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How can I boost my fertility and improve my chances of getting pregnant naturally? When is the best time to get pregnant? Why is my period irregular (or late!)? Am I ready to have a baby? Am I ovulating? How can I balance my hormones? And the biggest question of all, how can I understand my menstrual cycle?

Welcome to The Fertility co. Podcast, where you’ll finally get answers to those questions you’ve been secretly Googling, all those things you’re too embarrassed to ask your doctor, because…well – we’re women! Shouldn’t we just know this stuff??

Every Wednesday, physiotherapist, health coach, natural fertility educator and self-proclaimed wellness nerd, Rachel Simpson shares her top tips, essential knowledge and life advice to help you understand your body, take control of your health and create a life you love!

Fertility awareness, charting your menstrual cycle, natural birth control and pre-conception care – she’ll teach you all those things they never taught you in health class!

Are you ready to tune in to your body’s innate wisdom? Because knowledge is power – when you truly understand your body, you are empowered to make informed decisions about your health!

For freebies and all of the latest information on periods, pregnancy and the pelvic floor, check out www.fertilityco.com.au/

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Are you trying to get pregnant but it’s just not happening? Sick of sleepless nights down the Google rabbit-hole and counting down the days until you can pee on the damn stick again, only to be disappointed month after month? Desperate to ditch the Pill forever but the fear of getting pregnant leaves you in a cold sweat? Maybe you’ve already tried to quit a few times, but the panic has kept you filling your prescription for way longer than it should I see you. You promised yourself that this month, you’d pay a little more attention, but figuring out how to track your menstrual cycle is just another thing on your never ending 'to do' list.  You KNOW it’s important to stop over-thinking and just try to listen to your body (or at least, that’s what the gurus tell you), but even figuring where to start is stressful, overwhelming and just plain confusing! You’ve tried all the apps, you’re going through ovulation testing kits faster than you’d like to admit and you have no idea if any of it is even worthwhile. You’re overloaded with conflicting information, you don’t know who to listen to and you’re sick of feeling consumed by your fertility without results. Then, just when you think you’ve finally starting to get your head around this whole mucus thing, your period arrives and you’re back at square one. If that sounds like you, you're in luck because I'm giving you a sneak-peek into my Free Fertility Masterclass, where (among many other things), I’m breaking down the biggest fertility mistake that too many women are making – and how you can avoid it!  You’ll learn:✔️The biggest fertility mistakes most women don’t even know they’re making ✔️How to identify when you’re fertile and pinpoint ovulation day without apps, testing strips or complicated tracking systems (in under 5 minutes a day) ✔️The ONE thing you need to get pregnant quickly and naturally or to use a natural method of birth control that is equally as effective as the pill And even better? I will GIVE you my signature, four-part Fertility Framework. Want in? Of course you do! Save your spot HERE ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy.
In this episode of the podcast I'm joined by Chinese Medicine doctor and acupuncturist Joanna Macmeikan for a chat about all things women's health, hormones and fertility with a twist of yin and yang!⁠⁠We’re talking about how TCM ties in beautifully with the cyclical nature of the female menstrual cycle, how acupuncture can help your body to heal itself as well as what to expect during a consultation.⁠⁠I’ve been working with Joanna for a little while now in her clinic and I’m so excited to share her incredible knowledge with you!⁠ Learn more and work with Joanna here:WebsiteInstagram ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Let's think back to high school for a moment...If you were going to ask someone else to do your homework for you, or take an important exam for you, you’re going to ask someone smarter than you right?  Someone who could guarantee they would get a better result than you could. Would you consider asking someone if they weren’t as smart as you, if there was no guarantee?  No, you wouldn’t.  So why are you asking an inanimate object to tell you when you’re fertile? In this episode, I’m getting controversial and breaking down why home fertility tests and ovulation predictor kits are a waste of your time, energy and money. I’ll be talking about how these tests actually work and what they’re detecting to predict ovulation, because remember we can’t actually predict ovulation itself. I’ll talk about the different types of tests, what I recommend and what I don’t, and things that can make the tests less reliable for you. Here’s What We’re Talking About:Luteinising Hormone and the elusive “LH surge”What Can an Ovulation Predictor Kit Tell You? (Turns out not much, actually)When testing can be useful, and when it’s a waste of timeWhy you should never bother with a saliva test  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Getting pregnant is not a one step process, and implantation is the final step where the fertilised egg (now called an embryo) settles itself into the lining of the uterus for a 9 month stay-cation. When you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s normal to be very aware of your body and notice every tiny change that happens, wondering if it’s a sign of pregnancy. The frustrating part is that so many of the early signs of pregnancy and implantation are very similar to PMS, so in this episode I’m breaking down some of the most common signs of implantation that women experience.  But just because you don’t notice any of them, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening for you.  Here’s What We’re Talking About:The four key stages of conceptionWhen implantation happens (and what it actually means)Implantation and your main fertile signsOther possible signs of implantation (which might also be PMS)  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
I’m not currently trying to get pregnant, so why do I care when I’m ovulating?  Why would I bother charting and tracking my fertile signs when I have no intention of conceiving? Your fertility is so much more than making babies. It’s about eliminating the need for artificial hormones that have their own set of side effects, and relying on your own body to tell you everything you need to know to avoid pregnancy with a natural method of birth control that’s equally as effective as the pill! You can use your observations and your symptoms to address underlying health issues before they show up as other more serious symptoms in your body. You can take your chart to a healthcare professional and figure out what your body needs to rebalance your hormones and regulate your periods. And finally, you can use this knowledge at every stage of life – birth control, pregnancy, post-partum and while breastfeeding all the way through until menopause.  The best part? You only have to learn it once! Here’s What We’re Talking About:Charting for natural birth controlHow charting can give you valuable information about your health How you can use your knowledge and skills for your lifetime ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Post-Pill Acne

