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The heartbreak of a miscarriage

2018 has been full of babies for my practice. For so many women who have been struggling to fall pregnant, this has been their year of positive pregnancy tests and ecstatic phone calls.

But as happy as that has been, I have also supported several women through miscarriages. It’s that dreaded message or call I get at around eight weeks and one I hate because of the heartache I can feel from the woman who has lost her baby.

Do you know what your birth control options are?

A friend emailed me Fitbit’s latest newsletter last week on predicting cycles for better life planning.

Fitbit’s prediction algorithm helps you estimate your next period, fertile window and ovulation date. I have to say that the modern woman has so many wonderful tools at her fingertips that help her take control of her fertility. With so many apps to choose from, and products like the Daysy thermometer, gone are the days when we felt like we only had one option of birth control.

The truth about hormonal contraception

Hormonal contraception includes: the pill, the patch, the Mirena and the injection. They are all the same thing just with different amounts of synthetic hormones and transferred in different ways. The reason hormonal contraception works so well is because it stops...

Myths about falling pregnant

There is so much information on the internet these days, some true, some complete nonsense. If you have ever heard any of the below statements, they are all myths: Lying on your back with your hips elevated for 20 minutes after sex will help you conceive. If you...

Natural birth control 101: what is fertility awareness?

Before I explain the menstrual cycle and how fertility awareness works in a little more detail, there are a couple of facts you need to know: A normal cycle is anywhere between 24 – 60 days long. There are parameters within a cycle that make up a healthy cycle and the...

Birth control – naturally

All women need a way to have children when they want them, and not to have them when they don’t. They need to feel good about the whole thing — not freaked out, bloated and crazy. This is possible thanks to the wonderful simplicity of the Justisse Method of Fertility...

Menstrual health problems

The health of your menstrual cycle is a reflection of the health of your whole body. Paula Hillard, M.D., professor of obstetrics & gynaecology and pediatrics at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, said: The menstrual cycle is a window into the general...

Are you increasing your risk of breast cancer?

Breast cancer month. It drives me crazy! I’m being honest here. We all know at least one woman who has been affected by it. I do: Dr Heidi van Loggerenberg. The woman who changed my life. You see, instead of hearing Heidi’s story about how hormonal contraceptives...

Breastfeeding and birth control

Hormonal contraceptives (the pill/Mirena/patch) containing greater than 35 mcg of estrins will diminish a woman’s milk supply. In general, hormonal contraceptive use is not recommended for a breastfeeding mother because of the risk of contamination of her milk supply...

How expensive is your birth control?

I often get enquires about my services from women thinking of making the change to a more natural, healthier option of birth control. I get so excited because my mantra of “let’s change the world one woman at a time” makes me feel like I am getting there. Albeit...

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The Mooncup® menstrual cup is the safergreenercheaper
alternative to monthly disposables.

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