Surviving the Challenge of Postpartum Fertility Charting

Surviving the Challenge of Postpartum Fertility Charting

This month is a big month for our family.  We are due to deliver our baby girl. 

All the family is over the top excited to welcome our miracle baby after the storm of our pregnancy losses.

But, as my husband reminded me recently, this time also involves resuming fertility charting.  We had been enjoying 10 nice long months of no worries about fertility charting to avoid a pregnancy.

Now, we are entering what can be a confusing time in a woman’s fertility journey. 

Estrogen, Progesterone & Mucus, Oh, My! Shining Light on the Fertility Cycle

Estrogen, Progesterone & Mucus, Oh, My! Shining Light on the Fertility Cycle

Back to school happened in August here in Texas, but I know some of you are starting school this September.

Back to school usually means review of past information taught before diving into new information.

I thought this would be a good time to get back to basics with you regarding fertility health.

Many women tell me after attending an Introductory Session with the Creighton Model; where we review the science behind a woman’s fertility cycle and the role of fertility hormones; that they are shocked at how little they knew about their fertility cycle.  

Your 5 Step Guide to Getting Started Charting Your Fertility

Your 5 Step Guide to Getting Started Charting Your Fertility

You have done your research. 

You have learned the side effects of the birth control pill. 

You want a better solution for your family planning needs.

You have made the decision to ditch the risk and use a more natural way to plan your family.

That is great!  But, you maybe thinking, “Where do I go from here?” 

The Creighton Model: A Holistic Approach to Women's Fertility Health

The Creighton Model: A Holistic Approach to Women's Fertility Health

More and more women and couples are looking for a natural and more holistic approach to fertility healthcare. 

Women are fed up with the typical offering of the Pill as the gold standard of healthcare for family planning and treatment of fertility health issues. 

Fertility & Advent: A Time to Reflect

Fertility & Advent: A Time to Reflect

When I first began blogging about fertility, I wrote this post entitled Advent: A Time of Reflection

This week, I was making notes of what I wanted to write these last few weeks of the year.  This post kept coming back into my mind.  It was difficult for me to write then and as I reread the post, it seems to challenge me again this year.

#THXNFP: A Shout Out to My Fertility Chart

#THXNFP: A Shout Out to My Fertility Chart

If you have been on Twitter or Facebook the last couple weeks, you may have seen the hashtag #THXBirthControl going around.   Women sending their gratitude to their birth control method. 

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I would express some gratitude.  But, I will not be thanking a birth control method.

Sticking to Your (Observational) Routine

Sticking to Your (Observational) Routine

Today we have a guest post from a Practitioner friend of mine, Liz Escoffery, FCP.

When I first got married, I began to understand just how different two people’s habits could be. Even though I had previously lived with several female roommates in college, there is a big difference in importance between how/when/if your roommate makes her bed and how your husband makes your bed.