Post-Pill Acne

2021-04-2718:49

Here’s a secret – there is one single thing that I miss about being on the pill, and it’s how damn clear my skin was! Like our teenage years aren’t angsty enough without having to experience the highs and lows of breakouts too. But once we make it to the other side of puberty, not all of us emerge with clear skin. Our hormones like to remind us who’s boss and often around ovulation or our periods, a few fresh spots will emerge. In this episode, I’m breaking down how to manage your skin as you transition off hormonal birth control. We’ll cover how to identify the underlying cause of your acne and what to do about it. Acne is a sign that your hormones happy, and there’s only so much that topical creams and lotions can do to help!  Here’s What We’re Talking About:What to expect from your skin when you come off the pillHow to identify the underlying cause of your acneYour skin as an organ and how to show it love4 steps to manage breakouts  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Truthbomb: Your phone doesn’t know when you’re fertile. I seem to have developed quite the reputation for being anti-app. I’m not necessarily anti-app, but I am anti-crappy apps and it seems that there are a lot of them out there. The internet is completely flooded with period and ovulation tracking apps that claim to help you to monitor your menstrual cycle and your fertile window. Here’s the bad news – most of them are nothing more than a high-tech version of the rhythm method.  Here’s What We’re Talking About: Why I’ll always be a pen and paper girl, and why I’m anti-crappy-appsWhen your tracking app can be super helpful, and when to delete itMy app recommendation (because I know you’re going to ask!) ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
I get it, you’re already trying to remember to drink enough water, exercise every day, text everyone back, be a good friend, partner, mother, sister, employee…phew, it’s a lot. The last thing you could possibly add to your plate is complicated tracking and charting system. Every. Single. Day. Fertility awareness and charting has a reputation for being time-consuming, overwhelming and just another thing on our never-ending to-do lists, and so many women are missing out on this incredible knowledge as a result! In this episode, I’m going to walk you through exactly how I track my menstrual cycle and my body’s natural fertile signs every day. I’m doing it as I go about my day and I don’t have to add in a single thing to my day to get all the information I need.  And I do it in under 5 minutes.  Here’s What We’re Talking About:The 3 main fertile signs and what they can tell you about your fertile windowHow to chart your fertile signs in under 5 minutes  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Contrary to what we’re all told, hormonal contraceptives are not the only effective option for birth control. If you’ve decided to finally ditch the hormones forever, or if you’re contemplating taking the leap, you’ll still need to know how to manage your fertile window if abstinence isn’t your thing. Contraception can be used during the learning phase of fertility awareness and charting, when you’re still learning about your body’s unique menstrual cycle, and on wonky days when you’re just not sure (they happen to everyone!). So forget what you were told in sex ed, I’m breaking down for you the most effective contraceptive options for managing your fertile window that are 100% hormone-free.  Here’s What We’re Talking About: If you want to have sex during your fertile window, you’ll need a back up!How effective is the Fertility Awareness Method on its own?Why you might still need to keep some condoms in your purseWithdrawal – is it as risky as its reputation suggests?Diaphragm – the forgotten oneCopper IUD (yes it’s hormone-free) ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
We spend the majority of our lives actively avoiding pregnancy, so when the time finally arrives that you actually want to make a baby, it’s important to plan ahead. If you’re someone who finds herself saying “I’ll get healthy when I’m pregnant”, this episode is for you because you really do need to start making healthy lifestyle changes before you get pregnant – 3 months to be exact. Why 3 months? It takes 90 days for an egg to mature inside the follicles in the ovary before it is released at ovulation. For the boys, it takes 3 months for sperm cells to fully mature. By making lifestyle changes in the 3 months before actively trying to conceive, you’re making sure that your man has a stock of healthy, high quality mature sperm and that you’re creating the healthiest possible environment that encourages a fertilised egg to implant and develop into your baby. Here’s What We’re Talking About:Why you need to plan aheadWhat to talk about with your doctorHow to eliminate your exposure to potential nastiesEssential nutrients for pre-conception to include in your diet before pregnancy (and one in particular that will give him high quality, fast-swimming sperm)Why creating a regular exercise habit now will serve you and your baby through your pregnancy and beyond  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
