If like me you have a wish for a child when 40 or older, it is important to keep calm, chart on and consult a fertility doctor who has specific training on cycle charting methods (such as a NaProTechnology Consultant). Many, many women conceive naturally even while they are approaching menopause. I often hear of … Continue reading TTC after 40
Oral contraceptive pills are made of artificial steroids that mimic the effects of estrogen and progesterone. Some contraceptive (meaning against conception) pills only have artificial forms of progesterone in them. They are termed “mini” pills and work a little differently from those with synthetic estrogen and progesterone. I mention the pill because so many of … Continue reading The Pill. What’s it made of?
Once released the ovum or egg lives (and therefore is only available for fertilization) for only 12-24 hours. If you are trying to conceive, this in itself provides a very short window of opportunity each cycle. The good news however is that cervical mucus, which is produced in the days leading up to ovulation. enables … Continue reading How long does the egg live?
Firstly I wanted to show you the face behind 'Naturally Conceive' (yes this is me- Amanda Adebisi!) and secondly ....please know;YOU ARE NOT ALONE...If you are dealing with infertility whether it be primary or secondary...or if you are suffering baby losses..I see you, I hear you.. and I know the pain..Of course everyone's experience is … Continue reading You are NOT alone
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