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
Do you ever get those times when it really feels like everywhere you look you see pregnant women? 🙄The more something is on your mind the more you tend to notice them so it's no wonder that we notice every baby bump and every pram in the street. Though I have to say there do … Continue reading Magic Water
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 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
How do you respond to stress? Do you tend to respond badly? The good news is you CAN turn this around! You always have a choice. Similar to how Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”, your emotions can not stress you out unless you open the door and … Continue reading Stress: You Can Choose Your Response
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
Have you found your feelings being triggered by posts on Facebook or Instagram? So often when I'm scrolling through my newsfeed I can come across some picture or news from a friend about their baby that hits me so hard in the heart. I can be having a good day but this report about their … Continue reading It’s ok to Unfollow Friends
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?
Folate, or its synthetic form, folic acid, is a well-known nutrient in prenatal vitamins that all women who are trying to conceive should be taking. Choline is necessary in prenatal supplements for the SAME reason folate is - prevention of neural tube defects. So how do you get choline in your diet?Well, eggs are a … Continue reading Choline…why do we need it?
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?