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😍 🥰 IT'S A GIRL!! 😍 🥰​​​​​​​​
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Exciting news!! Our baby girl is officially here!! 😀😍​​​​​​​​
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Like my other 2 pregnancies, my husband and I waited to find out her sex until she was born.​​​​​​​​
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I find that there are few moments in life like this one! A true surprise! ​​​​​​​​
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I've been a boy mom for 10 years, so it was an incredible moment when I realized that I have a daughter.​​​​​​​​
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Not only will I raise 2 sons with more fertility awareness knowledge than they probably ever wanted 🤣 but now I also have the opportunity to share it with my daughter! 😀​​​​​​​​
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We're enjoying our newborn time, and my sons are obsessed with her! It's the sweetest thing! 😍​​​​​​​​
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If you were wondering why I'm posting a bit less frequently these days, now you know! ​​​​​​​​
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I'll be sharing some additional photos and behind the scenes details about her birth and early postpartum recovery with my email subscribers this Friday!​​​​​​​​
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If you're not on my email list, head over to fertilityfriday.com/freebies or click the link in my bio @fertilityfriday and grab the freebie of your choice to join my email list! ​​​​​​​​
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For those of you who had guessed the sex of the baby ... did you get it right? For all the moms out there, what was the best "advice" you received when you had your littles? ​​​​​​​​
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Let us know in the comments! 👇🏾​​​​​​​​
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📷 Photo credit: @annyamillerphotography​​​​​​​​
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#fertilityfriday #itsagirl #fertility #pregnancy #babies #babygirl #fertilityawareness #conception #TTC #fertilityawarenessmethod #postpartumcharting #forthtrimester #breastfeeding #nursing #momlife #cyclecharting #chartyourcycles #symptothermalmethod
😍 🥰 IT'S A GIRL!! 😍 🥰​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Exciting news!! Our baby girl is officially here!! 😀😍​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Like my other 2 pregnancies, my husband and I waited to find out her sex until she was born.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I find that there are few moments in life like this one! A true surprise! ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I've been a boy mom for 10 years, so it was an incredible moment when I realized that I have a daughter.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Not only will I raise 2 sons with more fertility awareness knowledge than they probably ever wanted 🤣 but now I also have the opportunity to share it with my daughter! 😀​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ We're enjoying our newborn time, and my sons are obsessed with her! It's the sweetest thing! 😍​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ If you were wondering why I'm posting a bit less frequently these days, now you know! ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I'll be sharing some additional photos and behind the scenes details about her birth and early postpartum recovery with my email subscribers this Friday!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ If you're not on my email list, head over to fertilityfriday.com/freebies or click the link in my bio @fertilityfriday and grab the freebie of your choice to join my email list! ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ For those of you who had guessed the sex of the baby ... did you get it right? For all the moms out there, what was the best "advice" you received when you had your littles? ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Let us know in the comments! 👇🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 📷 Photo credit: @annyamillerphotography​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #fertilityfriday #itsagirl #fertility #pregnancy #babies #babygirl #fertilityawareness #conception #TTC #fertilityawarenessmethod #postpartumcharting #forthtrimester #breastfeeding #nursing #momlife #cyclecharting #chartyourcycles #symptothermalmethod
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😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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💭 Let us know in the comments below!!​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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💭 Let us know in the comments below!!​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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💭 Let us know in the comments below!!​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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💭 Let us know in the comments below!!​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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💭 Let us know in the comments below!!​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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💭 Let us know in the comments below!!​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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💭 Let us know in the comments below!!​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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#littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod  #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​
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😂 🤣 Little Miss Body Literacy! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Which is your favourite??​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💭 Let us know in the comments below!!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #littlemiss #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #advocacy #sideeffects #hormonefreebirthcontrol #naturalbirthcontrol #menstrualcycle #cyclesyncing
3 weeks ago
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Pregnancy is such a beautiful and simultaneously challenging experience. So many things can happen along the way.​​​​​​​​
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From morning sickness, sore breasts, and peeing ALL THE TIME to feeling your tiny baby moving around inside somewhere in the 2nd trimester 🥰.​​​​​​​​
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This picture was taken a few weeks ago ~ mid 3rd trimester. During this time it's possible to get amazing pictures. However, if you had been around me you would have seen me in some degree of constant discomfort 😂. As baby gets bigger and heavier I find it harder to move around without something hurting a little. I have the pregnancy waddle down! 🤣 But overall I've had a fairly uneventful pregnancy.​​​​​​​​
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Some of the not so "fun" highlights included a short lived haemorrhoid experience, intense heart burn, gas-related cramping, and fairly constant Braxton hicks throughout the third trimester. ​​​​​​​​
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Cycle charting has played a huge role in all 3 of my pregnancies. Tracking allowed me to be confident in my date of conception, making my estimated due date as accurate as it can be. ​​​​​​​​
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Since pregnancy dating based on your last menstrual period  assumes that ovulation occurred on day 14 of your cycle, there can be significant variation in the accuracy of your due date unless you can identify your conception date (i.e. your date of ovulation!). You can do this by tracking your cervical mucus & BBT when you start trying.​​​​​​​​
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Now I want to hear from you! Are you or have you been pregnant? What was your experience? Overall good? Challenging? Were you tracking your cycles? ​​​​​​​​
💭 Let us know in the comments below! 👇🏾​​​​​​​​
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📷 Photo credit: @jackflawless​​​​​​​​
#pregnancy #thirdtrimester #fertilityawareness #fertilityawarenessmethod #cyclecharting #duedate #duedatecalculation #fertility #TTC #tryingtoconceive #preconception #realfoodforpregnancy #fertilityfriday #thefiftivitalsign #morningsickness #braxtonhicks
