Oh how there have been many storms in my life so far, infertility and baby loss can certainly throw violent storms in life's pathway. With life does come so many uncertainties and so there are bound to be some storms ahead and yet one thing I do know is that through these storms I am … Continue reading Learning How To Sail
One Line or Two
It is so easy to allow the lines you see on your pregnancy test to affect how you feel about yourself. Struggling to conceive and awaiting those two lines can really take its toll, physically and emotionally but don't let those lines lie to you and make you feel anything less than who you really … Continue reading One Line or Two
Brown Spotting – is it Normal?
Brown bleeding in your cycle can be for a variety of reasons and can be normal, for example when some old blood (brown blood) is seen at the end of menses for only a day or two or you see some implantation bleeding 6 -9 days after conception. But it can also indicate possible health … Continue reading Brown Spotting – is it Normal?
Can You Predict Ovulation?
Release of an egg (aka ovulation) 🥚 ➡️ is closely tied to changes in cervical fluid. This means that you can predict ovulation with up to 95% confidence by keeping track of your cervical fluid.See here to learn more about how charting your fertile signs could help you.
What is Hope?
My thoughts about what I believe true hope is through my experience of infertility and baby loss. https://youtu.be/3ag00gfJHXU What does Hope mean to you? I would love to know your thoughts too.
DHA for sperm health
Lead Researcher from the University of Illinois found that the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is critical for the formation of the acrosome, or part of the head of the sperm that contains the enzymes used to penetrate the ovum. Why not add more DHA rich foods to your DH’s diet!? Such as salmon, … Continue reading DHA for sperm health
Are you on a tired-and-wired, caffeine-->sugar-->crash cycle, and you know it? Yep, the struggle against the temptation towards “fake energy” you get from caffeine and sugar is VERY real, and constant. The good news…Knowing it’s fake energy (like Pill periods are “fake” periods) is your first step towards reversing the caffeine-sugar crash cycle! Having more … Continue reading Fake Energy
Love making or baby making?
In those early days baby making sex seemed fun... it was exciting, it made you feel free... it was love making with the added hope and anticipation of creating a new life!After maybe 5 or 6 months it was still fun and loving but before we knew it there was an element of disappointment and … Continue reading Love making or baby making?
The average age of menopause (Menopause = No bleeding for 12 months) is 51 years old.PERI-menopause is the time leading up to and around menopause. It can be up to 10 years long. Nature takes its time to wind down our fertility, just like it takes some time to wind it up in adolescence and … Continue reading Menopause
Body Fat for Fertility
A goal of dieting is often to reduce body fat. However, experts in human reproduction have known for several decades that women need a certain amount of body fat in order to achieve the hormonal balance required for regular ovulation. Changes to a woman’s body composition (i.e. percent muscle mass and percent fat mass) can … Continue reading Body Fat for Fertility