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 …

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

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 …

Continue reading The Importance of Morning Meditations for Fertility and Wellness

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 …

Continue reading Guest Post: SEED CYCLING THROUGH IVF

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 …

Continue reading The Best Hashtags For Those Trying To Conceive

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 …

Continue reading Why Are Hormonal Contraceptives So Effective?

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 …

Continue reading When I Interviewed… my Fertility Consultant

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 …

Continue reading How Do Diet And Lifestyle Affect Sperm Quality?

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 …

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

How do Naturopathic Doctors Help Address Fertility and Infertility?

Jaclyn Chasse, ND with INM & AANP Highlights 1 in 8 couples in the U.S. have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.NDs guide couples in fertility with a goal of conceiving naturally and avoiding interventions when possible.NDs have helped countless men and women resolve fertility challenges safely and cost-effectively.A number of infertility causes are linked to …

Continue reading How do Naturopathic Doctors Help Address Fertility and Infertility?

My Three Favorite Period/Fertility Tracker Apps

When we started trying to conceive this last time around, I became obsessed with tracking my cycles. I tried a bunch of different apps, but the 3 I kept coming back to were FLO, Fertility Friend, and Period Tracker Deluxe. Every morning, I would wake up an hour early to take my BBT, record it …

Continue reading My Three Favorite Period/Fertility Tracker Apps

What To Know About Cervical Mucus And Fertile Discharge

Throughout the menstrual cycle, cervical mucus changes. This type of discharge is healthy and a sign of regular ovulation. One method of fertility monitoring uses changes in cervical mucus to predict ovulation. When a person is fertile, the cervical fluid is watery, thin, and slippery, and it may appear similar to an egg white. What is …

Continue reading What To Know About Cervical Mucus And Fertile Discharge

Why Pineapple Should Be The One Food You Keep On Hand

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com When you're trying to get healthy, you want to do whatever you can, right? When I started on my health journey, I wanted to cut out all the chemicals and things that I was finding in the products I used every day. When I embarked on my latest leg …

Continue reading Why Pineapple Should Be The One Food You Keep On Hand

For Maternal Health and Covid-19, a Racial Divide

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL), co-founder and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus,  speaking at the Black Maternal Health Caucus Stakeholder Summit at the Capitol in Washington, DC on July 11, 2019.  © 2020 Sipa USA via AP (Photo by Michael Brochstein) In the week and a half leading up to my daughter’s birth last July, I …

Continue reading For Maternal Health and Covid-19, a Racial Divide