Pregnancy is such a beautiful and simultaneously challenging experience. So many things can happen along the way.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ From morning sickness, sore breasts, and peeing ALL THE TIME to feeling your tiny baby moving around inside somewhere in the 2nd trimester 🥰.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ This picture was taken a few weeks ago ~ mid 3rd trimester. During this time it's possible to get amazing pictures. However, if you had been around me you would have seen me in some degree of constant discomfort 😂. As baby gets bigger and heavier I find it harder to move around without something hurting a little. I have the pregnancy waddle down! 🤣 But overall I've had a fairly uneventful pregnancy.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Some of the not so "fun" highlights included a short lived haemorrhoid experience, intense heart burn, gas-related cramping, and fairly constant Braxton hicks throughout the third trimester. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Cycle charting has played a huge role in all 3 of my pregnancies. Tracking allowed me to be confident in my date of conception, making my estimated due date as accurate as it can be. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Since pregnancy dating based on your last menstrual period assumes that ovulation occurred on day 14 of your cycle, there can be significant variation in the accuracy of your due date unless you can identify your conception date (i.e. your date of ovulation!). You can do this by tracking your cervical mucus & BBT when you start trying.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Now I want to hear from you! Are you or have you been pregnant? What was your experience? Overall good? Challenging? Were you tracking your cycles? ​​​​​​​​ 💭 Let us know in the comments below! 👇🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 📷 Photo credit: @jackflawless​​​​​​​​ #pregnancy #thirdtrimester #fertilityawareness #fertilityawarenessmethod #cyclecharting #duedate #duedatecalculation #fertility #TTC #tryingtoconceive #preconception #realfoodforpregnancy #fertilityfriday #thefiftivitalsign #morningsickness #braxtonhicks
3 weeks ago
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❗️UPDATE❗️ This Contest is now closed 
& winners have been chosen ❗️(see below!) 🩸🎉IT'S ✨G I V E A W A Y✨ TIME!!🎉🩸​​​​​​​​
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I can hardly believe there are over 50K people who follow this page! What an incredible milestone. I started the Fertility Friday podcast back in 2014 with the intention of sharing fertility awareness with as many women as possible — and I've been humbled by the incredible response! ​​​​​​​​
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I wrote 📚 The Fifth Vital Sign 📚 as a response to: "every woman needs to know this stuff" and "why weren't we taught this in school?"​​​​​​​​
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Since its initial release in January 2019, The Fifth Vital Sign has gone on to become a best seller with over 450 reviews on Amazon, and it has introduced tens of thousands of women to their fifth vital sign!​​​​​​​​
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To celebrate, I will be giving away a copy of The Fifth Vital Sign AND the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook to 3 (THREE) lucky winners!!​​​​​​​​
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🎉 Enter for your chance to win a copy of both books!! 🎉​​​​​​​​
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RULES TO ENTER:​​​​​​​​
🩸 LIKE this photo​​​​​​​​
🩸 FOLLOW @fertilityfriday​​​​​​​​
🩸 TAG a friend in the comments! ​​​​​​​​
🩸ADDITIONAL COMMENTS TAGGING FRIENDS = more entries!!​​​​​​​​
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BONUS ENTRIES: ​​​​​​​​
🩸SHARE and/or REPOST in your IG feed or stories (tag me so I can see! @fertilityfriday)​​​​​​​​
🩸Tell me why you want to win!​​​​​​​​
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That’s it!​​​​​​​​
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🩸 🎉 You have until MONDAY AFTERNOON ~ July 25th at 5PM ET to enter 🎉🩸​​​​​​​​
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🩸A winner will be chosen randomly and announced MONDAY EVENING! 🩸​​​​​​​​

AND THE WINNERS ARE: @m_dre_kuh @ashclarke13 @xoxtashh 

Thank you to everyone who entered!!
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This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Instagram.​​​​​​​​
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🩸 Good luck!!🩸 ​​​​​​​​
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#fertilityfriday #thefifthvitalsign #giveaway #giveaways #giveawaysofIG
❗️UPDATE❗️ This Contest is now closed & winners have been chosen ❗️(see below!) 🩸🎉IT'S ✨G I V E A W A Y✨ TIME!!🎉🩸​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I can hardly believe there are over 50K people who follow this page! What an incredible milestone. I started the Fertility Friday podcast back in 2014 with the intention of sharing fertility awareness with as many women as possible — and I've been humbled by the incredible response! ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I wrote 📚 The Fifth Vital Sign 📚 as a response to: "every woman needs to know this stuff" and "why weren't we taught this in school?"​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Since its initial release in January 2019, The Fifth Vital Sign has gone on to become a best seller with over 450 reviews on Amazon, and it has introduced tens of thousands of women to their fifth vital sign!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ To celebrate, I will be giving away a copy of The Fifth Vital Sign AND the Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook to 3 (THREE) lucky winners!!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🎉 Enter for your chance to win a copy of both books!! 🎉​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ RULES TO ENTER:​​​​​​​​ 🩸 LIKE this photo​​​​​​​​ 🩸 FOLLOW @fertilityfriday​​​​​​​​ 🩸 TAG a friend in the comments! ​​​​​​​​ 🩸ADDITIONAL COMMENTS TAGGING FRIENDS = more entries!!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ BONUS ENTRIES: ​​​​​​​​ 🩸SHARE and/or REPOST in your IG feed or stories (tag me so I can see! @fertilityfriday)​​​​​​​​ 🩸Tell me why you want to win!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ That’s it!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸 🎉 You have until MONDAY AFTERNOON ~ July 25th at 5PM ET to enter 🎉🩸​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸A winner will be chosen randomly and announced MONDAY EVENING! 🩸​​​​​​​​ AND THE WINNERS ARE: @m_dre_kuh @ashclarke13 @xoxtashh Thank you to everyone who entered!! ​​​​​​​​ This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Instagram.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸 Good luck!!🩸 ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #fertilityfriday #thefifthvitalsign #giveaway #giveaways #giveawaysofIG
4 weeks ago
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🛑🗣 📣 EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION 📣 🗣🛑​​​​​​​​
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Have you ever experienced a method failure (i.e. condom breaking, missed pill, withdrawal snafu, etc.)? If yes, you already know how important it is to have a contingency plan in place.​​​​​​​​
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❗️Pregnancy is possible in every cycle with ovulation, so you need to consider how to manage your fertile window, and what you would do if your chosen birth control method fails in the heat of the moment! ​​​​​​​​
❗️If you rely on barrier or other methods during your fertile window, it’s important to discuss possible strategies for handling unexpected condom failures, diaphragm/cervical cap malfunctions, or failure to withdraw in time with your partner ahead of time.​​​​​​​​
❗️ Remember that no birth control method is 100% effective — hormonal or non-hormonal — so you must prioritize having this discussion with your partner!​​​​​​​​
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🤔 But which emergency contraception is the most effective and how do they work? 🤔​​​​​​​​
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💊 Plan B is most effective when taken 4-5 days prior to ovulation (2–3 days prior to the LH surge), the efficacy rate varies from 57–95%, and has been shown to delay ovulation 55-75% of the time.​​​​​​​​
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💊 ella is most effective when taken 2 or more days prior to ovulation, and has been shown to delay ovulation even when taken on the day of the LH surge. One study found that if taken within 24hrs of sex women who used ella were 2/3 less likely to conceive compared to Plan B!​​​​​​​​
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💊Both of these 'morning after' pills work primarily by DELAYING OVULATION — not by terminating an existing pregnancy. ​​​​​​​​
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When you track your cycles you can see this play out in real time. Cycle tracking also helps you to be on top of any possible "surprises" very early in the game. ​​​​​​​​
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💬 Have you experienced a method failure before? Have you used emergency contraception before? Did it work? Let us know in the comments below👇🏾
🛑🗣 📣 EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION 📣 🗣🛑​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
Have you ever experienced a method failure (i.e. condom breaking, missed pill, withdrawal snafu, etc.)? If yes, you already know how important it is to have a contingency plan in place.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
