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Could the Pill Literally Be Shrinking Your Brain?

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On December 4, 2019, a new study was published finding brain changes in women who take hormonal contraceptives.  The findings of the study, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that, on average, women taking oral contraceptives had a hypothalamus that was 6 percent smaller than women who […]

What Are the Symptoms of PCOS, and How Do You Treat It?

Natural Womanhood by Natural Womanhood

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Many young women today have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS. It can manifest itself with symptoms of severe cramping and pain around one’s period, as well as very long cycles between periods.  Thanks to what we know about a healthy cycle from Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of charting, we have a lot more information […]

Seed Cycling for Hormone Health

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Sometimes, it seems like balancing your hormones is like fighting an uphill battle. With possible endocrine disruptors in nearly everything from our personal care products to our food and water, it can feel like you need to live like a hermit in a remote forest to escape their hormone-disturbing influence. And while few of us […]

Male Sex Hormones Are a Big Deal, Too

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This is Your Brain on Birth Control, a new book by Dr. Sara E. Hill takes a remarkably deep dive into the myriad ways that hormonal contraception alters women’s bodies, demonstrating that our sex hormones have an enormous impact on how our brains and bodies function. As we learn more about the consequences of altering […]

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: […]

4 Reasons It’s Worth It to Get a Fertility Awareness Instructor

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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As interest in Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) is growing across political, religious, and lifestyle spectrums, women and couples seeking to understand their bodies on a deeper level are finding tons of resources coming to the fore to help them get started. From Facebook groups to apps, there is a wealth of information online on using […]

The New York Times just Published a Fertility Awareness-Positive Article

Gabriella Patti by Gabriella Patti

Fertility Awareness-Based Methods, also known as modern methods of natural family planning (NFP), are often discredited or misrepresented in the media (or, more likely, ignored completely). So it was welcome news recently when the New York Times Parenting Blog published a personal essay that discussed fertility awareness methods in a positive and humorous way. In […]

Good and Bad News Concerning the LAM Method During the Postpartum Period

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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If you’ve been learning about Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABMs), you’ve probably heard that you can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding. You probably also know of someone who has. So what gives? In order to trust a natural family planning method, you need to have all the information—that is, all the scientifically proven information, not just anecdotes […]

How Fertility Awareness Goes Beyond Politics or Creed

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

Have you ever heard that “Fertility Awareness-Based Methods are for _____?” For hippies? For Catholics? For conspiracy theorists? There’s a lot of ideas out there and that to use a Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM) for family planning, you have to fit a certain box and hold certain ideologies. But the truth is that the “type […]

Three Science-backed, Natural Ways to Ease Childbirth and the Postpartum Period

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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While many people want to have children one day, few people actually look forward to the act of giving birth. Labor, delivery, and the postpartum period are often depicted in media as times of impossible desperation and exhaustion. There’s some truth to these depictions, as childbirth and the period that follows can be among the […]