Web Analytics Made Easy -
StatCounter

Women’s health solutions

Cycles and the Change: Fertility After 35

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, taking charge of your fertility, know more about your body, understanding fertility, understanding fertility health, improving fertility health, improving women's health, natural birth control, mid-thirties, cycle changes, middle age, health, menopause, premenopause, perimenopause, cycles, nutrition, exercise, strength training, after 35

Menopause is not typically a word women like to hear. Whether it’s pre, peri, or simply just menopause.  Regardless of when the ovary releases the final egg, cycles make a major shift around the mid-thirties, leading to a large drop in fertility after age 35 (generally speaking, as every woman is different). De-regulation of cycles—and […]

Birth Control Fails More Often Than People Realize

Jessica Davidson by Jessica Davidson

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, taking charge of your fertility, know more about your body, take charge of your fertility, fertility awareness, natural birth control, birth control effectiveness, birth control failures, perfect use rate, typical use rate, method use rate

Many medical professionals tend to look with skepticism at the effectiveness rates of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FABM) to prevent pregnancy, despite the research to back them up. As I was told at my six-week after birth followup by my OB-GYN: “you do know you can get pregnant on that [FABM]?” After my first baby, I […]

How Placenta Encapsulation Can Help You Postpartum

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

Natural Womanhood Postpartum period post delivery placenta eating placenta encapsulation should i eat my placenta benefits risks natural hormones

Although women have been doing it for centuries, it has become a growing trend since the 1970s, particularly in America, for women who just gave birth to consume their placenta. Some have it dehydrated into powder form, put into capsules (called placenta encapsulation), and take it with their daily vitamins. Others freeze it and put […]

2019: A Year in Review

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

Natural Womanhood Fertility Awareness Methods FABM Natural Family PLanning NFP charting menstrual cycle apps birth control side effects health risks iud the pill hormonal contraceptives

If you’ve been following our e-newsletter, you know we have a lot of exciting plans for growth in 2020. But we would be remiss if we didn’t first acknowledge the challenges we faced and gains we made in 2019.  When it comes to women’s fertility health, there have been some troubling developments: 2019 has seen […]

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

Natural Womanhood by Natural Womanhood

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, PCOS, what is PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, polycystic ovarian disease, PCOD, PCOS side effects, PCOS and weight gain, PCOS and sleep, PCOS and fertility, PCOS and infertility, PCOS and mood, PCOS and depression, PCOS and pregnancy, PCOS treatment, Polycystic ovary syndrome treatment, PCOS reversal,

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

Avatar by Grace Stark

seed cycling, seed cycling science, seed cycling research, seed cycling for hormone health, seed cycling for fertility, seed cycling diet, seed cycling and hormone balance, seed cycle, fertility boosting, boosting fertility, Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, natural birth control, organic birth control

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 […]

The Link between Depression and Birth Control

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, depression and birth control, mental health and birth control, mental health and hormones, mental health and hormonal birth control, depression and hormonal birth control, anxiety and birth control, birth control, hormonal birth control, the Pill, birth control pill, IUD, natural birth control, fertility awareness method,

In my work as a psychotherapist, one of the first things I try to address with my clients is identifying any areas of their life that might be exacerbating whatever mental health issue they are experiencing. I ask them about their sleep habits, their eating habits, the health of their significant relationships, their exercise habits, […]

Understanding the Surgical Techniques Used to Address PCOS

Avatar by Grace Stark

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, taking charge of your fertility, know more about your body, take charge of your fertility, fertility awareness, natural birth control, birth control effectiveness, birth control failures, perfect use rate, typical use rate, method use rate

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a notoriously difficult disorder to treat. For women who require surgical treatment for the disorder, surgeons may employ one of two techniques in particular: Ovarian Wedge Resection (OWR) or Ovarian Drilling (OD).    While it is estimated that as many as 12 percent of women of reproductive age are affected […]

The Benefits of Charting into Perimenopause

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, taking charge of your fertility, know more about your body, take charge of your fertility, fertility awareness, natural birth control, perimenopause, changing hormones, first signs of menopause, perimenopause symptoms, transition to menopause, understanding women's health, understanding hormone health, understanding perimenopause, understanding menopause, understanding ovulation, understanding menses, fertility awareness based methods and menopause, fertility awareness method and perimenopause,

Here at Natural Womanhood, we love being a resource to answer women’s questions about their bodies. Too often, women tell us that when they bring their inquiries about health and wellness to their doctors or clinicians, they are met with quick fixes and temporary solutions, rather than treatment plans that honor the whole of who […]

The Pill vs.The Sandman: How Hormonal Contraception Messes With Your Sleep

Margaret Brady by Margaret Brady

birth control and sleep, birth control side effects, birth control and insomnia, hormonal contraception side effects, hormonal contraception and sleep, the Pill and sleep, the Pill and insomnia, hormones and sleep, hormones and insomnia, birth control and restless leg syndrome, trouble sleeping, sleep apnea, restless sleep, sleep and dreams, sleep and nightmares, reasons for bad sleep, insomnia and sleep, RSL, restless leg syndrome, Natural Womanhood, Fertility Awareness Based Methods, Natural Family Planning, NFP, FABM, FAM, birth control side effects, womens health, reproductive health, fertility awareness, taking charge of your fertility, know more about your body, take charge of your fertility, fertility awareness, natural birth control,

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: […]