❗️Pregnancy is possible in every cycle with ovulation, so you need to consider how to manage your fertile window, and what you would do if your chosen birth control method fails in the heat of the moment! ​​​​​​​​
❗️If you rely on barrier or other methods during your fertile window, it’s important to discuss possible strategies for handling unexpected condom failures, diaphragm/cervical cap malfunctions, or failure to withdraw in time with your partner ahead of time.​​​​​​​​
❗️ Remember that no birth control method is 100% effective — hormonal or non-hormonal — so you must prioritize having this discussion with your partner!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🤔 But which emergency contraception is the most effective and how do they work? 🤔​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊 Plan B is most effective when taken 4-5 days prior to ovulation (2–3 days prior to the LH surge), the efficacy rate varies from 57–95%, and has been shown to delay ovulation 55-75% of the time.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊 ella is most effective when taken 2 or more days prior to ovulation, and has been shown to delay ovulation even when taken on the day of the LH surge. One study found that if taken within 24hrs of sex women who used ella were 2/3 less likely to conceive compared to Plan B!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊Both of these 'morning after' pills work primarily by DELAYING OVULATION — not by terminating an existing pregnancy. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
When you track your cycles you can see this play out in real time. Cycle tracking also helps you to be on top of any possible "surprises" very early in the game. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💬 Have you experienced a method failure before? Have you used emergency contraception before? Did it work? Let us know in the comments below👇🏾
🛑🗣 📣 EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION 📣 🗣🛑​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
Have you ever experienced a method failure (i.e. condom breaking, missed pill, withdrawal snafu, etc.)? If yes, you already know how important it is to have a contingency plan in place.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
❗️Pregnancy is possible in every cycle with ovulation, so you need to consider how to manage your fertile window, and what you would do if your chosen birth control method fails in the heat of the moment! ​​​​​​​​
❗️If you rely on barrier or other methods during your fertile window, it’s important to discuss possible strategies for handling unexpected condom failures, diaphragm/cervical cap malfunctions, or failure to withdraw in time with your partner ahead of time.​​​​​​​​
❗️ Remember that no birth control method is 100% effective — hormonal or non-hormonal — so you must prioritize having this discussion with your partner!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🤔 But which emergency contraception is the most effective and how do they work? 🤔​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊 Plan B is most effective when taken 4-5 days prior to ovulation (2–3 days prior to the LH surge), the efficacy rate varies from 57–95%, and has been shown to delay ovulation 55-75% of the time.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊 ella is most effective when taken 2 or more days prior to ovulation, and has been shown to delay ovulation even when taken on the day of the LH surge. One study found that if taken within 24hrs of sex women who used ella were 2/3 less likely to conceive compared to Plan B!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊Both of these 'morning after' pills work primarily by DELAYING OVULATION — not by terminating an existing pregnancy. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
When you track your cycles you can see this play out in real time. Cycle tracking also helps you to be on top of any possible "surprises" very early in the game. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💬 Have you experienced a method failure before? Have you used emergency contraception before? Did it work? Let us know in the comments below👇🏾
🛑🗣 📣 EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION 📣 🗣🛑​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
Have you ever experienced a method failure (i.e. condom breaking, missed pill, withdrawal snafu, etc.)? If yes, you already know how important it is to have a contingency plan in place.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
❗️Pregnancy is possible in every cycle with ovulation, so you need to consider how to manage your fertile window, and what you would do if your chosen birth control method fails in the heat of the moment! ​​​​​​​​
❗️If you rely on barrier or other methods during your fertile window, it’s important to discuss possible strategies for handling unexpected condom failures, diaphragm/cervical cap malfunctions, or failure to withdraw in time with your partner ahead of time.​​​​​​​​
❗️ Remember that no birth control method is 100% effective — hormonal or non-hormonal — so you must prioritize having this discussion with your partner!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🤔 But which emergency contraception is the most effective and how do they work? 🤔​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊 Plan B is most effective when taken 4-5 days prior to ovulation (2–3 days prior to the LH surge), the efficacy rate varies from 57–95%, and has been shown to delay ovulation 55-75% of the time.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊 ella is most effective when taken 2 or more days prior to ovulation, and has been shown to delay ovulation even when taken on the day of the LH surge. One study found that if taken within 24hrs of sex women who used ella were 2/3 less likely to conceive compared to Plan B!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊Both of these 'morning after' pills work primarily by DELAYING OVULATION — not by terminating an existing pregnancy. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
When you track your cycles you can see this play out in real time. Cycle tracking also helps you to be on top of any possible "surprises" very early in the game. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💬 Have you experienced a method failure before? Have you used emergency contraception before? Did it work? Let us know in the comments below👇🏾
🛑🗣 📣 EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION 📣 🗣🛑​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
Have you ever experienced a method failure (i.e. condom breaking, missed pill, withdrawal snafu, etc.)? If yes, you already know how important it is to have a contingency plan in place.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
❗️Pregnancy is possible in every cycle with ovulation, so you need to consider how to manage your fertile window, and what you would do if your chosen birth control method fails in the heat of the moment! ​​​​​​​​
❗️If you rely on barrier or other methods during your fertile window, it’s important to discuss possible strategies for handling unexpected condom failures, diaphragm/cervical cap malfunctions, or failure to withdraw in time with your partner ahead of time.​​​​​​​​
❗️ Remember that no birth control method is 100% effective — hormonal or non-hormonal — so you must prioritize having this discussion with your partner!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🤔 But which emergency contraception is the most effective and how do they work? 🤔​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊 Plan B is most effective when taken 4-5 days prior to ovulation (2–3 days prior to the LH surge), the efficacy rate varies from 57–95%, and has been shown to delay ovulation 55-75% of the time.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊 ella is most effective when taken 2 or more days prior to ovulation, and has been shown to delay ovulation even when taken on the day of the LH surge. One study found that if taken within 24hrs of sex women who used ella were 2/3 less likely to conceive compared to Plan B!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💊Both of these 'morning after' pills work primarily by DELAYING OVULATION — not by terminating an existing pregnancy. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
When you track your cycles you can see this play out in real time. Cycle tracking also helps you to be on top of any possible "surprises" very early in the game. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💬 Have you experienced a method failure before? Have you used emergency contraception before? Did it work? Let us know in the comments below👇🏾
