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?
Parenthood: the Epitome of Sacrificial Love
Parenthood is the epitome of sacrificial love, the love that gets us out of our tendency to be only concerned with our own needs and wants. It is so easy to put all your efforts into trying to GET a baby that you can become overconsumed with that and forget what you will need to … Continue reading Parenthood: the Epitome of Sacrificial Love
TTC after 40
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
The Pill. What’s it made of?
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?
How long does the egg live?
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?
You are NOT alone
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
What is a LUF?
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?
Less than 10% of cycles are 28 days
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