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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Combating The After Holiday Weekend Fatigue

For my family, Labor Day weekend is just like any other weekend. Except it's one day longer. So for us, it's just an extra day of doing housework or yard-work or, as was the case this year, doing work at my family's farm. Cutting and splitting trees that had been removed and also broken trees …

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ANOTHER Office Baby Shower: How To Cope When You’re Still Waiting For That BFP

Susie has just announced that she is pregnant with her third baby and the office party planner has decided to throw her yet ANOTHER baby shower. Which, for someone who isn't struggling with infertility or who hasn't had a miscarriage, might just be another office event. However, for you, it seems like torture. After trying …

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7 Wellness Tips During Social Distancing

Guest Post By  Karon Warren The 2020 coronavirus pandemic is forcing people into a new, but temporary, way of life known as “social distancing.” Social distancing means increasing the physical space between people to help prevent spreading illness. Currently, the recommended distance is at least 6 feet. But social distancing does not mean total isolation. For instance, …

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What NOT To Say To Someone Struggling With Infertility

When you are struggling with infertility, you are already a mess of emotions. The last thing that you need is to hear unkind (although well-intentioned) things from others. In this article, we'll cover not just what NOT to say, but also some things you might say instead and also other ways to help support a …

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Everything You Need To Know About Improving Semen Quality

Last year, I wrote an article on what semen is made of. And it has brought a lot of interest from you readers, wanting to know more about it! And so comes this article, Everything You Need To Know About Improving Semen Quality. We all know that semen is an integral part of getting pregnant. …

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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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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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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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Relax And Recharge: Yoga

We all know that exercise is essential to our health. Too much is detrimental, however, and can actually inhibit ovulation and therefore lower your chances of getting pregnant. Plus, if you're anything like me, once you find something you like doing, you're not going to want to give it up once you do succeed at …

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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 …

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