🛑🗣 📣 EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION 📣 🗣🛑​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Have you ever experienced a method failure (i.e. condom breaking, missed pill, withdrawal snafu, etc.)? If yes, you already know how important it is to have a contingency plan in place.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ ❗️Pregnancy is possible in every cycle with ovulation, so you need to consider how to manage your fertile window, and what you would do if your chosen birth control method fails in the heat of the moment! ​​​​​​​​ ❗️If you rely on barrier or other methods during your fertile window, it’s important to discuss possible strategies for handling unexpected condom failures, diaphragm/cervical cap malfunctions, or failure to withdraw in time with your partner ahead of time.​​​​​​​​ ❗️ Remember that no birth control method is 100% effective — hormonal or non-hormonal — so you must prioritize having this discussion with your partner!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🤔 But which emergency contraception is the most effective and how do they work? 🤔​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💊 Plan B is most effective when taken 4-5 days prior to ovulation (2–3 days prior to the LH surge), the efficacy rate varies from 57–95%, and has been shown to delay ovulation 55-75% of the time.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💊 ella is most effective when taken 2 or more days prior to ovulation, and has been shown to delay ovulation even when taken on the day of the LH surge. One study found that if taken within 24hrs of sex women who used ella were 2/3 less likely to conceive compared to Plan B!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💊Both of these 'morning after' pills work primarily by DELAYING OVULATION — not by terminating an existing pregnancy. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ When you track your cycles you can see this play out in real time. Cycle tracking also helps you to be on top of any possible "surprises" very early in the game. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💬 Have you experienced a method failure before? Have you used emergency contraception before? Did it work? Let us know in the comments below👇🏾
2 months ago
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5/16
😂 🤣 A little Monday morning humour for you! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​
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While moderate to severe PMS symptoms is common, we should be paying attention. Having severe PMS symptoms that affect your daily life are outside of what we can consider "normal" regardless of how many women experience it.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
What's "normal" is to notice a change in  your energy, mood, that is fairly mild, and demonstrates the natural change and fluctuation in our reproductive hormones we go through the menstrual cycle. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
With that said, most cycling women have experienced some degree of change in their emotions the week before their period shows up. ​​​​​​​​
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Perhaps you're more emotional (teary). I've cried at commercials before 😂 and I know I'm not the only one! Perhaps you tend more towards anger over things that would normally tick you off (but you wouldn't react the same way). Maybe your anxiety goes through the roof, you feel depressed, or you have intense carb cravings.​​​​​​​​
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The good news is that there are ways to reduce overt PMS symptoms by boosting progesterone and balancing your hormones.​​​​​​​​
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A few resources:​​​​​​​​
🩸 Episode 383: Boosting progesterone fertilityfriday.com/383​​​​​​​​
🩸 Episode 393: PMS & low progesterone fertilityfriday.com/393​​​​​​​​
📚 Chapter 15 of The Fifth Vital Sign​​​​​​​​
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Do you experience PMS symptoms? Ever send a text you shouldn't have? 😂 Rip someone's head off for something that normally wouldn't bother you? 🤬 🤭 Only to get your period the next day? Have you been able to improve your symptoms?​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💭 Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
#PMS #premenstrualsyndrome #periodproblems #periodrage #depression #anxiety #carbcravings #thattimeofthemonth #auntflo #notcrazyjustPMSing #imnotcryingyourecrying
😂 🤣 A little Monday morning humour for you! 😂 🤣​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ While moderate to severe PMS symptoms is common, we should be paying attention. Having severe PMS symptoms that affect your daily life are outside of what we can consider "normal" regardless of how many women experience it.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ What's "normal" is to notice a change in your energy, mood, that is fairly mild, and demonstrates the natural change and fluctuation in our reproductive hormones we go through the menstrual cycle. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ With that said, most cycling women have experienced some degree of change in their emotions the week before their period shows up. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Perhaps you're more emotional (teary). I've cried at commercials before 😂 and I know I'm not the only one! Perhaps you tend more towards anger over things that would normally tick you off (but you wouldn't react the same way). Maybe your anxiety goes through the roof, you feel depressed, or you have intense carb cravings.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ The good news is that there are ways to reduce overt PMS symptoms by boosting progesterone and balancing your hormones.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ A few resources:​​​​​​​​ 🩸 Episode 383: Boosting progesterone fertilityfriday.com/383​​​​​​​​ 🩸 Episode 393: PMS & low progesterone fertilityfriday.com/393​​​​​​​​ 📚 Chapter 15 of The Fifth Vital Sign​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Do you experience PMS symptoms? Ever send a text you shouldn't have? 😂 Rip someone's head off for something that normally wouldn't bother you? 🤬 🤭 Only to get your period the next day? Have you been able to improve your symptoms?​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💭 Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #PMS #premenstrualsyndrome #periodproblems #periodrage #depression #anxiety #carbcravings #thattimeofthemonth #auntflo #notcrazyjustPMSing #imnotcryingyourecrying
2 months ago
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6/16
🩸🍷Does alcohol mess with your hormones and your menstrual cycle?🍷🩸​​​​​​​​
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Unfortunately yes ...​​​​​​​​
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📊 One study measured the connection between alcohol consumption, reproductive hormones, and menstrual cycle disruptions including sporadic anovulation, irregular cycle length, luteal phase deficiency, long menses, and heavy blood loss in 259 healthy women 🤓🤔​​​​​​​​
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They had some interesting results! ​​​​​​​​
📍Each alcoholic drink raised estrogen, testosterone, and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels by up to 6%!​​​​​​​​
📍4 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting time raised estrogen levels by nearly 65% 😲😳😲🤭😳​​​​​​​​
📍Menstrual cycle parameters were not significantly affected, but women who drank the most alcohol were more likely to have heavy periods.​​​​​​​​
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🍷 Bottom line? Any substance that spikes your estrogen to by 65% has the ability to throw off your mensuration cycle!​​​​​​​​
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🍷 The study results suggest that reducing your alcohol consumption can go a long way toward supporting your hormone balance and improving your menstrual cycle!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🍷 Don't worry, you can still enjoy a glass of wine every now and then, but as you track your cycles, you’ll gain a greater understanding of how alcohol affects your hormones.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
💭 Now I want to hear from you! Does alcohol affect your cycle? Have you ever noticed any changes? Let us know in the comments below! 👇🏾​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
📚 More in Chapter 13 of The Fifth Vital Sign 📚​​​​​​​​
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PMID: 26289438
