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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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What Couples Who Are Trying To Conceive Wish You Knew

Hoping for a Baby You're ready to get pregnant and grow your family. There’s a lot to look forward to and plan for. And although it might happen quickly, it could take longer than expected, even if you and your partner are healthy.  Hearing questions like: "When are you going to get pregnant?""When are you …

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A Fast Food Diet And Trying To Get Pregnant

We all know that it is important to eat healthy when we're trying to conceive. But just what does that mean? A salad is healthy, no matter where it comes from. Right? Well that's not always true. When you order a salad at McDonald's with grilled chicken (because we all know grilled is healthier than …

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Relax And Recharge: Adult Coloring

When someone suggested that I try coloring for my anxiety, I thought they were crazy! I thought only children colored. But once I tried it, I was hooked!! It varies from person to person, but I personally have found that using colored pencils is my favorite way to color! I love being able to do …

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