn what the colors mean and when to see a doctor. …

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Nutrition And Gut Health: How Does It Effect Our Bodies

Hello everyone. Let me introduce myself. My name is Heather Verduzco. I live in the Twin CitiesMinnesota (born and raised-dreaming of heading somewhere warm). I am married, going on 25 years, and have 3 adult children. I am a Special Education teacher working with families and children from newborns up to 3 year olds. I …

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Intellectual Wellness Assessment and Improvement

The intellectual dimension of wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. It encourages creative, stimulating mental activities. "An intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand one's knowledge in improved skills along with expanding potential for sharing with others. An intellectually well person uses the intellectual and cultural activities in …

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