After our busy week reviewing and sharing about our latest favourite pregnancy prevention gadget Daysy, I received a lot of questions as to how it would go for those who were breastfeeding. I promised to write about it to make sure this method was fully understood. I see gaps as to it’s effectiveness which you’ll easily see too, and perhaps answer the age old question, does it really work? So, what’s the best form of protection whilst breastfeeding, and is breastfeeding actually an effective form of ‘contraception?’ Here goes.
I’ve kept a pretty tight lip around the hype that has come along with the ‘breakthrough’ of the man pill. But just this week, I’ve read an article introducing what scientists in Japan believe to have found a ‘reversible’ and effective form of the pill for men. Sounds fabulous in theory, but like most modern marvels, there’s literally no way this current finding couldn’t come without consequences given that the drug itself is an immuno-suppressant, similar to a drug that’s given to organ transplant patients.
You might have heard the term, heck, you might have been diagnosed with it and your still confused about what it actually means. The condition Hypothalamic Amenorrhea is fast becoming a major health issue for women near and far. Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) is a result of the hypothalamus shutting shop on your hormones. For whatever reason, it decides it isn’t going to tell the pituitary the right message for ovulation to occur meaning you don’t ripen and release a follicle each month for ovulation and therefore you don’t get a period either (because let’s remember that a period will always follow ovulation. Always!) So if you are having a regular period, it can be almost guaranteed you’re ovulating, it’s just a matter of when that might be in your cycle.
So my gorgeous friend and co-host on The Period Party (do you listen in?) Nicole Jardim has just launched her newest program Bring Back Your Period & Regulate Your Cycle. A woman after my own heart, we drum the same beat. I asked her to drop in today and share a little on missing periods, where they go and how you can get yours back!
You may be aware that Fertilise Yourself as we all know and love, will soon be no longer. Because she’s having an overhaul, she’s being published (holy wow right!?) and she’s going to be bigger, better and brighter than ever before.
But that said – she’s still as beautiful as ever and she’s going off line for a while until her new big sister version replaces her. So with this in mind, I want to give you one last chance to purchase my very first e-book half price!
To take advantage of the offer, you can purchase here. Please be sure to spread the word – this won’t be around for much longer (just a few short weeks) and I want everybody to have the opportunity to not only absorb the information but enjoy the recipes too!