As soon as we ovulate, the body starts to prepare for a potential pregnancy. Month after month, our menstrual cycle creates the perfect conditions for an egg to be fertilised so that when a long-awaited pregnancy finally occurs, you can get to work straight away growing your baby – long before you even know you’re pregnant. In this episode, you’ll learn when the best possible time is to take a pregnancy test in order to get an accurate result. I’ll share the earliest signs of pregnancy to look out for as well as how to survive the two-week wait between ovulation and your next expected period.  Here’s What We’re Talking About:The early signs of pregnancy (and why charting will get you answers faster)When to take a pregnancy test and get an accurate resultFalse negatives and false positives – and why they happenStaying sane during the two-week wait  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.  
When I look back, I cringe at how little I knew about my body.  When I started to wonder if there was another way to avoid unplanned pregnancy without the artificial hormones, everyone gave me the same cynical answers – Yes, but you’d be crazy to actually rely on them for birth control! I call BS. By taking just a couple of minutes a day to tune in to your body, you can use a method of birth control that is equally as effective as the Pill and condoms.  No side effects, no artificial hormones, no prescriptions, no awkward supermarket visits.  This knowledge will help you to know exactly when you are and aren’t fertile.  Not only does this knowledge help you to avoid pregnancy, it also allows you to maximise your chances of conceiving naturally and, according to the research, in half the time!  Here’s What We’re Talking About:How I discovered Fertility Awareness and learnt the truth about natural birth controlWhy I know exactly when I’m fertile (and when I’m not)My secrets to identifying underlying problems before they get worseWhy confidence in your body changes everything about your life (beyond your fertility)  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Caffeine is the world’s most popular drug.  If you’re one of those women who can’t function until you’ve guzzled your morning cup of coffee, caffeine might be doing more to your body than just giving you a quick energy boost. If you’re currently pregnant or preparing for pregnancy, you’ve probably heard that coffee is on the naughty list. But is this reputation deserved?  Here’s What We’re Talking About:How caffeine affects your body systems (especially your reproductive organs)Should caffeine be included in a pre-conception or pregnancy diet?Where is caffeine hiding?How bad is caffeine for your fertility (and his sperm)?Should you cut out coffee when trying to conceive? ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
A xenoestrogen is a type of endocrine disruptor that has an oestrogen-like effect on the body and a significant effect on your fertility.We know that oestrogen is a key hormone for a healthy menstrual cycle, but when xenoestrogens enter our bodies they block oestrogen receptors so they can’t do their job.The body thinks there’s not enough oestrogen available and begins to produce more. This will increase the total amount of oestrogen in our bodies and cause oestrogen dominance.Xenoestrogens don’t break down, they’re stored in our fat cells and a build up over time can lead to breast cancer, obesity, infertility, miscarriage, endometriosis, early onset puberty and diabetes.In this episode of The Mana Women's Wellness Podcast, I'm diving deep into the common household items that contain xenoestrogens and hormone disruptors.  Here’s What We’re Talking About:Hormone disruptors and xenoestrogens and why they are everywhere!Common household items to replace immediately.Where to start?How to reduce your exposure and protect your fertility.  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Why Is My Period Late?

Why Is My Period Late?

