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5 04, 2017

Fertility Awareness: Learn the Signs of Fertility

By | 2017-04-28T04:43:46+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Fertility Awareness (FA) is a method that allows a woman to understand when she is fertile or infertile during her menstrual cycle by tracking changes in the cervical mucus, vaginal sensation, the cervix, and basal body temperature. These changes are influenced by fluctuations in hormones that occur during the menstrual cycle with estrogen being dominant in the first half of the cycle and progesterone being dominant in the second half of the cycle. Understanding what is happening during the menstrual cycle gives women a lot of information about their health and empowers them to make the best decisions for their health. At Health Blossoms, I often recommend Fertility Awareness for women and couples who are trying to get pregnant; for women with cycle irregularity; for women with various concerns related to hormonal imbalance, i.e., dysmenorrhea, PCOS, luteal phase defect etc.; for women coming off of the pill; for women who want to understand what’s happening during their cycle and what this may indicate [...]