🩸🍷Does alcohol mess with your hormones and your menstrual cycle?🍷🩸​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Unfortunately yes ...​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 📊 One study measured the connection between alcohol consumption, reproductive hormones, and menstrual cycle disruptions including sporadic anovulation, irregular cycle length, luteal phase deficiency, long menses, and heavy blood loss in 259 healthy women 🤓🤔​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ They had some interesting results! ​​​​​​​​ 📍Each alcoholic drink raised estrogen, testosterone, and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels by up to 6%!​​​​​​​​ 📍4 or more alcoholic drinks in one sitting time raised estrogen levels by nearly 65% 😲😳😲🤭😳​​​​​​​​ 📍Menstrual cycle parameters were not significantly affected, but women who drank the most alcohol were more likely to have heavy periods.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🍷 Bottom line? Any substance that spikes your estrogen to by 65% has the ability to throw off your mensuration cycle!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🍷 The study results suggest that reducing your alcohol consumption can go a long way toward supporting your hormone balance and improving your menstrual cycle!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🍷 Don't worry, you can still enjoy a glass of wine every now and then, but as you track your cycles, you’ll gain a greater understanding of how alcohol affects your hormones.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💭 Now I want to hear from you! Does alcohol affect your cycle? Have you ever noticed any changes? Let us know in the comments below! 👇🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 📚 More in Chapter 13 of The Fifth Vital Sign 📚​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ PMID: 26289438
2 months ago
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7/16
📣 For the record, period pain is NOT normal... 📣​​​​​​​​
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🩸Common but not normal🩸​​​​​​​​
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The only type of pain I can think of that is considered normal is labour pain. But even in that case, it has a purpose and you get a baby in the end!​​​​​​​​
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A normal period:​​​​​​​​
🩸Lasts 3–7 days​​​​​​​​
🩸Begins moderate to heavy and gradually tapers off​​​​​​​​
🩸Ranges somewhere between 25–80mL in volume​​​​​​​​
🩸Is a shade of red, and isn't overly clotty​​​​​​​​
🩸Has a beginning, middle, and end (like a sentence) and then finishes — no mid-cycle bleeding​​​​​​​​
🩸Mild cramping can be considered normal, but moderate to severe cramping and pain, though common, isn't normal or healthy​​​​​​​​
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Period pain can be a sign of:​​​​​​​​
📍Inflammation​​​​​​​​
📍Hormone dysregulation​​​​​​​​
📍Nutrient deficiencies​​​​​​​​
📍Endometriosis​​​​​​​​
📍Pelvic Inflammatory disorder​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
RESOURCES & PODCAST INTERVIEWS:​​​​​​​​
🩸Managing Severe Period Pain: fertilityfriday.com/420​​​​​​​​
🩸Overcoming period pain: fertilityfriday.com/283​​​​​​​​
🩸Managing painful periods: fertilityfriday.com/180​​​​​​​​
🩸Arvigo Therapy: fertilityfriday.com/284​​​​​​​​
🩸Mercier Therapy: fertilityfriday.com/257​​​​​​​​
🩸📚The Fifth Vital Sign📚 (Chapters 2 & 14)​​​​​​​​
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💬 Are your periods painful? Let us know in the comments below ​​​​​​​​
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#periodpain #PMS #fertilityawareness  #fertilityfriday
📣 For the record, period pain is NOT normal... 📣​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸Common but not normal🩸​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ The only type of pain I can think of that is considered normal is labour pain. But even in that case, it has a purpose and you get a baby in the end!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ A normal period:​​​​​​​​ 🩸Lasts 3–7 days​​​​​​​​ 🩸Begins moderate to heavy and gradually tapers off​​​​​​​​ 🩸Ranges somewhere between 25–80mL in volume​​​​​​​​ 🩸Is a shade of red, and isn't overly clotty​​​​​​​​ 🩸Has a beginning, middle, and end (like a sentence) and then finishes — no mid-cycle bleeding​​​​​​​​ 🩸Mild cramping can be considered normal, but moderate to severe cramping and pain, though common, isn't normal or healthy​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Period pain can be a sign of:​​​​​​​​ 📍Inflammation​​​​​​​​ 📍Hormone dysregulation​​​​​​​​ 📍Nutrient deficiencies​​​​​​​​ 📍Endometriosis​​​​​​​​ 📍Pelvic Inflammatory disorder​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ RESOURCES & PODCAST INTERVIEWS:​​​​​​​​ 🩸Managing Severe Period Pain: fertilityfriday.com/420​​​​​​​​ 🩸Overcoming period pain: fertilityfriday.com/283​​​​​​​​ 🩸Managing painful periods: fertilityfriday.com/180​​​​​​​​ 🩸Arvigo Therapy: fertilityfriday.com/284​​​​​​​​ 🩸Mercier Therapy: fertilityfriday.com/257​​​​​​​​ 🩸📚The Fifth Vital Sign📚 (Chapters 2 & 14)​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💬 Are your periods painful? Let us know in the comments below ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #periodpain #PMS #fertilityawareness #fertilityfriday
2 months ago
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8/16
🩸PERIOD PAIN MAY BE COMMON, BUT IT'S NOT NORMAL!!🩸​​​​​​​​
I will keep shouting this from the rooftops until I don't have to anymore because every woman needs to know this!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
Period pain is a sign of excessive inflammation and possibly endometriosis depending on the severity. Pain is a universal sign that something is wrong, and it's time we demand better!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
Today I released a brand new podcast episode with @stashawashburn where she shares her personal experience overcoming severe endometriosis. If you've struggled with period pain, this episode is a must listen. Check my stories for a short clip!​​​​​​​​
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Bottom line, there are specific steps and strategies you can take to reduce and/or eventually eliminate your pain.​​​​​​​​
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🎧 fertilityfriday.com/420 🎧​​​​​​​​
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Find a short list of period pain specific podcast episodes here: ​​​​​​​​
🎧 fertilityfriday.com/periodpain 🎧​​​​​​​​
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Also: ​​​​​​​​
📚 #TheFifthVitalSign 📚 ~ Chapter 2 and 14 (Managing Period Pain)​​​​​​​​
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🩸On a scale from 0 (no pain) to 10 (debilitating pain and possibly vomiting) how would you rate your pain? Has it always been this way or did it change at some point? Do you know why? Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾🩸​​​​​​​​
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#FertilityFriday #thepill #FertilityAwareness #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod #postbirthcontrolsyndrome #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #pregnancy #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #endo #endobelly #CBD  #endometriosis #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #dysmenorrhea #sideeffects #endthepain
🩸PERIOD PAIN MAY BE COMMON, BUT IT'S NOT NORMAL!!🩸​​​​​​​​ I will keep shouting this from the rooftops until I don't have to anymore because every woman needs to know this!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Period pain is a sign of excessive inflammation and possibly endometriosis depending on the severity. Pain is a universal sign that something is wrong, and it's time we demand better!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Today I released a brand new podcast episode with @stashawashburn where she shares her personal experience overcoming severe endometriosis. If you've struggled with period pain, this episode is a must listen. Check my stories for a short clip!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Bottom line, there are specific steps and strategies you can take to reduce and/or eventually eliminate your pain.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🎧 fertilityfriday.com/420 🎧​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Find a short list of period pain specific podcast episodes here: ​​​​​​​​ 🎧 fertilityfriday.com/periodpain 🎧​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Also: ​​​​​​​​ 📚 #TheFifthVitalSign 📚 ~ Chapter 2 and 14 (Managing Period Pain)​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸On a scale from 0 (no pain) to 10 (debilitating pain and possibly vomiting) how would you rate your pain? Has it always been this way or did it change at some point? Do you know why? Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾🩸​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #FertilityFriday #thepill #FertilityAwareness #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod #postbirthcontrolsyndrome #mythsandfacts #womenshealth #periods #pregnancy #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #endo #endobelly #CBD #endometriosis #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #dysmenorrhea #sideeffects #endthepain
2 months ago
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9/16
🥖Craving carbs the week before your period? Here’s why… 🥖​​​​​​​​
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Believe it or not, there are studies on why women crave more food the week before their period, especially carbs and fat!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🩸One study suggested that regular hormone fluctuations influence your food intake at different stages of your menstrual cycle.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🩸 Your progesterone rises significantly during your luteal phase — and then starts to gradually decline the week before your period. ​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🩸 Women with moderate to severe PMS symptoms often experience a sharp drop in progesterone as they approach their period, leading to increased PMS symptoms (including carbohydrate cravings).​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
