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The emotional effects of PCOS: The lies it tells me, and how I battle them

Rebekah Firestine by Rebekah Firestine

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On a good day, my battle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a burden I must carry, making me stronger, more intentional, and more merciful towards myself and others. Every other day, it’s an intense emotional battle–the bane of my existence, and an ugly reminder that I am chronically ill. Although the emotional effects of […]

4 Supplements to Naturally Boost Your Fertility When Trying to Conceive

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When my husband and I were first trying to conceive a child, it seemed like the Internet was chock-full of suggestions for ways we could change our diet and lifestyle in order to naturally boost our fertility. Read on to find out why certain supplements (like evening primrose oil) are often recommended to couples who […]

How to Get an Endometriosis Diagnosis and Find Truly Restorative Treatment

Melissa Buchan by Melissa Buchan

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Like many women I know, I was put on hormonal birth control at a young age to manage menstrual pain. Desperate and confused, I complied with what medical professionals prescribed. What followed were years of struggle and unwanted side effects. When I finally received my endometriosis diagnosis and real treatment for this disorder, my entire […]

“Isn’t NaProTechnology Just Charting?” and other questions: A Natural Womanhood NaPro FAQ

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We talk a lot about the benefits of Natural Procreative Technology (known as “NaProTechnology,” or simply “NaPro”) here at Natural Womanhood. But if you’re just joining the movement for truly restorative reproductive medicine, you might be a bit unclear about what NaProTechnology really is.  With this latest Natural Womanhood FAQ, we will be diving into […]

How Whole30 Helped Me Manage my PCOS and Overcome Infertility

Rebekah Firestine by Rebekah Firestine

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My husband and I were married in April of 2015. We celebrated our five-year anniversary with a delicious dinner—a Whole30 take on the burrito bowl. It wasn’t an accident. The Whole30, a 30-day lifestyle change encouraging the consumption of whole foods while restricting sugar, milk, grains, alcohol, and other foods, has played an integral part […]

Remembering Marilyn Shannon, Author of ‘Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition’

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Marilyn Shannon died from cancer on May 17, 2020, but her spirit lives on in her work, and in the spiritual kinship forged with the countless women and couples who turned to her book for help in their struggles with fertility.  “The first thing you need to do when you get home is order Fertility, […]

Dealing with the emotional challenges of infertility: Interview with Marc Sherman of Organic Conceptions

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Anyone who has dealt with infertility knows that it is nothing short of an emotional roller coaster ride. For Marc Sherman and his wife, it was a ride that took up the better part of a decade as they dealt first with primary infertility, then later on, secondary infertility as well. Throughout their journey, the […]

“What causes endometriosis?” and other questions: A Natural Womanhood Endo FAQ

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Endometriosis affects approximately 89 million women worldwide. It affects all ages and races, and is one of the leading causes of female infertility.  Pain from endometriosis causes girls and women to miss school and work—or perhaps worse—to endure both while in excruciating pain. For as common as it is, very little is known about this […]

Trying to Conceive During COVID-19: Natural Infertility Solutions to Explore

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Last week, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued guidance urging the temporary halt of all non-urgent fertility care for the foreseeable future. The announcement and guidance document comes as the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic causes nationwide concerns about scarce medical resources, and as hospitals and clinics implement measures to limit unnecessary exposure […]

Progesterone Helps Prevent Miscarriage: Good News for Moms and Babies

Margaret Brady by Margaret Brady

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Miscarriages are sadly one of the most common experiences in a woman’s reproductive life. About twenty percent of all pregnancies end with a mother losing her baby to miscarriage, most often in the first trimester. Some women will tragically experience the same devastating loss over and over again, without doctors being able to provide much […]