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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 […]

Surviving a Toxic Reaction to the Copper IUD

Cheyenne Walters by Cheyenne Walters

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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 […]

Why I Choose to Use a Fertility Awareness Method, Even Though I Have a Serious Reason to Avoid Pregnancy

Allison Jung, PA by Allison Jung, PA

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As a physician assistant specializing in OB/GYN, I have prescribed birth control to everyone for everything . . . irregular cycles, painful periods, unusual bleeding, PMS, acne, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, perimenopause and, of course, to avoid pregnancy. It wasn’t until my own struggles with infertility that I began to research more about the […]

How My Fertility Charts Help Me Customize My Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Ginie Kay by Ginie Kay

All women experience metabolic changes during their menstrual cycle that a healthy body manages unnoticed. These changes include shifts in insulin sensitivity. As a Type 1 Diabetic, I operate my glucose metabolism exogenously and must respond to these changes consciously. Insulin needs are often misunderstood as being simply relative to carbohydrate consumption. In reality, insulin […]

Do You Know Someone Who Has Suffered Birth-Control Side Effects?

Gerard Migeon by Gerard Migeon

If, like us, you have any concerns about the lack of transparency and patient warning on birth-control side effects, including blood clots, breast cancer, depression, and many other issues, you have a chance to make your voice heard today. Maybe you’re someone who used birth control and stopped because of the side-effects, or you know […]

How I Came to View Fertility As a Delicate Gift

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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I’ve been thinking a lot about new life this springtime. After a long winter, this week in Cleveland, we saw our first daffodils and hyacinths. They’re always the first to show up, and they may not last more than a couple weeks, but the sight of them represents something larger—the promise of spring and warmer […]