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How A Blood Clot During Pregnancy Led Me to Fertility Awareness

Jeanette Lundgren BSN, MN by Jeanette Lundgren BSN, MN

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Twenty-six weeks into my first pregnancy, I was solidly in the “honeymoon phase” of the second trimester. After finally emerging from the fog of fatigue and nausea, we were preparing the nursery, discussing baby names, and excitedly feeling our baby’s kicks. Unfortunately, our blissful and carefree experience was about to be drastically interrupted by the […]

How Charting My Cycles with Fertility Awareness Saved My Life

Nia Husk by Nia Husk

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When I was in college was when I first heard about Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) and about six months before I was to be married, I learned how to chart a specific method. A few months after we were married, we went on a trip to Guatemala, and while we were there I was charting […]

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 […]

My Journey to Find Real Treatment for PCOS

Maria Brown by Maria Brown

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When Maria was in high school, her health seemed pretty normal. Her period stopped for months at a time before starting back up again, which she didn’t think much about until her pediatrician decided to take a closer look at the situation. Suddenly, Maria and her health were on a rollercoaster journey, which eventually led […]

12 Relatable Instagram Accounts for New Moms to Follow

Rachel Wilkerson by Rachel Wilkerson

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My evening essentials for the first few blurry weeks of being a new mom have included enormous glasses of water, muslins for midnight burpings, emergency granola bars for marathon nursing sessions, and my smartphone. With a baby inclined toward reflux, I often spend the early hours of the morning holding him upright in one hand […]

How using FABMs can lead to a large family—but not by accident!

Jeanette Flood by Jeanette Flood

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Using a Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM) for family planning often leads to more people coming into the world. Contrary to popular belief, however, this is not because these methods are too hard and thus more prone to error. Rather, people who use FABMs often find that they are more open to life for a variety […]

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 […]

What Is a Chemical Pregnancy?

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A few weeks ago, we featured a pair of articles—one on miscarriage, and one on the effects of low progesterone—that both mentioned the term “chemical pregnancy.” But what exactly is a chemical pregnancy, and why is it even called that? How common are chemical pregnancies, and do women even know they’ve had them? Are they […]

Removing My IUD Removed My Depression

Szilvia by Szilvia

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My name is Szilvia. I am a 40-year-old quality manager and mother of two little children, living in Germany. Not long ago, I found the Natural Womanhood site when searching birth control side effects while on the copper IUD. I found so much important information on the copper IUD and copper toxicity in an article […]

Is There a Link Between Gluten Consumption and Infertility?

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There is perhaps nothing quite like the struggle of unexplained infertility. It is baffling, it is exhausting, it is all-encompassing, and above all it is so, so hard. It is also confusing. For couples struggling with unexplained infertility, anything and everything can seem like the culprit behind the thwarted desire to have a baby. You […]