Infertility solutions

Does the pill cause infertility? Yes and No

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

Let’s say you are 33 years old and got married a year ago. In the past ten years, you have been using a variety of hormonal birth control methods. Now you and your husband are looking forward to starting a family. You get off the pill, hopeful and a bit anxious as you know time […]

Four natural ways to help regulate ovulation

Emily Kennedy by Emily Kennedy

Ovulation is a sign of health. The regular monthly release of an egg is a sign that your hormones are at optimal levels and, for the most part, balanced. Not ovulating–though you still might menstruate–often means that something is awry.  Most commonly that “something” is stress, but don’t ignore signs of anovulation just because “it’s […]

The surprising states of the uterus explained

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

I recently attended a class at the ArborVitae School of Herbalism in Manhattan on the Six States of the Uterus. It was led by Lena DeGloma, owner of Red Moon Wellness in Park Slope Brooklyn. While she is a Licensed Massage Therapist and highly experienced doula, Lena also has a rich and thorough background in […]

The story of the menstrual cycle I was never told

Cycle Naturel by Cycle Naturel

For a long time, my menstrual cycle was essentially a battle fought with tampons and Midol. I didn’t retain much from my 8th grade science class. I memorized the facts about hormones, pituitary glands, follicles and ovules, but they remained obscure concepts for me. Then I forgot it all the day after the test. We probably went over it […]

Spotting between your periods could be a sign of endometriosis

Emily Kennedy by Emily Kennedy

Spotting between periods might not seem like too bothersome of a problem to have in and of itself. But a certain kind of spotting can be a sign of a very serious disease: endometriosis. What happens when you complain about spotting to your doctor? If you are dismissed, you may need to look further. Yes, a lot […]

The three ways fertility awareness can help with infertility

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

Just yesterday afternoon, at a conference in San Antonio, a couple in their early thirties shyly approached the Natural Womanhood table, attracted by our signage about fertility. The young wife almost whispered to me, “We can’t get pregnant; can you help us?” A short conversation ensued revealing that she wasn’t ovulating at every cycle, and was […]

My journey through the grief of infertility to motherhood

Amy Beckley by Amy Beckley

Hands down, the greatest grief I have ever experienced was when I wanted to become a mom, but couldn’t. Infertility sucked the life out of my husband and me for three LONG years! If you’ve experienced grief, you may know there are five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I progressed through them all. First came the denial. […]

Unexplained infertility is not always unexplainable

Amy Beckley by Amy Beckley

In my first blog I explained the stages of grief I went through when dealing with my infertility. But it didn’t end there. Here is the rest of the story. My husband and I were told we had to be actively trying to conceive for one year before we could seek medical help for infertility, […]

3 reasons you should consider Merciér Therapy for holistic fertility treatment

Liz Escoffery by Liz Escoffery

When a woman begins to chart her fertility with the goal of conceiving, she begins a journey of self-awareness that allows her to see which aspects of her life need evaluation and treatment. More and more a variety of holistic care providers, including chiropracters, acupuncturists, massage therapists, naturopaths, have expertise in reproductive and fertility health […]

How fertility awareness reduces risk of miscarriage

Emily Kennedy by Emily Kennedy

Mother and her new born Natural Womanhood

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have never experienced a miscarriage. Both my children were carried to term with few complications and few of the usual pregnancy-related discomforts. No other mother I’ve met seems to have been so lucky. According to the American Pregnancy Association, 10 to 25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies […]