In pre-diabetic, insulin resistant conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), insulin receptors all over the body - including in the ovaries - are resistant to the turn of the insulin “key” that lets glucose into the “door” of the cell membrane. Result: Glucose energy can’t get into the cell. The cell is tired. You are … Continue reading PCOS, Insulin Resistance and what you need to know
When charting it really helps when your man gives his support. Here are 5 Tips to Get Him Involved:1. Put your paper chart where he can see it or set a reminder to share your electronic chart. 2. At the end of each cycle, identify your Peak Day together. 3. If using a paper chart, … Continue reading How He Can Support You
It may seem strange to be thinking about postpartum depression now, especially if you are trying to conceive with no success yet. However, it is always worth being prepared for every eventuality and it is so important to consider your mental health whilst trying to get pregnant. Studies show that having depression before getting pregnant … Continue reading Post Partum Depression Risk
To grow in love, we must be intentional with our behaviours and make intentional choices that improve our loved one’s long term well-being.When learning to chart your cycle I don't just teach you about the chart, there is so much emphasis on you as a couple. Infertility can really put a huge strain on … Continue reading Growing in Love: Putting Others First
When us women are born, within our ovaries, we already have about 400,000 immature eggs. During our reproductive lives, only about 400-450 will fully mature and be released during ovulation. Wow!! aren't our bodies amazing!?
A Luteinized Unruptured Follicle (LUF) is where the egg grows in the maturing follicle normally and the follicle becomes a corpus luteum as normal, hormone levels and everything about the cycle can appear normal BUT the egg does not release from the follicle and remains trapped inside it. LUFs can therefore be a major reason … Continue reading What is a LUF?
We are often told that a woman's cycle should be a regular 28 days to be normal. Did you know that less than 10% of women's cycles are actually 28 days long? 😮 How long are your cycles? Now some of you do indeed have those cycles where your period arrives like clockwork every 4 … Continue reading Less than 10% of cycles are 28 days