We often hear about “egg-white mucus” for identifying the fertile phase and ovulation. Peak-type cervical mucus often does look like egg-white, BUT not always. All cervical mucus is fertile. If you see cervical mucus, you know that your “gate” is open, an egg is developing, and your body is preparing to ovulate. You might see something pasty…

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Acupressure for PMS Headaches healgrowthriveflow.com

Question: Turns out my worst headaches are all after ovulation. They’re not every day post-ovulation, but most. Always in my temples. So is it hormonal? What do I do about it? Answer: Sounds like it’s hormonal! Pre-menstrual headaches are common, and often related to the liver having trouble dealing with higher levels of hormones post-ovulation.…

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Charting tip: On your “Light” and “Very Light” days of true menstruation*, you can check for and chart cervical mucus the same as any other time of your cycle. During days of “Heavy” or “Moderate” flow, you won’t be able to tell whether cervical mucus is being discharged. But on those days when your menstrual…

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Beware of Methods that Claim to Predict Your Fertile Window by Leilani Navar at healgrowthriveflow.com

Fact: On most days of every cycle, you can’t get pregnant. Myth: You can predict which days these are ahead of time. Beware of methods that tell you which cycle days will be fertile and infertile ahead of time. This includes the Rhythm Method, the Standard Days Method, and some of the Fertility Awareness apps…

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Question: I don’t have a lot of cervical mucus, and my acupuncturist said it’s because I don’t have enough Kidney Jing. Any food advice? Answer: “Jing” is a Chinese medicine term referring to “reproductive essence.” We inherit it, and we can nourish it. Seeds, sprouts, nuts, and eggs are great choices (they support the “babies”…

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Question: When can I be sure about my chart and start having unprotected sex? Answer: As long as you and your partner don’t need the protection for STIs… then, when you’re confident that you can recognize your fertile and infertile days. It’s a personal thing, but usually, that takes 2 or 3 cycles. It can…

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The idea of only getting 4 periods a year with some of the new pills, or having no periods at all by taking the shot, doesn’t seem right to me. I don’t have a reason other than my cycle seems like something that shouldn’t be interfered with. Are there any medical reasons to keep bleeding?…

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Let’s start this Q&A series with the basics: What’s Fertility Awareness? How does it work for Birth Control? For getting pregnant?   Fertility Awareness… There are several methods of Fertility Awareness that use the same basic principles. They all work by identifying the days a woman can get pregnant, and the days she can’t. I teach…

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