Tracking Your Cycle

What Does Progesterone Do? The Top 8 Impacts.

Poor progesterone—it doesn't get nearly as much attention as estrogen. Everyone knows estrogen as the "female" hormone but hardly anyone talks about estrogen's partner in crime, progesterone. And it's too bad, because progesterone is a super hormone with the power to help women sleep better, grow stronger, and feel more relaxed. To increase your hormone [...]

2017-01-04T22:43:24+00:00 By |Hormones, Tracking Your Cycle|

Why You Get Constipated Before Your Period (& Diarrhea During)

If you're like most people, you're sometimes mystified by your bowels. You may go through weeks' long stretches of perfectly consistent pooping after your third sip of coffee, but then wake up one morning to find the urge never hits. You may have random diarrhea that strikes without warning, or random constipation that clears up after [...]

The One Ovulation Sign You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

If you've been tracking ovulation signs like temperature and cervical mucus, you may be surprised to learn that there's another ovulation sign that no one ever talks about: the inguinal lymph node. The inguinal-what? Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped glands throughout the body. They are part of the lymph system, which carries fluid, nutrients, and [...]

How Long Does Ovulation Last?

People mean different things when they ask how long ovulation lasts. While the process of ovulation itself may not last very long, the egg lives on for some time after it is released from the ovary. More importantly, women who ask about how long ovulation lasts usually want to know because they're trying to conceive. [...]

2017-01-18T08:16:05+00:00 By |Babymaking 101, Phases of the Cycle|

What’s the Right Time to Take an Ovulation Test?

Are you using urine-based ovulation tests to determine when you ovulate? Before you go through all that effort, it's important to make sure you're using them correctly. Here are answers to the most common questions about ovulation tests. What is an OPK?An OPK (ovulation predictor kit) is a test that detects luteinizing hormone (LH) in your [...]

2017-01-04T22:43:32+00:00 By |Babymaking 101, Tracking Your Cycle|

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using BBT to Track Ovulation

Monitoring your basal body temperature (BBT) is probably the first way you started tracking ovulation and your fertile window. The method has been around since our moms were getting pregnant, and it's backed by science, so we trust that it works. But is it really a good method for figuring out the best time to try to make a baby? We [...]

The Ava Bracelet: a New Way to Track Ovulation

If you're trying to get pregnant, you're probably more familiar with your cervical mucus than you've ever been. You have a BBT alarm set for 6am every morning. You're counting the days since your last period in Glow or Fertility Friend. And you're peeing on ALL THE STICKS. Introducing the Ava BraceletThere's an easier way to track your [...]

2017-01-04T22:43:40+00:00 By |Ava Bracelet, Tracking Your Cycle|

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Jade & Tanner Got Pregnant with Ava!

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