The Search for Male Birth Control

I was sipping a single tall, extra-hot, extra foamy latte a couple mornings ago while reading the paper, because that is what one does in Seattle. It’s the law. Anyway, just as I was savoring that first sip of the luscious foam, I nearly spit it out when I read, and I quote: “The researchers found that the [...]

By | 2017-10-23T17:51:59+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Who Knew Cervical Fluid Could Be So Beautiful?

Too bad most women don’t just happen to have a microscope sitting on their bathroom counters. If they did, I think it would do wonders for the bad rap that cervical fluid usually gets when women first learn about it. In reality, they’d be amazed by how beautiful this healthy secretion looks in high resolution. One of the first [...]

By | 2017-10-06T16:43:28+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|1 Comment

A Few Important Conditions That May Affect Your Fertility

There are four conditions, any one of which you may discover while charting your cycles. The first two below will often give you obvious signs, even if you aren’t charting. With the latter two, however, you may not have any symptoms at all. In all four cases, though, treatment is often necessary before you can get pregnant. Endometriosis A [...]

By | 2017-09-12T16:35:57+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

The Difference Between an Anovulatory Cycle and Being Anovulatory

When you first read the heading above, did you think that I was just being nitpicky? Actually, there is a significant and practical difference between the two. An “anovulatory cycle” is, by definition, a cycle in which ovulation didn’t occur. But it’s typically transitory, occurring now and then in most women at some point in their lives. For [...]

By | 2017-08-30T15:39:32+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|1 Comment

A Fun Little Fact to Mention Next Time Grandma’s Over For Dinner

How close are you to your mom’s mother? If your grandmother is still living, you might want to blow away both of them by casually mentioning that you literally started your life inside of your grandmother. Think about it. Every female fetus, including your mom, developed all the eggs she will ever have while a fetus still inside [...]

By | 2017-08-14T16:30:57+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

The Elephant in the Room

If you could be a fly on the wall in bedrooms throughout the world, you’d be stunned to see how many women fake orgasms, even with men they’ve been married to for decades. Are women really that deceitful? Think again. Actually, the answer virtually always comes down to our anatomy, and how we were designed. In a word, [...]

By | 2017-07-18T15:30:59+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|2 Comments

Potential Fertility Red Flags to Watch For

If you plan to get pregnant some day and experience any of the signs listed below, you should consider consulting with your gynecologist to rule out any possible conditions that may require treatment: • Anovulation It’s normal for women to occasionally not ovulate in any given cycle, with causes ranging from illness and stress to coming off the [...]

By | 2017-06-27T15:44:04+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Can a Woman Get Pregnant During Her Period?

There are a certain number of questions that seem to get recycled over and over again, either amongst friends or on the internet. One that seems to get a lot traction is the issue of whether or not a woman can get pregnant while menstruating. As with so many things in life, the explanation is not that [...]

By | 2017-06-13T15:47:39+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|3 Comments

Learning to Self-Advocate, Not to be Confused with Self-Medicate! (Part 1)

Over 30 years ago, I had a slight scare when some of the cells on my cervix came back suspicious in a routine pap test. So I had cryotherapy, in which my abnormal cervical cells were destroyed by freezing with liquid carbon dioxide. The timing of that procedure was a tad inconvenient, though, because a few days later, I [...]

By | 2017-05-16T16:00:11+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments