Posts by Alexa

The Scientific Process Behind Conception

Most people’s knowledge about ovulation and reproduction is limited to ‘sperm meets egg, egg meets uterus’ and bang, you’re pregnant! But conception involves way more than just combining two reproductive cells. In fact, you only really have a small window of a few days every month to get pregnant. Keep reading to learn the interesting process of ovulation and conception that . . . you probably didn’t know. Understanding Your Cycle Just like the moon and seasonal changes, the female body also goes through phases, known as ‘cycles’. The menstrual cycle is regulated by the complex interaction of hormones: luteinizing
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Categories: I'm not Pregnant, Main Categories, Tip & Tricks, Topics, and Trying to Conceive.
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7 Common Myths & Misconceptions About Birth Control You Should Know

When it comes to menstruation, pregnancy and birth control, it can be hard to decipher between scientific fact and housewife tale. Either way, it’s important to understand your body and what you put into it in order to keep healthy. Understanding birth control options are an important way for women to empower themselves and take control of their health and wellness. We’ve listed some of the most common myths and facts about contraception to keep you informed. 1. The Pill Makes You Gain Weight Many women say that they experience weight gain as a side-effect of hormonal contraception. Is this
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Categories: I'm not Pregnant, Main Categories, Safe Sex, STD's, Tip & Tricks, and Topics.
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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Twins

In some ancient African tribes’ times, twins were seen as a single soul with two bodies. If the one dies, the other one will not survive. Although, we know now that the former is not true – there is still something so fascinating about twins and other multiple birth children. If you wanted to learn some interesting scientific facts about twins, read below. 1. Being pregnant with two foetuses aren’t necessarily twins There is an extremely rare condition referred to as ‘superfetation’ where a pregnant woman continues to ovulate and develops another embryo which is later fertilised. However, this second
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Categories: I'm Pregnant, Main Categories, Parenting, Tip & Tricks, Topics, and When Expecting.
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Reasons You Missed Your Period… Other Than Pregnancy

Missed or late periods can have many causes other than pregnancy. If you’re sure that you’re not pregnant but worried about your delayed period, then we’re here to help you out. We discuss the top reasons why you could have missed your period. Stress! Stress affects your body in many ways, including messing up your period cycle. In fact, your body’s stress-response system is rooted in the same part of the brain that controls reproductive hormones. Stress can then cause ovulation and periods to delay or altogether skip a cycle. Managing stress could bring your cycle back to normal again.
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Categories: I'm Pregnant, Main Categories, Menstruation, Safe Sex, STD's, Teens, and Topics.
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What It Means & When Is It Necessary?

Everyone knows where babies come from… or do they? In today’s time, technology and medicine can assist reproduction that doesn’t require sexual interaction. This is especially beneficial for people in same-sex relationships, those struggling to conceive naturally, single women looking to get pregnant without a partner and so many others – on condition of a viable egg and sperm cells. But even these can be donated in today’s time! But what does IVF ACTUALLY entail? Are there any risks? And when is it necessary? We’ll take you through the ins and outs of IVF. What is IVF? IVF stands for
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Categories: I'm not Pregnant, I'm Pregnant, Main Categories, Parenting, Sex, Topics, Trying to Conceive, and When Expecting.
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Kinks and Fetishes: What Do They Mean?

Kinks and fetishes – what do they mean? We’re sure you’ve heard these terms going around, if not among your friend circles, then certainly on the internet and popular TV shows. However, contrary to popular belief, these terms do not mean the same thing. Kinks aren’t fetishes but fetishes are kinky. Confused? Don’t worry – we’ll break it down for you. What is a Kink? In simple terms, a kink is something that both turns you on and is generally non-traditional or atypical sexual and intimate desires, practices, or fantasies. While ‘non-traditional’ will be subjective to each person’s culture, generally
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Categories: Main Categories, Sex, Topics, and Trying to Conceive.
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Popular Menstrual Products Pros and Cons

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to menstrual products. What works for one woman might not work for another. This is because we all have different cycle lengths, flow quantities, vaginal conditions, and different comfort levels. So, it’s important to understand and explore different methods of taking care of our period. See our list of pros and cons of the most popular period products. Tampons Tampons are one of the most popular menstrual products today and for good reason. These little cotton bits offer the freedom to feel comfortable and be active without worrying about leaks. Pros Discreet  Tampons
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Categories: Main Categories, Menstruation, Teens, Tip & Tricks, and Topics.
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10 Weird and Dangerous Contraceptives That You Should NEVER Try

It may be hard to believe since our grandparents and great-grandparents seemed to have a never-ending list of children, but the idea of contraceptives is actually as old as time. However, contraceptives definitely haven’t only been the neatly packaged combination pills we have access to now. There have been some weird and sometimes bizarre use of contraceptive methods, and some are still used today encourage you to NEVER try any of them. Try not to be totally terrified as we discuss some of these “so-called” contraceptives. 1. Lemon Yes, you read correctly. A literal lemon cut in half and used
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Categories: I'm not Pregnant, Main Categories, Sex, Teens, Tip & Tricks, Topics, and Trying to Conceive.
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5 Sex Positions You Didn’t Know You’d Love

Whether things are going good or bad in the bedroom everyone needs a little inspiration now and then when it comes to matters of sex positions. If you or your partner are feeling a little ‘meh’ about your sex life, this could have a huge impact on your relationship. Mixing it up every now and then can keep you both engaged and enjoying your sex life. However, if you’re feeling a little apprehensive at first – we understand, some sex positions may look a little scary or even impossible at first – don’t stress yet! They may look a little
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Categories: Main Categories, Safe Sex, STD's, Sex, Tip & Tricks, Topics, and Trying to Conceive.
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Tips & Tricks to Spice Things Up in the Bedroom

No matter how busy you are with work and other responsibilities, most people need sex, intimacy and closeness for our overall well-being. Sex is not only pleasurable but also has many other health benefits. A heightened libido can contribute to a better sex life, lower your stress levels and increase feelings of intimacy between you and your partner. Whether you’re looking to spice up your sex life or simply trying to get a little friskier in general, our top tips will help improve your libido and maybe even contribute to bettering your overall health as well. Here are 7 natural remedies
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Categories: Main Categories, Sex, Tip & Tricks, Topics, and Trying to Conceive.
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