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Why You Should Have A Preconception Period

One thing many fertility clients keep asking me is what is the most important thing that they can do before actively trying to conceive a child and my answer is always the same: take time to do some pre-conception preparation. This is simply taking some time before actively trying to …

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Meet Your Sex Hormones

One thing all my clients want to know more about are their hormones, what they do and their effect on their health, menstrual cycles and fertility.  So I thought I would do a whistle stop tour of your hormones to familiarise you with some of the key ones.  (Note, there …

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How To Tell If You’re Pregnant

Nearly every post I write about cycle charting, whether on this site or guest blogging, I regularly get people asking me in the comments “Am I pregnant?” and “Can you tell without taking a pregnancy test?” I even get many other women’s health practitioners asking me this too. There are …

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What Is Withdrawal?

This is a topic that keeps popping up over and over again.  So many of my clients are asking me about it at the moment it seems to be making a come back.  I am going to preface this discussion with:  I do not teach withdrawal as I am not …

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Why You Should Never Use The Rhythm Method

One of the common misconceptions I come across a lot is so many people think that Sympto-Thermal Methods such as Natural Family Planning (NFP) and Fertility Awareness (FAM) are variations of the rhythm method.  But this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Let me explain why. What Is The Rhythm …

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Cycle Charting: Paper vs App

Isn’t technology just amazing these days? I still sometimes become over awed with Skype as I remember the concept of the internet and television phone calls as a futuristic idea from my childhood.  I just think it is incredible that I can talk to people on the other side of …

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