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Stressors You Should Avoid When Trying to Conceive

Have you ever heard someone say, “Just relax and you will get pregnant,” to someone who is having a difficult time getting pregnant? As insulting as that statement might sound, there’s some truth to it.   The Hypothalamus The hypothalamus, a gland in the brain, is responsible for regulating one’s appetite and emotions. It also regulates the hormones that tell y ... READ MORE

The Female Reproductive System and How It Works

The female reproductive system performs several functions. The ovaries produce the egg cells which are then transported to the fallopian tube where it may be fertilized by a sperm. The fertilized egg moves to the uterus where the lining has thickened, responding to the hormones of the reproductive cycle. The fertilized egg in the uterus can implant into the thickened lining and continue to develop. ... READ MORE

A Woman’s Health During Menopause

When menopause begins and estrogen levels start to plummet, so does the imperviousness of your bones, energy levels, heart, and libido. And even though replacing estrogen and/or progesterone can relieve those symptoms, there many women who are hesitant to begin hormone replacement therapy due to studies that indicate it may increase their risk for developing cancer and heart disease. Assess ... READ MORE

Hot Flashes: What Triggers Them

Do you sometimes wake up at night with your clothes and even your sheets drenched? That is probably a hot flash you’re experiencing – a classic symptom of menopause. As hormone levels erratically change during menopause, it is common for women to feel flushed, overheated, and sweaty at times. Menopause us a big part of a woman’s normal reproductive cycle which signals the end of one’s month ... READ MORE

Ovulation Signs You Need to Know

Ovulation symptoms are not hard to notice. When you know what you should look for, you’ll be very surprised how easy it is. Everyone who’s trying to conceive wants to know when the actual ovulation day is. Ovulation is when the ovary releases an egg. When that egg is ovulated, you’d want sperm to be waiting in your fallopian tubes to fertilize that egg. So ideally, an intercourse should happ ... READ MORE