🩸The women in the study consumed significantly more carbohydrates and fat during the luteal phase 🤔 ​​​​​​​​
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📈 According to the study, you secrete less of a hormone called leptin in your luteal phase. Since leptin is associated with feeling satiated (full), the drop in this hormone is associated with an increased appetite.​​​​​​​​
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📈 Progesterone production is significantly higher in the luteal phase (12–20X higher), and this may increase our need for fat (cholesterol) as it is essential for hormone synthesis.​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
Although there are different explanations for this phenomenon in the study, the bottom line is that many women naturally eat more carbohydrates and fat during the luteal phase. If you've ever noticed an uptick in your food cravings before your period starts, now you have a possible explanation!​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
Now I want to hear from you. Do you experience food cravings during the week before your period? Let us know in the comments👇🏾​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​
#fertilityfriday #PMS #periodcravings #carbcravings #thattimeofthemonth #auntflo #periods #premenstrualsyndrome #vitalsign #fifthvitalsign #thefifthvitalsign #fertilityawareness ​​​​​​​​
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doi.org/10.1016/j.eclnm.2009.08.002
🥖Craving carbs the week before your period? Here’s why… 🥖​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Believe it or not, there are studies on why women crave more food the week before their period, especially carbs and fat!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸One study suggested that regular hormone fluctuations influence your food intake at different stages of your menstrual cycle.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸 Your progesterone rises significantly during your luteal phase — and then starts to gradually decline the week before your period. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸 Women with moderate to severe PMS symptoms often experience a sharp drop in progesterone as they approach their period, leading to increased PMS symptoms (including carbohydrate cravings).​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🩸The women in the study consumed significantly more carbohydrates and fat during the luteal phase 🤔 ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 📈 According to the study, you secrete less of a hormone called leptin in your luteal phase. Since leptin is associated with feeling satiated (full), the drop in this hormone is associated with an increased appetite.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 📈 Progesterone production is significantly higher in the luteal phase (12–20X higher), and this may increase our need for fat (cholesterol) as it is essential for hormone synthesis.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Although there are different explanations for this phenomenon in the study, the bottom line is that many women naturally eat more carbohydrates and fat during the luteal phase. If you've ever noticed an uptick in your food cravings before your period starts, now you have a possible explanation!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Now I want to hear from you. Do you experience food cravings during the week before your period? Let us know in the comments👇🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #fertilityfriday #PMS #periodcravings #carbcravings #thattimeofthemonth #auntflo #periods #premenstrualsyndrome #vitalsign #fifthvitalsign #thefifthvitalsign #fertilityawareness ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ doi.org/10.1016/j.eclnm.2009.08.002
2 months ago
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10/16
🤔 SPEAKING OF MYTHS 🤔 ....​​​​​​​​
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Did you know ovulation can only happen once per cycle? On only one day? ​​​​​​​​
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Ovulation is the culmination of a series of hormonal events during the first half of your menstrual cycle. ​​​​​​​​
📍As your ovarian follicles (eggs!) develop and grow they release estrogen, and the rise in estrogen eventually reaches a peak which then triggers ovulation. ​​​​​​​​
📍Peak estrogen levels trigger your pituitary gland to release luteinizing hormone (also known as the LH surge). The LH surge triggers ovulation by causing the follicle to rupture and release the egg.​​​​​​​​
📍Once the egg is released, it survives for only 12 to 24 hours if not fertilized.​​​​​​​​
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✨Since you have 2 ovaries, it's possible for both ovaries to go through this process simultaneously, preparing more than one egg for ovulation (fraternal twins anyone??). In that case, the LH surge would trigger ovulation of both ovaries within the same 12 to 24 hour period (releasing 2 eggs instead of one!).​​​​​​​​
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📍After the egg is released, a series of hormonal events prevent it from happening again for the rest of the cycle:​​​​​​​​
✅ progesterone inhibits ovulation for the rest of your cycle by inhibiting FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH production​​​​​​​​
✅ progesterone stimulates your cervical crypts to form a thick mucus plug, thus preventing sperm from passing through your cervix for the rest of your cycle (they can't get in!)​​​​​​​​
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Our bodies are truly amazing! It's both humbling and endlessly fascinating (enter science nerds!! 🤓).​​​​​​​​
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If this topic interests you, have a listen to the podcast episode I devoted entirely to this topic: 🎧 fertilityfriday.com/269 🎧 ​​​​​​​​
And you'll find more in #thefifthvitalsign 📚​​​​​​​​
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Did you know ovulation only happens on one day of the cycle? Let us know in the comments below! 💬👇🏾​​​​​​​​
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#fertilityawareness #mythsandfacts
🤔 SPEAKING OF MYTHS 🤔 ....​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Did you know ovulation can only happen once per cycle? On only one day? ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Ovulation is the culmination of a series of hormonal events during the first half of your menstrual cycle. ​​​​​​​​ 📍As your ovarian follicles (eggs!) develop and grow they release estrogen, and the rise in estrogen eventually reaches a peak which then triggers ovulation. ​​​​​​​​ 📍Peak estrogen levels trigger your pituitary gland to release luteinizing hormone (also known as the LH surge). The LH surge triggers ovulation by causing the follicle to rupture and release the egg.​​​​​​​​ 📍Once the egg is released, it survives for only 12 to 24 hours if not fertilized.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ ✨Since you have 2 ovaries, it's possible for both ovaries to go through this process simultaneously, preparing more than one egg for ovulation (fraternal twins anyone??). In that case, the LH surge would trigger ovulation of both ovaries within the same 12 to 24 hour period (releasing 2 eggs instead of one!).​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 📍After the egg is released, a series of hormonal events prevent it from happening again for the rest of the cycle:​​​​​​​​ ✅ progesterone inhibits ovulation for the rest of your cycle by inhibiting FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH production​​​​​​​​ ✅ progesterone stimulates your cervical crypts to form a thick mucus plug, thus preventing sperm from passing through your cervix for the rest of your cycle (they can't get in!)​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Our bodies are truly amazing! It's both humbling and endlessly fascinating (enter science nerds!! 🤓).​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ If this topic interests you, have a listen to the podcast episode I devoted entirely to this topic: 🎧 fertilityfriday.com/269 🎧 ​​​​​​​​ And you'll find more in #thefifthvitalsign 📚​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Did you know ovulation only happens on one day of the cycle? Let us know in the comments below! 💬👇🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #fertilityawareness #mythsandfacts
3 months ago
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✨🎉✨ CELEBRATING 4 MILLION DOWNLOADS TODAY!! ✨🎉✨
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I released the first episode of the Fertility Friday podcast in December 2014 ~ just under 8 years ago. 
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Since then an incredible community has formed as a result and many more women are using their menstrual cycles as their 5th vital sign! 
