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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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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Birth Control And Fake Periods

I want you to know something that may come as a bit of a shock: A period while taking hormonal birth control (oral contraceptives) is not a natural menstrual period. In fact, it’s not a real period at all. Taking birth control can cause you to believe you are experiencing normal periods. The entire menstrual cycle may …

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What Does A Healthy Period Look Like?

The appearance of your menstrual blood and the duration of your period can reveal a hormonal imbalance that will lead to other health issues. It’s possible to heal all hormonal imbalances and their resulting symptoms by addressing diet and lifestyle. Here on the Whole Body Fertility blog, I help you decode this important vital sign …

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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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