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Surviving a Toxic Reaction to the Copper IUD

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Editor’s note: More than once at Natural Womanhood, we have received emails from parents whose daughters have tragically died as a result of her birth control. A few months ago, we received a different kind of note—one from a woman who had a close call and was able to share her story with us. Cheyenne, […]

Healing After the Loneliness and Heartbreak of a Miscarriage

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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I assumed that since my first child was conceived so easily that conceiving a second time would be easy as pie. If anything, I was worried it would happen sooner than I would have wanted. So when over a year had passed of trying and still no sign of a positive pregnancy test, I started […]

The Guardian publica reporte falso sobre una App para el Conocimiento de la Fertilidad

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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La semana pasada, la publicación londinense, The Guardian, publicó un reporte desacreditando FEMM, una aplicación que utiliza el conocimiento de la fertilidad. The Guardian utilizó tanto la información que FEMM provee acerca de los efectos secundarios de los anticonceptivos, como la afiliación religiosa de sus financiadores, para sugerirle a sus lectores que no pueden confiar […]

Understanding the Surgical Techniques Used to Address PCOS

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a notoriously difficult disorder to treat. For women who require surgical treatment for the disorder, Natural Procreative (NaPro) Technology surgeons may employ one of two techniques in particular: Ovarian Wedge Resection (OWR) and Ovarian Drilling (OD).  While it is estimated that as many as 12% of women of reproductive age […]

New Book Explores How Hormonal Birth Control Affects Women’s Brains

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

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In a new book titled How the Pill Changes Everything: Your Brain on Birth Control, Dr. Sarah E. Hill sheds light on current research on the woman’s brain and the many ways the Pill impacts it. In a recent interview for The Guardian, Dr. Hill discusses the book and the science and research backing her […]

The Use of Progesterone Supplements in Treating Postpartum Depression

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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The birth of a baby can be one of the most emotionally and hormonally turbulent events in a woman’s life. Pain, fear, joy, and ecstasy come in rapid succession, joined by interrupted sleep and dramatic hormonal shifts. Often euphemistically dubbed the “baby blues,” it is no laughing matter for a great number of women. For […]

The Benefits of Charting into Perimenopause

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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Here at Natural Womanhood, we love being a resource to answer women’s questions about their bodies. Too often, women tell us that when they bring their inquiries about health and wellness to their doctors or clinicians, they are met with quick fixes and temporary solutions, rather than treatment plans that honor the whole of who […]

The Pill vs.The Sandman: How Hormonal Contraception Messes With Your Sleep

Margaret Brady by Margaret Brady

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Are you feeling tired? You’re not alone. Roughly 25% of women have trouble sleeping at any given time. As our female bodies go through seemingly endless hormonal changes, it can be hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. But researchers have found there may be an unexpected factor contributing to the modern epidemic of exhaustion: […]

The Dark Side of the IVF Industry, From a Survivor

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When couples struggling to conceive approach an infertility clinic for help, they’re not just patients seeing a doctor: they’re also healthcare consumers navigating a billion-dollar industry. All too often, they’re also sucked onto a moving sidewalk designed to effortlessly take them from one intervention to another, without stopping to heal their spirits, discern their options, […]

What’s the Best Postpartum Fertility Awareness-Based Method?

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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One of the beautiful things about Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) is that they can be used at any stage of a woman’s reproductive life, whether she’s got a regular menstrual cycle or not. Often, women and couples learn a natural family planning methods when they are preparing for marriage or when they are trying to […]