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I want to say a special thank you to everyone who has listened to and supported Fertility Friday! I couldn't have reached this milestone without you! ♥️
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🎧 If you haven't tuned in to the podcast yet, you'll find it by searching "Fertility Friday" in your favourite podcast player, and there are also Spotify and Apple Podcasts links is also in my bio @FertilityFriday 🎧
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When did you discover the podcast? How long have you been listening? Let us know in the comments below!👇🏾
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✨🎉✨ CELEBRATING 4 MILLION DOWNLOADS TODAY!! ✨🎉✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I released the first episode of the Fertility Friday podcast in December 2014 ~ just under 8 years ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then an incredible community has formed as a result and many more women are using their menstrual cycles as their 5th vital sign! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I want to say a special thank you to everyone who has listened to and supported Fertility Friday! I couldn't have reached this milestone without you! ♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎧 If you haven't tuned in to the podcast yet, you'll find it by searching "Fertility Friday" in your favourite podcast player, and there are also Spotify and Apple Podcasts links is also in my bio @FertilityFriday 🎧 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When did you discover the podcast? How long have you been listening? Let us know in the comments below!👇🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #FertilityFriday #birthcontrol #thepill #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #menstruationmatters #hormones #pregnancy #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod #postbirthcontrolsyndrome #mythsandfacts #feminist #womenshealth #periods #NFP #FAM #gaslighting #medicalgaslighting #TheFifthVitalSignBook #periodprobs #periodproblems #periodpain #feminism #advocacy #sideeffects #podcast
3 months ago
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🌷Your Menstrual Cycle Is Your Fifth Vital Sign 🌷​​​​​​​​
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😃 Fortunately you don't have to take my word for it. We have evidence! One study assessed the validity of the menstrual cycle as a biomarker of health in teenage girls. ​​​​​​​​
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A few of their findings: ​​​​​​​​
📍Abnormal menstrual patterns in adolescents can help identify potential health issues that may persist into adulthood. ​​​​​​​​
📍Adolescence is a critical period for bone development — more than half of peak bone mass is developed during the teenage years — and missing or irregular cycles are associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture later in life.​​​​​​​​
📍The study defines a normal cycle as one that is 21–35 days in length with a period that lasts less than 7 days.​​​​​​​​
📍There should be visible signs of puberty by age 13 (breast development, etc.).​​​​​​​​
📍Primary amenorrhea is defined as not having your first menstrual period by age 16, and should be investigated.​​​​​​​​
📍Irregular cycles should be investigated to rule out ovarian disorders, disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, or other issues (i.e. under-eating, over-exercising, endocrine dysfunction, etc.)​​​​​​​​
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🔥 Both patients and clinicians should to view the ovary as an important endocrine organ that helps maintain health, especially bone health!​​​​​​​​
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If you are a woman of reproductive age, having regular, ovulatory menstrual cycles is a sign of health — just like having normal blood pressure or regular bowel movements​​​​​​​​
Your cycle matters all the time — not just when you're ready to have babies!​​​​​​​​
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More in 📚 #TheFifthVitalSign 📚​​​​​​​​
Do you track your cycles? What have you discovered so far?​​​​​​​​
Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾​​​​​​​​
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#fifthvitalsign #menstrualcycle #ovulation #ovulatorycycles #ovulationmatters #menstruationmatters #signofhealth #amenorrhea​​​​​​​​
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🌷Your Menstrual Cycle Is Your Fifth Vital Sign 🌷​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 😃 Fortunately you don't have to take my word for it. We have evidence! One study assessed the validity of the menstrual cycle as a biomarker of health in teenage girls. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ A few of their findings: ​​​​​​​​ 📍Abnormal menstrual patterns in adolescents can help identify potential health issues that may persist into adulthood. ​​​​​​​​ 📍Adolescence is a critical period for bone development — more than half of peak bone mass is developed during the teenage years — and missing or irregular cycles are associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture later in life.​​​​​​​​ 📍The study defines a normal cycle as one that is 21–35 days in length with a period that lasts less than 7 days.​​​​​​​​ 📍There should be visible signs of puberty by age 13 (breast development, etc.).​​​​​​​​ 📍Primary amenorrhea is defined as not having your first menstrual period by age 16, and should be investigated.​​​​​​​​ 📍Irregular cycles should be investigated to rule out ovarian disorders, disorders of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, or other issues (i.e. under-eating, over-exercising, endocrine dysfunction, etc.)​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🔥 Both patients and clinicians should to view the ovary as an important endocrine organ that helps maintain health, especially bone health!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ If you are a woman of reproductive age, having regular, ovulatory menstrual cycles is a sign of health — just like having normal blood pressure or regular bowel movements​​​​​​​​ Your cycle matters all the time — not just when you're ready to have babies!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ More in 📚 #TheFifthVitalSign 📚​​​​​​​​ Do you track your cycles? What have you discovered so far?​​​​​​​​ Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #fifthvitalsign #menstrualcycle #ovulation #ovulatorycycles #ovulationmatters #menstruationmatters #signofhealth #amenorrhea​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ PMID: 18574207
3 months ago
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🥜🌱 Seed Cycling 101 🌱🥜​​​​​​​​
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Seed cycling is a gentle way to balance hormones, and it can be part of an overall strategy to improve the menstrual cycle.​​​​​​​​
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🌱 Take 1–2 tbsp of ground flax and pumpkin seeds daily during your preovulatory phase to support estrogen metabolism — from day 1 of your cycle (i.e. the first day of your period), until you confirm ovulation.​​​​​​​​
🌱 Once you have confirmed ovulation (by paying attention to your cervical mucus observations and basal body temperature), switch it up and start taking 1–2 tbsp daily of ground sesame and sunflower seeds during your postovulatory phase to boost progesterone production.​​​​​​​​
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❆ Flax seeds contain lignans — potent plant compounds that support estrogen metabolism. Flax seeds have been shown to:​​​​​​​​
 📌Support estrogen metabolism,​​​​​​​​
📌 Lengthen the luteal phase,​​​​​​​​
📌 Reduce PMS symptoms, and​​​​​​​​
📌 Reduce hot flashes for women in premenopause.​​​​​​​​
Flax seeds have been implicated in breast cancer research as a way to reduce breast cancer risk due to their anti-estrogenic effects.​​​​​​​​
🎃 Pumpkin seeds contain phytoestogenic compounds that also support estrogen metabolism.​​​​​​​​
🔆 Sunflower and sesame seeds have been shown to support progesterone production and improve overall hormone balance. ​​​​​​​​
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📣 Many practitioners recommend using the seed cycling protocol based on a standard 28-day cycle, but I recommend following this protocol based on your actual cycle, switching seeds only after you confirm ovulation with BBT & mucus. ​​​​​​​​
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🎧 Want more info? Tune into my Fertility Friday podcast episode 411 The Benefits of Seed Cycling with Nora Pope & Dr Jessica Liu, ND 🎧​​​​​​​​
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#FertilityFriday #seedcycling #flax #flaxseeds #pumpkinseeds #sesameeseeds #sunflowerseeds #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #hormones #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod
🥜🌱 Seed Cycling 101 🌱🥜​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Seed cycling is a gentle way to balance hormones, and it can be part of an overall strategy to improve the menstrual cycle.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🌱 Take 1–2 tbsp of ground flax and pumpkin seeds daily during your preovulatory phase to support estrogen metabolism — from day 1 of your cycle (i.e. the first day of your period), until you confirm ovulation.​​​​​​​​ 🌱 Once you have confirmed ovulation (by paying attention to your cervical mucus observations and basal body temperature), switch it up and start taking 1–2 tbsp daily of ground sesame and sunflower seeds during your postovulatory phase to boost progesterone production.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ ❆ Flax seeds contain lignans — potent plant compounds that support estrogen metabolism. Flax seeds have been shown to:​​​​​​​​ 📌Support estrogen metabolism,​​​​​​​​ 📌 Lengthen the luteal phase,​​​​​​​​ 📌 Reduce PMS symptoms, and​​​​​​​​ 📌 Reduce hot flashes for women in premenopause.​​​​​​​​ Flax seeds have been implicated in breast cancer research as a way to reduce breast cancer risk due to their anti-estrogenic effects.​​​​​​​​ 🎃 Pumpkin seeds contain phytoestogenic compounds that also support estrogen metabolism.​​​​​​​​ 🔆 Sunflower and sesame seeds have been shown to support progesterone production and improve overall hormone balance. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 📣 Many practitioners recommend using the seed cycling protocol based on a standard 28-day cycle, but I recommend following this protocol based on your actual cycle, switching seeds only after you confirm ovulation with BBT & mucus. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🎧 Want more info? Tune into my Fertility Friday podcast episode 411 The Benefits of Seed Cycling with Nora Pope & Dr Jessica Liu, ND 🎧​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ #FertilityFriday #seedcycling #flax #flaxseeds #pumpkinseeds #sesameeseeds #sunflowerseeds #FertilityAwareness #TheFifthVitalSign #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportingwomen #hormones #fertility #fertilityawarenessmethod
