Return of Fertility, Heavy Periods and Period Problems After Baby

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There is a lot of confusion out there about what is considered normal or ideal for the return of fertility after giving birth. Many women experience changes in their cycles after giving birth and aren’t sure where to turn for help or if they even need help in the first place.

Let’s start by honoring that there is a wide variety of normal as to when signs of fertility return after having a baby. Although, I’ll also note that women who choose to not breastfeed or pump at all (or are unable to) or those experiencing a loss should see signs of ovulation within 6-8 weeks after giving birth.

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How to use castor oil for womb healing, immune support and scar tissue repair

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I often recommend self care practices with the use of castor oil in my practice. It is also one of my main tools for softening and mobilizing scar tissue manually during a pelvic healing session.

In this post, I want to highlight how you can use it for self care and healing.

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Natural Solutions for Menstrual Pain

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Menstrual pain is a common complaint that I hear when working with women. It’s sad to say but many women make the assumption that it’s normal and there isn’t much you can do about it. While it is common and widely accepted, it’s not normal to have pain each month that ranges from mild to debilitating. Fortunately, it is possible to have pain free cycles.

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The Basics of The Fertility Awareness Method

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In my last post, I touched on some of the reasons why women might want to start tracking their own fertility. Today I’ll cover some of the basics of FAM, but if you really want this to be your primary method of preventing conception then I highly recommend reading “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” by Toni Weschler. This book also has some great information in regards to potential fertility issues and common menstrual problems.

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