Do you know your hCG numbers at 16 days past ovulation (DPO)? In this article, I discuss a study that examines the relationship between hCG numbers and pregnancy viability.
The Mirena IUD promises to prevent pregnancy for five years. But what about the side effects that thousands of women experience every year? This article is based on my experience and research.
Is there a connection between estrogenic activity and popular soy foods like tofu, tempeh, edamame, and soy milk? Research suggests soy has health implications for both women and men. Includes a chart with isoflavone levels in popular soy foods.
For those new to menstrual cups, finding the right cup fold and insertion technique can be challenging. This article will give you some tips on finding the best way to use menstrual cups if you are beginner.
Sometimes, the vagina gets a bad name. This article sets the record straight with facts about the inherent beauty of this part of the female anatomy.
My PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) was debilitating. After making some changes to my lifestyle, my symptoms have reduced dramatically. Here's what I did to ease my symptoms.
Endometriosis can ruin the quality of life of any woman who suffers from it. However, making changes in the diet may prove to alleviate the symptoms.
HPV (the human papilloma virus), is the leading cause of cervical cancer. What does having HPV means for your long-term health? This is my experience with the condition.
Are you being diagnosed with a blighted ovum? Don't worry about how far along you are or your hCG levels. Your doctor needs to be monitoring the size of the gestational sac.
Up to 1/3 of women bleed at some point during their pregnancy. Many of those women go on to successfully carry their pregnancies to term.
Experiencing blood clots during menstruation is not uncommon. However, there are a few warning signs that you should watch for. Learn about what causes them and how they can be treated.
A personal review from long-term use of the LadyCare magnet for the relief of cramping and menopausal symptoms.
Some people are against using menstrual cups, while others love it. Learn about what they are really like before you start using them.
I bought a DivaCup two years ago in an effort to find a cost-effective and comfortable way to manage my period. Here are my results and thoughts about this product!
Cervical cancer is a killer of women in the reproductive age. It's incidence is declining in developed countries, thanks to health education and proper screening methods. Unfortunately, it is still common in developing countries.
Dealing with a late or missed period and positive you're not pregnant? You're not alone! Read on for clues to why your period is MIA and that pregnancy test is a BFN.
HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening condition affecting pregnant women. It stands for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, and Low Platelet Count. This article discusses causes, signs, and symptoms.
Extremely fatigue, depression, and reduced libido are common symptoms of low testosterone (or "low T"). Read my story to discover how you can overcome this very serious condition.
Thinking of making the switch to a menstrual cup? You'll be glad you did! It's healthier, more comfortable, and you'll save both your money and the environment!
Everyone has heard of the herpes virus, but did you know there are 8 different strains of the virus? This article discusses these different strains as well as their transmission.
Whether donating your eggs for money or out of a sense of compassion for childless couples, there are many things to consider before making this decision. Here's why I chose to donate my eggs.
While there are women who are fine with taking contraceptives, others prefer natural solutions for shortening their periods.
I used to experience debilitating PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). This is a simple mindfulness exercise that helps me feel more calm and stable each month. I hope it helps you, too.
As a current Diva Cup user, I just wanted to pass on some information about the product to other ladies who have been thinking about giving the Diva Cup a try!
Like all popular subjects, the web is awash with information on the subject of water birth. As might be expected, however, a lot of this information is promotional rather than factual.
Pelvic floor disorder is barely talked about but affects 1 in 4 American women. Learn the definition, the causes, and the treatment options.
There are many birth control options out there. This is my experience with Tarina Fe 1/20 birth control pills: the pros and cons and how it worked for me.
If your gestational sac is growing and has not yet reached 25 mm, you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum too soon.
You should really know the facts about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to protect yourself, your children, and live the best life you can, sickness free. More than 50% of women in the US have these symptoms and don't believe that there's any way out, but there is!
Menstrual cups make that time of the month much more tolerable. Once you try the cup, you will never go back to tampons!
The key to surviving breast cancer is early detection and treatment. By giving yourself a breast exam each month, you will notice if there are any changes in your breasts.
Scientific research has proven that sexual partners who practice oral sex have higher risks bacterial vaginosis.
Menstrual cups offer a healthier, more comfortable, more environmentally friendly, and cost-effective alternative for women who are sick and tired of disposable pads and tampons.
At nearly 17 weeks into my pregnancy, I developed the most painful earache. This is what I learned about symptoms, remedies, and medications for earache during pregnancy.
Do have anemia? Are you wondering what a round of iron infusions might be like? I have lived with chronic iron deficiency anemia and have had two iron infusions. I share my experience in this article.
The worst thing about having uterine fibroids is the emotional toll experienced every month. Read about my experience dealing with these conditions. Women, know that you are not alone!
For some women, perimenopause and lactose intolerance go hand-in-hand. Learn what causes lactose intolerance and how to reduce the symptoms.
Many women suffer from recurring yeast infections that can be avoided by following a few simple rules. Try these home remedies for yeast infections and get amazing results.
Did you know that there are certain things men should and shouldn't do when trying for a baby? Here, I discuss the information I've found out about men and pregnancy.
Nausea is one symptom of perimenopause, the beginning phase of menopause. Here are some ways to relieve perimenopausal nausea and feel better.
Want to know how in vitro fertilization works? Read on for my detailed, personal experience of the IVF procedure.
I was told I had an empty gestational sac and advised to have a D&C. I turned down this procedure multiple times until finally, at nine weeks, we saw my baby on the ultrasound.
Understand what to expect when you get a vasectomy. One man's experience with the operation, which was generally painless and easy.
Though I initially had no interest whatsoever in trying cloth pads; Party in My Pants pads changed my mind. After trying these, I will never go back to disposable menstrual products.
When a women misses her period, pregnancy should be ruled out. This should be followed by investigating the many other potential causes, all discussed here.
Many women are worried unnecessarily when their hCG levels do not double within 48 hours. Here are four sources demonstrating that hCG levels can rise more slowly—and still be within the normal range.
Taking a test during your menstruation isn't fun. However, it's unavoidable for many girls and women in high school and college. It's important to prepare for both the test and the icky part.
Endometriosis doesn't go away. In fact, if you ignore this condition, it will continue to grow and can seriously damage multiple organs in the abdominal cavity.
Having researched extensively to try to help my partner with endometriosis I'm here to share what I have learnt.
If you've ever had a "cold sore," you have herpes. Ever had the chickenpox? Yup, herpes. Got shingles? HERPES. There is far too much stigma associated with this very common, treatable condition.
This article discusses VBAC and the NIH (National Institute of Health) consensus as of March 2010. Women should be able to make informed decisions concerning their childbirth experience.
With the discovery of this "elixir of life" came anabolic steroid abuse, treatments for those suffering from low testosterone, and research into the effects of testosterone on the developing fetus.
As men age, the incidence of BPH and prostate cancer rises. Beta sitosterol, a common plant phytosterol, has shown remarkable promise in reducing BPH and fighting prostate cancer.
Love your Diva Cup, or other silicone menstrual cup, but can't stand the sight of the stains? Is boiling not working? I have the solution for you—and you're going to be amazed.
Also called an isolette, an incubator is basically a clear plastic box. For a premature baby, this box is the next best thing to being inside its mothers belly.
Folic acid has long been recommended before and during pregnancy to prevent neural tube and birth defects. However, new research shows supplementing with folate is a safer option for moms and babies.
Breast tenderness during your period can be unbearable. Learn why it happens and what you can do to feel better.