2021-02-1622:16

We’ve all been there once or twice. We wake up thinking we’re going to get our period. But it doesn’t come.  We wake up the next day. Still no period.  Then we start to panic.  We do some backwards maths and work out if we might be pregnant. We start frantically Googling and cursing our bodies for messing with our heads.  In this episode, I’m going to save you from that long fall down the Google rabbit-hole and share with you the top reasons why your period might be late. And none of them mean you’re pregnant.  Here’s What We’re Talking About:How your body keeps your sex hormones balanced and functioning.Why stress throws your hormones off-balance.Why your weight and body fat impacts your menstrual cycle.PCOS and irregular cycles.Menopause.  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Pre-conception care is not just for women, your baby begins with 50% egg and 50% sperm, so sperm health is equally as important as egg health for fertilisation and development of a healthy baby. It takes three months for sperm to develop and mature before they are capable of fertilising an egg, so preparation should start at least three months before trying to conceive. This can ensure sperm is high quality and viable and gives the best chance of fertilising the egg. Once pregnancy is confirmed, the hard part’s over for the man and the woman has to keep up her good habits for another 9 months. So if your man is struggling to stick to healthy habits, remind him it’s only for 3 months! But of course, if he sticks with them, there are long-term health benefits too. In this episode, I’m giving you my 10 top tips for males to prepare for pregnancy. Here’s What We’re Talking About:●      Why he needs at least 3 months to prepare for pre-conception●      Key nutrients to improve sperm quality●      Why cutting those bad habits will have an enormous impact on your future child’s long-term health●      Medications and supplements that need checking●      What do baths and bike-riding have in common?●      The effect of stress on male fertility●      Hydrate for sperm health●      Why timing is everything  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Think back to new year’s eve. The clock strikes midnight, we cheer and hug and kiss and say happy new year.  We’re already likely up past our regular bedtime, glass of champagne in our hand, and since Christmas the week before we have been eating our weight in food, drinking too much and lounging around in the Australian sun, or curled up under a blanket for those of you listening in the Northern Hemisphere.  Either way, do you really think these first few minutes of a new year are really setting you up for success when it comes to new year’s resolutions and healthy habits?  Not so much. Here’s What We’re Talking About:Why starting your resolutions on January 1 is setting you up for failure.How to spend January to really maximise your chances of success.Why you need to have a plan.How to set realistic and achievable goals. ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
Ready to ditch hormonal contraceptives for good but feeling completely clueless about how to do it and what to expect?In this podcast episode, I'm talking you through the 5 steps to coming off the Pill.Whether you're ready to start preparing for pregnancy or you just want to explore a natural method of birth control, I've got you covered!  Here’s What We’re Talking About:Why you need to understand the basics of your menstrual cycle.How to get started charting your cycle and your body's natural fertile signs.Why it's ok to ask for help.How to figure out your options for contraception.Why confidence is key!  ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy. 
Did you know that the pill was the very first medication that was prescribed to perfectly healthy women to treat something that was not a health problem?  Instead, it works by shutting down a completely natural process of the female body – ovulation.  The pill has been responsible for many changes in our society since it was first put on the market in 1960 and it’s now estimated that there are about 10 million women using the pill worldwide.  But, how well do you really know what effect that tiny little pill is actually having on your body?  Here’s What We’re Talking About:How the pill actually works to prevent pregnancy.Long & short-term side effects of hormonal contraception.How long it takes for your fertility to return after stopping hormonal contraception.How to come off the Pill without freaking out about unplanned pregnancy. ________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy. 
Is My Cervical Mucus Normal?Let’s get something straight, cervical mucus is not just discharge and it is a very good thing! You want to see mucus throughout your menstrual cycle because it’s the very best real-time indicator you have of your fertile window. It tells you when you’re ovulating so you can use this information to avoid unplanned pregnancy or conceive naturally.Mucus helps keep sperm alive and helps get us pregnant, and it protects us from vaginal infections. The change in mucus during our cycle also helps us to predict our next period and if you’re a control freak like me – you like knowing when your period is coming.Some women see cervical mucus every single day. Some only see it a few days in a month. Others produce so much that they need to wear panty liners to protect their undies and others feel dry every single day.And guess what, every single one of these women is completely, 100% normal.HERE’S WHAT WE COVER:●      Get to know your cervix and the oh-so important role it plays throughout your menstrual cycle●      The easy way to check your cervical mucus daily●      How your mucus patterns change during your cycle (and why!)●      Why hormonal birth control affects your mucus (and pauses your menstrual cycle)●      Lifestyle factors that could be affecting your mucus●      When is mucus not normal?________________ Read the show notes, including a transcript of this episode with all links and resources HEREDM Rachel on Instagram: @fertilityco________________  Want to say goodbye to hormonal contraceptives and their weird and unpleasant side effects?Want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly and naturally?As a listener of the podcast, I’m giving you exclusive access to my Free Fertility Masterclass, where I’ll teach you exactly how to chart your menstrual cycle and identify your body’s natural fertile signs so that you can achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally and without the stress!Just getting started?You need my Fertility Roadmap – My simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy. Does your pelvic floor need a little extra TLC? Take the Pelvic Floor Quiz and find out how to start strengthening your pelvic floor today! Want to make sure you’re exercising safely during your pregnancy? Get your Free Guide: 10 Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy.
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