3 months ago
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🔎 When is the best time to have sex when you're trying to conceive? 🔎​​​​​​​​
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Although timing isn’t the only issue, pregnancy can only happen when sex is correctly timed during the 6 day fertile window ending in ovulation day.​​​​​​​​
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🤰🏾 One study of 282 women (trying to conceive), found that while 68% of the women THOUGHT they were timing sex correctly, only 13% could accurately define their fertile window. 😲😲🤭​​​​​​​​
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🤰🏾 An average, healthy couple typically conceives within 4 cycles of trying (25% chance per cycle), and when sex is timed correctly, up to 80% of couples conceive within the first 6 cycles of trying. ​​​​​​​​
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🤰🏾 A study of women who had been trying to conceive for at least one year or more found that when the women were provided with a fertility monitoring device that helped them correctly identify their fertile window, over 90% of them conceived by their 3rd cycle with the monitor. 😲😲​​​​​​​​
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🤰🏾 These are staggering results! Especially considering that many of these women had been trying to conceive for over a year. Timing sex correctly is key! ​​​​​​​​
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Fortunately you don’t need to rely on fertility devices to identify your fertile days. ​​​​​​​​
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💦👌🏾 The best time to have sex when you’re trying to conceive is on your days of clear, stretchy, lubricative cervical mucus as you approach ovulation 💦👌🏾​​​​​​​​
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💦👌🏾 Put simply, when you see cervical mucus have sex! You can also use your cervical position, ovulation strips, and fertility devices for additional confirmation, but consider cervical mucus your primary sign 💦👌🏾​​​​​​​​
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Understanding your fertile signs is the most cost effective way to time sex correctly!​​​​​​​​
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💭 Now I want to hear from you! Do you know how to identify your fertile window? Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾​​​​​​​​
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PMID: 22764878 / 17288684​​​​​​​​
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More in 📚 #TheFifthVitalSign 📚
🔎 When is the best time to have sex when you're trying to conceive? 🔎​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Although timing isn’t the only issue, pregnancy can only happen when sex is correctly timed during the 6 day fertile window ending in ovulation day.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🤰🏾 One study of 282 women (trying to conceive), found that while 68% of the women THOUGHT they were timing sex correctly, only 13% could accurately define their fertile window. 😲😲🤭​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🤰🏾 An average, healthy couple typically conceives within 4 cycles of trying (25% chance per cycle), and when sex is timed correctly, up to 80% of couples conceive within the first 6 cycles of trying. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🤰🏾 A study of women who had been trying to conceive for at least one year or more found that when the women were provided with a fertility monitoring device that helped them correctly identify their fertile window, over 90% of them conceived by their 3rd cycle with the monitor. 😲😲​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 🤰🏾 These are staggering results! Especially considering that many of these women had been trying to conceive for over a year. Timing sex correctly is key! ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Fortunately you don’t need to rely on fertility devices to identify your fertile days. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💦👌🏾 The best time to have sex when you’re trying to conceive is on your days of clear, stretchy, lubricative cervical mucus as you approach ovulation 💦👌🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💦👌🏾 Put simply, when you see cervical mucus have sex! You can also use your cervical position, ovulation strips, and fertility devices for additional confirmation, but consider cervical mucus your primary sign 💦👌🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Understanding your fertile signs is the most cost effective way to time sex correctly!​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ 💭 Now I want to hear from you! Do you know how to identify your fertile window? Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ PMID: 22764878 / 17288684​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ More in 📚 #TheFifthVitalSign 📚
3 months ago
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✨Exciting news to share!!✨
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There's a baby in there! 👶🏾 🤰🏾 🤱🏾
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It's been awhile since I've done one of those introductory posts, and I know there are many new followers so welcome!
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In case we haven't met I'm Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author of The Fifth Vital Sign, Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Holistic Health Practitioner, wife, and mom of 2 ~ soon to be 3!
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I've been teaching women to chart their cycles using fertility awareness for about 20 years, and I've been personally using it for about as long! It has allowed me the freedom to avoid pregnancy when I needed to and achieve pregnancy when we were ready. It's also helped us to space our children. 
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I have 2 sons (ages 6 and 9), and we'll be welcoming the newest edition to our family this summer.
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The dress is blue, but we're waiting until the big day to find out the sex of this baby ~ the old fashion way 💙💗💙💗
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Tomorrow I'm sharing a special podcast episode all about how I prepared for pregnancy this time around, so stay tuned!
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I'll also be sending out a few emails to my email list over the next few months with some fun details about this pregnancy that I won't be sharing anywhere else. If you're extra curious, head over to my profile @fertilityfriday and choose a freebie of your choice to join my list!
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In the meantime, what do you think? Boy or Girl?
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Let us know in the comments 👇🏾
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🎶 Destra Good Love 🎶
✨Exciting news to share!!✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's a baby in there! 👶🏾 🤰🏾 🤱🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's been awhile since I've done one of those introductory posts, and I know there are many new followers so welcome! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In case we haven't met I'm Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author of The Fifth Vital Sign, Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Holistic Health Practitioner, wife, and mom of 2 ~ soon to be 3! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've been teaching women to chart their cycles using fertility awareness for about 20 years, and I've been personally using it for about as long! It has allowed me the freedom to avoid pregnancy when I needed to and achieve pregnancy when we were ready. It's also helped us to space our children. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have 2 sons (ages 6 and 9), and we'll be welcoming the newest edition to our family this summer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The dress is blue, but we're waiting until the big day to find out the sex of this baby ~ the old fashion way 💙💗💙💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tomorrow I'm sharing a special podcast episode all about how I prepared for pregnancy this time around, so stay tuned! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'll also be sending out a few emails to my email list over the next few months with some fun details about this pregnancy that I won't be sharing anywhere else. If you're extra curious, head over to my profile @fertilityfriday and choose a freebie of your choice to join my list! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the meantime, what do you think? Boy or Girl? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let us know in the comments 👇🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #FertilityFriday #theresababyinthere #fertilityawarenessmethod #TTC #tryingtoconceive #pregnancy #baby #thirdtrimester #timeflies #momof3 #thefifthvitalsign #fertility #babies #preconceptionnutrition #planningforpregnancy #hormonefreebirthcontrol #childspacing #hormones #womenshealth #periods #fertilityawareness #cervicalmucus #basalbodytemperature #BBT #hormones #womenhelpingwomen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎶 Destra Good Love 🎶
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