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I HEART GUTS: MY FAVORITE PLACE FOR PLUSH GUTS!

Looking for a gift for your friend that loves vaginas?  Look no further!  I just had to do a quick post about how much I love these plush guts by I Heart Guts because I LOVE THEM. I purchased my first plush uterus a few years ago and since I’ve purchased many more organs for friends.  Another plush uterus for my midwife, a heart of gold for a friend and I need to get my diabetic daughter a pancreas! I…

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ENDOMETRIOSIS WITH FUNCTIONAL HEALTH + WELLNESS

I had a fantastic time talking to Korie from Functional Health + Wellness about Endometriosis on Instagram Live a few nights ago.  Here’s some answers to a few of her most asked questions: What symptoms were you having that lead you to finding out you had endometriosis? I first noticed symptoms when I began my period at age 12. I would be in excruciating and debilitating pain with every cycle. The pain would be 10/10 on a pain scale and…

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PERIODS WITH ALEXSIA PRIOLO, A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

I had the opportunity to interview Dr Alexisia Priolo, a Naturopathic Doctor about periods, fertility charting and more.  She was kind enough to submit these responses along with doing an Instagram Live (that was lost unfortunately) and I can’t thank her enough for how helpful she’s been! What is a Naturopathic Doctor and what do you do with women’s health specifically? A Naturopathic Doctor is similar to a family doctor, with a few key differences. When someone books an appointment with…

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PEN + PAPER FERTILITY CHARTING

Our period really is a vital sign and our menstrual cycle holds so much information about us.  For those of you unfamiliar with the idea of charting your menstrual cycle, it’s really the theme of the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility.  Fertility Charting has so many benefits including knowing when you’re fertile and when you are not, if something is irregular about your cycle and recognizing what’s going on with your body. I had the opportunity to ask Jessie…

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ALEXSIA’S FIRST PERIOD

I experienced my first period when I was 12 and wearing beige pants (#MurphysLaw). It was during 6 th grade gym class and I was outside on the sidelines when I felt a new sensation. To my surprise, my period had finally arrived! Prior to this, I waited for my period to arrive for over a year. It was then that I read ‘Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret’ cover to cover about 4 times, blushed and giggled when…

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HOW DO I FIND A BRA THAT FITS??

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How do I find a bra that fits? I’ll tell you!  Bra fitting is something that I’m pretty passionate about.  After working at Victoria’s Secret and Motherhood Maternity fitting bras, I just can’t even when I see a girl walking around with an ill-fitting bra ESPECIALLY if it’s obviously uncomfortable.  I want to run up to everyone and tell them, but I have found that complete strangers do not take this very well.  I have been following Courtney on instagram…

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THE BEST ALTERNATIVES TO PADS AND TAMPONS

I’m just going to start right off and say that I hate tampons.  I hate how they feel going in.  I hate how they feel coming out.  I hate forgetting that they are there and peeing on the string or WORSE, wiping and accidentally yanking the string as I go.  I do not like tampons.  Beyond all of that mess, tampons are really bad for your vagina.  They put you at risk for Toxic Shock Syndrome, they can cause your period…

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WHY I STOPPED USING TAMPONS | EMILY’S STORY

Why are tampons bad for you, tampon damage, don't use tampons

The reason I started this blog was to inform, to educate, to entertain and to build a community to start talking more about our lady parts.  A big part of that community is sharing stories and Emily was kind enough to share hers about why she stopped using tampons!  If you have a birth story, period story, pregnancy story, or anything else you’d like to share with the people of the internet that would help educate please share it with…

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WHAT DOES A MUCUS PLUG LOOK LIKE | WITH PICTURES!

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A mucus plug is literally a plug of very thick mucus lodged in the cervix (or opening of the uterus) that is a physical and antibacterial barrier between your baby and the world.  The mucus plug is created by the cervix.  For the majority of pregnancy, the mucus plug stays in one place until just before and/or during birth.  The mucus plug is distinctly different than “regular” discharge—it’s thicker and there’s more of it, says Michael Cackovic, MD, an ob-gyn at the Ohio State…

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